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Esri unveils online data portal to address Africa’s development challenges

05-09-2018 | 06:46:00
Global player in spatial analytics Esri has launched the Africa GeoPortal, a comprehensive cloud-based platform that provides rich content and solutions from Esri and its partners.

African Startups wanted for Tech Platform

05-08-2018 | 14:56:00
Africa Business Communities is lauching a Tech Platform and is looking for African Startups for both Interviews and Columnists

American Tower Corporation acquires 723 communication towers from Telkom Kenya

05-08-2018 | 11:37:00
Integrated telecommunications service provider, Telkom Kenya and global tower company, American Tower Corporation have announced that they have reached a definitive agreement for ATC to acquire up to 723 towers from TKL in Kenya.

Insurtech is transforming a staid South African insurance industry, says Dominique Collett

05-08-2018 | 10:22:00
“Insurtech has gained momentum over the last two years in South Africa. It was initially seen as a major threat by insurance companies, but now insurers are taking a far more proactive approach to seizing opportunities in this space and are starting to collaborate with startups."

Kagame advocates for regional cooperation on technology for Africa

05-08-2018 | 09:49:00
President Kagama cited an example of the telecommunications sector which he said could reduce costs and improve efficiency through integration.

[Kenya] Safaricom unveils Twaweza campaign to foster closer relationship with customers

05-08-2018 | 09:01:29
Telecommunication company Safaricom has launched the ‘Safaricom Twaweza Live’ experience to positively impact customers and transform lives in the communities around the country.

[Uganda] Campaign against 1% tax on mobile money transactions launched

05-08-2018 | 07:06:00
Julius Mukunda, the executive director of CSBAG has urged citizens to put pressure on members of Parliament not to pass the 1% tax on mobile money tax proposal but embrace the Civil Society Organisations alternative proposal of increasing excise duty from 10% to 17.5% on withdrawal fees.

Uganda partners with Intelsat, ITSO and MTN to accelerate 3G network infrastructure deployment in rural areas

05-08-2018 | 07:02:00
Intelsat S.A.,has announced that Uganda’s Communications Commission will utilize its satellite services to advance the deployment of 3G wireless communications infrastructure to communities in rural areas of Uganda.

ABB and Heliospectra AB in technology collaboration to explore innovative ways of increasing commercial food production in Africa

05-08-2018 | 06:43:09
ABB, a pioneering technology leader in electrification, robotics and motion, industrial automation and renewables and Heliospectra AB, a world player in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments.

Kenya's mobile money payments hit Sh3.7trn in 12 months

05-07-2018 | 12:54:00
Cash transacted via mobile phones hit Sh3.7 trillion in the 12 months through March. This was helped by rising uptake of mobile loans, amidst concern that a lot of the advances go into the fast-growing gambling industry.

MTN Group adds 4.1m new subscribers in Q1

05-07-2018 | 12:49:00
MTN Group added 4.1 million new subscribers in the first quarter, ending March with a total of 221.3 million in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

[Kenya] Safaricom tests Bonga social media platform for M-Pesa users

05-07-2018 | 12:36:00
Kenyan operator Safaricom is piloting a social messaging app that will link to its mobile money platform in an attempt to move the company into the application business.

Uganda government has come up with new strategies to revamp its own Telecom

05-03-2018 | 11:11:00
In an effort to revamp Uganda Telecom or UTL, the government has agreed to source for a competent investor and extend its operating license for 20 years if it gets a decent investor.

I/O Spaces partners with AfriLabs to provide African startups with US office space

05-03-2018 | 07:37:00
This partnership will enable I/O Spaces to become a première destination for African Companies looking to expand into the United States and by offering our membership services to the AfriLabs network, said Leslie Tita, Cofounder of I/O SPACES.

Mastercard and Unilever unveil digital lending platform targeting African micro entrepreneurs

05-03-2018 | 07:29:00
Mastercard and Unilever have expanded their strategic partnership to help micro-entrepreneurs in Africa and other regions overcome the cash constraints that limit their ability to buy and sell more products and ultimately grow their businesses.