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Ushahidi unveils new messaging app for team members

09-19-2018 | 07:53:00
Known as TenFour, Ushahidi says it built the check-in application after one of them was involved in a terrorist attack and it needed a quick way to check in with each other in critical situations.

[South Africa] Naspers to separately list as MultiChoice Group on JSE

09-19-2018 | 07:40:00
Naspers has announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders.

10 startups shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 awards

09-19-2018 | 06:57:06
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has named the top 10 startups that will compete for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards.

ALU and MEST partner with Nairobi Garage for their Kenyan operations

09-19-2018 | 06:38:00
The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya in partnership with Nairobi Garage.

[Nigeria] Access Bank, WorldRemit in instant money transfers deal

09-19-2018 | 06:12:00
International digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Access Bank for instant money transfers to Access Bank accounts in Nigeria.

ESET East Africa wins Cyber Security Company Of The Year award

09-19-2018 | 06:10:29
ESET East Africa has been voted the Cyber Security Company of the year at the 2018 Digital Inclusion Awards (DIA).

[Rwanda] Blockbonds introduces airtime purchase via Spenn app

09-19-2018 | 06:04:00
Norwegian fintech company Blockbonds has announced that in addition to the current features, users will now be able to purchase airtime in Rwanda directly from the SPENN app.

[South Africa] Netsol Technologies implements CMS for German client

09-19-2018 | 06:00:00
NETSOL Technologies, Inc., a global business services and enterprise application solutions provider, has successfully implemented its NFS Ascent Contract Management System (CMS) in South Africa for a leading German auto captive.

[Kenya] Safaricom data center attains tier 3 certification

09-18-2018 | 14:07:32
Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to be certified by the leading Data Center Authority.

[Uganda] Block Commodities, Pure Grow launch food pilot project

09-18-2018 | 08:15:00
Block Commodities Limited, the innovative commodity trader operating in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa Limited supplier of high-quality agricultural produce based in Uganda.

Ethiopian Airlines adds Alipay to its mobile payment platform

09-18-2018 | 06:08:00
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with CellPoint Mobile to accept payments via Alipay – China's leading alternative payment method (APM), in the mobile app of Ethiopian Airlines.

Tigo Tanzania launches 4G+ network

09-18-2018 | 06:04:00
Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company Tigo, has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network.

Abra targets African investors with cryptocurrency platform

09-17-2018 | 13:26:48
Global currency wallet and exchange Abra has added super-private cryptocurrency Monero to its platform in a move it says is aimed directly at helping emerging economies - including Africa - drive a revolution in global financial inclusion

Egypt’s software piracy drop boosts foreign investment, study

09-17-2018 | 11:58:00
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach 59 per cent, the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.

[Kenya] ImpalaPay partners with World Capacity Builders

09-17-2018 | 11:42:23
World Capacity builders, a British Colombian company, and ImpalaPay Limited a Fintech operating in Kenya recently signed an MOU and are officially strategic partners.