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E-visas deepen African integration, 2020 Africa Visa Openness Index

12-11-2020 | 05:50:07
A record 54 per cent of the continent is accessible for African visitors who no longer need a visa to travel or can get one on arrival; in 2020, The Gambia joins Seychelles and Benin in allowing visa-free access for all African travelers.

Vodacom Business partners with Crayon to accelerate cloud adoption journey in Africa

12-10-2020 | 10:29:19
Vodacom Business Africa has partnered with Crayon Africa to deliver seamless and improved cloud solutions to businesses in Africa as they embark on their cloud adoption journey.

[Kenya] Paxful announces strategic partnership with BitLipa for payments expansion

12-10-2020 | 10:19:05
Global peer-to-peer (P2P) Crypto marketplace, Paxful, has joined forces with BitLipa, a Kenyan borderless peer-to-peer remittance network, expanding their variety of over 300 payment methods on the platform.

South African customer journey management startup inQuba closes expansion capital funding

12-10-2020 | 09:55:00
inQuba, a Customer Journey Management startup, secured expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital and African corporate and investment bank Rand Merchant Bank.

[South Africa] Convergence Partners acquires additional $5m interest in Channel VAS

12-10-2020 | 07:49:00
ICT investment firm Convergence Partners announced it has acquired an additional $5 million interest in Channel VAS (CVAS), a fintech provider of mobile financial services across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.

ICC AND Africa Investor launch global e-trade partnership to digitize five million SMEs in Africa

12-10-2020 | 05:10:00
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Africa investor are joining forces to launch a digitally empowered eTrade initiative to enable the digitisation of five million micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa.

MFS Africa teams up with Xoom to bring new international mobile money transfers to Africa

12-09-2020 | 12:42:00
Pan-African fintech platform MFS Africa has partnered with Xoom, a PayPal service, to offer secure and convenient mobile money transfers to seven countries across Africa.

Leep Africa develops Leep Connect, world’s first mobile IOT hotspot network

12-09-2020 | 12:30:00
Leep Africa, a Johannesburg-based South African company, has developed the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) mobile hotspot network.

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360, IFC invite for innovative cooling solution projects in Nigeria

12-09-2020 | 07:48:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with Kobo360, an African digital logistics platform, announced an open call for innovators from around the world to bring climate-smart, temperature-controlled logistics (TCL) cooling solutions to Nigeria.

HP Inc. names Bradley Pulford as Managing Director for Africa

12-09-2020 | 05:08:00
HP Inc. has announced the appointment of Bradley Pulford as VP & Managing Director for HP Africa.

Ericsson, TMCEL partner to bolster financial inclusion for Mozambique customers

12-08-2020 | 08:52:00
TMCEL customers in Mozambique are to benefit from the financial empowerment of Ericsson’s mobile money solutions under a new five-year deal to expand and modernize its network and digital services ecosystem.

South African tech startup LetMeIn.to raises R2.2-million to scale its visitor and access management platform.

12-07-2020 | 13:50:22
South African tech startup LetMeIn.to has raised R2.2 million in funding from an undisclosed impact investor to scale up and expand their visitor and access management platform.

[South Africa] BroadReach announces partnership with Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare

12-07-2020 | 12:54:00
BroadReach Group has today announced its role as a partner on the recently launched Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare.

IBM supports African agricultural startups through the Digital4Agriculture Initiative

12-07-2020 | 12:16:24
IBM has today announced its support for African agricultural startups. The support will be through the Digital4Agriculture Initiative (D4Ag), which aims to foster African startups in the agricultural sector.

Insights from Africa's Largest Career Portals reveal Impact of COVID-19 on Jobs Markets in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

12-07-2020 | 11:04:00
ROAM Africa (Ringier One Africa Media) has today released three new labour market reports that shed more light on the effects of the COVID-19 on the African jobs market.