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[Nigeria] Telecom investment hits $70b

07-01-2019 | 07:54:00
The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has revealed that total investments in the Nigeria telecom industry stood at $70 billion in 2018.

SAP and BMZ collaborate to create 450 jobs in Africa’s digital sector

06-28-2019 | 13:10:00
SAP and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) plan to jointly create 450 jobs for highly qualified personnel in the IT sector in ten African countries.

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation relaunches mobile money service SMEGA

06-28-2019 | 11:50:00
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) has revamped and launched its mobile money service, SMEGA. SMEGA has been revamped to work on Comviva’s mobiquity Money platform.

Standard Chartered launches digital banks in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

06-28-2019 | 11:40:21
Standard Chartered has announced yet another multi-market launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa.

[Morocco] Maroc Telecom completes acquisition of Tigo Chad

06-27-2019 | 11:28:52
Following the agreement signed on March 14, 2019, Maroc Telecom has completed the acquisition from Millicom of the entire share capital of its subsidiary Tigo Tchad.

[South Africa] Vodacom launches employee engagement app

06-27-2019 | 11:23:42
Vodacom has announced its internal rollout of employee engage platform, Vodacom Engagement App aimed at enabling its employees to easily engage with the company.

Standard Chartered launches its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

06-27-2019 | 09:58:30
Standard Chartered today announced the launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of its digital transformation strategy in Africa

FonYou partners with Egyptian operator to deploy AI for unbanked subscribers

06-27-2019 | 09:49:00
fonYou has announced that it is partnering with a mobile operator in Egypt to deploy its iCarrier Data platform for the distribution of hyper-personalized airtime, data bundles and other carrier products.

[Ghana] Telcos record more than 2,000 fibre cuts in first half of 2019

06-27-2019 | 09:28:25
Ghana’s mobile industry experienced over 2,000 incidents of fibre cuts and 600 incidents of theft at base stations, affecting over 18 million subscribers in the first half of 2019.

[Ethiopia] Government’s planned privatization of telecom industry key to bolster penetration, report

06-27-2019 | 09:25:22
Ethiopia is one of the last countries in Africa to allow its national telco a monopoly on all telecom services including fixed, mobile, internet and data communications.

[South Africa] JSE now offers historical tick data in the cloud

06-27-2019 | 09:00:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Africa's largest, multi-asset class stock exchange, now offers historical equity; equity derivatives and currency derivatives tick data in the cloud.

GreenTec Capital invests into Zambia’s WidEnergy Africa LTD.

06-27-2019 | 08:49:40
GreenTec has announced its investment into Zambia-based WidEnergy Africa LTD woman-led Zambia for-profit social enterprise dedicated to women’s empowerment and the expansion affordable energy access.

[Kenya] Samsung releases devices compatible with newly launched Safaricom VoLTE service

06-27-2019 | 06:47:11
Samsung Electronics East Africa has recently completed the testing phase of the VoLTE network service; Voice over LTE with a majority of their smartphone devices.

[South Africa] Lulalend raises $6.5 million Series A funding to grow online short term funding to SMEs

06-27-2019 | 06:28:25
Lulalend, South Africa’s first online automated provider of short-term funding for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today announced its Series A financing of $6.5 million.

Untapped market for digital services to transform African agriculture worth up to €2.3 billion, CTA report

06-27-2019 | 06:24:09
More than 90 per cent of the market for digital services that support African smallholders remains untapped and could be worth more than 2.26bn, according to a new report.