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Mastercard, Centenary Bank and M-KOPA Solar roll-out energy solution in Uganda

10-25-2018 | 09:37:25
Mastercard in partnership with M-KOPA Solar and Centenary Bank, celebrated the first ‘pay-as-you-go’ QR transaction this week, officially launching the initiative, which provides a simple and inexpensive way to power the homes and businesses of Ugandans.

CR2 in talks with two banks in Egypt to provide e-payment services

10-25-2018 | 09:14:00
CR2, global banking software company, is negotiating with two banks operating in the Egyptian market to provide e-payment services, according to the company’s regional director Sherif Soliman.

[South Africa] HashCash employs blockchain system to assist Cape Town monitor water use

10-24-2018 | 13:02:00
The severe drought that brought Cape Town - one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world into the headlines, served as a wake-up call to the growing water crisis afflicting major urban settlements around the world.

TechCrunch returns to Africa with Startup Battlefield

10-24-2018 | 11:31:09
TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in partnership with Facebook, returns to Africa in 2018, featuring panels and keynotes with high-powered industry leaders such as Omobola Johnson, senior partner at TLcom Capital, and Lexi Novitske of Singularity Investments. Following the breakout success of last year’s Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, the 2018 competition will unfold in Lagos, Nigeria.

2018 DEMO Africa winners announced

10-24-2018 | 11:19:00
DEMO Africa has announced the five winners for the for the 2019 edition of the Lions@frica Innovation Tour in Silicon Valley. The winners were announced after presenting their technologies to the world at the 7th edition of DEMO Africa held in Casablanca, Morocco.

International bankers, tech companies target African entrepreneurs with blockchain initiative

10-24-2018 | 09:10:14
A consortium of international bankers, Papersoft Africa, and Digital Transformation company iVEDiX have teamed up to launch a transformative blockchain and digital currency initiative.

[Kenya] CMA sounds the alarm on online forex trading by unlicensed entities

10-24-2018 | 06:35:23
In line with its investor protection mandate, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has warned Kenyans against engaging in online foreign exchange trading through platforms of unlicensed entities.

Digital technology accelerating cybercrimes in Africa

10-24-2018 | 06:16:00
Cybercrime has become one of the biggest threat to most organisations and businesses in Africa. The threat has continued to accelerate especially due to the power of digital technology and cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated.

Samsung opens its largest retail store in Africa in Nairobi

10-24-2018 | 04:23:11
Samsung Electronics has opened a new interactive store at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi bringing to 29, the total number of Samsung Experience Stores across the country

SIM swap fraud is now global threat, says Myriad Connect

10-24-2018 | 04:11:00
SIM swap fraud has plagued mobile users across Africa for years, with Myriad Connect’s recent survey in Kenya revealing that over 90% of Kenyan banking leaders see it as an issue for their organisations.

BringCom and Versa Networks in Pan African connectivity project

10-23-2018 | 06:21:00
Versa Networks, the innovator of a next-generation software platform, Versa Secure Cloud IP has announced a joint SD-WAN deployment with BringCom Incorporated, a telecommunications provider focused on telecommunications services in Africa.

Telecom Egypt signs $500m medium term syndicated loan

10-22-2018 | 12:00:00
Telecom Egypt has signed a $500million medium-term syndicated loan, which will be used to support its capital and operational expenditure and refinance an existing short-term facility.

Mastercard reinforces commitment to drive digital growth in Zimbabwe

10-22-2018 | 11:22:00
Mastercard President and CEO, Ajay Banga, this week visited Zimbabwe to show Mastercard's support for the country's drive to create a new wave of digital payments and inclusive growth.

[Nigeria] MDXI attains Microsoft Gold Data Centre certification

10-22-2018 | 08:16:00
West Africa’s largest full-scale data centre provider MDXI has attained the Gold Data Centre certification from Microsoft, thus strengthening its position as one of the leading Cloud Services providers in Africa.

Avelacom extends connectivity to South Africa capital markets

10-22-2018 | 07:10:00
Avelacom, the high-performance connectivity and IT infrastructure solutions provider for the financial services industry, has announced that it has extended its connectivity offerings to South Africa,