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[Kenya] BLAZE by Safaricom launches a free e-learning platform

07-18-2019 | 06:16:00
BLAZE by Safaricom has launched a new e-learning resources platform built to enable young people upgrade their skills through online courses and empower them to pursue success in their professions of interest.

Online tool seeks to tackle barriers to intra-Africa trade

07-17-2019 | 11:05:06
A new online tool is seeking to eliminate hiccups to the recently operationalized African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and ensure quicker and more efficient trade.

Nexign partners with Giza systems to accelerate African telcos’ digital transformation

07-17-2019 | 11:02:01
Nexign, a business support systems and Internet of Things platform provider, has signed a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement with a Cairo-based, leading systems integrator in the MEA region.

Gozem launches mobile-enabled auto-rickshaw service in Lomé and Cotonou

07-17-2019 | 09:17:16
Users of the Gozem app can now order auto-rickshaws from their smartphones in Lomé in Togo and Cotonou in Benin.

[Nigeria] TECNO wins AITTA Phone of the Year 2019 Award

07-17-2019 | 09:07:00
TECNO SPARK 3, a smartphone model by TECNO has been awarded as the smartphone brand of the year at the 2019 edition of the Africa Information Technology & Telecoms Awards (AITTA).

[Ethiopia] Bunna Bank and WorldRemit collaborate to boost digital money transfers

07-17-2019 | 08:44:00
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Bunna Bank for digital money transfers.

Optimal IdM partners with Precise Technologies to distribute cloud solution in Africa and Middle East

07-17-2019 | 08:38:45
Optimal IdM has partnered with Precise Technologies who will be the exclusive value-added distributor of The OptimalCloud™ in Africa, Middle East and Turkey.

Rwanda telcos partner with GSMA to drive internet penetration

07-17-2019 | 06:38:00
Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country.

Air Seychelles set to launch weekly direct flights to Tel Aviv

07-17-2019 | 06:36:17
Air Seychelles has announced the commencement of a new service linking the Seychelles and Israel’s largest metropolitan area, Tel Aviv effective 27 November, 2019.

Andersen Global expands into Senegal

07-17-2019 | 06:34:01
International tax and legal company Andersen Global has entered into a partnership with Cabex, one of the oldest legal and tax consulting firms in Senegal.

[Kenya] CarePay announces new management appointments

07-17-2019 | 06:28:00
Healthcare technology company CarePay has appointed Moses Kuria as the new Managing Director and named Dr Torooti Mwirigi as its Commercial Director.

Youth population to drive strong subscriber growth across Sub-Saharan Africa, GSMA Study

07-17-2019 | 05:53:30
Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study.

Safaricom eyes Masoko expansion beyond Kenya by 2020, opens up innovations platform for fintechs

07-17-2019 | 05:36:14
Safaricom has announced plans to expand its e-commerce proposition Masoko to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa by year 2020.

[Kenya] Glovo announces 4 new partnerships in continued expansion push

07-17-2019 | 05:31:00
Global delivery firm Glovo has announced a new wave of strategic partnerships with local and international brands, a move aimed at expanding their market footprint within Kenya.

Truecaller launches user verification solution for the mobile web

07-16-2019 | 14:17:00
Truecaller has announced the global launch of its Truecaller SDK solution exclusively for the mobile web platform.

Rising internet penetration, mobile phones drive gaming market growth, IMARC Group report

07-16-2019 | 13:29:00
The recent report by IMARC Group estimates that the global gaming market growth reached a value of $ 108.2 Billion in 2018.

[South Africa] Vodacom launches IoT products

07-16-2019 | 12:09:11
Vodacom has launched a range of Internet of Things products that will allow customers to connect and monitor their compatible home and leisure IoT devices to the Vodacom dedicated global IoT network.

[Kenya] UBA, Export Trading Group in a $125 million deal to supply quality farm inputs

07-16-2019 | 11:46:58
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has entered into a $ 125 million with Export Trading Group, an African Conglomerate having an integrated agricultural supply chain.

AFC provides $100 million to Aker Energy’s deep water offshore oil project in Ghana

07-16-2019 | 11:42:44
Africa Finance Corporation, the infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, has financed Aker Energy A.S. a subsidiary of Aker ASA, one of the highest-quality-rated companies in the Norwegian market.

World hunger not gone down after three years, obesity still growing, UN report

07-16-2019 | 09:19:00
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row.