Malawi draws up new cyber security guidelines to protect finance

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Malawi to better
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Startup.Info names HydroIQ as Africa's top 2018 start-up

Startup.Info names HydroIQ as Africa's top 2018 start-up

Company has built a device to monitor water usage in real-time.

Kenya: Skills initiative launched to support local software development

Kenya: Skills initiative launched to support local software development

12C AppFactory designed to skill up budding developers and provide access to first-grade jobs.

IoT in fleet management fuelled by smartphone adoption in Kenya

IoT in fleet management fuelled by smartphone adoption in Kenya

Latest figures from Communication Authority also confirm a rise in internet penetration.

Nairobi Garage to host financial inclusion hackathon

Nairobi Garage to host financial inclusion hackathon

The tech hub invites finance, data and technology enthusiasts.

Orange commits to funding Egypt’s tech startups -Minister's visit to France ended with a commitment by operator to transform Egyptian startup ideas into reality while creating sustainable business models.  Multinational telecommunications corporation Orange has expressed its desire to invest in technology startups from Egypt following a visit by the Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology (CIT), Yasser El-Kady, to the mobile operator's headquarters in France last week. A statement issued by Orange reveals that the Minister was accompanied by the Egyptian Ambassador in Paris to meetings where the teleco’s commitment was secured in discussions with several members of the Orange Group Executive Committee and the CEO of Orange Egypt. Orange and the Ministry have not revealed the monetary value of the mobile operator’s pledge. “As a result of the meetings, Orange is contemplating leveraging the opportunities offered by new technology zones, including in Assyut, to install customer service centers. Also, as part of the Orange Group's interest in supporting emerging, innovative companies, it was agreed to support and fund technology-focused start-ups in Egypt to help them to transform their ideas into reality while creating a sustainable business model.”details Orange in its communication on the outcome of the meetings with the Egyptian delegation. Bruno Mettling, Chairman and CEO of Orange Middle East & Africa says closer ties and greater investment destined for Egypt from Orange can be expected going forward. “The Group’s presence in Egypt is of utmost importance to our future development in Africa and the Middle East, and we have great confidence in the potential for development within the Egyptian economy. This visit also reflects the Orange Group’s willingness to work with the Egyptian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology in order to strengthen cooperation between our two countries in a context that encourages foreign investment.” El-Kady also visited Orange’s flagship smart store in central Paris and the Group’s innovation campus, Orange Gardens during his stay in France.  Egypt’s ICT Ministry has also indicated that the Minister also took time to attended a presentation on Orange’s activities in mobile e-commerce and money transfer before sitting down with a representative from French software company Valeo. “ElKady, also, met with Valeo Group Corporate Vice-President Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni, discussing expanding the company's investments and business in Egypt. Valeo VP stated that Cairo’s center is the company's most important research and development center in the world.”describes the Ministry.  Commitments to invest in Egypt following the Minister’s visit come days after another global satellite navigation systems and devices company TomTom announced that it will establish a center for developing high-tech products and systems in Egypt. The TomTom delegation was led by the company's Vice President (VP) Anja Van Hal Chipres. Egypt’s ICT ministry has prioritised efforts to secure investment by the private sector

Kenyan start-up aims to stimulate a vision driven economy

Cool4Skul hopes to provide digital access to university students as a way of pushing for a vision driven economy.

Africa's start-ups continue to grab global attention

Africa's start-ups continue to grab global attention

Norway's Pangea has set up a US$500,000 investment fund for ten African start-ups.

Alibaba's Jack Ma trending in Kenya

Alibaba's Jack Ma trending in Kenya

Ma has engaged with students at University of Nairobi.

Safaricom outlines data analysis plan

Safaricom outlines data analysis plan

Director says company wants to tap into data from its 29.5 million-strong subscriber base.

#JackMaInKenya: Alibaba's Jack Ma arrives in Kenya

Alibaba's Jack Ma arrives in Kenya

Ma is currently trending on Twitter.

Leading edge tech bears fruit in Kenya

Leading edge tech bears fruit in Kenya

How two companies in Kenya are using technology to change the way people live and work.

Alibaba, Jack Ma to visit Kenya

Alibaba's Jack Ma to visit Kenya

Jack Ma set for two-day Kenya visit next week.