Ghana fast-tracks EMV migration

Ghana fast-tracks EMV migration

Gemalto, GhIPSS to offer domestic smart cards.

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MTN wants to be Africa's biggest bank

MTN wants to be Africa's biggest bank

Africa's biggest mobile operator wants to build Mobile Money into a 60 million customer business in the next three to…

Latest Africa-focused VC fund dangles US$6m carrot

Latest Africa-focused VC fund dangles US$6m carrot

Senegal-based Partech Africa Fund aims to support Africans using tech to tap into emerging market opportunities.

Why Africa's digital transformation hinges on connectivity

Why Africa's digital transformation hinges on connectivity

Research confirms increase in global IP traffic and the need for the continent to keep up.

Airbnb continues to disrupt Zimbabwe's traditional travel industry

Airbnb continues to disrupt Zimbabwe's traditional travel industry

Service confirms increase in number of local accommodation listings.

Facebook threatens Jumia's dominance in Africa

Facebook threatens Jumia's dominance in Africa

A new poll has found that a significant number of buyers and sellers are using Facebook groups for ecommerce transactions.

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Telecoms

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MTN wants to be Africa's biggest bank

MTN wants to be Africa's biggest bank

19 January 2018

Africa's biggest mobile operator wants to build Mobile Money into a 60 million customer business in the next three to four years, says CEO Rob Shuter.

Chris Maroleng leaves MTN

Chris Maroleng leaves MTN

15 January 2018

Reports suggest the former MTN executive for group corporate affairs has been appointed as COO of the SABC.

Telecom Egypt expects sustained growth in 2018

Telecom Egypt expects sustained growth in 2018

15 January 2018

Company's board of directors have approved a budget that anticipates revenue growth and healthy margins for this year.

Mobile

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SADC running out of time to cut roaming costs

SADC running out of time to cut roaming costs

16 January 2018

Ten year period set for a reduction in mobile roaming charges expires in 2018.

South Africa: Limpopo app-based business shakes up on-demand delivery space

South Africa: Limpopo app-based business shakes up on-demand delivery space

15 January 2018

Zulzi wins MTN Business App of the Year People's Choice Award.

Kenya hosts Microsoft's Kaizala launch

Kenya hosts Microsoft's Kaizala launch

12 January 2018

Company has introduced its first mobile first application.

Networks

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Seacom plans January maintenance

Seacom plans January maintenance

10 January 2018

Scheduled routine maintenance on its subsea cable system in the Red Sea could cause higher latency for South African Internet users.

MTN calls on SA govt to release spectrum

MTN calls on SA govt to release spectrum

08 January 2018

Follows operator's announcement of "the first 5G tech and applications trial in Africa" in conjunction with Ericsson.

Central African Republic looks to end digital isolation

Central African Republic looks to end digital isolation

04 January 2018

AfDB and EU to finance fibre backbone project.

Security

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Ghana to train ECOWAS neighbours in cybercrime and e-evidence

Ghana to train ECOWAS neighbours in cybercrime and e-evidence

14 December 2017

Training programs designed for judges, magistrates and prosecutors are in place.

Research slates Zim govt over internet regulation

Research slates Zim govt over internet regulation

11 December 2017

Zimbabwe Democracy Institute bemoans control by authorities, urges private ISPs to safeguard interests of users.

Business Intelligence

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Nigeria overtakes SA in tech start-up race

Nigeria overtakes SA in tech start-up race

17 January 2018

Latest report from Disrupt Africa finds based on funding secured, Nigerian start-ups overtook SA in 2017.

Africa's start-ups continue to grab global attention

Africa's start-ups continue to grab global attention

14 January 2018

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

'2017 was a year of growth for African start-ups'

'2017 was a year of growth for African start-ups'

28 December 2017

Adjudicator for Southern Africa leg of Global Start-up Awards offers perspective on the market.

Cloud

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Real-world data – a game-changer for healthcare cloud computing

Real-world data – a game-changer for healthcare cloud computing

09 January 2018

Africa's greatest opportunity lies in being able to leverage the combination of technologies.

'By 2025 80% of IT budgets will be spent on cloud services' - Oracle

'By 2025 80% of IT budgets will be spent on cloud services' - Oracle

08 January 2018

Expected increase in cloud adoption levels will take Africa's tech space to new heights and company exec explains why.

Cloud to remain on a growth trajectory in 2018

Cloud to remain on a growth trajectory in 2018

13 December 2017

Tech force expected to impact Africa significantly in the new year.

ICT and Governance

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Why Africa's digital transformation hinges on connectivity

Why Africa's digital transformation hinges on connectivity

19 January 2018

Research confirms increase in global IP traffic and the need for the continent to keep up.

SA's Guma looks to invest US$1.2bn in Zimbabwe

SA's Guma looks to invest US$1.2bn in Zimbabwe

17 January 2018

Founder Robert Gumede told state media that good times are back in the country.

Online milestone for Kenya as internet penetration spikes

Online milestone for Kenya as internet penetration spikes

08 January 2018

Access to smartphones and an uptake of broadband cited as main drivers.

Business Continuity

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Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya slapped with Ksh.311 million fine

Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya slapped with Ksh.311 million fine

17 January 2018

Communications Authority of Kenya claims the three operators failed to meet quality of service standards.

Cisco furthers MEA digital transformation agenda

Cisco furthers MEA digital transformation agenda

15 January 2018

The company has confirmed another strategic Middle East appointment.

Fight to keep Cameroon fully connected continues

Fight to keep Cameroon fully connected continues

08 January 2018

Internet shutdown within Anglophone regions is reported to have lasted over three months.

Channel

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Jasco launches self-service portal for channel partners

Jasco launches self-service portal for channel partners

16 January 2018

Portal users will be able to engage with the tech solutions firm to place orders, liaise with sales teams, solution architects.

Africa's mindset on digitalisation changing quickly - Ricoh SA

Africa's mindset on digitalisation changing quickly - Ricoh SA

12 January 2018

Facility unveiled at company's Africa headquarters in Johannesburg.

Westcon-Comstor to expand Fast Start in Africa

Westcon-Comstor to expand Fast Start in Africa

07 December 2017

Company looks to entrench cloud-focused programme in several countries, beginning with Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.

Unified Communications

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Telemedicine programme being scaled across Ghana

Telemedicine programme being scaled across Ghana

16 January 2018

Mobile technology used to connect health workers, specialists via 24-hour teleconsultation centres.

Nairobi invests in Kshs1bn UC system

Nairobi invests in Kshs1bn UC system

12 December 2017

County launches major ICT project with backing from World Bank and local Communications Authority.

Electro-Mobility poised for take-off in Africa

Electro-Mobility poised for take-off in Africa

07 December 2017

Electric cars, motorcycles and buses will dominate the roads across the continent if the UN Environment agency has its way.