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Ghana launches US$97-milliion e-justice system

Ghana launches US$97-milliion e-justice system

Authorities expect all courts across the country to be connected by 2025.

Zimbabwe telcos pin hopes on increased competition, data use

Zimbabwe telcos pin hopes on increased competition, data use

Inflation adds to operator's cost burden but regulator digs in heels over tariff increases.

Maroc Telecom acquires Tigo Chad

Maroc Telecom acquires Tigo Chad

Deal forms part of Maroc's expansion plans and Millicom's desire to focus on Latin America.

West Africa solar firm raises US$25-million to expand services

West Africa solar firm raises US$25-million to expand services

PEG Africa brings its funding total to US$50-million, to push PAYG financing model across the region.

SA crypto exchange launches online marketplace

SA crypto exchange launches online marketplace

Data Interchange Module announces go live of its Hybrid Stock Exchange (HYBSE) platform.

Egypt sets up US$57-million FinTech start-up fund

Egypt sets up US$57-million FinTech start-up fund

Officials look to protect the country's growing FinTech landscape.

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Telecoms

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Maroc Telecom acquires Tigo Chad

Maroc Telecom acquires Tigo Chad

22 March 2019

Deal forms part of Maroc's expansion plans and Millicom's desire to focus on Latin America.

'China poised to become a leading 5G market'

'China poised to become a leading 5G market'

18 March 2019

Could have profound implications for Africa, according to Deloitte executive.

Mobile

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YouTube Music launches in South Africa

YouTube Music launches in South Africa

13 March 2019

Google Play Music subscribers will automatically receive access to YouTube Music Premium at their current price.

Nigeria moves to root out fake devices

Nigeria moves to root out fake devices

07 March 2019

Mobile phone market losing approximately NGN200-milliion daily, says Communications Minister.

Networks

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Uzi Zambia once again postpones network launch

Uzi Zambia once again postpones network launch

19 March 2019

Industry regulator ZICTA allows third postponement by the company.

Paratus Group invests US$14-million in Trans-Kalahari project

Paratus Group invests US$14-million in Trans-Kalahari project

18 March 2019

Company says there is a need to increase capacity to Zambia due to increasing local demand for data, internet.

Security

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Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank on security alert

Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank on security alert

04 March 2019

Central bank urges vigilance as country experiences surge in online and mobile banking.

Attempt to block Kenya's national ID system

Attempt to block Kenya's national ID system

22 February 2019

Kenya Human Rights Commission takes legal action to try to prevent system it says is 'shrouded in secrecy.'

Business Intelligence

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Collaboration key for Africa to capitalise on 4IR

Collaboration key for Africa to capitalise on 4IR

14 March 2019

AI-fuelled organisations dominated Deloitte's discussion of eight key tech trends identified for 2019.

Panda secures healthcare digital transformation in Africa

Panda secures healthcare digital transformation in Africa

07 February 2019

Digital transformation in the healthcare industry brings a number of cybersecurity related risks, warns the IT security firm.

Cloud

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Kenya carves out express route to Microsoft's SA-based datacentres

Kenya carves out express route to Microsoft's SA-based datacentres

15 March 2019

Seacom to facilitate connectivity between East African country and SA-based datacentres.

World's biggest Web host GoDaddy descends on SA

World's biggest Web host GoDaddy descends on SA

13 March 2019

The Arizona-headquartered company officially launches in SA, and will take on the likes of Afrihost and MWeb.

ICT and Governance

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Talking African tech investment needs

Talking African tech investment needs

20 March 2019

Investors looking to spend money in Africa would do well to consider key sectors such as future workforce development, edutech.

'Microsoft datacentres offers opportunities for women entrepreneurs'

'Microsoft datacentres offers opportunities for women entrepreneurs'

19 March 2019

Verve Digital MD links the recent launch of two datacentres in South Africa in March and International Women's Day.

Google Station prickles Nigeria's tech regulator

Google Station prickles Nigeria's tech regulator

18 March 2019

Company denies it is operating illegally and confirmed it is liaising with 'all parties' to clarify issues.

Business Continuity

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South Africa: renewables debate rages as Eskom woes deepen

South Africa: renewables debate rages as Eskom woes deepen

20 March 2019

Energy experts are at odds over the costs associated with coal versus renewables, as Eskom struggles to keep the lights on.

Cyclone Idai takes its toll on Mozambique's communications

Cyclone Idai takes its toll on Mozambique's communications

15 March 2019

Reports detail winds of over 60 km/hour as well as heavy rains measuring 200mm in the past 24 hours.

Taxify changes name to Bolt

Taxify changes name to Bolt

07 March 2019

The ride-hailing platform is changing its name to Bolt and introducing a new logo from today.

Channel

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Ruckus Networks names new VP of EMEA Sales

Ruckus Networks names new VP of EMEA Sales

04 March 2019

Eric Law appointed to drive marketing, sales and operations throughout the region.

CheckPoint Software launches new channel partner program

CheckPoint Software launches new channel partner program

18 February 2019

Cyber security solutions firm makes announcement on eve of its CPX360 market event in Vienna, Austria.

Digital transformation driving cyber security evolution

Digital transformation driving cyber security evolution

22 March 2019

The most significant element of the digital evolution is that cyber security has become everyone's responsibility says Colin Thornton, MD of Turrito Networks.

Unified Communications

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Ghana launches US$97-milliion e-justice system

Ghana launches US$97-milliion e-justice system

22 March 2019

Authorities expect all courts across the country to be connected by 2025.

Microsoft to launch Cognition Africa team in Lagos

Microsoft to launch Cognition Africa team in Lagos

11 March 2019

Company will leverage expertise to reinforce its cloud services and mixed reality offering.

New analytics platform launched to ease Kenya's traffic burden

New analytics platform launched to ease Kenya's traffic burden

08 March 2019

Data Integrated Limited launches Epesi Trip Planner.