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'P2B mobile finance in Africa to reach $900 billion by 2018'

'P2B mobile finance in Africa to reach $900 billion by 2018'

Experts believe person-to-business transactions will increase substantially as continent's digital finance evolves.

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University of Zambia to establish solar energy labs

University of Zambia to establish solar energy labs

University of Zambia invests in solar energy technology to help meet country's electricity demand.

ICT the top earner for Nigeria by 2020?

ICT the top earner for Nigeria by 2020?

Nigeria's ICT sector poised to overtake petroleum as highest revenue earner by 2020.

 What is behind Kenya's financial revolution?

What is behind Kenya's financial revolution?

Two Nairobi-based analysts delve into the success of mobile money and core issues of innovation, inaction and monopoly.

Telecoms

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VimpelCom units in Africa benefit from Twitter deal

VimpelCom units in Africa benefit from Twitter deal

19 November 2014

Mobile subscribers on VimpelCom controlled networks stand to gain easier access to Twitter.

ZICTA makes headway on universal project

ZICTA makes headway on universal project

14 November 2014

Zambia's ICT Authority has constructed 147 of the 169 communication towers.

SA's Mxit, codeX partner to enrich ICT skills

SA's Mxit, codeX partner to enrich ICT skills

21 November 2014

Mxit offers sponsorship to codeX, South Africa's developer apprenticeship programme.

Mobile

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Malawi's commuters bank on Mpamba

Malawi's commuters bank on Mpamba

13 November 2014

Commuters can now access AXA coach services and transact via mobile phones.

New airtime distribution service launches in Namibia

New airtime distribution service launches in Namibia

04 November 2014

A new mobile airtime distribution service, Katiti has been launched in Namibia.

Enterprise Solutions

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Zimbabwe's central bank wants faster tech adoption

Zimbabwe's central bank wants faster tech adoption

26 August 2014

Call for cross-sharing of infrastructure such as point of sale systems and broadband.

Networks

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Gilat Satcom in $7.5m contract to launch satellite service

Gilat Satcom in $7.5m contract to launch satellite service

11 November 2014

Gilat Satcom signs multi-million Dollar deal with DRC mobile company to launch new satellite service.

Metacom boosts core network as data use grows

Metacom boosts core network as data use grows

17 November 2014

Industrial and commercial communications operator Metacom has invested significantly in upgrading its core network to meet increasing customer needs.

Call for effective management of TV white space broadband

Call for effective management of TV white space broadband

14 November 2014

TV white space broadband must be managed effectively its not a free-for-all, says Ericsson spokesperson.

Security

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Spammers exploit West Africa's Ebola outbreak

Spammers exploit West Africa's Ebola outbreak

24 October 2014

Spam emails describing 'victims dying' of the virus are being crafted.

Cyber crime worries Zambian police

Cyber crime worries Zambian police

06 October 2014

Force is equipping itself with better equipment following a string of high profile cases.

Botswana govt looks to tech to beef up security

Botswana govt looks to tech to beef up security

13 November 2014

Botswana government looks to integrated surveillance technology to enhance safety of cities, towns and villages.

Business Intelligence

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Microsoft programme to empower female graduates

Microsoft programme to empower female graduates

03 November 2014

The EmployMentor programme aims to kick-start careers for female graduates in business and technology field.

Next-Generation File Transfer - Fast-moving solutions for your business

Next-Generation File Transfer - Fast-moving solutions for your business

05 November 2014

A high-speed file transfer system can be immensely beneficial to your business, but the pitfalls are plentiful.

Cloud

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'South Africa leading in digital commerce'

'South Africa leading in digital commerce'

21 November 2014

MasterCard's Digital Evolution Index highlights speed and trajectory of SA's digital evolution.

Kenya readies itself for 'Black Friday'

Kenya readies itself for 'Black Friday'

21 November 2014

The sale and discount shopping event will take place in Kenya on November 28th

ICT and Governance

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President Kenyatta pushes ahead with digitisation plan

President Kenyatta pushes ahead with digitisation plan

21 November 2014

State-of-the-art centre on the cards to help investors.

ZTE could lose part of $800mn Ethiopia mobile network deal

ZTE could lose part of $800mn Ethiopia mobile network deal

19 November 2014

Ethiopia has earmarked Ericsson and Nokia to expand the nation's network.

Ghana: Commission established to protect data

Ghana: Commission established to protect data

20 November 2014

Data protection commission will engage with the public on complaints regarding personal data.

Business Continuity

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Why your company should consider business continuity management

Why your company should consider business continuity management

12 November 2014

It's hard to imagine, but some companies still don't see any positive value in implementing a business continuity management (BCM) programme.

IBM joins fight against Ebola in Africa

IBM joins fight against Ebola in Africa

28 October 2014

Technology donated from IBM is being used in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Africa.

Channel

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How the channel is changing in Africa

How the channel is changing in Africa

11 November 2014

Although Internet penetration in Africa is still lagging far behind the rest of the world, 20% of the continent's population will be online by the end of 2014.