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yuMobile acquired for $120 million

yuMobile acquired for $120 million

Safaricom, Airtel buy the Essar Telkom unit, which is Kenya's number three operator.

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Standard Bank’s internet, ATM services suffer technical glitch

Standard Bank’s internet, ATM services suffer technical glitch

Complaints stream in as yet another South African bank deals with technology problems.

Nigeria’s CcHUB launches $500k investment fund

Nigeria’s CcHUB launches $500k investment fund

Lagos-based incubator hub plans to help early stage businesses.

African startup bus to make pitstop at AfricaCom

African startup bus to make pitstop at AfricaCom

AMPION venture initiative plans to arrive in Cape Town, South Africa in November.

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yuMobile acquired for $120 million

yuMobile acquired for $120 million

01 September 2014

Safaricom, Airtel buy the Essar Telkom unit, which is Kenya's number three operator.

Zimbabwe’s government owes TelOne $40 million

Zimbabwe’s government owes TelOne $40 million

28 August 2014

The fixed line operator is missing its debt collection targets, says its CEO.

Is net neutrality a

Is net neutrality a "non-issue" in Africa?

18 August 2014

Zero-rating access for popular web services is becoming more common on the continent.

Mobile

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Safaricom increases offer in yuMobile infrastructure acquisition deal

Safaricom increases offer in yuMobile infrastructure acquisition deal

07 August 2014

Kenya’s largest mobile network makes a U-turn on its desire to buyout the rival telco.

Old Mutual Namibia customers gain card transaction control

Old Mutual Namibia customers gain card transaction control

21 August 2014

Mobile two-way communication will be available to OMCARD holders.

Nigeria drives MTN’s group revenue growth

Nigeria drives MTN’s group revenue growth

07 August 2014

Meanwhile, South Africa holds back revenues for the continent’s biggest mobile network.

Enterprise Solutions

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Sage CRM is Umsinsi Health Care's engine for growth

Sage CRM is Umsinsi Health Care's engine for growth

29 August 2014

Umsinsi Health Care has enhanced customer service and streamlined its business processes by implementing Sage CRM as its customer relationship management platform.

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.

Sage ERP X3 version 7 launched in Nigeria

Sage ERP X3 version 7 launched in Nigeria

12 August 2014

Enterprise solutions firm targets the West African nation with its responsive software.

Networks

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Vodafone Egypt inks service agreement with Ericsson

Vodafone Egypt inks service agreement with Ericsson

05 August 2014

Three-year deal aimed at boosting connectivity and network quality coverage in Cairo.

Kenya’s Zuku in $2.5mn network upgrade

Kenya’s Zuku in $2.5mn network upgrade

05 August 2014

Home entertainment and communication services brand looks to boost speeds.

Namibia hosts world’s ‘biggest TV white spaces pilot’

Namibia hosts world’s ‘biggest TV white spaces pilot’

28 August 2014

Area spanning 9,424 km² receives broadband via television frequency technology.

Security

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The science behind DDoS extortion

The science behind DDoS extortion

27 August 2014

By Bryan Hamman, Territory Manager - sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks.

Data Leakage Prevention... It can be easy!

Data Leakage Prevention... It can be easy!

26 August 2014

DLP solutions - do not have to be expensive, do not have to take weeks and months to deploy, do not have to be complicated to run and maintain!

Business Intelligence

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'A third of SA merchants avoid pricey tech'

'A third of SA merchants avoid pricey tech'

27 August 2014

MasterCard study reveals several factors that hold back technology adoption.

Bank of Zambia wants more mobile money users

Bank of Zambia wants more mobile money users

21 August 2014

Institution calls on phone companies to double efforts regarding M-Pesa like services.

Struggling Egypt looks to African neighbours for ICT growth

Struggling Egypt looks to African neighbours for ICT growth

25 August 2014

Egypt’s government and the IDC launch the ‘Africa Together’ initiative.

Cloud

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Outsourced Payroll - A Single African Cloud Software Solution

Outsourced Payroll - A Single African Cloud Software Solution

28 August 2014

PaySpace is the leader in online Payroll and Human Resource software, offering services in 37 African countries. 

ICT and Governance

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Nigeria’s smart ID card roll-out kicks off

Nigeria’s smart ID card roll-out kicks off

29 August 2014

Electronics payment company MasterCard readies to service 17 million Nigerians.

Kenya, Ethiopia, SA top Africa’s renewable energy technologies market

Kenya, Ethiopia, SA top Africa’s renewable energy technologies market

22 August 2014

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) forecasts strong growth for tech such as solar.

'African govt CIOs increasingly eyeing enterprise mobility'

'African govt CIOs increasingly eyeing enterprise mobility'

22 August 2014

Third platform technology adoption becoming key priorities for tech leaders, says the IDC.

Business Continuity

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Top 10 risks worth considering when expanding into Africa

Top 10 risks worth considering when expanding into Africa

28 August 2014

South African businesses are showing particular interest as they are on the spot and might be supposed to have a built-in advantage.

World Bank commits $5 billion for electricity in Africa

World Bank commits $5 billion for electricity in Africa

07 August 2014

600 million Africans do not have power, but the global finance body plans to help change that.

Safaricom slashes M-Pesa costs in skirmish with Equity Bank

Safaricom slashes M-Pesa costs in skirmish with Equity Bank

20 August 2014

Kenya's biggest mobile operator is positioning itself to fight off the country's largest bank.

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