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SICO set to expand reach in Africa

Egyptian manufactured smartphone to expand African reach

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), Egypt’s first smartphone maker is set to expand to the rest of Africa by the end of 2018 or early 2019. SICO which already exports to the Gulf and aims to start selling phones in Kenya, Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Nigeria, Mozambique and Ghana, said Mahmoud Ali, [&hellip...

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Telkom’s CEO, Aldo Mareuse

Telkom Kenya denies redundancy plans, urges action against Safaricom

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Telkom Kenya has renewed calls for rival Safaricom be declared a dominant player, reports Citizen News. CEO Aldo Mareuse also sought to allay fears that it was planning to make staff redundant on consulting firm McKinsey’s recommendation. Safaricom holds...

Nigeria: IXPN sees increase in local traffic

Nigeria: IXPN sees increase in local traffic

October 15, 2018 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has revealed that it has seen a significant increase in its network in the last five years with the exchange of 110 gigabtye per second bandwidth of traffic locally. This achievement represents an increase of 10...

NCC Inaugurates New Governing Board of DBI

Nigeria: NCC Inaugurates New Governing Board of DBI

October 15, 2018 • People, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigerian Communications Commission has inaugurated the new governing board of Digital Bridge Institute (DBI). Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye who delivered the Keynote address on behalf of the Minister of Communications Technology, Barrister Abdul-Raheem...

Power is critical from bush to estate

Power is critical from bush to estate

October 15, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

IIoT delivers electrical efficiency Substations get new lease on life Upmarket residential estate goes off grid “The energy supply industry in South Africa is experiencing a new dawn,” says Taru Madangombe, Vice President of Energy in Southern Africa for...

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

New Pan-African Data Centre Association launched in Morocco

October 14, 2018 • Cloud Computing, North AfricaComments (0)

The Africa Data Centre Association (ADCA), a non-profit, Pan-African professional association, which will foster the development of the data centre industry in Africa, launched at BroadGroup’s inaugural Datacloud Africa Leadership Summit held in...

Ali Djire, the country head of Fraym

Data and tech to transform Nigerian retail market

October 13, 2018 • Retail, West AfricaComments (0)

The convergence of AI, tech, and data on Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar plus retail market – will be a strategic focus to local & international developers, investors and retailers at the 4th annual West Africa Property Investment Summit taking...

GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya partner to enhance radiography training

GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya partner to enhance radiography training

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

GE Healthcare and the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) announced a 2-year partnership to train a minimum of 140 radiographers on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques. The partnership will build on efforts to achieve Universal...

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

October 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to expand access to high-quality solar home system solutions and smartphone technology to a billion people worldwide, Baobab+ is licensing PayJoy’s Checkout platform including its proprietary Lock technology. This will allow consumers to...

Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko

Africa needs to speak with one voice on climate issues, says Kenya’s Environment Minister

October 12, 2018 • East AfricaComments (0)

Africa needs to prepare and speak with one voice when it goes to COP 24 in Katowice, Poland, in December, Kenya’s Environment and Forestry Minister, Keriako Tobiko said Wednesday at the opening of the Seventh Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA...

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab researchers monitoring the activity of Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017, have uncovered a massive operation focused on government entities and more in Africa, Jordan, Turkey, Azerbaijan,...

Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

October 11, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The South African data centre market continues to grow significantly, each year, and corporates faced with challenges around cost savings, lack of facilities and streamlining their business operations often look to outsourcing as an attractive solution....

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital future. Core to achieving this is alliance between vendors and...

Soweto to host the first ever CS:GO esports Exhibition Match

Soweto to host the first ever CS:GO esports Exhibition Match

October 10, 2018 • Events, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Ekasi Tech Fest and Gaming Expo is set to take place in Soweto from the 18-20 October 2018, at Dlamini Multipurpose Centre. The event’s name has been shortened to Ekasi Tech Fest but it still seems packed with stuff to see and do, especially if you’re...

Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

Airtel partners Coverage Broadband to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria

October 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has announced a partnership with Phase 3 Telecom subsidiary, Coverage Broadband to launch the 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria. With this partnership, customers who subscribe to a special, bundle data plan on Airtel will now have unfettered...

Ray Youssef, CEO of Paxful.

Paxful looking at cryptocurrency’s potential in East Africa

October 8, 2018 • East Africa, FinanceComments (0)

The need for investing in cryptocurrency is steadily rising in East Africa; specifically Kenya as more and more people are gradually gaining trust/confidence in the use of cryptocurrency. Though cryptocurrency is relatively new and comes with a learning...