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Opera integrates web payment platform in Kenya

Opera integrates web payment platform in Kenya

December 8, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Opera, the Norwegian developer of Opera Mini, has integrated a new web payment platform in Kenya which directly runs on the Opera Mini browser. This is part of the Opera’s $100 million investment initiative to grow the African digital economy announced earlier this year. OPay will enable Opera Mini as well as other mobile browser [&hellip...

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Facebook's 2017 Year In Review.

Facebook’s 2017 Year in Review

December 8, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017, social media giants, Facebook, revealed its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another. Social Media has become an important tool for people to connect with each other...

WorldRemit raises $40 million for emerging market expansion

WorldRemit raises $40 million for emerging market expansion

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, announced on Thursday 7 December 2017 that it has raised $40 million which will be used to drive its next phase of growth, supporting its plan to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets by 2020. The...

Ensuring your child's online safety this festive period

Ensuring your child’s online safety this festive period

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an attempt to put parents’ minds at ease throughout the Christmas period and to protect today’s youngest Internet users from online threats, Kaspersky Lab, on Thursday 7 December 2017,  introduced what the company calls the next generation of its...

Hitachi Vantara appoints new East Africa Regional Director

Hitachi Vantara appoints new East Africa Regional Director

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has appointed Wycliffe Selebwa as East Africa Regional Director. As the Regional Director, Selebwa is tasked with working closely together with sales teams and other stakeholders to drive incremental...

Kenya: Mobile ordering and payment solution launched for small kiosk owners

Kenya: Mobile ordering and payment solution launched for small kiosk owners

December 6, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mastercard on Wednesday, 06 November 2017 unveiled Kionect, a digital ordering system that enables small kiosk owners in Nairobi, Kenya to order and pay for products from wholesalers via SMS. Orders submitted via a feature phone help create a digital record...

Kenya's Direct Pay Online Group buys EFT firm to grow e-payments

Kenya’s Direct Pay Online Group buys EFT firm to grow e-payments

December 6, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has announced the acquisition of Setcom (Pty) Ltd, which operates SID Instant EFT, an instant electronic funds transfer (EFT) solution in South Africa. The deal will complement DPO’s payment solutions across the continent,...

Wireless services in Africa

Wireless connectivity has a lot to offer in Africa

December 5, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue...

Equity Bank launches mobile services in Rwanda

Equity Bank launches mobile services in Rwanda

December 4, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Equity Bank has introduced a range of digital solutions in Rwanda. The Eazzy Banking suite of products includes the EazzyBanking app, which is available for both Android and iOS. The app enables customers to open accounts, send money to bank accounts or...

Kenya: Telkom launches self-help mobile app

Kenya: Telkom launches self-help mobile app

December 4, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telkom Kenya has launched “My Telkom,” a self-care mobile app for mobile devices. The My Telkom app, which will be available to Android and Apple iOS users, enables customers to check balances for airtime, voice or internet bundles, top up airtime...

Liquid Telecom partnership to support Ugandan start-ups

Liquid Telecom partnership to support Ugandan start-ups

December 4, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has announced a partnership with The Innovation Village, a hub and co-working space in Kampala to support Ugandan start-ups with high-speed internet and cloud-based services. Liquid Telecom together with The Innovation Village to provide new...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

December 3, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. The big news grabbing headlines worldwide was the rise in the price of Bitcoin, which surpassed the $10 000 mark for the first time. In...

Twitter Lite launches in Africa

Twitter Lite launches in Africa

December 1, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Twitter has announced the release of Twitter Lite to 24 new countries including 6 African countries. South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Tanzania were the African countries selected as a part of the expansion. The announcement was made by Jesar...

Taxi Moto passenger to pay fares using mobile money platform in Rwanda

Taxi Moto passenger to pay fares using mobile money platform in Rwanda

December 1, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda and Yego Moto Company, a new metered service have announced a partnership that will see Taxi moto customers pay their transport fares using mobile money services. The new deal will enable MTN Mobile Money subscribers to deposit money into their...

Cybersecurity Predictions & Trends for 2018

4 Important things you should know about online security

December 1, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The increase in cyber crime is an issue which has been well documented throughout 2017. As cyber criminals continue to craft new ways to get at unsuspecting victims and as the world continues to move towards the 4th industrial revolution, which will feature...

Malawi Parliament calls for improved Mobile network coverage

Malawi Parliament calls for improved Mobile network coverage

November 30, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Members of Parliament in Malawi have on Tuesday, 29 November 2017, called for improved mobile network coverage in areas of the country where coverage is limited. The members have condemned the irregular mobile network coverage in Malawi. Parliamentarian,...