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Johnson Agoreyo, the UBA Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. Photo Cred: PCTechMag

MTN Uganda and Mastercard diversify mobile money service

September 21, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Uganda and Mastercard diversify mobile money service

MTN Uganda in partnership with Mastercard and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have announced a new online payments service.  Through this partnership, MTN MoMo customers will use a virtual card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets accepting Mastercard payments. The launch of the virtual card that is known as [&hellip...

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Threadsol Present its Range of Innovative Software Solutions For Apparel Manufacturers in Kenya

The need for apparel manufacturers in Kenya and South Africa to become super vendors

September 20, 2018 • East Africa, RetailComments Off on The need for apparel manufacturers in Kenya and South Africa to become super vendors

After marking its presence in 15 countries, ThreadSol is all set to explore the African apparel industry to transform manufacturers to super vendors. This move comes at a time where the president of Kenya has decided to dedicate his energy in achieving the...

Airtel Nigeria deploys 4G LTE in Anambra State

Tigo launches 4G+ Network in Tanzania

September 19, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tigo launches 4G+ Network in Tanzania

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company Tigo, has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network. The 4G+ network further distinguishes Tigo as the mobile operator that innovates...

Amne Suedi, Principal at Shikana Law Group

East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries

September 19, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on East African law firm predicts key growth for African countries

The burgeoning gaming industry in Africa has been thrown into stark relief during 2018 with countries across the continent driving key measures to capitalise on emerging sectors and authorities keen to discuss the direct and indirect investment opportunities...

New rigorous measures and effective legislative reforms help attract more investment in the country’s vibrant IT sector

Egypt’s software piracy drop and legal reforms boost foreign investment

September 18, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Egypt’s software piracy drop and legal reforms boost foreign investment

Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June. The study revealed that Egypt has managed to decrease the commercial value of the unlicensed...

Visa appoints Marianne Mwaniki as Senior Vice President of Social Impact

Visa appoints Marianne Mwaniki as Senior Vice President of Social Impact

September 17, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, PeopleComments Off on Visa appoints Marianne Mwaniki as Senior Vice President of Social Impact

Visa announced that Marianne Mwaniki has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Social Impact, with responsibility for the company’s comprehensive strategy in the areas of financial inclusion, financial literacy, corporate social responsibility...

Loon successfully sends a single internet connection 1000km across seven balloons

Milestone marks key progress toward deployment of commercial service in Kenya in 2019

September 12, 2018 • East Africa, ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on Milestone marks key progress toward deployment of commercial service in Kenya in 2019

Loon, the Alphabet company that is planning to launch balloon powered internet connectivity in Kenya next year, has successfully sent a test internet connection 1,000 kilometers across seven balloons. That represents a distance that would span the entire...

According to Corine Mbiaketcha Nana, Managing Director Kenya Hub covering East, Central and West Africa at Oracle.

Oracle Impact Kenya showcases emerging technologies

September 12, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle Impact Kenya showcases emerging technologies

Oracle has announced its Impact Technology Summit, hosted in Nairobi and geared towards driving awareness of emerging technologies and their impact on business. “Emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT)...

AI capable of doubling SA's growth, finds new Accenture whitepaper

Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

September 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Accenture opens entries for the Open Innovation Africa Lead

Accenture is on the hunt to find Africa’s top tech start-up superstars – the digital pioneers solving critical challenges with technology across the continent. It’s a search for Africa’s big thinkers and big doers – visionaries who...

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

September 10, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank announces winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Winners of the 2018 Ecobank Fintech Challenge were announced at a ceremony held at Ecobank’s headquarters in Lome, Togo. All 11 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the...

Godfrey Mutabazi, Executive Director, Uganda Comm. Commission

Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

September 8, 2018 • East Africa, ITU Telecom World, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Uganda expects 100% cellular coverage in 2019

The head of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) says the country should have 100% mobile phone coverage by the end of 2019. Godfrey Mutabazi told The Daily Monitor that he expects national roaming to be implemented next year to ensure that users retain...

Telkom’s 4G Network, is now available in more than 30 major towns and urban areas in Kenya, enhancing the quality of internet service across the country.

Telkom Kenya introduces 4G Bomba for heavy data users

September 7, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya introduces 4G Bomba for heavy data users

Telkom has unveiled a 4G Bomba, a data offering targeted at the data-heavy youth segment, allowing ultra-fast speeds that match their lifestyles. Speaking on the announcement, Telkom CEO Aldo Mareuse says that the 4G Bomba offering has been tailored for the...

Riaan De Leeuw – Vice President for IT Division, Schneider Electric Anglophone Africa

APC by Schneider Electric enters new African market

September 7, 2018 • East Africa, GeneralComments Off on APC by Schneider Electric enters new African market

APC by Schneider Electric, industry players in energy management and automation, have recently partnered with Red Dot Distribution as the official distributor of all APC products in Zambia. Red Dot Distribution, East Africa’s leading IT distribution company...

Platform-as-a-service solution from SatADSL will empower operators to deliver competitive broadband services – including voucher-based schemes

SatADSL, APT Satellite and iSAT partner to provide connectivity in Africa

September 7, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SatADSL, APT Satellite and iSAT partner to provide connectivity in Africa

A new partnership between professional VSAT services provider SatADSL, iSAT Africa, and APT Satellite will see affordable broadband via satellite offered across Africa. Under the agreement, SatADSL will provide its innovative Cloud-based Service Delivery...

Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in African

Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in Africa

September 7, 2018 • East Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Check Point Software continues to invest and grow in Africa

Check Point Software, a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, is bringing together top industry thought leaders at Check Point Experience (CPX) in Johannesburg today. As the African enterprises and governments are an increasing target for...

‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

September 7, 2018 • East Africa, EventsComments Off on ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’: Africa’s Opportunity or a Catastrophe in Waiting?

The world is heading towards a ‘fourth industrial revolution, according to technology experts. But is this good or bad news for Africans? Does it signify the approach of a new age of opportunity, in which Africa will leapfrog its competitors, or is it more...