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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 revenue and market share in East Africa. He will also play an important part in helping clients...

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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...

TransUnion introduces Mobile Score Card in Kenya

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 Off on Twitter Lite launches in Africa

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

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 Off on 4 Important things you should know about online security

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 Off on Malawi Parliament calls for improved Mobile network coverage

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,...

How AI is moving us towards a one-device model

African AI Revolution Challenge launched

November 30, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African AI Revolution Challenge launched

On 30 November 2017, Sagarmatha Technologies announced that it will invest $1 Million in an African Artificial Intelligence startup as part of the AI Revolution Challenge. The AI Revolution Challenge aims to promote artificial intelligence on the African...

Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

November 28, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 African countries ranked by ICT development

As the world heads into the 4th industrial revolution it has become more important than ever that African countries focus on their ICT development in order to improve digitalisation across the continent. In Africa, although countries are faced with a plethora...

Kenya: MEST and Mettā announce partnership to support alumni in Nairobi

Kenya: MEST and Mettā announce partnership to support alumni in Nairobi

November 28, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: MEST and Mettā announce partnership to support alumni in Nairobi

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), a Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator has announced a partnership with Mettā Nairobi, an entrepreneurs’ club, to offer incubator space for Kenya-based MEST alumni....

Rwandan startups to return after two weeks e-commerce training

Rwandan startups to return after two weeks e-commerce training

November 27, 2017 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwandan startups to return after two weeks e-commerce training

Three Rwandan entrepreneurs who were part of the 25 Africans selected to participate in the inaugural eFounders Initiative Entrepreneurship Training Programme organised by Alibaba Business School are expected to return to Rwanda to apply all the knowledge...