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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. The partnership will enable MEST alumni in Nairobi to receive access to working space, events and...

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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...

Kenyan retailers ready systems for Cyber Monday

Kenyan retailers ready systems for Cyber Monday

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Retail, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan retailers ready systems for Cyber Monday

Considered the unofficial beginning of the December 2017 shopping season, Black Friday is upon us, this will be followed by Cyber Monday. Together, these dates offer major sales opportunities for Kenyan retailers, both online and brick-and-mortar. While sales...

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Mobile telephony is changing Africa, for the better. Once called the Dark Continent, the mobile phone revolution has lightened up the possibilities of economic prosperity in Africa. According to GSMA Mobile Economy Africa Report 2016, in 2015 mobile...

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

IT News Africa recently spoke to Leishen Pillay, partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, in an interview which unpacks just why Africa needs blockchain technology. Leishen Pillay is a partner at Hogan Lovells and focuses on technology, media, telecommunications...

TransUnion introduces Mobile Score Card in Kenya

TransUnion launches mobile credit platform in Rwanda

November 23, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on TransUnion launches mobile credit platform in Rwanda

TransUnion Africa, a provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk, has launched Menyesha, a mobile credit reporting platform, to cater to the Rwandan market. Menyesha, literally “Inform Me” in Kinyarwanda, represents a leap...

"Africa cannot operate in isolation" says NetApp's Patrick Maphopha

“Africa cannot operate in isolation” says NetApp’s Patrick Maphopha

November 23, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on “Africa cannot operate in isolation” says NetApp’s Patrick Maphopha

Data management and storage company, NetApp will host a Partner Academy event on the 23rd of November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. At the event, NetApp will discuss some of the latest solutions and services they offer in Africa. Speaking of the Partner Academy...

Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment

Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment services

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment services

Ethiopia’s sole telecommunication provider, Ethio Telecom has announced the launch of payment services for prepaid mobile recharging. The service allows customers to recharge their mobile airtime online. The new system has been made available to...

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and...

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics...

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

Rocket League has been on the sidelines of the esports world as of late, often overshadowed by other more prominent games like Dota, LoL, and Overwatch. However, it’s still one of the most successful online games to date by selling over a million retail...

Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

MTN Rwanda has announced a partnership with Kigali Veterans Cooperatives Society (KVCS), a company in charge of collecting parking fees, to introduce a payment option for parking fees via the MTN Mobile Money platform. Motorists in Kigali will now be able to...

South African tax collector takes aim at cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

Africa is not a Data desert

Africa is not a Data desert

November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa is not a Data desert

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

November 20, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

MTN Uganda announced the winners of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The 2nd annual MTN Innovation Awards which is a platform through which MTN, recognises some of the most outstanding locally developed mobile and desktop applications, as well as individuals...

Survival needs: food,water...WiFi?

Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

November 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

You can live without air for three minutes, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food; but how long can you survive without checking your mobile phone for messages and calls or asking for the WiFi password? Of course,...