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WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

October 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching low-cost bank transfers to nine new countries across the region. Nearly 3 million migrants living in over 50 countries can now send money directly from their phones to any personal bank account in the following countries: Botswana, Central African Republic, Chad,...

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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...

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,...

Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

September 21, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern AfricaComments Off on Remittance income will drive economic growth for Africa

Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according to ICAEW’s (the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report. The report, commissioned by ICAEW and...

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...

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Leading tech ventures across Africa have until Friday, September 14th to submit entries for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative...

Here's what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

The African revolution has arrived

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The African revolution has arrived

FinTech is opening financial inclusion doors for consumers in Africa that were previously unimaginable, and innovative fintechs such as MyBucks are smashing down previous barriers to investment on the continent. Through cutting-edge technology such as...

Researchers in Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) have discovered AppleJeus - a new malicious operation by the infamous Lazarus group

AppleJeus: Lazarus group hunts cryptocurrency exchanges using macOS malware

August 26, 2018 • North Africa, SecurityComments Off on AppleJeus: Lazarus group hunts cryptocurrency exchanges using macOS malware

Researchers in Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) have discovered AppleJeus – a new malicious operation by the infamous Lazarus group. The attackers penetrated the network of a cryptocurrency exchange in Asia using Trojanized...

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

August 20, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Numerous reports indicate that messaging has overtaken social media in popularity, with the combined users of the top four chat apps outnumbering the combined users of the top four social networks. WhatsApp alone reports that users send 65 billion messages...

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina

New technologies will change African agriculture as we know it today

August 10, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New technologies will change African agriculture as we know it today

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed...

Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

July 29, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

Mastercard, technology company in the global payments industry, continues to champion the fundamental role of smart cities in enabling a more connected and inclusive future for Africa. The company reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the development of...

The technologies available in today's world are fundamentally different and part of a new wave of innovation that some have called “Food System 5.0” or the “third green revolution”.

Now might be the time to invest in African agritech

July 18, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Now might be the time to invest in African agritech

The World Bank report, Agriculture in Africa– Telling Facts from Myths 2017 recently noted that economic growth and urbanisation, higher food prices, and change in demographics and climate were all affecting the agricultural environment in Africa and...

Banking in a cashless society will require African solutions for African problems

Developing talent across the continent in the digital financial services space

July 17, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Developing talent across the continent in the digital financial services space

A recruiter, whether external or internal, formal or informal, plays a crucial role in both a candidate’s and an employer’s work life. If recruitment companies are to survive the proverbial rat race, they have to stay ahead of their game by...

The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

July 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web...

New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

July 3, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

A new mobile application that makes use of the latest technology in a bid to help farmers to produce crops more efficiently and assisting them to use less fertilizer is now available worldwide. AgIQ, will help farmers to use only the correct amount of...