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The agreement between Societe Generale and American Express involves both online sales and POS payments through electronic payment terminals.

Societe Generale partners with American Express in Africa

December 1, 2016 • Finance, North Africa, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Societe Generale (SocieteGenerale.com) announces that it has signed a merchant acquiring partnership with American Express (AmericanExpress.com) in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Bank operates. These countries include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Senegal. The agreement involves both online sales...

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AXILSPOT expands operations to the Middle East and Africa

November 29, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AXILSPOT has launched its operation in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. As part of its regional expansion plans, the company will appoint reputed distributors and strengthen its channel network by onboarding partners across the region. AXILSPOT offers...

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Key contributors to the rise of eCommerce in Africa

November 24, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Key contributors to the rise of eCommerce in Africa

E-Commerce has rapidly grown in the recent years across Africa and the world at large. This is conceivably because of the plentiful positive outcomes it has had on various industries including travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors, with a ripple effect on...

Nokia and HPE  will focus on IoT solutions for smart city and industrial/manufacturing customers, with initial offerings planned for early 2017

Nokia enables Orange Egypt to launch personalized services faster

September 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia enables Orange Egypt to launch personalized services faster

Orange Egypt has commissioned Nokia to deploy its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) platform to be able to launch new, customized services faster to its subscribers. The platform, based on Nokia One-NDS (One-Network Directory Server) platform, will consolidate...

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Africa could become ‘The New China’, says Frost & Sullivan

August 26, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa could become ‘The New China’, says Frost & Sullivan

Africa has been identified as the continent with the potential to become the next China. Africans have embraced mobile communication technologies faster than any other parts of the world and the continent is being recognised as the next potential enabler of...

Ruckus Wireless

Is Wi-Fi really the answer for rural communities in Africa?

August 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (2)

The short answer is yes. However, it can never be as simple as that, as there are many factors, broader than the telecommunication space that need to be addressed. However, as many of Africa’s population reside in rural communities, just like citizens...

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The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage

August 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The real cost of the IT Security talent shortage

Large businesses that struggle to attract sufficiently skilled IT security experts end up paying up to three times more to recover from a cybersecurity incident. This is one of the key findings of the recent report by Kaspersky Lab based on the 2016 Corporate...

Citrix Synergy 2016

Citrix releases free version of NetScaler CPX Express

August 25, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Citrix releases free version of NetScaler CPX Express

Digital business transformation is driving line of business (LOB) to adopt rapid application development and deployment methodologies, such as DevOps. To stay ahead of the competition and adapt to rapidly changing customer and market demands, businesses and...

Mobile banking and finance concept

Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

August 23, 2016 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 5 tips to design the ultimate African digital banking experience

As mobile internet connectivity grows, African youth are fast embracing the opportunity to connect, converse and transact on the web. According to the GSMA (Mobile Economy Report 2015), mobile internet penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa was expected to reach...

Facebook African Youth

Facebook celebrates Africa’s young creatives

August 22, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook celebrates Africa’s young creatives

According to social media network Facebook, it celebrated the creativity and excellence of young African creatives at The Loerie Awards for 2016. In addition to sponsoring The Loerie Student Awards for 2016, Facebook hosted a range of events aimed at young...

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2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit: Last Chance to Register

August 22, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit: Last Chance to Register

IT leaders and healthcare executives have only today and tomorrow left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa...

Top Tech News

IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

August 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

IT leaders and healthcare executives have 4 days left to register for the upcoming 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit, which is set to take place on 24 & 25 August at the Radisson Blu Gautrain in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa – under the...

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Greater need for investment in Africa as interest in the continent grows

August 19, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Greater need for investment in Africa as interest in the continent grows

The desire to invest in Africa continues to grow amongst leading investors – in 2015 two well-known private equity fund’s each raised over $1billion to invest in the continent. After regularly being overlooked, figures such as Sindiso Ngwenya, the...

Resolve Solution Partners

Resolve Solution Partners & SJS Energy partner for a new era in energy

August 18, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Resolve Solution Partners & SJS Energy partner for a new era in energy

In an effort to capitalise on the significant opportunities that exist in the fuel industry, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, Resolve Solution Partners (an Imperial company) has partnered with SJS Energy to form a new business unit called Resolve Energy...

Video Banking

How African banks are losing their hold on the payment space

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How African banks are losing their hold on the payment space

Traditional banks are poised to lose as much as 50% of their ownership of the payment space by the end of 2016. Their hold on the space began plummeting in 2014 from 100% to 75%, and will continue to fall in the coming year. And, according to CEO of mobile...

Tech Education

Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

August 17, 2016 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s youth need to become techpreneurs

Africa’s youth need to move from being technologists to techpreneurs, fintechonlogist to fintechpreneurs, thereby releasing the true value of Africa’s communities, businesses and people. This was the message from Khonology to more than 3000 youths who...