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What investors are looking for in Africa's fintech sector

What investors are looking for in Africa’s fintech sector

June 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa has long been considered a global leader in fintech innovation and adoption. The continent’s low penetration rates for traditional banking services coupled with high penetration of mobile phones makes it a rich breeding ground for fintech innovation, and in many respects the continent has been miles ahead of other developing – and most...

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How automation can help corporate finance in West Africa

How automation can help corporate finance in West Africa

June 18, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The recent announcement by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) that listed companies would have to submit financial reports four times a year, rather than annually, marks a significant milestone in the region’s drive to prime its economy for international...

According to De Vasconcelos, the strong presence of post offices in remote and rural areas is extremely valuable.

African post offices at the forefront of financial solutions in rural areas

June 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Postal services can play a pivotal role in delivering remittances, lowering the transfer costs and providing access to basic financial services in Africa, according to a report released today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and...

Sub-Saharan Africa is the world’s most expensive region to send money home

Postal operators can help drive down remittance costs in parts of Africa

June 16, 2018 • East Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Money received from loved ones working abroad can transform a family’s living standards. From Albania to Australia and from Bahrain to Bangladesh, the essential bridges built between countries due to remittances support migrant families and keep children in...

The benefits of cloud-based training apps can no longer be ignored

The benefits of cloud-based training apps can no longer be ignored

June 14, 2018 • East Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Despite the fact that Africa’s e-learning market doubled from 2011 to 2016, reaching $513 million, the continent’s three biggest economies, South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, are not yet moving their training applications to the cloud en masse. This...

With CWC, Bankers Warehouse will be able to fully manage a bank’s ATM network and manage all the cash supply of retailers ─ connecting smart safes to the software

Bankers Warehouse rolls out new cash management software in the growing Nigerian market

June 13, 2018 • Software, West AfricaComments (0)

Bankers Warehouse is a Nigerian full-service cash management and handling business. BW serves banks and retailers with transport, cash processing, inventory management and ATM servicing. With a fleet of about 200 Armoured Vehicles they carry out...

Dr. William Mapham, founder of Vula Mobile

African Technology startups showcase Innovative Healthcare Solutions at VivaTech in France

June 13, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi’s Afric@Tech initiative – which was created as a part of the recent Viva Technology event in Paris, France, took place this May 2018 with its overall winner emanating from South Africa. Aligned to Sanofi’s objective of...

The new TECNO spark 2 is available in six amazing colors such as Bordeaux red, midnight black, champagne gold and city blue

TECNO Mobile launches Spark 2 with GoogLE Android Go

June 13, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Leading mobile technology multinational, TECNO Mobile has continued to consolidate its position as the number one smartphone brand in the African mobile market with the release of yet another outstanding smartphone,the TECNO Spark 2. This device which is the...

West African startups emerge winners at Digital Africa Conference 2018

West African startups emerge winners at Digital Africa Conference 2018

June 12, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Hubs dot ng a Nigerian startup and farm Cap, a startup from Ghana were announced as the winners of the 2018 Digital Africa start-up pitch with one year of mentorship from Digital Africa Consult. The startups were curated by NETWORK OF INCUBATORS &...

Google committed to seven principles to guide its development of AI applications

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa extends to 12 more African countries

June 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has announced that applications for Class 2 of the Launchpad Accelerator Africa program are open. Google also announced it is extending the program to include startups from a further 12 African countries. This means it is now accepting applications...

AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

June 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AfriLabs has announced the admission of 40 new hubs; its largest hub admission to date into its network making it a total of 100 hubs across 30 African countries. This also extends the company’s reach to 6 new countries; Morocco, Algeria, Somali Land,...

A new malware is making its mark in Africa

A new malware is making its mark in Africa

June 8, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

There’s a new cyber threat on the block, and it’s sneakier than anything we’ve seen before – undoubtedly the reason why it’s the malware of choice for hackers across Africa right now. In fact, though crypto-mining malware is...

Liquid Telecom widens availability of Microsoft Azure Stack across Africa

Liquid Telecom widens availability of Microsoft Azure Stack across Africa

June 7, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced the availability of Microsoft Azure Stack – an extension of an ever-expanding set of cloud services to consistently develop and run hybrid cloud applications – to select African markets....

First Bank partners WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Nigeria

First Bank partners WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Nigeria

June 6, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with First Bank of Nigeria Limited (First Bank) for instant money transfers to all First Bank accounts in Nigeria. The new strategic partnership considerably expands WorldRemit’s footprint in the...

The benefits of cloud-based training apps can no longer be ignored

App usage reveals different cloud priorities for African markets

June 6, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

When it comes to hosting and accessing applications in the cloud, businesses in South Africa have very different priorities to those in Kenya and Nigeria. An obvious statement perhaps, considering that these markets are vastly different in their technology...

MTN Ghana launches mobile money based IPO

MTN Ghana launches mobile money based IPO

June 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN launched a mobile money-based Initial Public Offering in Ghana. It is the first time shares of a major corporation can be purchased using mobile money accounts. Ghanaians will be able to buy shares using Momo Wallet, MTN’s local mobile money platform...