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IT News Africa revamps video section for a more streamlined experience

May 26, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa’s technology news leader “IT News Africa” has revamped its video section in order to offer viewers a more streamlined experience. When accessing the newly revamped video section, viewers will gain access to interviews with bespoke local and international leaders within the ICT industry. To add to the content, viewers will gain access to...

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Ntel Nigeria

Nigeria: Ntel unveils unlimited data offer

May 26, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian mobile operator Ntel has revealed a new mobile data offer for its customers. The company revealed that the latest offer will provide Nigerian consumers with unlimited data, for a period of 3 months. Under the terms of the Smart Phone data weekly and...

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Ericsson reveals Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian responses

May 26, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organizations and affected populations within Africa as well as...

Ghana tech news

Ghana: Tigo wins big at 2016 IT & Telecoms Awards

May 25, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile operator Tigo has walked away with multiple awards at the 6th Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards. At the event, Tigo walked away with the title of Brand of the Year. Along with the title of Brand of the Year, Tigo also won an award for its...

Reshaad Sha, Chief Strategy Officer at DFA.(Image source: DFA)

Connecting the always-mobile bank of the future in Africa

May 23, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As a mobile-centric hub, Africa has the capability to approach banking in a whole new manner. In fact, today very few Africans have access to traditional banking accounts. The issue that arises is a lack of infrastructure to support the all-encompassing...

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FinTech must identify the problem if disruption is to be successful

May 20, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Kevin Johnson Head of Innotribe Innovation Programmes at SWIFT, says Innotribe has learned from its work with the FinTech ecosystem.  “Always start with clearly identifying what problem you are trying to address. If you don’t, you end up with a solution...

According to a PWC report, a large percentage of CEOs across Africa plan to invest in technology in 2014. (image credit: accountancyage.com)

Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to boost growth

May 20, 2016 • East Africa, Enterprise, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty. This is...

Manoranjan Mohapatra CEO, Comviva. (Image Source: http://www.mobileworldmag.com)

Mahindra Comviva consolidates all operations under a single brand

May 20, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mahindra Comviva has revealed the consolidation of its LATAM operations and its recent acquisition ATS Advanced Technology Solutions under a single brand – Mahindra Comviva. The brand will resonate across all its LATAM operations in achieving a common...

EFT Africa

Is EFT making a comeback in Africa?

May 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) may be one of the older payment methods on the block, but thanks to fraud and crime they are experiencing a revival.  As technology platforms evolve to make EFTs more easily managed by users and merchants alike, they are...

Alcatel Go Play

Alcatel brings cost-conscious devices to Africa

May 19, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Alcated has brought two new cost-conscious mobile devices to the African market, the Alcatel Pop Star and the Alcatel Go Play. According to the company, the Alcatel Pop Star will be set to sell at a recommended retail price of R2299 (USD $140 dependent on...

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Addressing the threat of cyber-crime in the digital era

May 19, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Many researchers now estimate the scale of the global cybercrime business to be greater than that of drug trafficking. Kaspersky Labs’ recent survey revealed that 9 out of 10 companies have already been a target of cybercrime, in some shape or form. Many of...

Sipho Maseko, Group Chief Executive at Telkom.

Africa’s first Chair in Digital Business revealed

May 19, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa’s first Chair in Digital Business is to be established at the Wits Business School through an initial five-year funding commitment from Telkom. This is in line with leading academic institutions around the world where the digital aspect of business...

Africa top female innovators

World Economic Forum Hails Africa’s Top Female Innovators

May 18, 2016 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has selected 5 tech-focused women from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and South Africa as Africa’s Top Female Innovators. These innovators (listed below) were lauded for their innovations in the areas of IT training,...

Mobile Data Usage

Sierra Leone: Digital payments to Ebola response workers saved lives

May 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile phones serving as digital “wallets” for payments to response workers proved an invaluable tool in Sierra Leone’s response to the Ebola crisis, according to a new study from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance. With economic...

Tigo

Ghana: Tigo empowers pupils on WTISD

May 18, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

To mark World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), which was held on May 17, 2016, Tigo together with its Digital Change leaders, Marie Godwyll of Young @ Heart and Hayford Siaw of E-Library on Wheels visited two Shelter 4 Education schools...

Solar Panels

Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

May 18, 2016 • East Africa, Features, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Niger’s eastern region of Diffa in the south of the Ténéré Desert — a vast sandy area across Niger and Chad up in the Sahara desert — are the ruins of a century-old colonial fort. The area around it, an oasis called Agadem, is one of the sunniest...

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