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Improving Healthcare Delivery in Africa

July 22, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Healthcare delivery in Africa has long been one of the biggest challenges the continent faces. While funding, inadequate resource allocation, customs gridlock and counterfeit pharmaceuticals are major contributors to the problem, a significant portion of the total delivered cost of medicines in Africa – up to 40% – is made up of supply chain,...

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Regulations could be an innovation enabler for banks

July 22, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Banks are faced with a real conundrum. They are expected to deliver relevant and innovative new services to a discerning customer base and, at the same time, are facing an ever-tightening regulatory regime. However, the astute institution could view these...

HPE

UX is everything – Measure it completely and correctly

July 22, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Forrester Research calls it the “mobile moment”—that brief instant when users first try your mobile app and decide whether they love it or hate it. Multiple studies confirm that the success of your mobile app—and potentially your business—depends on...

Healthcare Innovation Summit 2016

Checkpoint Named Silver Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 21, 2016 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Check Point Software Technologies has been announced as Silver sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton,...

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Huawei joins Smart Africa to drive Africa’s digital transformation

July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Huawei has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) advisor and Platinum member at the Smart Africa Board Meeting. The partnership with the Smart Africa Alliance is one of Huawei’s efforts to drive digital...

Supply Chain Infrastructure Solutions for Africa

Taking a closer look at Supply Chain infrastructure solutions for Africa

July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Along with economic growth in Africa comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand, particularly in the healthcare arena. Many African countries have experienced...

Orange acquisition

Orange completes acquisition of mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone

July 20, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Orange has revealed that, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Sierra Leone. Since the signature of an agreement with Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV...

mastercard

United Bank Africa and Mastercard reveal Pan African partnership

July 19, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

United Bank Africa (UBA) and Mastercard have announced a partnership which will see UBA act as the issuer for MasterCard in 18 new markets in Africa. The partnership, which came into effect in 2016, will see UBA issue Mastercard credit, debit and prepaid...

Uber South Africa

Uber and PwC to close the transport industry tax gap in Nigeria

July 19, 2016 • Finance, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Charging to drive someone around Lagos was chiefly a cash-in-hand job before Uber launched in Nigeria two years ago. To this day, the rest of the transport industry remains largely informal, with no clarity on how much money is made and only negligible tax...

healthcare innovation summit 2016

Veeam Named Gold Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 18, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Veeam has been announced as Gold sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming...

Bill Gates

Bill Gates says Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth

July 18, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth – and every effort must be made to ensure they thrive… this is according to philanthropist and entrepreneur Bill Gates. Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of...

Nigeria

Etisalat Nigeria to curb unsolicited messages

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

In an attempt to curb consumers from receiving unsolicited messages, Etisalat Nigeria has implemented a new facility dubbed “Do-not-Disturb” (DND). According to the company, the service is set to enable consumers, on its network, to opt-out either...

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Online Safety in the Era of Pokémon Go

July 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Staying safe online is becoming an increasingly relevant issue. 30,000 websites are hacked per day, according to Sophos Labs, and there are millions of hacking attacks every day around the world. Even large and secure companies, such as Verizon, experience...

Healthcare Innovation Summit

Fortinet Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 14, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Fortinet has been announced as Platinum sponsor of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the...

Tigo appoints Stephen Essien as Director for Tigo Business

Tigo Ghana appoints Stephen Essien as Director for Tigo Business

July 12, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Telecom operator Tigo, has appointed Stephen Essien as the new Director for its enterprise unit, Tigo Business. Mr. Essien’s over 16 years working experience in customer operations will drive the company’s quest to deliver an unmatched customer experience...

Top Tech News

IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

July 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming Healthcare Innovation Summit, which will be held under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare...