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Africa to get three cyber security facilities

Africa to get three cyber security facilities

July 2, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa to get three cyber security facilities

NEC XON is creating three new Cyber Defence Operations Centres (CDOC), one in Nigeria, another in Senegal, and the third in Mauritius in addition to the existing facilities in South Africa. The new cyber security facilities form the nucleus of pan-African collaboration for sharing global threat intelligence to help African law enforcement agencies rapidly...

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Top 7 African taxi-hailing apps giving Uber a run for its money

June 30, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 7 African taxi-hailing apps giving Uber a run for its money

The taxi-hailing industry is gradually growing in Africa and has brought about a diverse market of competition. Tech entrepreneurs have come up with disruptive e-hailing apps in a bid to give Uber a run for its money. Although competitors may offer better...

SAS urges organisations to embrace Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

SAS urges organisations to embrace Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

June 30, 2018 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SAS urges organisations to embrace Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

In a rapidly changing business environment, businesses are under pressure to not only comply with constantly changing regulations but also to modernize their processes and systems. The purpose is to help reduce compliance costs, improve efficiency and...

Kaemba Ng’ambi takes office as new CEO of AirtelTigo

Kaemba Ng’ambi takes office as new CEO of AirtelTigo

June 27, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Kaemba Ng’ambi takes office as new CEO of AirtelTigo

Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for AirtelTigo. She assumed her new position on Monday, 25 June 2018. On her first day at work, Ng’ambi addressed staff during a town hall meeting at the company’s headquarters....

The United Nations Development Programme launches a platform for young african entrepreneurs

The United Nations Development Programme launches a platform for young african entrepreneurs

June 27, 2018 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The United Nations Development Programme launches a platform for young african entrepreneurs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a Pan-African Entrepreneurship Portal-Platform, facilitated by Accenture. The YAS! (Youth for Africa and SDGs) Portal-Platform is designed for young African entrepreneurs with the intent of cultivating...

Nigerian telecom operators oppose spectrum transfer

Nigerian telecom operators oppose spectrum transfer

June 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian telecom operators oppose spectrum transfer

9 mobile and Airtel, Nigerian mobile network operators have opposed the transfer of an 800MHz license from Visafone Communications to MTN Nigeria. The operators argued that transferring Visafone’s 800 Megahertz spectrum would concentrate spectrum available...

Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

June 25, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

Research conducted by SWIFT indicates that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is on the rise. SWIFT’s “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows” further indicates that there has been a reduction in the number of foreign...

Nigerian subscribers complain less in Q1 of 2018

Nigerian telecoms subscribers complain less in Q1 of 2018

June 24, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian telecoms subscribers complain less in Q1 of 2018

Telecoms subscribers in Nigeria registered over 13,880 abuses against the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in quarter one, although complaints about poor services dropped during the period. According to a report by the Nigerian Telecoms Consumer Complaints...

African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

June 23, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

Much of 2018’s growth in internet users in Africa has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. Mobile phone users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6...

Nigerian software start-up launches an Artificial Intelligent Bot

Nigerian software startup launches an Artificial Intelligent Bot

June 23, 2018 • Software, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian software startup launches an Artificial Intelligent Bot

KariXchange is a start-up software company that builds Platforms taking into consideration; User design, Ultimate user Experience and User Empowerment. KariXchange has of recent, built a Social and Service Artificial Intelligent Bot, Nyra, which will underlie...

Jumia Nigeria celebrates six years

Jumia building tomorrow’s African e-commerce infrastructure

June 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia building tomorrow’s African e-commerce infrastructure

The chief executive officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah has revealed that the company’s integrated and interconnected ecosystem across its 23 markets in Africa has helped to build a solid foundation for the company in Nigeria and across Africa....

AirtelTigo CEO resigns

AirtelTigo CEO resigns

June 20, 2018 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AirtelTigo CEO resigns

AirtelTigo has announced that its CEO Roshi Motman has decided to leave the company to pursue new opportunities. She will be replaced by Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi. Motman has enjoyed considerable successes during her time with first Tigo Ghana and subsequently...

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 Off on What investors are looking for in Africa’s fintech sector

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...

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 Off on How automation can help corporate finance in West Africa

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

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...

Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya among the top scoring economies; Uganda records strongly improved risk-reward score

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

June 16, 2018 • East Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Postal operators can help drive down remittance costs in parts of Africa

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...