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

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 Cash-in-Transit operations in 28 states. Additionally, BW is aiming to roll out more cash centers in different...

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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 Off on African Technology startups showcase Innovative Healthcare Solutions at VivaTech in France

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 Off on TECNO Mobile launches Spark 2 with GoogLE Android Go

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 Off on West African startups emerge winners at Digital Africa Conference 2018

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 Off on Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa extends to 12 more African countries

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 Off on AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

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 Off on A new malware is making its mark in Africa

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 Off on Liquid Telecom widens availability of Microsoft Azure Stack across Africa

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 Off on First Bank partners WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Nigeria

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 Off on App usage reveals different cloud priorities for African markets

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 Off on MTN Ghana launches mobile money based IPO

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...

Ghana: MoneyGram partners ADB to launch cash account

Ghana: MoneyGram partners ADB to launch the MoneyGram cash account

June 5, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: MoneyGram partners ADB to launch the MoneyGram cash account

MoneyGram has announced a partnership with Ghana’s Agricultural Development Bank (ADB) and the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPPS) to launch the MoneyGram cash account in the country. This partnership will allow Ghanaians abroad the...

FAO and Rabobank renew partnership to help smallholders participate in agribusiness boom

Cooperatives can support inclusive growth in Africa

June 4, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Cooperatives can support inclusive growth in Africa

Africa boasts huge potential for social and economic development, with agribusiness poised to play a major role. Without policies and partnerships that enable smallholder farmers – including subsistence farmers and pastoralists – to participate in...

The new standard for cross-border payments dramatically improves the customer experience in cross-border payments by increasing their speed, transparency and end-to-end tracking

African banks to become more competitive with SWIFT gpi

May 31, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on African banks to become more competitive with SWIFT gpi

5 African banks have signed up to SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service, the new standard for cross-border payments. Of these, four are already live – Standard Bank of South Africa, FirstRand Bank, ABSA Bank and Nedbank – and many others...

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Nigeria: Edo State gets innovation hub

May 31, 2018 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Edo State gets innovation hub

Nigeria’s Edo State government, has announced the launch of a state-backed innovation hub. The state partnered with tech companies, Microsoft and Siemens through its skills development arm Edojobs. The partnership will equip youths with skills and expertise...

Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

May 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Piggybank.ng secures $1.1 million seed funding

Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng, an online and mobile app savings platform targeted at African Millennials, has announced that it has closed on Seed Funding of USD $1.1M, from High Net Worth Individuals, led by Olumide Soyombo, Founder of LeadPath Nigeria, and...