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Barclays, MTN and JUMO partner to deepen financial inclusion

Barclays, MTN and JUMO partner to deepen financial inclusion

October 18, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Barclays Bank Zambia, mobile operator MTN and technology Company JUMO, have announced the launch of a forthcoming new mobile savings product and the expansion of an existing lending facility aimed at growing financial inclusion and bringing banking services to the unbanked. MTN’s digital lending product, Kongola was launched in February 2016 and leverages...

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Cryptomining attacks against Apple devices increase sharply, study

Cryptomining attacks against Apple devices increase sharply, study finds

October 18, 2018 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Check Point Software Technologies, a provider of cyber-security solutions globally, has published its latest Global Threat Index for September 2018, revealing a near-400% increase in cryptomining malware attacks against Apple iPhones. These attacks are using...

MEC of Health in the Freestate, Montsheng Tsiu, is set to deliver a keynote at the annual Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa

HISA2018 leads digital healthcare conversation

October 17, 2018 • Events, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 kicked off at the Gallagher Convention Centre on October 17, 2018 with its 4th successful year running. Each year, healthcare and technology influencers gather for two days of networking, lively intellectual...

Mobile operators plan to improve financial literacy in Nigeria

Mobile operators plan to improve financial literacy in Nigeria

October 17, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s mobile operators have set up the Telecommunications Financial Inclusion Committee and laid out a plan to improve financial literacy in Nigeria. Glo, 9Mobile, Airtel, MTN and Ntel held a meeting in September 4, 2018, where the operators...

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019

October 16, 2018 • General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

On October 15, Gartner, Inc. highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organisations need to explore in 2019. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is currently underway in Orlando Florida.   Gartner defines a...

Here's what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

Here’s what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

October 16, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

The growth of mobile phone technology is opening access to financial services for in Kenya. Data indicates that most of the Kenyan population relies on financial technology (fintech) companies to access financial services. This represents a previously...

Youth employment critical for Africa’s economic growth

Youth employment critical for Africa’s economic growth

October 16, 2018 • Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite Africa’s impressive growth in past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise. Africa has the largest population of young people in the world, some 200...

Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 , is set to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa

Who will you meet at HISA 2018

October 16, 2018 • Top StoriesComments (0)

The highly anticipated Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2018 , set to take place at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa, is fast approaching. The two-day conference will bring together an array of thought leaders, local and international...

Liquid Telecom appoints Wellington Makamure as new Regional CEO of Southern Africa

Liquid Telecom appoints new Regional CEO of Southern Africa

October 16, 2018 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has appointed Wellington Makamure as the new Regional CEO of Southern Africa, placing him in charge of four key markets in the region. In his new role, Wellington will be directly responsible for the leadership, strategic and operational...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies age 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies age 65

October 16, 2018 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has passed away at the age of 65. Paul Allen’s company released the following statement upon his passing: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our founder Paul G. Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and...

SICO set to expand reach in Africa

Egyptian manufactured smartphone to expand African reach

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), Egypt’s first smartphone maker is set to expand to the rest of Africa by the end of 2018 or early 2019. SICO which already exports to the Gulf and aims to start selling phones in Kenya, Morocco, the Democratic...

Liquid Telecom appoints Adil Youssefi as new Regional CEO of East Africa

October 15, 2018 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has appointed Adil Youssefi as the new Regional CEO of East Africa, where he will oversee five key markets in the region. In his new role, Adil will be directly responsible for the leadership, strategic and operational management of Liquid...

Samsung's original flexible display demonstrated at CES 2013.

Samsung’s foldable phone doubles as a tablet in your pocket

October 15, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

For years, Samsung has been rumoured to be working on a foldable smartphone set for 2019. According to reports by CNET, Samsung’s much awaited and talked-about foldable smartphone would offer the functionality of a tablet complete with multi-tasking and...

Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

Was your personal data compromised in the Facebook hack?

October 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Two weeks ago there was a massive hack on Facebook user data where as many as 50 million users may have been impacted. Facebook’s engineering team discovered a security issue where attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code regarding the...

Bold new world for enterprise innovation awaits, says MTN

MTN brings back Mahala Calls for prepaid subscribers

October 15, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

From 16 October 2018 MTN will be bringing back Mahala Calls, as part of the MTN Zone offering – just in time for long summer days and holiday trips. MTN knows how important it is to stay in touch with loved ones and is always looking at ways to make...

Vodacom launches enhanced Voice Services

Vodacom introduces SD-WAN to help African enterprises

October 15, 2018 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom has introduced Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) through Vodacom Business. The telecom company is one of the first to launch the digital offering in the South African market. SD-WAN, which is an application of software-defined networking...