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Huawei announced the launch of two new flagship smartphones that are set to hit the African market January/February 2015. The devices were revealed during AfricaCom 2014 at an exclusive event, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa. According to Huawei the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7 and the 5.5-inch Ascend...
Assimilated Information Systems (AIS), a provider of software and IT solutions, has joined the IBM PartnerWorld Program as an Independent Software Vendor (ISV). The partnership will give the company access to a variety of IBM technologies, tools, and services. "Becoming an IBM partner reinforces our strategic focus on providing our...
Nigerian Mobile Money Operator, ChamsMobile Ltd, under its brand ‘Kegow’, has announced the introduction of a Mobile money account for Nigerians living abroad in socalled “diaspora”, an account which will include a linked Visa Virtual Card as a standard feature. Gavin Young, DMD, ChamsMobile explains: “If we consider that there...
SENTECH has appointed Tebogo Leshope as the Chief Operations Officer. Having achieved its fifth consecutive clean audit, the company is stringent on its leadership excellence requirement. Tebogo has been with SENTECH for the past 19 years, coming through the ranks of SENTECH. He has accumulated achievements whilst being SENTECH...
Touted as the first technology hub in Zimbabwe, the planned launch of Hypercube in November is expected to strengthen the country’s technology ecosystem. In a release sent to the media, on behalf of Taps Murove, Operations Manager, Hypercube Technology Trust, the organisers behind the project stated that in recent years,...
TECNO, Africa’s leading premium phone maker has announced the release of its latest smartphone duo – the CAMON X and CAMON X Pro. The announcement was made during a glamorous Global Spring Launch at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria. The new CAMON duo are...
Tigo Tanzania  announced today a partnership with Facebook in which all its customers in the country will get free access to Facebook services in English and a new Kiswahili version through their mobile handsets. It is the first time that Facebook will be free on any mobile network in East...
The role and impact of AI made headlines last year, and this was most notable during major shopping dates. The Far East's 24-hour shopping extravaganza saw Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba clock up a record US$31 billion in sales.1 It's estimated around US$10 billion in sales were recorded within the first...
Despite a challenging business environment in many sectors across the globe, Zambia’s wealth of natural resources continues to open the door for new investors and opportunities. As the world begins its recovery and gradual reopening in the face of the pandemic, traditional industries require energy, innovation and reinvention. ZCCM Investments...
AIM Brokerage, a subsidiary of AIM Investment Holdings and has recently launched a real estate web-based application that is compatible with both Apple and Android devices off the Mzuri website. The app allows property investors to view, consider and reserve properties via their smartphones. The app was recently shown off...
Interswitch East Africa- has today announced plans to introduce two advanced fraud control systems in Kenya known as Card Control and Scorebridge intended to further enhance fraud security for cardholders and financial institutions. The card based fraud prevention systems will add a new layer of protection for consumers and financial...
  CSquared, a pan-African broadband infrastructure provider has spelt out its operational priorities that are destined to shape Africa's digital future and trigger technological advancement that will bootstrap the continent's youth into a digital revolution. Top among CSquared's priorities is 'Fiberising' Africa through synergizing all the technologies that can enhance the ingenuity...
East African provider of cloud infrastructure solutions, Node Africa, has chosen privately owned global Network Service Provider, Workonline Communications as their IP transit provider. Workonline is one of the top three ASN’s in Africa and one of Africa’s largest carriers. Phares Kariuki, CEO at Node Africa, explains that the partnership...
The Vice President of Botswana, the Honourable Dr Ponatshego H. Kedikilwe opened a meeting on Friday 06 September of the Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia to agree common priorities to accelerate the roll out of mobile broadband in the region, with the view of creating...
Schneider Electric South Africa, the global energy management and automation company, has revamped their online portal for IT Channel Partners. Through Schneider Electric’s Partnership, evolved promise, significant updates have been made to partners’ personal pages to help them track their requirements, allowing for sales, presales and owners to access what...
The second edition of IoT Forum Africa 2018 (#IOTFA2018), slated for the 14th and 15th of March 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will bring together an array of thought leaders, visionaries and experts who will  share their knowledge of real-world IoT trends, challenges and solutions. IoT Forum Africa 2018 will feature industry...
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