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TransUnion launches mobile credit platform in Rwanda

TransUnion launches mobile credit platform in Rwanda

November 23, 2017 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

TransUnion Africa, a provider of global information solutions for assessing and managing risk, has launched Menyesha, a mobile credit reporting platform, to cater to the Rwandan market. Menyesha, literally “Inform Me” in Kinyarwanda, represents a leap forward in the way this historically underserved – but rapidly digitising – population can interact...

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"Africa cannot operate in isolation" says NetApp's Patrick Maphopha

“Africa cannot operate in isolation” says NetApp’s Patrick Maphopha

November 23, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Data management and storage company, NetApp will host a Partner Academy event on the 23rd of November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. At the event, NetApp will discuss some of the latest solutions and services they offer in Africa. Speaking of the Partner Academy...

Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment

Ethio Telecom launches electronic payment services

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Ethiopia’s sole telecommunication provider, Ethio Telecom has announced the launch of payment services for prepaid mobile recharging. The service allows customers to recharge their mobile airtime online. The new system has been made available to...

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and...

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics...

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Rocket League has been on the sidelines of the esports world as of late, often overshadowed by other more prominent games like Dota, LoL, and Overwatch. However, it’s still one of the most successful online games to date by selling over a million retail...

Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

Rwanda: Motorists in Kigali can now pay parking fees via mobile platform

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Rwanda has announced a partnership with Kigali Veterans Cooperatives Society (KVCS), a company in charge of collecting parking fees, to introduce a payment option for parking fees via the MTN Mobile Money platform. Motorists in Kigali will now be able to...

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape.

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

Africa is not a Data desert

Africa is not a Data desert

November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

MTN Uganda announces 2017 innovation award winners

November 20, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

MTN Uganda announced the winners of the MTN Innovation Awards 2017. The 2nd annual MTN Innovation Awards which is a platform through which MTN, recognises some of the most outstanding locally developed mobile and desktop applications, as well as individuals...

Survival needs: food,water...WiFi?

Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

November 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

You can live without air for three minutes, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food; but how long can you survive without checking your mobile phone for messages and calls or asking for the WiFi password? Of course,...

Konnect Africa to launch SmartWiFi in Kenya

Konnect Africa to launch SmartWiFi in Kenya

November 14, 2017 • East Africa, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

Konnect Africa, a satellite Internet solutions provider has announced the introduction of new public hotspots in Kenya. SmartWiFi service will be available in public area like schools, shops, hotel and healthcare centre in the country. According to the...

Nigeria: Airtel bags three NITITA awards

Nigeria: Airtel picks up three awards

November 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Saturday 11 November 2017, telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, was awarded three accolades at the Nigeria Technology Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTIT) 2017 organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria...

Girls4Tech workshops introduced in Africa to drive interest in STEM

Girls4Tech workshops introduced in Africa to drive interest in STEM

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mastercard has introduced the Girls4Tech programme in Africa. The company is working to empower young girls in Africa with Girls4Tech. The Girls4Tech programme was launched in South Africa (both Johannesburg and Cape Town), as well as Kenya, (Nairobi) and...

Five reasons why ESCOs are the future for African telecom tower power

Energy service companies are the future for African telecom tower power

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The single biggest challenge to being able to offer stable and reliable mobile phone services in Africa is power. Or more precisely, the lack of reliable power at telecoms tower sites. Hundreds of thousands of towers across the continent are located in areas...

Voice over LTE smartphones launched in Africa

Voice over LTE smartphones to launch in Africa

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Smile Communications, a provider of mobile voice and data service on 4G LTE and global providers of 4G LTE chipset platforms to smartphone makers, MediaTek have teamed up to bring the latest VoLTE smartphones to customers in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the...