More than 2.5 billion people around the world – many of them in Africa – lack formal identification that enables them to access to financial and government services, according to the United Nations and the ID2020 project. Furthermore, less than 10% of adults in low and middle-income countries are...
Nigeria's innovation centre, Co-Creation Hub launch the 'CcHUB Design Lab' in Rwanda. The design lab is an unprecedented next step in Africa's growing tech sector, and is set to become a creative space where its multidisciplinary team of product designers and engineers will collaborate with scientists and stakeholders globally,...
Kenyans who use the Safaricom network were not able to make calls, send messages and use the internet after the telecoms company suffered a network outage that affected the entire country. Customers were not able to send or receive calls or text messages for almost two hours. Data and M-Pesa...
The advent of technology and higher internet usage has made things easier and convenient for both businesses and individuals. However, this has brought with it the risk of cyber-attacks by hackers. A new cybersecurity report from Vodafone highlights that the more cyber-ready a business becomes, the better its overall business...
West African mobile social and classified platform MoboFree has leveraged off growth funding from Netherlands-based eVentures Africa Fund to expand its local presence in Lagos and Accra, establish new offices in East Africa and invest in marketing. ‘To build and grow Africa’s leading mobile ‘scam-free’ market place, where people can...
Mastercard announced today that Salah Goss has been appointed as Head of the Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Salah brings extensive experience in financial inclusion specializing in mobile enabled solutions, agent banking and community-managed microfinance. In her new role, Salah will oversee the development of digital...
Google has revealed its top cybersecurity tips for online users as part of its “Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart” campaign, reports TechWeez. “We have intensified efforts to raise awareness about internet insecurities and empower audiences with tools and resources to help them stay safe online — particularly kids because they are...
Yet another week has flown by where all the biggest news stories from across Africa, and indeed the rest of the world, have all had one thing in common, they have been about technology. This past week, the utilities regulator in Rwanda approved Airtel's acquisition of Tigo. Making headlines in Nigeria,...
Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced senior level organisational changes within its Africa operations. Manoj Kohli, MD & CEO (International), in-charge of Airtel’s operations in Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will relocate to India effective Jan 1, 2014....
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June. The study revealed that Egypt has managed to decrease the commercial value of the unlicensed software, which declined significantly from $157m in...
Mastercard on Wednesday, 06 November 2017 unveiled Kionect, a digital ordering system that enables small kiosk owners in Nairobi, Kenya to order and pay for products from wholesalers via SMS. Orders submitted via a feature phone help create a digital record for kiosk owners to get access to micro-loans...
TIFAT a farm technology that connects farmers to a buyer’s marketplace emerged the winner of the DEMO Africa Uganda Innovation Tour. TIFAT beat a field of more than 15 other startups from Uganda in a two-round contest at the Hive Collab in Kampala. 30 start-ups participated and they all came geared...
After marking its presence in 15 countries, ThreadSol is all set to explore the African apparel industry to transform manufacturers to super vendors. This move comes at a time where the president of Kenya has decided to dedicate his energy in achieving the big four agenda as a way to improve...
Airtel Uganda has been voted the Best Digital Financial Service for 2014. The award was received at the Digital Impact Awards Africa. According to Airtel Uganda: "With Airtel Money, customers now get a wider access through nationwide agents and transact with one single code *185# to send and receive money...
The National Bank of Kenya has announced that it will upgrade its mobile banking services. According to the bank, the upgrade includes new services with improved safety as the lender seeks to grow new revenue streams through digital avenues. The NatMobile app allows customers to make payments such as school...
Alongside local African authorities, HP’s ACF team have conducted two highly successful operations to stop the trade of counterfeit cartridges for HP printers across Uganda and Mozambique. Firstly, In September and October 2018, HP’s ACF team and local authorities raided several premises in the Maputo (Mozambique) and Kampala (Uganda) areas....
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