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Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

Vote for your favourite African creative in the DLA Online Pitch Competition

April 21, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Public voting is now open until April 28 for the 30 African creatives selected to compete at the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) Online Pitch Competition. The DLA is a springboard and an incubation platform for African creatives in digital content. Initiated by the Embassy of France and French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) in 2016, [&hellip...

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Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

April 8, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

Visa, the global payments technology company and Branch, the most downloaded finance app in Africa, have announced a partnership that will see virtual Visa prepaid debit cards offered to over 2 million consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This partnership...

Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

March 25, 2019 • Digital Transformation, East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063 according to the 2019 Economic Report on...

Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

February 19, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

KaiOS Technologies has announced that six new partners in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania will launch mobile phones running on its operating system for smart feature phones, KaiOS. These devices form a new category of phones that...

International Telecoms invest in African EdTech

February 19, 2019 • Africa By Region, East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on International Telecoms invest in African EdTech

In recent years, education technology has become inextricable from education reform, resulting in a steady increase in edtech startups and private entities innovating in education. Understanding the realities and complexities of education in Africa, it is...

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Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

February 5, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

As we celebrate Safer Internet Day on 5 February, Facebook is joining hands with more than 20 non-profit organisations and government agencies. The campaign aims to raise awareness about Internet safety and security concerns such as cyberbullying and...

10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

February 4, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on 10 Things to know about mobile payments in Africa

The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the...

CSquared set on 'Fiberising' Africa

CSquared set on ‘Fiberising’ Africa

January 25, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, West AfricaComments Off on CSquared set on ‘Fiberising’ Africa

  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...

The rise of mobile experience in Africa

January 22, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The rise of mobile experience in Africa

Across Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability. While users in South Africa, Morocco, Senegal and Kenya connect to 4G signals on average between 72% and 75% of the time,...

AgTech startup get software donation from Oracle NetSuite

AgTech startup gets software donation from Oracle NetSuite

January 18, 2019 • North Africa, StartupsComments Off on AgTech startup gets software donation from Oracle NetSuite

  Growsel, a nonprofit agricultural crowdfunding organisation that connects underserved Base of the Pyramid smallholder farmers with lenders across the globe, has received a software donation from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact for growing social...

Protiviti expands services in South Africa

Protiviti opens office in Cairo

January 12, 2019 • Company News, North AfricaComments Off on Protiviti opens office in Cairo

Global consulting firm Protiviti welcomes the addition of a new Member Firm in Cairo, Egypt. The new location is the first Member Firm in North Africa, and the Cairo office is led by Managing Director Ashraf Fahmy. The Protiviti Member Firm network in the...

Mining industry gets super wireless technology boost

National Energy Services Reunited Corp receives multi-year contracts in North Africa

December 30, 2018 • Mining & Energy, North AfricaComments Off on National Energy Services Reunited Corp receives multi-year contracts in North Africa

National Energy Services Reunited Corp, a provider of integrated energy services in the Middle East and North Africa (”MENA”) region, has revealed that it has been awarded a number of major multi-year contracts in North Africa and the Gulf region...

Tunisia Trains first set of Drone pilots for agricultural productivity

Tunisia trains drone pilots for agricultural purposes

December 17, 2018 • General, North AfricaComments Off on Tunisia trains drone pilots for agricultural purposes

Eight pilots have successfully passed their drone flight training in Tunisia following a two-week intensive training period organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Tunisia, the African Development Bank and Busan Techno Park. The training which focused on...

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

December 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has announced an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly...

Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

December 12, 2018 • Education, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libya space camp scholarship program open for entries

The U.S. Embassy and Libya are now accepting applications for the 2019 U.S.-Libya Space Camp Scholarship Program that will give Libyan students and educators the opportunity to challenge themselves in an elite training centre designed for the top...

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard and Africa’s payment service provider, DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration will enable DPO...