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Digital payments take flight in Morocco

Digital payments take flight in Morocco

July 24, 2019 • North Africa, RetailComments Off on Digital payments take flight in Morocco

Wirecard, a digital financial technology company, has announced that it is now handling payments for online and travel agency bookings for Royal Air Maroc, Morocco’s national airline. According to Wirecard, Royal Air Maroc is set to join the Oneworld alliance in mid-2020 and has annual passenger figures of 7.4 million with an average of 245 [&hellip...

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Huobi and CASHU partner to expand cryptocurrency reach across North Africa

Huobi and CASHU partner to expand cryptocurrency reach across North Africa

July 19, 2019 • Finance, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huobi and CASHU partner to expand cryptocurrency reach across North Africa

On Wednesday, 17 July 2019, online payment company CASHU and Huobi announced a collaboration that aims to make ‘accessing cryptocurrency as easy as buying a Netflix subscription or paying a bill’ for millions of people across North Africa. With...

Canon launches new instant camera printers

July 13, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Canon launches new instant camera printers

Canon announced on Friday, 12 July 2019, the release of two instant camera printers, the Canon Zoemini S and Canon Zoemini C, in the Middle East. The new product range of all-in-one instant camera printers are pocket-sized and aim to encourage creativity with...

Printronix partners with Tri-Continental to expand reach in Africa

Printronix partners Tri-Continental to expand reach in Africa

July 10, 2019 • East Africa, General, North Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Printronix partners Tri-Continental to expand reach in Africa

On Tuesday, 9 July 2019, Printronix signed an agreement with Tri-Continental to broaden their reseller base and strengthen presence within Central, East and West Africa. Under the agreement, Tri-Continental will distribute Printronix and TallyGenicom line...

Spotify Lite now available across Africa

Spotify Lite now available in Africa

July 9, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Spotify Lite now available in Africa

Spotify has officially introduced Spotify Lite. Lite, according to Spotify,  is a small, fast, and simplified version of the main Spotify app. Users will still be able to search and play their favourite songs and artists, save them, share with others,...

Sameh Gamal, Business Development Manager for MEA at TPV.

TPV Gulf announces new distributor for their technology in Egypt

July 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, North AfricaComments Off on TPV Gulf announces new distributor for their technology in Egypt

TPV Gulf, the company in charge of AOC and Philips brand of monitors, has announced the appointment of their new distributor, East Asia for Computer Systems, in order to maintain its presence in the Egyptian market. “The ICT sector achieved a growth...

Al Maghribia bouquet launches on Arabsat-5C

Al Maghribia expands its African reach with Arabsat-5C

June 30, 2019 • Enterprise IT, North Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Al Maghribia expands its African reach with Arabsat-5C

Al Maghribia is one of the many channels belonging to the Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) bouquet. This collection of channels runs with 100 per cent Moroccan video programming and production. The content is entirely Moroccan...

Vodafone Egypt deploys Nokia SDM to rollout 4G services

Vodafone Egypt deploys Nokia SDM to rollout 4G services

May 29, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Vodafone Egypt deploys Nokia SDM to rollout 4G services

Nokia is deploying a cloud-based Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution that enables Vodafone Egypt to offer services to its 4G customers. The deployment, under the Spring SDM project, helps the service provider to continue transforming its operations...

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

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...

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...

Orange, KaiOS partner to close Africa's digital divide through Series B funding

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...

Applications for the inaugural student entrepreneurship week open

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...

Watch out for phoney Facebook logins

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...