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Facebook Flex to launch in Lesotho

Facebook partners African NGO’s for Safer Internet Day

February 5, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

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 cyber-crime. Facebook is supporting the Safer Internet Day by: Sponsoring the printing of online safety...

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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 (0)

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 opens office in Cairo

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...

BankservAfrica reveals Black Friday card sales

Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

November 27, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

Visa, payments technology company and Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries. The...

ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

November 9, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on ALL G software-enabled Open network solution to bridge digital divide in Africa

Parallel Wireless has launched an ALL G software-enabled Open network solution aimed at helping global mobile network operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’. The solution has been welcomed across the African continent with several deployments and...

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

October 31, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft and the CPGR unveil medical research and healthcare platform

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research (CPGR) have embarked on a joint project bringing together the intelligent cloud and genomics research to create a scalable, cost-effective technology platform to...

Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in Africa

Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changing Africa’s energy crisis

October 30, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Renewable energy will play a pivotal role in changing Africa’s energy crisis

Renewable energy can play a pivotal role in bringing power to people whether in rural or remote areas. It has the potential to assist many African countries and citizens to have access to power which is essential for the reduction of poverty as well as to...

Cellcom selects Parallel Wireless for network expansion

Vodacom Business expands its fixed connectivity network in Africa

October 29, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Business expands its fixed connectivity network in Africa

Vodacom, a subsidiary of Vodafone Group, has added 19 new countries to its already extensive 28 markets footprint, in so doing increasing its overall coverage to 47 countries across Africa. Through its strategic partnerships, Vodacom Business, the leading...