Amazon's Payfort has announced the launch of the #StartUpStayUp initiative which aims at supporting start-ups and small-to-medium sized businesses SMEs across Egypt. The Fintech company has invited more than 100 of its startup and SME merchant partners to benefit from the initiative which aims to support them in increasing traffic...
Local fintech startups Klickit (previously known in the market as Q-Less) and Paymob are officially enabling digital payments for educational entities affiliated with global advisory and educational management firm GEMS Education. This agreement will allow parents of students in GEMS schools across Egypt to make tuition payments online for over...
PAYFORT and valU have teamed up to offer online shoppers in Egypt another checkout method. The partnership - which was announced on Monday, 24 February 2020 - will give consumers the option to 'buy now, pay later'. According to valU, consumers can access 3-60 months instalment options for online purchases. “We...
In another effort to curb negativity in social media Ethiopia’s parliament has passed a law on Thursday that imposes a jail term and a fine for people whose internet posts “stir unrest,” reports Techweez via Reuters. It is evident that this is a move by the government to prevent violence...
Amazon company, PAYFORT announced a new partnership with DHL Express in North Africa on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. The partnership will see DHL express customers across the region complete shipment payments online in their local currencies via debit and credit cards, whilst protecting them against fraudulent usage and other...
On Friday, 29 November 2019, Sudatel announced that has appointed Sami Yousif Mohamed as the new CEO and Group President - effective immediately. The appointment comes as telecoms company prepares to invest heavily in its operations inside Sudan and across countries in West Africa. Sudatel provides both mobile and fixed...
Facebook announced on Tuesday, 12 November 2019, that it's partnering with RiseUp to bring ‘Boost with Facebook’, its global program designed to help small businesses grow and to equip more people with the digital skills, to Egypt. Inaugurated by HE Sahar Nasr, Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation,...
Tunisian mobile operator, Ooredoo Tunisia and Nokia announced on Wednesday, 30 October 2019, that the two companies would be partnering to deploy a 5G cloud mobile project. Ooredoo Tunisia is currently the country’s biggest mobile operator with over 8.8 million subscribers and 40% market share. According to the company, data...
UN Women and HP have entered into a partnership in a bid to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco. The collaboration will leverage UN Women’s African Girls Can Code initiative, a joint programme of the African...
Moroccan telecoms operator, inwi announced the launch of its mobile money service 'inwi money' on Wednesday, 25 September 2019. inwi money is a service that utilises Mobiquity Money, the digital money platform from Comviva. The new service allows consumers to perform multiple financial transactions including person-to-person money transfer, airtime...
A recent research collaboration between the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Fletcher School at Tufts University highlights the strengths and opportunities of six major countries in Africa for harnessing the true potential of technology to drive inclusive growth. With financial support from the Mastercard Impact Fund, the African...
Online payment solution and Amazon subsidiary, PAYFORT announced that flyEgypt has chosen its payment services. The announcement - which came on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 - notes that the partnership aims to support flyEgypt's expansion and companywide innovation by not only allowing flyEgypt to offer new payment solution for...
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...
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 thanks to their new partnership, nearly 2.3 million CASHU users can...
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 easy to print, peel-and-stick photos on...
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 matrix printers as well as its desktops.  Based in West London, Tri-Continental has expanded its...
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