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AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

June 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfriLabs extends reach to 6 new countries

AfriLabs has announced the admission of 40 new hubs; its largest hub admission to date into its network making it a total of 100 hubs across 30 African countries. This also extends the company’s reach to 6 new countries; Morocco, Algeria, Somali Land, Cote D’Ivoire, Angola and Mali. The new members of the AfriLabs network [&hellip...

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2019 cybercrime and financial trends

A new malware is making its mark in Africa

June 8, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on A new malware is making its mark in Africa

There’s a new cyber threat on the block, and it’s sneakier than anything we’ve seen before – undoubtedly the reason why it’s the malware of choice for hackers across Africa right now. In fact, though crypto-mining malware is...

FAO and Rabobank renew partnership to help smallholders participate in agribusiness boom

Cooperatives can support inclusive growth in Africa

June 4, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Cooperatives can support inclusive growth in Africa

Africa boasts huge potential for social and economic development, with agribusiness poised to play a major role. Without policies and partnerships that enable smallholder farmers – including subsistence farmers and pastoralists – to participate in...

The new standard for cross-border payments dramatically improves the customer experience in cross-border payments by increasing their speed, transparency and end-to-end tracking

African banks to become more competitive with SWIFT gpi

May 31, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on African banks to become more competitive with SWIFT gpi

5 African banks have signed up to SWIFT’s global payments innovation (gpi) service, the new standard for cross-border payments. Of these, four are already live – Standard Bank of South Africa, FirstRand Bank, ABSA Bank and Nedbank – and many others...

Kora uses blockchain platform to empower social change in rural Africa

May 30, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Kora uses blockchain platform to empower social change in rural Africa

Kora, the blockchain platform that unlocks growth in emerging markets, introduces its blockchain infrastructure for a more inclusive financial system and announces their upcoming sale, which went public on May 11, 2o18. Kora aims to engage with existing...

More than 125 countries were represented at Viva Technology 2018.

WATCH: Viva Technology 2018 Highlights

May 29, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WATCH: Viva Technology 2018 Highlights

Taking its position as the ‘global engagement for startups and leaders’, more than 125 countries were represented at Viva Technology 2018. The French tech conference saw over 100,000 attendees interact with content from over 300 speakers, and over 1800...

Oulie Keita, ONE campaign regional representative for Francophone Africa.

“Africa Has Been Blessed But Investing In Youth Needs To Be A Priority” – Oulie Keita

May 29, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on “Africa Has Been Blessed But Investing In Youth Needs To Be A Priority” – Oulie Keita

Africa has been blessed, not only with natural resources but also an abundance of youth, yet we fail to adequately invest in them. At least 60% of Africa’s young people are under the age of 30 but unemployment continues to rear its ugly head leaving...

Online mentoring consultancy helping African students get a dream college offer

Online mentoring consultancy helping African students get a dream college offer

May 26, 2018 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Online mentoring consultancy helping African students get a dream college offer

Crimson Education an online mentoring consultancy that helps build high school students’ candidacy to apply for overseas universities has opened offices in South Africa. Crimson was started by two high-scholars Jamie Beaton and South Africa-born Sharndre...

President of the African Development Bank, Ayodeji Adesina

Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialisation, says President Adesina

May 23, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern AfricaComments Off on Korea is a model for Africa’s industrialisation, says President Adesina

The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) opened in Busan, Korea, on Monday with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants...

Time to act on digital transformation

Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

May 21, 2018 • Digital Transformation, East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

If there was ever a time to watch progress in Africa, it would be now. As we have seen so many times before, the continent has the ability to leapfrog technological trends and with the rapid scaling of digital technologies we believe there are huge...

WFA has announced a new leadership team

IFC, Mastercard Foundation Extend Financial Inclusion for Millions in Africa

May 17, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on IFC, Mastercard Foundation Extend Financial Inclusion for Millions in Africa

“Financial inclusion is one of Africa’s great success stories of this decade. Mobile money solutions and agent banking now offer affordable, instant, and reliable transactions, savings, credit, and even insurance opportunities in rural villages and urban...

RascomStar will supply the capacity over its satellite RQ1R located at 2.9° East, covering the whole of Africa in C and Ku band connectivity.

SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar join forces to connect Africa

May 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar join forces to connect Africa

VSAT services provider SatADSL, Global Telesat – providers of telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations – and satellite operator RascomStar announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa....

The gadgets keeping our animals safe

Parrot helps ICT start-ups all over Africa

May 5, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Parrot helps ICT start-ups all over Africa

Agriculture is a key, fast-growing industry in Africa – and Parrot, the European drone group, is offering business solutions, covering drones and software, to professionals in this business sector. Parrot-AIRINOV teamed up with the Technical Centre for...

Massive demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector

March 28, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Massive demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector

With the rapid and sustained growth of the fintech sector in East Africa, in particular in Kenya, there has been a sharp rise in demand for skilled leaders to fill positions, and companies are looking globally – and to South Africa specifically –...

Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

March 12, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly...

Oracle's global startup program will support 500 startups in Ghana

Afrikonnect to unlock markets for top African startups

March 6, 2018 • North Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Afrikonnect to unlock markets for top African startups

StartupYourLife and LaFactory, two key ecosystem players in the Moroccan tech scene, are building a platform to connect leading corporations with top African startups to foster open innovation, unlock regional markets and connect North and Subsaharan tech...