Africa By Region

A look at African ICT News regionally

World Mobile, who recently announced their plans to make low-cost, high-quality internet access available to all Zanzibaris, has signed a partnership with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training in Zanzibar to provide free, unlimited internet to schools across the region. World Mobile has already connected Forodhani, Benbella, Kiwengwa Schools which comprise more than 1,000 students, and has plans to connect 10 more schools by the end of January 2022....
Bboxx, a next-generation utility, is ramping up the promotion of greater financial inclusion in Africa through a series of new initiatives. Among these is a cash loan and affordable financial services pilot aimed at positively transforming lives in Kenya. The pilot has secured access to finance for customers who would...
Edukoya, an Africa-focused online learning platform, has raised $3.5 million in a pre-seed round led by Target Global with strategic participation from angel investors including European and African founders such as Shola Akinlade - CEO and co-founder of Paystack (acquired by Stripe), Babs Ogundeyi and Musty Mustapha - founders...
Ventures Platform, the early-stage “discovery” venture capital fund championing the next generation of African entrepreneurs, has announced the first close of its new US$40m Pan-African, early-stage fund to invest in market-creating innovations. With this close led by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), the new fund features participation from...
Tingg, the all-in-one super payments app, won the ‘Overall Mobile App of the Year’ in Kenya at the inaugural Mobile App Summit and Awards held on Friday 10th in a prestigious gala dinner. They also bagged the ‘Mobile App of the Year: Productivity and Utilities’ at the event held...
Identification verification software leader, ATG Digital, has announced a new tool for employers and public establishments to verify visitors’ vaccine status at access control points. Vaccine mandates are hot on everyone’s lips this season, but before the first fourth-wave headline, ATG Digital’s R&D department had already completed their vaccine verification...
Fujifilm, an international group founded in Japan, and Ooredoo, Tunisia’s leading telecommunications operator, have joined forces to offer the operator’s Tunisian subscribers an innovative digital photo printing solution. Customers will be able to print photos at in-store kiosks by connecting to the My Ooredoo app. A digital solution...
South Africans love their TV’s and home entertainment systems. In fact, according to Nielsen the average citizen is watching 165 minutes a day on top of working from home, home schooling and other adulting duties and that’s discounting the amount of time spent on mobile devices. With close on...
This year has seen a 29% rise in cyberattacks against businesses across the world. In Africa, this growing threat is driven by an increase in users accessing the internet, creating a larger pool of targets for criminals, which is what we’ve witnessed in Kenya. The country’s connected population nearly...
Nokia in partnership with UN Women has launched a training program for survivors of gender-based violence in South Africa to strengthen their financial independence. The announcement coincides with this year’s United Nations 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence (GBV). The six-week training program will be conducted by Nokia volunteers...
Autochek Africa, the leading auto tech platform, has launched a dedicated brand new cars section on the Autochek website and mobile app. With this new addition, customers can access digital financing solutions for brand new cars and trucks with repayment tenures of up to 60 months and the lowest...
Africa is the most censorship-intensive region in the world with ten countries shutting down social media this year. According to cybersecurity company Surfshark, social media censorship cases decreased by 35% worldwide this year – from 29 in 2020 to 19 in 2021. Despite notable decrease in cases, internet disruptions affected...
There have been several changes in the economy and structure of African nations over the last year. Several people were obliged to stay at home due to the epidemic, COVID-19, and go primarily cashless. Africa's Fintech came to the rescue, providing Africans with cutting-edge technologies to access the best financial...
The KnowBe4 and ITWeb Ransomware Survey took a deep look into the South African organisation, finding that ransomware and cybercrime are increasingly impacting organisations on the continent. While many companies (32%) were attacked in 2021, some multiple times (12%), 64% of organisations believe they are prepared, and 67% would not...
Equinix, Inc., a worldwide digital infrastructure company, today announced its expansion into Africa through its intended acquisition of MainOne, a leading West African data centre and connectivity solutions provider, with a presence in Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The acquisition is expected to close in Q1 of 2022, subject to the...
Gricd, a cold chain technology company that uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable last-mile delivery of temperature-sensitive products, has teamed up with Nigeria’s National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) to deliver 4.2 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all 36 states of the country...
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