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A look at African ICT News regionally

With smartphones becoming more accessible and affordable, and network coverage growing stronger, the uptake of mobile technology is in a good space and growing in leaps and bounds on the African continent. Many mobile technology companies and organisations, both public and private, are harnessing the potential of this to bridge...
With digital transformation a top priority on the corporate agenda as companies identify new ways to grow their business, cyber attackers and opportunist cybercriminals remain very active. While Africa is not necessarily considered a focus area for the more sophisticated types of cybercriminal activity such as targeted attacks or advanced...
The Pasteur Institute in Senegal is set to produce rapid antigen tests for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 in patients from early 2022 with the help of a new tech transfer partnership with two international biotech companies. The Institute, based in Dakar, will partner with Bionote, a South Korean firm that provides diagnostic...
Internet and connectivity speed tester Ookla has released its market analysis for South Africa, ranking the country's fastest internet service providers (ISPs). The analysis only takes into account top providers of internet services in the country, ones which account for 3% or more of total test samples in the market...
While COVID-19 has seen organisations shift to cloud platforms overnight to help them remain operational while their workforces are operating remotely, too many are not up to speed with what this means in terms of their data. This is particularly true now that the Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act...
Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has refuted claims that hackers infiltrated its servers and obtained the personal details of at least 61,000 registered voters. This comes after reports from the Directive of Criminal Investigators (DCI) were released, saying that the directive has arrested a 21-year old fraud suspect...
Quickloc8, a technology start-up company, is making AI a reality for the taxi industry. The company is partnering with local taxi owners and associations in South Africa, by providing practical and innovative solutions to modernise the industry by allowing it to be a safer, more reliable and competitive transport option. The...
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been even more reliant on their Internet connections to stay in touch, educated, entertained, and productive. Although the effects of the pandemic have been and continue to be devastating, we can only imagine what life would have looked like if this had happened in...
Nigeria's House of Representatives, the country's lawmaking body, has approved a new plan to slash the price of cable TV services in the country in favour of a pay-as-you-go model. This comes as a House Committee report tells of the increase of subscription fees by broadcasting digital satellite providers, including...
4Sight Dynamics Africa, an indirect cloud solutions provider (CSP) that supports various Microsoft partners in Africa and the Middle East, has announced regional support for the Software as a Service (SaaS) version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. From 15 July, small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and small, medium and...
The World Health Organization (WHO)'s Africa director has warned that South Africa should prepare itself for a significant surge in COVID-19 cases after days of widespread rioting and looting in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, two of the most populous provinces in the country. Since the weekend of 10 July and the...
MiVoice, an all-in-one HR management app for domestic employees, has announced that the app has been made available to ALL South Africans for download and free use until 31 August 2021. A subscription for full access usually costs R49 ($3.39) per month, but for this period subscribers will have free...
The Automobile Association (AA) of South Africa says new data is suggesting that petrol prices in the country will increase by a huge 87 cents to the litre. This comes as the fuel industry has been 'hammered from all sides' during the weeklong unrest that gripped the country in...
Online learning has made significant strides in Africa over the past decade, but access to resources and high data costs remain a persistent challenge for young people in marginalised communities. This means that many are still not able to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the digital world. Digify Africa...
Safaricom's plans to expand into Ethiopia have hit a complication as a US State financier is threatening to recall its loans to a Safaricom-led consortium following an escalation of armed conflict in the horn of Africa. The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) says that acts of violence against civilians...
Visa has announced a new partnership with the International Bank of Somalia (IBS Bank) to launch Somalia's first Visa card payment services in the country. According to Tech Cabal, Somalia has been making significant headways into "reawakening" its financial entities. Since the collapse of its government in 1991, Somalia has...
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