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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 partnership is geared towards growing digital commerce and will offer more Visa acceptance points in...

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Publiseer accepted to Singularity University's Global Startup Program

Publiseer expands to South Africa

November 26, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer expands to South Africa

  Publiseer has revealed on its Facebook page that it will be expanding to South Africa. Publiseer has also expanded into its neighbouring West African country Ghana, and East African country, Kenya. “When naming the platform, we brainstormed and...

Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

November 26, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Smile offers customers all-in-one SIM

Smile Nigeria has introduced the All-in-One SIM offer, providing free voice and video calls and what it claims are the best rates to call any local operator, alongside an affordable data plan. To enjoy these benefits, new customers need to purchase the Smile...

Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

November 24, 2018 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Korean Telecom to use Big Data to prevent diseases in Ghana

South Korea’s telecommunications company, KT, has signed an agreement on the use of Big Data in preventing infectious diseases with the Ghana Health Service. Attendees at the signing ceremony in Accra, Ghana, included Yoon Jong-Jin, KT’s senior...

Tomorrow's intelligent enterprise will be built on interconnected systems

Accenture Nigeria to unveil Innovation Index 2018

November 24, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments Off on Accenture Nigeria to unveil Innovation Index 2018

Global tech, strategy, digital and consulting service firm, Accenture has unveiled the complete survey report of its Innovation Index 2018 which focuses on game-changing business, market and technology trends in Nigeria financial services industry. The event...

Nigeria selects Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics as tech partners for national financial inclusion program

Nigeria selects Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics as tech partners for national financial inclusion program

November 19, 2018 • Finance, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria selects Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics as tech partners for national financial inclusion program

  Papersoft and Integrated Biometrics, in partnership with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), are now part of the Financial Inclusion Strategy in Nigeria. This program aims to enroll 70 million unbanked individuals into Nigeria’s formal...

ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

November 19, 2018 • Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ESET launches mobile security product for Airtel Nigeria

ESET has announced the launch of a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers. According to ESET, the new value offering will provide smartphone users with features for prevention and management of cyber risks associated to...

Jan Hnizdo, Teraco Managing Director

SACS Cable to expand connectivity in Africa via data centres

November 14, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SACS Cable to expand connectivity in Africa via data centres

Angola Cables is expanding its network reach and peering capabilities across the globe with an aim to become a major IP transit and MPLS player in sub-Saharan Africa. Boosting the connection is data centre provider, Teraco. Teraco has said that clients...

Class 2 of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa graduates in Lagos

Class 2 of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa graduates in Lagos

November 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Class 2 of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa graduates in Lagos

The second class of startups to go through Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program graduated in Lagos. Launchpad Accelerator Africa was announced in July 2017 and will run until 2020, including two intakes of 10 – 12 startups per year,...

Black Friday campaign launched by Jumia Ghana

Black Friday campaign launched by Jumia Ghana

November 11, 2018 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Black Friday campaign launched by Jumia Ghana

Ghana’s leading online retail company on Friday officially announced it’s biggest online sale of the year. Speaking during the press briefing held in Accra, Jumia Ghana’s management shared insights on the upcoming Black Friday sale as well as plans and...

AfricaCoin’s President and CEO, Amos Tsopotsa

AfricaCoin: The African alternative to bitcoin

November 10, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaCoin: The African alternative to bitcoin

With the world moving fast towards a digital era, the AfricaCoin’s President and CEO, Amos Tsopotsa says it is important for the citizens of our country to adopt a digital approach when it comes to using their monies and considering the plus points that...

Standard Bank launches Chinese internet banking in Angola

Standard Bank launches Chinese internet banking in Angola

November 9, 2018 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Standard Bank launches Chinese internet banking in Angola

Angola has a strong relationship with China, which offers diplomatic backing for the state. With that said, Standard Bank has recently launched Chinese internet banking in Angola with hopes of installing to the rest of the continent by 2019. The growing...

Nigeria re-elected into ITU Council

Nigeria re-elected into ITU Council

November 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria re-elected into ITU Council

At the 20th Plenipotentiary Conference held in Dubai the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria emerged as Africa’s representatives of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council, receiving 114 votes in the process. As a member of the global body for 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...

Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

November 7, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters, and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter. Nakuru, a town northwest of Nairobi, was a particular eyesore, with a...

Nigerians get flexible smartphone financing options

Nigerians get flexible smartphone financing options

November 5, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerians get flexible smartphone financing options

PayJoy, a Silicon Valley technology company, has partnered with pan-African mobile network operator, MTN, TD Mobile, and financial institution, Sterling Bank, to offer a technology-driven financing solution that enables Nigerians to buy mobile devices on...