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Uganda deports MTN CEO over national security

February 15, 2019 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The chief executive officer of MTN Uganda, a unit of South Africa’s MTN Group, has been deported from the East African country over national security, police said on Friday, 15 February. The development is the latest concern for the largest telecommunications firm in Uganda after three senior executives were deported in January. Police spokesman Fred...

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Huawei gears up for Cloud Africa launch in March 2019

February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments (0)

In 2018, Huawei announced plans to launch its first public cloud datacentre in Africa, however there was mention of location nor exact date of the launch. In a recent statement issued by Huawei, the company confirmed the launch to happen in March 2019 and...

Sanjay Mirchandani succeeds Bob Hammer as CEO of Commvault

February 6, 2019 • Company NewsComments (0)

Commvault has announced the appointment of Sanjay Mirchandani as President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board, effective immediately. Mirchandani, previously the CEO of Puppet, an Oregon-based IT automation company, replaces retiring President...

Euphoria Telecom appoints new management

February 6, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Euphoria Telecom co-founders, George Golding, Rafal Janik and Conrad de Wet, have appointed new leadership to help take the company to new heights. They will continue to drive the company at a high level while John Woollam and Nic Laschinger take over the...

Cortex Logic secures investment to grow business beyond Africa

Cortex Logic secures investment to grow business beyond Africa

February 5, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African based Artificial Intelligence Software & Solutions provider Cortex Logic secures growth investment to expand its reach to new clients in Europe & USA. Cortex Logic is an African Artificial Intelligence (AI) software and solutions company...

Airtel Africa receives $200 mln investment from Qatar

Airtel Africa receives $200 mln investment from Qatar

February 1, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel Africa receives $200 mln investment from Qatar

Airtel Africa, a subsidiary of Indian telecommunications company Bharti Airtel which services 15 African countries, will receive an investment of USD 200 million from the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) through a primary equity issuance in the company. The...

Huge Telecom announces new MD

Huge Telecom announces new MD

January 28, 2019 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huge Telecom announces new MD

Huge Telecom, a subsidiary of Huge Group, has announced Robert Burger as the new managing director to its investors, effective as of 23 January 2019. Burger was appointed as the Financial Director of Huge Telecom on 1 August 2018 and has acted as managing...

European data specialists opens office in South Africa

January 25, 2019 • Company NewsComments Off on European data specialists opens office in South Africa

  DataManagement Professionals (DMP), European specialists in complete solutions for secure and reliable data management, has announced the opening of a South African branch as of January 2019.   DMP South Africa will offer a comprehensive range of...

200 Apple employees get laid off

January 24, 2019 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on 200 Apple employees get laid off

200 Apple employees working on Project Titan, its autonomous vehicle group, have been dismissed. These dismissals are seen as an anticipated restructuring of the team under the leadership of Doug Field, and Bob Mansfield. An Apple spokesperson told CNBC that...

Liquid Telecom Zambia gets a female CEO

Liquid Telecom Zambia appoints its first female CEO

January 23, 2019 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom Zambia appoints its first female CEO

Liquid Telecom has appointed Susan M’kandawire Mulikita as CEO of Liquid Telecom Zambia to accelerate growth and market penetration across the country. Based in Zambia, Susan joined the company on 14 January 2019 and becomes the first female to join Liquid...

MTN Group CEO to give insights on investing in digital growth

January 22, 2019 • Company NewsComments Off on MTN Group CEO to give insights on investing in digital growth

MTN is participating in the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meetings taking place from 22—25 January 2019 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. The yearly gathering of the world’s top leaders from politics, business, civil society and academia,...

NITDA introduces 5 IT sector guidelines

SUSE, Intel and SAP partner for IT transformation data centre

January 18, 2019 • Company NewsComments Off on SUSE, Intel and SAP partner for IT transformation data centre

SUSE has announced support for Intel Optane DC persistent memory with SAP HANA. Running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications, SAP HANA users can now take advantage of high-capacity Intel Optane DC persistent memory in the data center. Users...

Musk's SpaceX is downsizing

Musk’s SpaceX is downsizing

January 15, 2019 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Musk’s SpaceX is downsizing

Elon Musk’s SpaceX, a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company, is looking to lay off around 10 per cent of its workforce in an attempt at better managing costs. This news comes shortly after the company’s...

Protiviti opens office in Cairo

Protiviti opens office in Cairo

January 12, 2019 • Company News, North AfricaComments Off on Protiviti opens office in Cairo

Global consulting firm Protiviti welcomes the addition of a new Member Firm in Cairo, Egypt. The new location is the first Member Firm in North Africa, and the Cairo office is led by Managing Director Ashraf Fahmy. The Protiviti Member Firm network in the...

France set to tax digital giants in 2019

January 2, 2019 • Company News, Online & SocialComments Off on France set to tax digital giants in 2019

France will push ahead with its own tax on large internet and technology GAFA companies (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon) from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Monday, as the European Union struggles to finalise a new EU-wide levy. While...

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Google to build new campus in New York worth $1bn

December 19, 2018 • Company News, General, Top StoriesComments Off on Google to build new campus in New York worth $1bn

On Monday, 17 December 2018, Google announced plans to put over USD 1 billion into a new campus in New York City, at Google Hudson Square. The office will have the capacity to more than double the number of Google employees in New York over the next 10 years,...