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  • Call of Duty: Mobile iconic characters. Image sourced from Call of Duty: Mobile.

    Call of Duty: Mobile set for release on 1 October 2019

    September 19, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Call of Duty: Mobile set for release on 1 October 2019

    On 18 September 2019, American video game publisher Activision, in collaboration with Chinese multinational company Tencent, has announced that Call of Duty: Mobile will launch on 1 October 2019 in countries around the world where Google Play and App Store...

  • Lack of strategic ownership is stalling digital transformation plans-study reveals

    Drawing from China’s digital landscape for Africa’s tech-enabled future

    March 18, 2019 • Digital TransformationComments Off on Drawing from China’s digital landscape for Africa’s tech-enabled future

    China is rapidly becoming a leading designer of digital products, services, and business models, a seismic shift in focus that’s being enabled by its world-class communications infrastructure and the sheer numbers of its connected consumers. That’s...

  • SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

    November 29, 2018 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

    A recently formed digital economic link is the implementation of African start-up SimbaPay launching Kenya and China instant payment service. Kenya’s Family Bank and London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay have launched an instant money transfer...

  • Huawei 5G rollout banned from New Zealand

    November 29, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei 5G rollout banned from New Zealand

    New Zealand’s largest telecoms carrier Spark has confirmed that the country’s intelligence agency had barred it from using equipment provided by China’s Huawei in its 5G network as it posed “significant national security risks”....

  • WeChat recently partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai.

    The WeChat hotel experience of the future

    November 25, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on The WeChat hotel experience of the future

    WeChat recently partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai. What makes this hotel “smart” is that users can book rooms, check-in remotely, and use their phones as key cards – all on the WeChat app and without any help...

  • Huawei teased a new smart speaker with AI technology

    Huawei teases new AI speaker

    October 30, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei teases new AI speaker

    Google, Samsung and Apple all have smart speakers. Not to be left behind, Huawei has now released their budget contender. The company teased the new gadget the Chinese name of which translates as “Huawei AI Speaker” at its Mate 20 series event in...

  • China is one of Apple's largest markets, accounting for roughly 20 percent of its revenue last year.

    Apple removes 25,000 illegal apps in China

    August 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Apple removes 25,000 illegal apps in China

    Apple has reportedly pulled thousands of illegal apps from its App Store in China, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, 20 August 2018. Under fire from Chinese state media, Apple Inc. said it removed illegal gambling apps from its App Store in...

  • Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

    Google employees protest censored search engine For China

    August 17, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google employees protest censored search engine For China

    About a thousand Google employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s efforts to build a censored version of its search engine in China, as reported by The New York Times. The employees are demanding more transparency so they can understand the...

  • Applications for Google Africa Certifications Scholarships open

    Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

    August 2, 2018 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Google developing censor-friendly search engine for China

    Google is reportedly gearing up to launch a search engine app in China that will be censorship friendly, blocking websites and search terms that the communist country doesn’t want its citizens searching for. Google withdrew its search engine from China...

  • Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand

    Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand

    July 25, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Research shows BRICS has established itself as a global brand

    The political alliance of BRICS nations has become a distinct global brand in its own right; research conducted by Brand South Africa – a marketing agency of the government of South Africa – shows. Said Dr Petrus de Kock, General Manager for...

  • BRICS business leaders to gather in Sandton

    BRICS business leaders to gather in Sandton

    July 24, 2018 • General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on BRICS business leaders to gather in Sandton

    More than 1000 delegates from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) will gather at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg tomorrow, Wednesday, 25 July 2018 for the BRICS Business Forum which will takes place as part of the 10th BRICS...

  • Cashless access to China for Africans through Standard Bank and UnionPay International

    Cashless access to China for Africans through Standard Bank and UnionPay International

    February 7, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Cashless access to China for Africans through Standard Bank and UnionPay International

    On Monday 5 February 2018 Standard Bank and UnionPay International announced that the companies have entered into a partnership which will see the bank accept UnionPay cards in multiple African markets. The companies believe that the dual development is set...

  • SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

    Ghana: Chinese govt. grants loan for digital switch

    January 20, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on Ghana: Chinese govt. grants loan for digital switch

    The government of Ghana has inked an agreement with its Chinese counterpart in order to obtain a loan facility. According to the government of Ghana, the loan will be put towards the the Ghanaian digital terrestrial transmission project. Ghana’s...

  • Huawei 2014 Cloud Congress

    Africa comes in strong as Huawei reveals GCI findings

    September 17, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Africa comes in strong as Huawei reveals GCI findings

    At the 2014 Huawei Cloud Congress Huawei revealed its Global Connectivity (GCI) findings. With findings from 25 developing and emerging countries that account for 78% of global GDP and 68% of population, and 10 industries, including finance, manufacturing,...

  • PCCW Global partners with Zendai for SA smart city

    April 23, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on PCCW Global partners with Zendai for SA smart city

    PCCW Global, the Hong Kong-headquartered international operating division of HKT, has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Shanghai Zendai, an urban complex developer specializing in commercial real estate from mainland China, to provide...

  • You can help find Malaysia’s missing Flight 370

    March 12, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on You can help find Malaysia’s missing Flight 370

    While more than 10 countries and dozens of search teams are scouring the vast stretch of ocean between Malaysia, China and Vietnam for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, internet users have taken to the web to expand the search. Flight 370 disappeared...