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Lola Kassim appointed new Uber GM for West Africa

Ride-hailing mobile app Uber has appointed Lola Kassim, a Nigerian-Canadian, as its new general manager for West Africa. Lola, who most recently worked as a Management Consultant with McKinsey and Company, is a professional with over 10 years of global...

SAS appoints Desan Naidoo as Managing Director Southern Africa

SAS today announced the appointment of Desan Naidoo as the company’s Managing Director Southern Africa responsible for setting and managing the company’s strategy for the region. Naidoo’s focus will be to bring SAS’s technology to life by highlighting the incredible...

Airtel Africa appoints new leadership in Tanzania

Bharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Sunil Colaso as the Managing Director (MD) of Airtel Tanzania with effect from March 1st 2013. Speaking about the new...

Q&A: Internet Solution’s Managing Director

Broadband connectivity is becoming cheaper in many countries and it has also easier for many businesses and individuals to access the Internet. One of the biggest players in the Internet connectivity industry is Internet Solutions (IS).  IT News Africa recently took...

Airtel launches 3.75G services in Madagascar

Airtel Madagascar has launched its mobile 3.75 platform contributing towards building the largest 3.75G network across Africa. The launch of the platform promises profound changes to how subscribers in the region experience the web on Internet-enabled devices. The improved technology will...

Bharti Airtel announces Managing Director for Kenya

Bharti Airtel, a global telecom services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the appointment of Shivan Bhargava as Managing Director for its Kenyan operation. Bhargava was earlier the Chief Operating Officer and in his...

Orange Kenya CEO willing to step down

Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said he would step down at the Kenyan Treasury’s request, but said no such request had been made. Ghossein’s comments come after the government demanded more representation within the company's management as a precondition for additional...

Nigerian anti-mobile theft solution unveiled

Lagos-based technology firm TracknShield Limited has developed an anti-theft solution to tackle mobile phone theft in Nigeria. According to TracknShield Limited Managing Director, Abu Grema, the application is easy-to-use and it will combat mobile phone theft and offers the possibility...

Old satellites boosting African IT

Mike Gaylard, acting Managing Director of Hartebeeshoek Radio Astronomy Observatory, believes networked radio telescopes could boost information technology infrastructure across the continent. In a public statement released yesterday, Gaylard said the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope South Africa is currently...

Samsung enters Instant Messaging market

Samsung today announced the release of ChatOn, an Instant Messaging (IM) service, available on iOS and BlackBerry. Deon Liebenberg, Samsung SA Managing Director, says, “ChatOn is an ideal IM tool for the mobile device user who wants to stay instantly...
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Drones Deliver Medicine, Mail, Money, and Spares

At the recent SAPICS Conference in Cape Town, Africa's premier event for the supply chain profession, a panel of...
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