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More than 700 delegates gathered at Sage’s first African Business Partner Conference in South Africa
2016-01-28
More than 700 Sage Business Partners across Africa gathered at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for the Sage Business Partner Conference 2016. The conference took place from 26 to 28 January.
More than 700 delegates gathered at Sage’s first African Business Partner Conference in South Africa
Opera Max, the best solution for new Netflix viewers across Africa: Ask your questions LIVE to Opera Software
2016-01-28
Opera introduces Opera Max (www.Opera.com/mobile/max), a free VPN app that helps Android users in Africa manage and save data on streaming video, audio and photo-rich apps through both mobile and Wi-Fi connections.
Opera Max, the best solution for new Netflix viewers across Africa: Ask your questions LIVE to Opera Software
Tigo Tanzania pays $2.1 million in quarterly profit share to customers
2016-01-15
Tanzania's leading digital lifestyle company, Tigo, has announced another quarterly payment of $2.1 million to its 4.6 million Tigo Pesa users, the 7th time in a row that it is distributing profit to its mobile financial services users.
Tigo Tanzania pays $2.1 million in quarterly profit share to customers
Orange will acquire 100 Percent of the mobile operator Cellcom Liberia
2016-01-12
Orange announced it has entered into a firm agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications to acquire, through its unit Orange Côte d’Ivoire, 100 percent of Cellcom's Liberia subsidiary, the leading mobile operator in Liberia.
Orange will acquire 100 Percent of the mobile operator Cellcom Liberia
Tigo Tanzania Facebook followers hit 1 million mark; registers highest following in the country
2016-01-04
Tigo Tanzania’s Facebook followers recently clocked a staggering 1million, making the company’s Facebook page, the most popular and Tigo the first company with the highest Facebook followers in Tanzania.
Tigo Tanzania Facebook followers hit 1 million mark; registers highest following in the country
DataWind Partners with Airtel Africa to Provide Low-Cost Mobile Internet Access in Nigeria
2015-11-23
DataWind, a provider of mobile Internet connectivity, has partnered with Airtel Africa to provide low-cost mobile Internet access in Nigeria, marking DataWind's first expansion into Africa.
DataWind Partners with Airtel Africa to Provide Low-Cost Mobile Internet Access in Nigeria
Gartner: IT Spending in South Africa to Reach $26.6 Billion in 2016, Up 5 Percent from 2015
2015-09-14
According to Gartner, IT spending in South Africa is forecast to reach $26.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.1 percent from 2015. 2015, however, is proving to be a difficult year for many market segments in South Africa.
Gartner: IT Spending in South Africa to Reach $26.6 Billion in 2016, Up 5 Percent from 2015
South Africa's Mercantile Bank Goes Live with TCS BaNCS for Reconciliations in 8 Weeks
2015-09-04
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that Mercantile Bank Limited in South Africa has gone live with TCS BaNCS for nostro Reconciliations within an eight week implementation period.
South Africa's Mercantile Bank Goes Live with TCS BaNCS for Reconciliations in 8 Weeks
Fidelity Bank of Nigeria Selects Finacle Version 10 to Drive Innovation and Growth
2015-08-20
Infosys Finacle announced that Fidelity Bank of Nigeria, will migrate its core banking platform from Finacle version 7 to Finacle version 10. The migration will enhance operational efficiency, strengthen innovation capabilities and support growth.
Fidelity Bank of Nigeria Selects Finacle Version 10 to Drive Innovation and Growth
Naij.com Partners with Opera and MTN to Offer 1 Million Days of Free Internet
2015-06-19
Naij.com, Nigeria's leading news, jobs and entertainment portal, is helping to bring free mobile Internet to Nigerians via the MTN network. This has been made possible through Opera's Sponsored Web Pass.
Naij.com Partners with Opera and MTN to Offer 1 Million Days of Free Internet
Orange and Airtel join forces to enable international money transfers between Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso
2015-03-13
As of today, customers of Orange Money in Côte d'Ivoire can use their mobile phones to send money to customers of Airtel Money in Burkina Faso, and vice versa. This partnership between Orange and Airtel enables Orange customers...
Orange and Airtel join forces to enable international money transfers between Côte d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso
Data centres - the world's greatest energy guzzlers
2015-03-10
Data centres have for years been known to be excessive consumers of power, consuming up to 3 percent of all global electricity production, and roughly ten times more per square metre than the average office.
Data centres - the world's greatest energy guzzlers
MTN Côte d'Ivoire signed with SUMMVIEW to broadcast live TV channels and VOD on mobile
2015-03-02
MTN Côte d\'Ivoire announces a partnership with SUMMVIEW, which enables the launch of a new service called "MTN TV" accessible on mobile. Thanks to this service, MTN Côte d\'Ivoire offers its users the ability to access...
MTN Côte d'Ivoire signed with SUMMVIEW to broadcast live TV channels and VOD on mobile
Orange launches breakthrough digital offer to deliver mobile internet to millions across Africa and the Middle East
2015-03-02
Today, Orange puts the mobile internet within reach of millions more people, otherwise not previously addressed, with the launch of a new breakthrough digital offer across its significant African and Middle Eastern footprint.
Orange launches breakthrough digital offer to deliver mobile internet to millions across Africa and the Middle East
New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models
2015-02-26
The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share.
New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models
Samsung goes ‘Beyond the Limit' with its annual Africa Forum
2015-02-20
Samsung is introducing a range of products to the African market at the 6th annual Africa Forum in Antalya, Turkey, as the company continues to contribute to the continent's ongoing transformation in the consumer electronics space.
Samsung goes ‘Beyond the Limit' with its annual Africa Forum
First VMK store opens in Abidjan
2015-02-19
VMK, a company founded by Verone Mankou, the Congolese entrepreneur behind the first tablet made in Africa, announced the opening of its first VMK store in Abidjan on 19 February 2015. Located in the Treichville commune...
First VMK store opens in Abidjan
MoneyGram Reaches 25,000 Locations Across Africa
2015-02-17
MoneyGram, a global money transfer company, announced today that its agent network in Africa has now reached 25,000 locations, following an expansion initiative across the continent. Recent technology advances and new agent...
MoneyGram Reaches 25,000 Locations Across Africa
Samsung launches Smart School in Senegal
2015-02-17
The Senegal Ministry of Education and Samsung Electronics Africa announced the launch of a mobile education solution aimed at creating positive change and providing an advanced and interactive classroom experience for learners.
Samsung launches Smart School in Senegal
Printronix Announces Partnership with Talk Technology
2015-02-13
Printronix has announced a distribution agreement with Talk Technology, the print technology distribution and channel services specialist, to deliver its print solutions across Africa outside of RSA region. The agreement is for delivery...
Printronix Announces Partnership with Talk Technology
The Smartphone Infinix Hot for the First Time in Côte d'Ivoire Available Exclusively on Jumia
2015-02-13
The smartphone Infinix Hot marks its arrival in Côte d'Ivoire on JUMIA, the first online shopping destination in Côte d'Ivoire. The new smartphone with incredible specifications will be available on JUMIA from February 13...
The Smartphone Infinix Hot for the First Time in Côte d'Ivoire Available Exclusively on Jumia
Multi-banks interoperable and agent network sharing mobile money go live in Ethiopia
2015-02-09
Lion International Bank and Somali Micro Finance in partnership with BelCash launched the official pilot of the HelloCash mobile money services. The HelloCash mobile money platform will provide financial services to all Ethiopians.
Multi-banks interoperable and agent network sharing mobile money go live in Ethiopia
Rwanda and GSMA Partner to Accelerate Economic Growth and Digital Inclusion Through Mobile Broadband
2015-02-07
The Rwandan Ministry of Youth and ICT and the GSMA have announced an agreement to undertake a series of initiatives to increase citizens' access to mobile broadband technologies across the country.
Rwanda and GSMA Partner to Accelerate Economic Growth and Digital Inclusion Through Mobile Broadband
Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service between Orange Money accounts and bank accounts in Africa
2015-02-05
Orange and pan-African banking group Ecobank have rolled out a service that will enable Orange Money subscribers who also have bank accounts with Ecobank to transfer money between their respective accounts. The service has already...
Orange and Ecobank launch money transfer service between Orange Money accounts and bank accounts in Africa
GeoPoll and Control Union Use Mobile Surveys to Engage with Agricultural Industry in Africa and Asia
2015-02-04
GeoPoll, a real-time mobile survey platform, announced a partnership with Control Union, a leader in agricultural certifications, food safety and sustainability. Partnering allows Control Union to tap into GeoPoll's multimodal mobile platform...
GeoPoll and Control Union Use Mobile Surveys to Engage with Agricultural Industry in Africa and Asia
Data for a 21st century Africa
2015-01-28
Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles almost year on year.
Data for a 21st century Africa
Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in South Africa
2015-01-20
Gemalto announced the deployment of prepaid EMV banking cards to complement Vodacom's m-pesa mobile wallet service in South Africa. The card is certified by the major international payment schemes and accepted at any of the...
Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in South Africa
MainOne unveils MDX-i, West Africa's Premier Tier III Data Center
2015-01-15
MainOne, Nigeria's leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, announced the opening of its Tier III Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud...
MainOne unveils MDX-i, West Africa's Premier Tier III Data Center
Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones
2015-01-14
Tigo announced the launch of Tigo Music through a partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service that will provide Tanzanians with unlimited music experience. Announcing the launch of the new service in Dar es Salaam...
Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones
Gemalto expands its presence in Africa with the opening of a regional office in Côte d'Ivoire
2015-01-14
Gemalto, a digital security provider, announced the opening of an office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to better meet the needs of its customers on the ground throughout West Africa. This move is part of the Group's strategy of being...
Gemalto expands its presence in Africa with the opening of a regional office in Côte d'Ivoire
Local Internet Hosting Opportunities Key to Furthering Internet Development in Emerging Economies
2015-01-13
Local Internet hosting is key to the development of the Internet ecosystem in emerging countries, according to a report released by the Internet Society. The development of locally relevant Internet content that is attractive to users has...
Local Internet Hosting Opportunities Key to Furthering Internet Development in Emerging Economies
Orange and USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa
2014-12-11
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Orange announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC. These mHealth innovations will help treat...
Orange and USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa
Shop smart online this festive season: Vital tips for consumers when purchasing gifts online
2014-12-03
Oliver Facey, VP Operations for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa says that shopping online not only offers consumers access to a greater selection of products with easy to compare prices, but also allows individuals to purchase products...
Shop smart online this festive season: Vital tips for consumers when purchasing gifts online
Airtel to Sell Tower Portfolio in Nigeria to American Tower
2014-11-27
Bharti Airtel will sell over 4,800 of its communications towers in Nigeria to American Tower. Airtel will be the anchor tenant on the portfolio under a lease with a ten-year initial term.
Airtel to Sell Tower Portfolio in Nigeria to American Tower
SkyVision provides Cable & Wireless Seychelles with IP Trunking and Managed Private Network solution
2014-11-20
SkyVision Global Networks announced the commencement of its managed IP Trunking and Private Network solutions to Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS), part of the Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) group of companies...
SkyVision provides Cable & Wireless Seychelles with IP Trunking and Managed Private Network solution
MoneyGram and Safaricom Expand Access to Remittances in Kenya
2014-11-05
MoneyGram and Safaricom, a provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya, announced the launch of a new service that enables consumers in over 90 countries outside Kenya to send money directly to M-PESA...
MoneyGram and Safaricom Expand Access to Remittances in Kenya
Vantage's Fund II commits $30 million to Surfline Communications, the first 4G LTE data network in Ghana
2014-11-04
Vantage Mezzanine, Africa's mezzanine debt provider, announced it had concluded a transaction with Surfline Communications to provide $30 million (R330 million) of expansion capital to the company together with a fund co-investor.
Vantage's Fund II commits $30 million to Surfline Communications, the first 4G LTE data network in Ghana
Calling all African innovators! - AIF announces 30-day extension for the $150,000 IPA 2015 award
2014-10-31
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced a 30-day extension of the entry for its Innovation Prize Award. Applications can now be received by 30 November 2014 at 24h00 GMT. With a total prize share of $150,000...
Calling all African innovators! - AIF announces 30-day extension for the $150,000 IPA 2015 award
DHL's Shop the World! survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-Commerce
2014-10-30
Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa who says the recently...
DHL's Shop the World! survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-Commerce
Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria to boost connectivity with ultra-broadband 100G fiber-optic data network
2014-10-28
Alcatel-Lucent is opening up Africa's most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a superfast, 100 Gbps fiber-optic network with MTN Nigeria, a subsidiary of Dubai-based MTN Group...
Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria to boost connectivity with ultra-broadband 100G fiber-optic data network


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