Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) has revealed.

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African Economic Outlook 2020: Africa’s economy forecast to grow despite external shocks

Huawei announced on Friday, 31 January 2020, that it has partnered with South African safety app, Namola, to ensure that more South Africans have access to this life-saving service. Now Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) users will be able to access the app through their AppGallery. “Our research shows that a quarter of our users access [&hellip

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Huawei introduces personal safety app to the AppGallery

Zimbabwean AI expert and CEO of UK-based start-up Academy of Robotics, William Sachiti has published an open-source technology known as ‘Trees of Knowledge’ to improve access to education through smartphones in Africa. This free-to-develop technology enables a tree or rural landmark to broadcast a wifi connection providing access to a pre-loaded package of educational content. [&hellip

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Open-sourced technology invented by Zimbabwean entrepreneur

Zimbabwean AI expert William Sachiti, CEO of UK-based start-up Academy of Robotics has today published an open-source technology known as ‘Trees of Knowledge’ to improve access to education through smartphones in Africa.

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Zimbabwean entrepreneur invents open-sourced technology to improve access to education in Africa

Today, customers demand more than ever before from brands, including fast, personalised, reliable and free two-way communication. Organisations that have realised how important it is to reach their customers where they are and on a communication channel that they know and trust, are increasingly looking to WhatsApp Business API (Application Program Interface) as their preferred [&hellip

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4 reasons why WhatsApp can empower your business

Data is an intrinsic part of business processes and also a source of competitive differentiation thanks to the potential of data analytics. Data has become a mission-critical business asset, which means that organisations need to be able to discover, protect and use it effectively and in a timely manner. This concept is known as being [&hellip

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Be data ready in 2020 by tackling key data issues

Global guide for startups calls on entrepreneurs in East, West Africa to submit nominations to be part of comprehensive guide to resources for startups and founders doing purpose-driven business in region.

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Global Resource For Purpose-driven Startups to Launch in East and West Africa: Nominations Now Open

Ghana’s telecoms regulator, the National Communication Authority (NCA), has been hauled before the Supreme Court of Ghana over its decision to introduce Conditional Access for Free-to –Air TV broadcast following the revision of its policy on the transition from analogue to digital television in 2019.

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NCA to court over DTT Conditional Access policy

How to avoid the most common WordPress mistakesWordPress is a great platform for small business owners. It’s simple to learn to use it, and can help you build a sophisticated website that will grow with your brand. But if you don’t understand how it works, it’s easy to make beginners’ mistakes.
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How to avoid the most common WordPress mistakes

The frustration experienced by around 11 million South Africans who do not have access to financial services will now be a thing of the past, with the launch of MTN SA’s mobile money service, known as MoMo, today.

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MTN SA unlocks universal access to financial services with innovative mobile money solution, MoMo

The South African Police Service (SAPS) and Facebook have announced a new partnership to help find missing children by sending Amber Alerts to the Facebook community in South Africa. The first of its kind in Africa, the Amber Alert system will enable the South African Police Service to seek assistance from the public when it [&hellip

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Facebook and SAPS Launch Amber Alerts

Data centres are at the heart of economic growth in Africa and without them, developing rich and self-sufficient ICT ecosystems cannot happen.

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The rise of data centres in Africa

Samsung has officially launched the worlds first 5G compatible tablet – its Galaxy S6 Tab. In an official post, the tech giant says, “The Galaxy Tab S6 5G features 5G mobile communications, a thin bezel 10.5-inch super-amorphous display, AKG’s sound technology, and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, enabling massive streaming games, real-time 4K broadcast streaming, [&hellip

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Samsung launches worlds first 5G tablet

2019 was a significant year for the technology sector. It brought rise to numerous technological innovations and new business models that have changed the face of global economies. 2020 promises even better technology. We’re on the edge of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), where the speed of technology and the way it impacts business is [&hellip

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8 tech developments to look for in 2020

Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has announced the signing a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Vodafone group in relation to the potential acquisition of Vodafone’s 55% shareholding in Vodafone Egypt.

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Saudi Telecom announces MoU to buy Vodafone Egypt stake for $2.39 Billion

The Digital Retail Forum 2020 took place on 29  January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference focused on emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. Gathering over 200 retail industry leaders and experts, #DRF2020 commenced under the theme: “Digital Disruption in [&hellip

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In Pictures: Digital Retail Forum 2020

As part of its ongoing commitment to Nigeria, MTN announced a capital investment programme of $1.6 billion (approximately N580 billion) over the next three years to strengthen and expand its network and operations in the country.

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MTN confirms further investments in Nigeria

What are the key investment drivers for digital transformation?AVEVA revealed global survey findings identifying the key investment drivers for digital transformation. The survey was conducted with 1,240 decision-makers in countries in EMEA, North America and APAC across nine industry verticals.
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What are the key investment drivers for digital transformation?

The Cell C Board has announced the appointment of two independent non-executive directors, Sindi Zilwa and Mark Nelson-Smith, who join the board with immediate effect. Zahir Williams, Cell C’s Chief Legal Officer also joins the Board as Company Secretary. The South African network provider says these appointments are in line with its continued commitment to good [&hellip

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Cell C makes changes to board

Huawei is set to open its first Experience Store in Kenya on Saturday, 1 February 2020. Launching at the Sarit Center in Nairobi, the Experience Store is said to give consumers the chance to experience Huawei’s latest gadgets, smartphones, fitness bands and smartwatches. “The Chinese tech giant has had a phenomenal rise in the consumer [&hellip

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Huawei plans to open its first Experience Store in Kenya

Botswana based investment Management Company, Kgori Capital introduced an online transaction platform offering a convenient way for investors to transact online.


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Kgori Capital joins the online business

Telkom announced earlier this week that it has invested in ongoing employee training and development to ensure cybersecurity awareness and compliance.  The network provider believes that the current cybersecurity landscape places employees at risk of fraud, theft and infiltration. “We identified a gap in terms of employee training and awareness around IT and cybersecurity,” says [&hellip

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Telkom invests in cybersecurity training

Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox, has entered into a business partner agreement with Ellies Holdings, as part of a commitment by both companies to actively work together in expanding their respective product and solutions portfolios. 

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Vox, Ellies sign partnership agreement

The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to participate in the rollout of its 5G network – despite US pressure on the UK government to exclude the technology giant by threatening that allowing Huawei to operate its 5G network could put transatlantic intelligence-sharing or even the UK-US trade deal at risk. In spite of [&hellip

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UK gives Huawei permission to build its 5G network

Analysts and major enterprises predicted 50 billion IoT devices would be connected by 2020, yet the true figure stands closer to 9 billion.

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41 billion missing IoT devices: The biggest prediction miss in the history of IT?

Technology firm Samsung has partnered Safaricom and M-Kopa to roll out a Pay-As-You-Go mobile phone solution in Kenya.

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Samsung, Safaricom and M-Kopa partner to roll out Pay-as-You Go mobile phone plan

Speed, mobility and agility have arguably become the greatest strengths reaped by organisations embracing the digital revolution. But what about visibility?  Companies are transforming technology infrastructure and processes at extraordinary rates, but at the same time are creating digital ‘islands’ using a multitude of new technologies and services that are expected to work together. And [&hellip

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Accelerate digital transformation through ‘visibility without borders’

Google has launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria. Previously referred to as the Google Launchpad Space, the Google Developers Space is a hub for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups. Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a commitment to African entrepreneurs, in July 2017, to start the Launchpad Accelerator Africa program and launch a [&hellip

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Google launches it’s first Developers Space in Lagos

Today, Google launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria. Previously referred to as the Google Launchpad Space, the Google Developers Space is a hub for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups.

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Google opens first Google Developers Space in Lagos

#StartupStory: be.first aims to help you buy betterbe.first is a mobile app that allows you to find and share product recommendations in a single place. It’s a completely free app that’s built around a community of sharers and discoverers.
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#StartupStory: be.first aims to help you buy better

There’s nothing worse than launching a new campaign, getting a ton of interest, seeing new customers flood in… and never return. Your ROAS flatlines. It’s impossible to scale. Those crickets are costly for your bottom line. If you aren’t paying attention to Customer Lifetime Value metrics, it’s time to start focusing there. Transforming one-time buyers [&hellip

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How CLV Impacts Your Bottom Line (and Why You Should Aim to Increase It)

Cannabis technology is growing rapidly, despite the fact that the industry is still very much in its infancy. While marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, it is becoming legal for medical and recreational purposes in many states. And CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that’s also in the marijuana and hemp plant, is legal throughout [&hellip

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7 Things You Need to Know About Cannabis Tech

Time for SA to join the smart cities revolutionSmart cities use information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance liveability, workability and sustainability, thereby improving the life of its residents.
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Time for SA to join the smart cities revolution

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV.


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Airtel redefines video streaming by launching Airtel TV

Google is not the only privacy-focused search engine these days – there are new options popping up for consumers all the time. Here’s a closer look at a four alternatives: 1. StartPage Calling itself “the world’s most private search engine,” StartPage can back that up with the fact that you can use proxy connections so [&hellip

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4 of the Most Privacy-Oriented Search Engines

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a whole decade since Instagram made its debut. What was initially created as a place to share photos with family and friends has evolved into one of the hottest markets for businesses and brands to get in touch with their consumers.  Over the last ten years, Instagram [&hellip

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4 Things Instagram Has Changed Since 2010

New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industryProperty finance expert Timothy Akinnusi has launched a digital home loan platform that aims to change the slow and cumbersome traditional home loan application process. He says the mortgage industry is poised for massive disruption and that his company, MortgageMarket, is looking forward to putting power back in the hands of increasingly tech-savvy consumers.
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New fintech startup aims to shake up SA home loans industry

The Digital Retail Forum 2020 is set to take place on 29  January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will be focused on emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility are disrupting the retail sector.  The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority [&hellip

Continue Reading W&RSETA Set To Join Digital Retail Forum As Bronze Sponsor

W&RSETA Set To Join Digital Retail Forum As Bronze Sponsor

Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Urban Development (MCLU) has signed a contract for the implementation of a project to simplify urban land administration and convert it to digital form.

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Ivory Coast selects IGN FI to Modernise its Land Administration System

As the new decade dawns, the telecommunications industry (specifically mobile), has finally woken up to the fact that its economics need to change, especially with the advent and expected widespread uptake of 5G. 

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Telecoms 2020: Trends for Africa

Data Privacy in 2020: Be careful and stay safeIt’s International Data Privacy Day on 28 January – and this year, I’m hoping people take it seriously. Right now millions of people have no idea about how their personal information is being used and abused in our digital society.
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Data Privacy in 2020: Be careful and stay safe

MTN Zambia has announced the launch of two affordable 3G and 4G smartphones, dubbed Dandy and Rio, aimed at bridging the digital divide and deepen digital inclusion in the country. Bart Hofker, the network provider’s CEO, says “the Dandy and Rio smartphones we are introducing today will provide our customers with an easy and convenient [&hellip

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MTN Zambia launches two new 3G and 4G smartphones

Ghana’s Communication Ministry has set the middle of 2020 as the time for the final switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system.

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Ghana to switch over to DTT platform by mid-2020

Is your personal information safe on Apps?Did you know that research suggests that over 1,000 Android apps collect location data and other information from phone users, even if no permission was given?
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Is your personal information safe on Apps?

There is a good chance that you have already heard about 5G. Ian Fogg, mobile data analytic from OpenSignal, puts it simply: ”Whatever we do now with our smartphones we’ll be able to do faster and better.” But what 5G can bring for our daily lives? Here are 5 things you could consider: 1. Health […]

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5 things 5G can do in 2020

The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local organisations in the public and private sector vulnerable to security threats and compliance issues.

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Stay ahead of those data security woes

Over the next decade, we are going to see another wave of huge volumes of data created, driven by emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine Learning and data lakes.
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A peek into the next decade of storage

#StartupStory: Empowering girls with GirltivityAccording to UNESCO statistics, women make up only 23% of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) talent globally, and this inequality is often felt in South Africa’s science, technology and engineering industries.
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#StartupStory: Empowering girls with Girltivity

Korba is here again to excite its customers with a new innovative service named “KORBA WHATSAPP” – an additional access channel to the very popular USSD code *365#.

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Korba WhatsApp aims to be a game changer in payments

MTN Cameroon, leader of the electronics communications sector in Cameroon, has announced the results of the Cameroonian edition of the MoMo Developer Hackathon Challenge 2019 competition launched in October 2019.

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MTN Cameroon rewards best MoMo startups