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DLA Piper’s Luc Bigel and Hamza Akli shares insight on Africa’s challenges in this regard and how to structure an efficient, cost-effective insurance programme for cross border risks
First global crisis for Bitcoin
Samsung Electronics has released the first all-in-one power management integrated circuits (PMIC), optimized for True Wireless Stereo (TWS) devices
Facebook okays additional $100m to support news industry
Covid-19: Network server supply chain on knife-edge
MusicTime® was first launched in South Africa in December 2018 and it is now officially live in six African countries namely South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Cameroon and eSwatini.
SAP has announced it is opening up free access to two of its leading applications to assist businesses grappling with the effects of the coronavirus.
CyberCloud, a Lagos-based cloud solution provider, has entered into the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP).
ROSATOM participated in the 12th Africa Energy Indaba Forum, last week, in Cape Town, South Africa. Ryan Collyer, acting CEO of Rosatom Central and Southern Africa highlighted the global shift towards nuclear, not only in the energy sector but also to address a myriad of other issues.
CyberSpace, a fully-fledged cloud service provider in Nigeria, has entered into VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP) and launched its anchor product, Cybercloud, on the VMware Cloud.
The Fix Scholarship, in partnership with Software AG South Africa, is proud to launch the Software AG Social Innovation Startup Programme – an initiative aimed at providing assistance to tech-enabled startups to solve their biggest social challenges, including providing networks, best practices and capital to scale in the industry.
The Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which when complete is set to be the world’s largest free trade area by the number of countries, has some exciting opportunities for Africa’s expanding transportation industry.
Orange will be the first global telecom operator to integrate satellite-based revolutionary terabitscale O3b mPOWER communications system in its network, to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa.
Energy Giant Achieves Consolidated Workloads, Reduction in Operational Overheads and Improved Legacy Infrastructure Resilience.
PAYFORT partners with award winning Fintech app, valU, to allow a broader range of online merchants to offer a ‘buy now, pay monthly’ option to customers.
MTN Rwanda has announced a crucial milestone in their path to digitalisation; on 15 February 2020, the distribution of physical airtime vouchers was successfully phased out in favour of a fully digital solution.
One of the country’s leading telecom operator AirtelTigo has launched new “Unlimited Call Bundles” to make life even more simple for its customers and enable them to call their family and friends without worrying about depleting airtime.
Amdocs, a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has announced the completion of a revenue assurance implementation at Safaricom, a major mobile network operator in Kenya.
The Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) has held celebrations at its primary data center in Addis Ababa to officially inaugurate its new SAP ERP system.
South African gaming and animation studio Sea Monster has been included as one of the Companies To Inspire Africa by the London Stock Exchange Group.
Genesys Engage on Microsoft Azure is a new trusted and secure cloud offering built to ease the transition to the cloud for large enterprises.
SAP Africa has launched the SAP Experience Center in Johannesburg, the first of its kind in Africa and one of only a handful of similar centers in the world.
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.
After a long struggle with operating their tier 1 ERP system, ZAMTEL engaged RPC Data to assist them in addressing the challenges they were facing.
Angola Cables and Nokia have announced that they are testing Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset for the first direct optical connection between the USA and Africa using the trans-Atlantic SACS cable.
The battle against fraudulent payment flows affecting Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and their 5.11 billion customers will take centre stage at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2020 as the globe’s leading telecoms payment protection firm confirms its attendance.
Dynabook Europe GmbH has announced the Portégé X30L-G, the world’s lightest 13.3” fully featured business laptop with Intel® 10th generation processors.
Standard Chartered has announced the launch of SC GPI Track, a publicly accessible portal that offers the ability to trace all cross-border payments cleared through the Bank’s major clearing centres to its clients, as well as to their corporate and retail clients.
AOC, the display specialist, has announced the launch of two new models from its 81 series of monitors, AOC I2481FXH (23.8″/60.5 cm) and AOC I2781FH (27″/68.6 cm) for the Egyptian market.
As a proudly South African bank, FNB has announced that FNB Connect will now offer the newly introduced and first ever made-in-South Africa, Mara Phones – the Mara X and Mara Z.
GovChat will soon officially launch its tailored technology platform that will enable millions of citizens to communicate with all arms of the South African government.
Visa and the pan-African fintech leader MFS Africa have announced a partnership that will help bridge the gap between the rapidly growing mobile money ecosystem in Africa and the world of online digital payments, significantly expanding Visa’s reach and its ability to open up commerce to the region.
West African mobile network operators (MNOs) will be able to offer clients 90 second SIM card activations after Axon Wireless announced the imminent rollout of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancement to its Face2Face 4.X Identity Management Platform.
Lenovo has introduced the world’s smallest desktop, the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano to the South African market, designed to support diverse workplaces with the power of a full-size desktop and the space-saving convenience of a laptop.
By digitalising the access control for your small business or home, you significantly improve security with a cost-effective investment.
The Innovation Africa 2019 Summit opens today in Accra, Ghana. The event is an important platform for African decision-makers in education and ICT. The Summit is a key opportunity for Canon to continue to increase its presence on the continent.
Global security group dormakaba has unveiled its training portal that will provide partners with the technical resources required to optimise client implementations. It will also keep site visitors up to date with the latest product innovation ensuring their skills remain relevant in the evolving technology landscape.
Cloud solutions provider CloudHop has announced a partnership with Nasdaq Governance Solutions to provide its clients in Eastern Africa with access to Nasdaq’s board portal and collaboration software solution.
FSS, one of India’s largest payments processor and a leading global provider of integrated payment products, and US-based Oracle Financial Services, will collaborate to enhance digital payments for banks.
In a market first, Zazu Africa Limited (Zazu) announced a partnership with Mastercard to issue prepaid cards linked to the Zazu app in a move that will help to reduce cash dependence and increase financial inclusion in Zambia.
With Black Friday being the most anticipated shopping day of the year, MTN is gearing up to offer customers even bigger deals. As the company celebrates its 25th anniversary, it promises to offer customers massive discounts on selected deals.
Africell, the leading African telecommunications operator, today announced the launch of their first 3G smart feature phone, afriphone, powered by KaiOS, the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones.
From December 2019, this mobile phone with voice recognition functionalities will be on offer for around 28 US dollars in seven countries in Africa and the Middle-East.
West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company PEG Africa has moved into Mali, leveraging its successful expansion playbook on the back of a profitable first year in Senegal.
The Springboks’ Trophy Tour made a stop-over at MTN head office in Fairland, Johannesburg to thank thousands of MTN employees who have had the Boks’ back from the very beginning.
Andela, the global technology company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers has officially launched its operations in Egypt.
As the proudest and primary sponsor of the Springboks, MTN cannot wait to see the Boks and the William Webb Ellis Cup back on South African soil.
The Nairobi Bottler’s Embakasi Plant based in Nairobi, Kenya, which is a fully owned subsidiary by Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), received a Totally Integrated Automation training rig from Siemens Digital Industries South Africa to enable skills development in Digitalization Technologies.
Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has announced that it has shipped 200 million smartphones to date in 2019, 64 days earlier than the same shipment milestone last year.
Canon presented its recent innovations and portfolio of products and services, including a selection of digital print solutions that benefits the construction industry in the most efficient, secure and economical manner.