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Liquid Telecom, RBH to acquire Neotel

Liquid Telecom, a privately owned pan-African telecoms group majority owned by Econet Global, has entered into an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator Neotel.  Read more
ATM/card-related frauds rise 11.95%ATM/card-related frauds rise 11.95% Fraud cases perpetrated through the use of automated teller machine (ATM) and other card payment system has risen 11.95% over last year’s cases, according to the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) annual report.
Lawmakers want TSA investigatedLawmakers want TSA investigated Nigeria’s lower house, the House of Representatives, is making moves to investigate how much has come into the Treasury Single Account (TSA).
BVN fished out 40,000 ghost workers BVN fished out 40,000 ghost workers Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment says the Bank Verification Number introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria has saved the Federal Government billions of naira.
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Sterling Bank, AppZone’s CreditClub partner on unbanked customers

Wednesday 29 Jun
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Sterling Bank Plc has signed up to AppZone’s CreditClub to leverage its agent network and banking technology platform to serve customers outside traditional branches.»

Boshwaen wants to leave “innovation legacy”

Wednesday 29 Jun
INNOVATIONS
Having successfully brought the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) event to Botswana, BIF’s Allan Boshwaen has set his sights on the completion of the BIH Science Park.»

Africa offers potential for cashless payment

Tuesday 28 Jun
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
African countries share some of the world’s highest speeds of digital growth with people now constantly in pursuit of faster and more convenient ways of paying for goods and services. With the advances in technology, it is now possible to satisfy this demand at reasonable costs, delegates heard at the CBN Cashless Card Expo. »

Agon wins IPA prize

Tuesday 28 Jun
INNOVATIONS
Benin is this year’s winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2016. The winner, Dr. Valentin Agon, who was pitted against nine other nominee, is the first person from Benin to grab the coveted prize.  »

AIF launches commemorative book

Monday 27 Jun
INNOVATIONS
The African Innovation Foundation (IAF) has launched its first book, SEED, to celebrate the organisation’s ten year existence. »

Identity thieves target used hard drives

Monday 27 Jun
SECURITY
Companies need to take measures to wipe the hard drives of obsolete technology before selling or donating it, warns Xperien.  »

Police MfB, Intel, Airtel partner on computers for SMEs

Monday 27 Jun
COMPUTING
The Nigerian Police Force Microfinance Bank (NPF MfB) has entered into a strategic partnership with Airtel and Intel to provide affordable and accessible technological devices for the Nigerian police force and SMEs in Nigeria.»

Surfline Ghana to celebrate customers with appreciation week

Sunday 26 Jun
MOBILE
Surfline Communications is set to kick-start its Customer Appreciation Week with a commitment to continuing offering customers and businesses first-rate customer service.  »

Danbatta seeks Reps’ cooperation on telecom regulations

Saturday 25 Jun
TELECOMS
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has called for more cooperation and understanding of members of the House of Representatives, on regulatory functions of the commission.»

Top targets for cyber attacks in East Africa

Friday 24 Jun
SECURITY
Governments are East Africa’s top target sector for cyber attacks, followed by telecoms and financial  services, says a report by Control Risks.»

GE Invests R500 Million to Innovate in Africa for Africa

Friday 24 Jun
INNOVATIONS
GE has officially opened its R500 million 2,700m2 facility, the GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg, a first for GE in Africa.»

SEACOM adds peering points in Europe and Africa

Thursday 23 Jun
INTERNET
SEACOM has added the Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange (DE-CIX) in Marseille and France Internet Exchange (FranceIX) in Paris to the growing list of European Internet exchange points at which it peers. »

Orange completes acquisition of Airtel in Burkina Faso

Thursday 23 Jun
TELECOMS
Orange has announced that, together with its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire, it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Airtel in Burkina Faso. »

MTN Ghana goes live with 4G LTE in grand style

Wednesday 22 Jun
TELECOMS
The plush iconic MTN House, home to MTN Ghana’s operations came to a standstill on Tuesday, as the country’s telecom leader officially unveiled its latest 4G LTE services across the length and breadth of Ghana. »

Huawei’s Botswana footprint ‘commendable’: MD

Wednesday 22 Jun
COMPUTING
Gao Wenli, Managing Director of Huawei Botswana, is upbeat about the progress his company has made in the country so far. »

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Tigo, JI and GES equip teachers on child online protection initiative

Tigo, in partnership with J Initiative (JI), a youth focused non-governmental organisation in Ghana, have committed to protecting children online through policy advocacy, awareness creation, public education ...

Ericsson and King’s College London demonstrate 5G tactile robotic surgery

Ericsson and King’s College London will be demonstrating a 5G use case of tactile robotic surgery at 5G World 2016 in London on 29-30 June.

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Tigo Business has increased and empowered its account management team to improve its overall customer service experience.