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FNB, PayPal bring global eCommerce to Botswana

First National Bank (FNB) has announced it will be extending the partnership between FNB and PayPal to offer the PayPal Withdraw Service, previously available only in South Africa, in Botswana. Read more
Engr. Shola Taylor (left) and Acting DG, NBC, Alheri Saidu CTO chief seeks judicious spectrum valuation by African regulators The Secretary-General of the CTO has advised African telecoms regulators to apportion appropriate value to spectrum.
Rwanda, MasterCard collaborate on cashless societyRwanda, MasterCard collaborate on cashless society The Government of Rwanda has announced a collaboration with MasterCard to fast-track the country’s move to include 90 percent of its citizens in the financial mainstream.
Africell, Airtel on collision course over cableAfricell, Airtel on collision course over cable Uganda’s Africell is set for a legal battle with Airtel as the two trade accusations over the theft of fibre optic cables.
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Survey: businesses have less than two years to make digital inroads

Tuesday 24 May
BUSINESS
Progress has announced the results of its recent global survey: "Are Businesses Really Digitally Transforming or Living in Digital Denial?" »

Ericsson announces Emergency Wallet to support humanitarian response

Monday 23 May
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organizations and affected populations.»

Evolve with STEM initiative reaches central and Brong Ahafo regions

Monday 23 May
DEVELOPMENT
Airtel Ghana’s corporate social responsibility initiative Evolve With STEM (EWS) has reached some public schools in the Central and Brong Ahafo Regions of the country.»

Winners emerge in Samsung’s “Inspire Bigger Dreams” campaign

Sunday 22 May
MOBILE
The Samsung Electronics “Inspire Bigger Dreams” competition has produced three winners. The campaign was aimed at encouraging Nigerians to keep their dreams alive, dream bigger and aspire to greater heights. »

Gartner: profit opportunities exist for PC vendors

Saturday 21 May
BUSINESS
The worldwide PC market registered one of its lowest quarterly growth rates in the first quarter 2016, but Gartner, Inc. said several profit opportunities exist for PC vendors.»

Hello Paisa clinches top African Fintech spot at Innotribe Start-up challenge

Friday 20 May
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Low cost international money transfer company Hello Paisa was named the number one Fintech Company in Africa during the SWIFT African Regional Conference in Mauritius this week.»

MTN launches a Young Graduate Programme

Thursday 19 May
INTERNET
MTN Cameroon, leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon has announced the launch of its “MTN Young Graduate Programme’’.»

Mount Zion TV comes live to CONSAT

Thursday 19 May
BROADCASTING
A popular Christian television station, Mount Zion Television (MZTV), has entered into exclusive partnership with pay television service providers, CONSAT to air its array of religious movies.»

Nokia aims to make Ghana’s ICT market more dynamic

Wednesday 18 May
COMPUTING
Nokia says the introduction of its first innovation road show in Ghana is geared towards offering the country’s ICT market the opportunity to benefit from Nokia’s state-of-the-art technologies and concepts to transform networks to be more dynamic, agile and evolving.»

International Conference on the Internet on in Gaborone

Wednesday 18 May
GOVERNMENT
The University of Botswana is hosting the First International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems in Gaborone to the 20th May 2016 at The Gaborone International Convention Center (GICC). »

Government rules out OTT regulation in Ghana

Tuesday 17 May
GOVERNMENT
Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Communication, Ato Sarpong, has told key industry players in Accra that the government has no intention of regulating over-the-top operations in the country. »

MTN Ghana celebrates 20 years of operations in Ghana

Tuesday 17 May
BUSINESS
MTN Ghana has unveiled its 20th Anniversary logo at a grand ceremony held at the iconic MTN House in Accra to officially mark the 20 years of operations in the country. »

Ghanaian diaspora embrace MTN Mobile Money when sending home with WorldRemit

Monday 16 May
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit international money transfers in Ghana.»

ShowMax expands internet TV service to SSA

Monday 16 May
BROADCASTING
ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, has expanded its footprint to 36 additional countries across sub-Saharan Africa.»

Vodacom trains 25 female secondary school students on IoTs

Monday 16 May
INTERNET
Vodacom Business Nigeria has trained twenty-five female students of Clemmy High School, Agodo-Egbe, Lagos, on Internet of Things (IoTs) as part of its support for the Girls in ICT programme. »

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IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.  

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Enhancing your security posture to fight new ransomware threats

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Arbor stops malware in its tracks

There is always a substantial amount of banking trojan activity taking place, however, recent developments have intensified the threat landscape.