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Collymore: PPP transparency to fuel Africa’s renaissance

Collymore: PPP transparency to fuel Africa’s renaissance

Africa’s renaissance will be fueled by transparent partnerships between governments and private businesses working to improve the livelihoods of the continent’s population, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has predicted. Read More

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MTN Rwanda launches Business Call Assist for SMEs  MTN Rwanda launches Business Call Assist for SMEs MTN Rwanda has launched a cost-effective answering position and personal call management tool designed specifically for ...
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Jumia unveils online payment platform, Jumia PayJumia unveils online payment platform, Jumia Pay Leading pan African e-commerce firm Jumia has announced the launch of Jumia Pay, a third-party online ...
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Bola Olayinka, Ademide Malumi and Dare Ojo-BelloLack of technology bane of Nigeria’s SMEs, says Matt O’Bell chief Aside financial constraints, the non-application of technology has been identified as one of the constraints of ...
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Tuesday 23 Aug

Telecom M&A and digital convergence to lead deal activity in Africa

NIGERIA
TMT Finance is teaming up with IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, to bring an international audience to Africa’s technology hub, Lagos, for the first event of its kind in Nigeria.»
Monday 22 Aug

Saicom Voice Services clinches VoIP, Cloud PBX partnership with SEACOM

Saicom Voice Services has entered into a strategic partnership with SEACOM to allow SEACOM to provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Cloud PBX services over a white-label platform to corporate and SME customers.»
Monday 15 Aug

Our focus is customer satisfaction, says Jumia CEO

NIGERIA
Jumia has said its core focus is to ensure that shoppers get the best in terms of quality of goods and services.»
Sunday 14 Aug

PIVOT East announces call for applications

KENYA
The organising team of PIVOT East has officially announced the open call for applications for the PIVOT East 2016 edition.»
Saturday 13 Aug

Reach for Change Africa calls for strengthened social entrepreneurship

TANZANIA
Reach for Change Africa is calling on social entrepreneurs, NGOs and government to play their role in strengthening the social entrepreneurship sector in Africa on International Day of Youth 2016.»
Thursday 11 Aug

Stanford Seed Entrepreneurs join top Silicon Valley business leaders at Global Summit

NIGERIA
Afolabi Abiodun, CEO of Nigeria-based telecommunications company SB Telecoms, couldn’t quite believe his eyes as he stood on Stanford University’s bustling Silicon Valley campus recently. »
Thursday 11 Aug

Etisalat, YuuZoo launch e-commerce portal for SMEs

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s most SME-friendly telecommunications operator, Etisalat, in partnership with Singapore’s YuuZoo Corp, has unveiled a bespoke e-commerce platform, SME Arena, to facilitate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.»
Monday 8 Aug

First made in Kenya search engine ready for official launch

KENYA
My finda, the first search engine developed in Kenya, is set for official launch. The app was activated in January 2016 and has almost 400 businesses registered on it and at least 5,000 downloads. »
Thursday 4 Aug

Ericsson’s AHUB aims to bridge Africa’s Digital Divide

Ericsson has returned as lead sponsor of the AHUB at AfricaCom in Cape Town, bringing together more than 500 tech innovators and the business community to share ideas and opportunities.»
Thursday 4 Aug

ATM usage in Nigeria exceeds UK, Ghana

NIGERIA
The percentage of users of automated teller machine (ATM) in Nigeria far exceeded that of the United Kingdom (U.K) and Ghana, a technology firm, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG) has said.»
Monday 1 Aug

Mstore plans $50m African expansion

KENYA
Midcom Group has announced expansion plans aimed at making its Mstore the largest mobile and electronics retailer in Africa.»
Monday 1 Aug

*astTECS Expands Operations in Africa

GHANA
*astTECS, a leading provider of Enterprise Telecom Technology Products and Asterisk based Open Source Communication Solution, is expanding its Africa footprint with a presence in Ghana and Botswana.»
Friday 29 Jul

The Tech Revolution: Sage Sets out the Vision for African Businesses

Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software used its global Sage Summit 2016, held this week in Chicago, to outline its strong commitment to future technologies, with a focus on new and existing initiatives that power business growth.  »
Thursday 28 Jul

Francistown Barclays gets cardless

BOTSWANA
Cardless cash deposits have been launched in Francistown.»
Thursday 28 Jul

MTN Nigeria prepares for listing

NIGERIA
MTN Nigeria is preparing to list its shares on The Nigerian Stock Exchange as part of a settlement arrangement with the Federal Government of Nigeria.»
Monday 25 Jul

Fives alive! ZADotCities achieving key registration numbers

SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa's ZAdotCities domains of .capetown, .joburg and .durban have notched up impressive totals of over 4 500, 3 500 and 2 500 domain name registrations, respectively. »

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Access and Use of ICT stats releasedAccess and Use of ICT stats released

Statistics Botswana has released the first results of the 2014 Information and Communication Technology Household Survey.