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Enterprise Director, Airtel Uganda, Mr. Oladapo P. Sorinolu

Airtel Uganda hosts high value customers at Business Leaders’ Forum

Airtel Uganda has hosted an Enterprise Expo in Mbarara district, Western Uganda, as part of efforts to provide practical and modern business solutions to its high value customers.  Read More

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Safaricom, Airtel complete yuMobile dealSafaricom, Airtel complete yuMobile deal Safaricom and Airtel have completed the US$120 million acquisition of yuMobile from Essar Telecom.
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GrowthAfrica, Usahibu partner to solve SME accounting issuesGrowthAfrica, Usahibu partner to solve SME accounting issues Kenyan accelerator GrowthAfrica has partnered cloud computing firm Uhasibu in a bid to address the accounting ...
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Iconway introduces online shopping service with launch of PricePadi.comIconway introduces online shopping service with launch of PricePadi.com Nigerian consumer internet company, Iconway today announces the launch of PricePadi.com, a new online shopping ...
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Thursday 28 Aug

Top 10 risks worth considering when expanding into Africa

Companies planning to expand across Africa must make a concerted effort to understand the risks, and not assume they “know” Africa, says ContinuitySA.»
Wednesday 27 Aug

Shop Soko connects Kenyan artisans to lucrative international markets

KENYA
A new e-commerce platform, Shop Soko, is helping Kenyans access a lucrative international market.»
Wednesday 27 Aug

Ricoh SA begins rollout of new services-led strategy, Africa expansion

Jacques van Wyk has been appointed Ricoh SA’s new COO to drive the expanded strategy that will enable the business to become a services-led organisation and see its expansion into the rest of Africa.»
Tuesday 26 Aug

Jumia launches in Cameroon

CAMEROON
Pan-African e-commerce site Jumia has launched in Cameroon, taking to nine the number of countries where it is active.»
Friday 22 Aug

E-commerce: DRC not in race despite ICT enthusiasm

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Despite its recent ICT gains, DRC is still lagging on the e-commerce front, reports Issa Sikiti da Silva.»
Thursday 21 Aug

Stock Exchange launches news service

BOTSWANA
A news service by the name of X-News has become the latest product coming from the local bourse, the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) recently.»
Thursday 21 Aug

Telkom forays into Botswana through acquisition

BOTSWANA
South African telecommunications giant Telkom is making inroads into the Botswana market through the acquisition of an ICT company, Business Connexion (BCX). »
Wednesday 20 Aug

Umati Capital secures $10m finance line from ApexPeak

KENYA
Kenyan financial tech startup Umati Capital has agreed a deal with ApexPeak securing its first line of wholesale capital. »
Wednesday 20 Aug

Kirusa acquires Ghana’s Saya Mobile

GHANA
Voice messaging and social media apps firm Kirusa has acquired Ghana-based Saya Mobile, which provides instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers. »
Tuesday 19 Aug

m:lab East Africa, SoftLayer partner on Mobile Impact Ventures Programme

KENYA
m:lab East Africa has entered into a partnership with SoftLayer, an IBM Company, to offer the Catalyst programme to startups in m:lab East Africa’s accelerator program “Mobile Impact Ventures Program” and the community at large. »
Tuesday 19 Aug

SAP to invest up to $500m in African innovation

SAP has announced a long-term commitment to regional expansion, sustainable growth and skills development of up to 10,000 IT consultants in Africa.»
Sunday 17 Aug

Investment arm makes debut on DSTV

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) has taken its campaign for recognition to DSTV. »
Friday 15 Aug

Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’

NIGERIA
WASPAN chief Simon Aderinlola says unless the regulator intervenes, WASPAN may not have anything left to regulate. Kokumo Goodie reports.»
Thursday 14 Aug

Microsoft, UNDP partner to support Ethiopian entrepreneurs

ETHIOPIA
Microsoft has signed a collaborative agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under which Microsoft will provide training and mentorship services to 200,000 Ethiopian entrepreneurs.»
Thursday 14 Aug

Location based services market to reach $43.3bn by 2019

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that the Mobile Context and Location Services market will reach $43.3bn in revenue by 2019.»
Wednesday 13 Aug

Rwandan incubator receives over 100 applications

RWANDA
Rwandan tech incubator think has received over 100 applications from nine countries, and is encouraging more ahead of the August 15 deadline.»

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