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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

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Survey: businesses have less than two years to make digital inroadsSurvey: businesses have less than two years to make digital inroads Progress has announced the results of its recent global survey: "Are Businesses Really Digitally Transforming or ...
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Gartner: profit opportunities exist for PC vendorsGartner: profit opportunities exist for PC vendors The worldwide PC market registered one of its lowest quarterly growth rates in the first quarter ...
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MTN Business makes headway to be an ICT Partner of ChoiceMTN Business makes headway to be an ICT Partner of Choice MTN Business, the enterprise business unit of MTN SA, plans to focus on three key areas ...
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Thursday 19 May

MTN launches a Young Graduate Programme

CAMEROON
MTN Cameroon, leader of the telecommunications sector in Cameroon has announced the launch of its “MTN Young Graduate Programme’’.»
Tuesday 17 May

MTN Ghana celebrates 20 years of operations in Ghana

GHANA
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. »
Thursday 12 May

Copy Cat bets on innovation to grow market share

KENYA
Kenyan technology company Copy Cat Group is implementing a new transformational strategy to increase its market share in the ICT market. »
Wednesday 11 May

Infrastructure investments highlight bright spots for SSA economic diversification

RWANDA
The commodity super cycle may have ended, but there are certainly bright spots for investors across sub-Saharan Africa, IHS has told the World Economic Forum on Africa.»
Tuesday 10 May

Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth

RWANDA
CEOs in Africa are ramping up their efforts to innovate and find new ways to do business on the continent, according to PwC’s Africa Business Agenda released at the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali.»
Monday 9 May

4th Africa Business Forum to be staged in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA
Registration is open for the 4th Africa Business Forum to be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, East Africa.»
Sunday 8 May

Zuri Brand seeks share of Kenya’s smartphone market

KENYA
Recently launched digital lifestyle devices brand Zuri has stepped up efforts to capture a share of the Kenyan smartphone market with the launch of four smartphone models.»
Thursday 5 May

Airtel divests telecoms tower assets in DRC to Helios Towers Africa

Bharti Airtel International and Helios Towers Africa have announced an agreement for the divestment of approximately 950 telecoms towers in the DRC from Airtel to Helois Towers Africa. »
Tuesday 3 May

SEACOM gathers momentum in SA business market

SOUTH AFRICA
Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM has announced that it has grown its South African base of channel partners servicing the business market to more than 65 companies of all sizes, up from 20 in October last year.»
Friday 22 Apr

Networks Unlimited opens head office for Africa in Mauritius

MAURITIUS
Networks Unlimited has opened a head office servicing its African business in Mauritius.»
Friday 22 Apr

Tigo Pesa customers pocket $2.3m/- in quarterly profit share

TANZANIA
Tigo Pesa users in Tanzania have been paid a total of $2.3m/- as profit share paid every quarter by Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle telco.»
Thursday 21 Apr

Orange completes Tigo acquisition in DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Less than three months after signing an agreement with Millicom, Orange has completed the acquisition of 100% of the mobile operator Tigo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).»
Tuesday 19 Apr

New cloud platform offers SMEs greater convenience

RWANDA
MTN Business has unveiled a new cloud delivery platform in Rwanda and Cameroon, which will enable SMEs to access cloud services with greater ease.»
Wednesday 13 Apr

Letshego becomes licensed MasterCard Issuer in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE
Botswana born Letshego Holdings Limited has announced it has received its official principle issuer license from MasterCard in Mozambique. The partnership will see further payment innovations being introduced into the market to its financial inclusion efforts. »
Tuesday 12 Apr

Travelport appoints new regional manager for East African headquarters

KENYA
Nita Nagi, formerly of Kenya Airways, has been named as the new lead for Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi.»
Monday 11 Apr

New online shopping portal open for business in Kenya

KENYA
A new e-commerce website, Cartelia, is now open for business across Kenya.»

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Government should encourage youths in ICT earlyGovernment should encourage youths in ICT early

Youths should be given more encouragement to develop their ICT skills, an 11-year-old app developer told Kokumo Goodie.

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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

Petya ransomware is proving to be one of the top cybersecurity stories of 2016. 

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.