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Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with access to locally relevant information and promote trade. Read More

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Thursday 26 Mar

MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability Report shows.»
Wednesday 25 Mar

Senegal seeking ICT investment opportunities in Mauritania

MAURITANIA
Mauritania, an impoverished nation in West Africa, is a largely untapped ICT market, according to many Senegalese industry players. A group of ICT companies from Senegal recently visited Mauritania to find out if this statement is indeed true.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

CPC reads riot act to telcos, banks, others over consumer rights breaches

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Director-General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mrs. Dupe Atoki, has warned telcos, banks, Pay TV service providers and others in the country that end is near for the flagrant abuse of customers’ rights.»
Monday 23 Mar

Schneider Electric releases the first survey on counterfeit electrical products in Africa

Counterfeiting of most common electrical products is widely spread in all African countries, representing 40% to 80% of their markets, says a new survey.»
Monday 23 Mar

MTN Business launches services that will host SMEs securely on its domain

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Business has launched Bring Your Business Online, a platform that gives small and medium-sized businesses (SME) increased visibility by providing online presence on the MTN managed domain for less than R20 a month.»
Monday 23 Mar

Job fears in Senegal as Tigo outsources network management

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People working for Tigo Senegal are worried about their jobs after the mobile operator signed an agreement that handed over the management of its network to the Swedish telecom giant Ericsson.»
Friday 20 Mar

JUMIA Côte d’Ivoire expands its operations

IVORY COAST
JUMIA has opened six new hubs in Cote d’Ivoire in the cities of Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, San Pedro, Daloa, Gagnoa, and Korogho. »
Friday 20 Mar

US firm Actifio drives into African markets

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Thursday 19 Mar

Richard Edet appointed Country Senior Officer for Alcatel-Lucent Nigeria

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Wednesday 18 Mar

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The number of ultra-high net worth individuals – those with at least $30 million in assets – in Africa will increase by a staggering 59% over the next 10 years, stronger than the 34% projected global growth.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. »
Wednesday 11 Mar

New MTN appointment to focus on Small and Medium Enterprises

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Group today announced the appointment of Omotayo Ojutalayo as General Manager for Small and Medium Enterprise Channels within its Enterprise Business Unit, effective immediately.»
Tuesday 10 Mar

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Four ‘small’ mobile operators in Ivory Coast namely Green, Comium-Koz, Mobile Coffee and Warri have been given a three month ultimatum by the government to merge and form one single operator, or face the chop.»
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A court in Uganda has dismissed a protracted legal battle involving the former mayor for Kampala Hajji Nasser Ssebagala and MTN, which could have cost the company over Ush8 billion.»
Monday 9 Mar

Surfline Ghana to expand nationwide

GHANA
Surfline Communications has announced plans to expand its award-winning 4G LTE network in Ghana with Huawei Technologies.»

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Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises ...