BUSINESS

E-commerce: DRC not in race despite ICT enthusiasm

E-commerce: DRC not in race despite ICT enthusiasm

Despite its recent ICT gains, DRC is still lagging on the e-commerce front, reports Issa Sikiti da Silva. Read More

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Stock Exchange launches news serviceStock Exchange launches news service A news service by the name of X-News has become the latest product coming from the ...
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Telkom forays into Botswana through acquisition Telkom forays into Botswana through acquisition South African telecommunications giant Telkom is making inroads into the Botswana market through the acquisition of ...
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Umati Capital secures $10m finance line from ApexPeakUmati Capital secures $10m finance line from ApexPeak Kenyan financial tech startup Umati Capital has agreed a deal with ApexPeak securing its first line ...
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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.»
Tuesday 12 Aug

New Sage ERP X3 version helps Nigerian enterprises power their growth into the future

Sage ERP Africa has announced that Sage ERP X3 version 7 is now available in Nigeria. »
Friday 8 Aug

Garmin calls on buyers in Southern Africa

NIGERIA
The Africa team for Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa will be hosting meetings in Lusaka, Zambia to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners this month.»
Monday 4 Aug

Nomanini secures further $450k for expansion

SOUTH AFRICA
South African electronic prepaid service distribution platform Nomanini has received US$450,000 in funding from the IDC to expand outside of Africa.»
Monday 4 Aug

Africa offers US ‘compelling trade and investment opportunity’

Africa offers US multinationals a compelling trade and investment opportunity thanks to the rapid economic growth rates across the continent, says Standard Bank.  »
Wednesday 30 Jul

PwC investment to accelerate African growth opportunities

PwC is increasing its investment in Africa and building closer links between PwC UK and PwC Africa, to meet increased demand for professional services as trade activity between the two regions grows.»
Tuesday 29 Jul

Kouros Capital Group announces multi-billion Nigerian investment plan

NIGERIA
Kouros Capital Group Limited (KCG) has announced that it is making immediate arrangements to bring into Nigeria substantial investment funding, for projects in telecommunications, agriculture, banking, oil and gas and aviation sectors.  »
Tuesday 29 Jul

Samsung to open TV manufacturing plant in SA

SOUTH AFRICA
Samsung Electronics South Africa announced its plan to open a television manufacturing plant in The Dube Trade Port, Durban by end of this year. »
Friday 25 Jul

Cheki.com Ghana shows auto dealers the benefits of the web

GHANA
Online specialists Cheki.com.gh have hosted a special session for auto traders to motivate them to promote their cars online.»

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Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’Nigeria’s VAS providers ‘on brink of extinction’

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Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.