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SIA Group enters African card payments sector

SIA Group enters African card payments sector

Perago has signed an agreement with Swish Payments to support its new m-commerce initiative in Africa and Europe. Read More

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Mobile device greenhouse gas emissions surgeMobile device greenhouse gas emissions surge Smartphone charging will consume almost 14,000 Gigawatt-hours of dirty energy by 2019, says a new ...
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MTN partners Salt & Einstein MTS, NHIS on insuranceMTN partners Salt & Einstein MTS, NHIS on insurance MTN Nigeria says it has partnered Salt & Einstein MTS and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NIHS ...
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Free Twitter on EconetFree Twitter on Econet Econet Wireless is now offering free access to Twitter to all subscribers on Econet Broadband. 
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Sunday 20 Jul

World Bank to help rehabilitate DRC telecoms

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Dilapidated, outdated and unreliable telecommunications infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be rehabilitated, rebuilt and modernised.»
Sunday 20 Jul

Airtel DRC, UN team up to launch social programmes

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Mobile operator Airtel DRC has teamed up with the United Nations Development Programme (PNUD) and a local bank, Rawbank, to launch a series of social programmes aiming at improving the lives of rural Congolese people.»
Saturday 19 Jul

30 phone brands registered with SON

NIGERIA
The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association (PAPDA) at Computer Village, Lagos says it has registered 30 brands of mobile phones with the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. »
Saturday 19 Jul

MTN Ghana supports Asafotufiami Festival

GHANA
MTN has donated five thousand Ghana Cedis and assorted items to the Chief and people of Ada as part to its contribution to the Asafotufiami Festival.»
Friday 18 Jul

4G LTE: more than 1 in 5 active mobile connections by 2019

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts a rapid uptake of 4G LTE mobile technology in the next five years, with active connections crossing the 1 billion mark in 2017 and reaching 1.8 billion by 2019.  »
Thursday 17 Jul

TNM dishes out K2.5m in Independence promotion

MALAWI
Premier mobile telecom operator TNM has dished out K2.5m worth of Mpamba value during the first draw of its commemorative promotion as Malawi celebrates 50 years of self rule.»
Saturday 12 Jul

Samsung, Celltick partner on West Africa UI

NIGERIA
Samsung Electronics West Africa is launching Celltick’s ‘Start’ based technology across its complete range of android phones via the Samsung Apps Store.»
Thursday 10 Jul

Mobile technologies catalysts for development in Senegal

SENEGAL
Alcatel Lucent is participating in a mobile-based anti-diabetes campaign in Senegal.»
Wednesday 9 Jul

NCA lifts ban on Vodafone

GHANA
The National Communications Authority (NCA) has lifted the ban imposed on Vodafone Ghana.»
Wednesday 9 Jul

New mobile payment system goes live in SA

SOUTH AFRICA
Mobile payment system Zapper has launched its innovative and secure payment app for smartphones in South Africa.»
Wednesday 9 Jul

Samsung Ghana bemoans influx of fake phones

GHANA
Samsung Ghana has bemoaned the influx of fake Samsung products on the Ghanaian market and called for collaboration to combat it.»
Wednesday 9 Jul

Ghana resolves to improve QoS

GHANA
The Government of Ghana has announced strict punitive measures to be taken against operators whose services fall below the expected quality of service levels.»
Wednesday 9 Jul

Vodafone Ghana appoints new Chief Marketing Officer

GHANA
Vodafone Ghana has appointed Agnes Emefa Essah as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).»
Tuesday 8 Jul

Mobile banking numbers to pass online banking by 2019

New findings from Juniper Research finds that over 1.75 billion mobile phone users will have used their devices for banking purposes by the end of 2019, compared to 800 million this year.»
Sunday 6 Jul

Tigo Ghana sales team scoops 2013 Millicommander Awards

GHANA
Tigo Ghana's sales team has been voted the best within the Millicom Group.»
Sunday 6 Jul

Mobile media revenues to pass $90bn in 2018

IHS forecasts that total revenues from mobile media and advertising will pass $90 billion in 2018, up from $53 billion in 2014. »

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Widening ICT skills gap: Cause for concernWidening ICT skills gap: Cause for concern

Nigeria's FDI gains could be eroded by the widening gap in indigenous skilled ICT manpower, writes Kokumo Goodie.

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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.

COMPANY NEWS

VMware reports second quarter 2014 results

VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2014.

New Sage ERP X3 version puts business information at your fingertips

Sage ERP Africa has announced the availability of Sage ERP X3 version 7, the latest version of its global business management solution for midsized companies. 

How the cloud can power entrepreneurship and urbanisation in Africa

Cloud computing is not only fundamentally changing the way business operates, it is also driving a new wave of job creation opportunities, says SAP Africa.