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Government of Mauritius launch Citizen Support Portal in Rodrigues

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The Rodrigues Citizen Support Portal, a modern and practical online platform with a view to providing a better service to address complaints and queries of Rodriguan citizens, was launched by the Minister Mentor, Minister of Defence and Minister of Rodrigues, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, on 13 October 2017 at the Anse Aux Anglais Youth Centre in […]


Orange reinforces presence in West Africa with Sierra Leone launch

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Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the official launch of its brand in Sierra Leone. As of today, Airtel Sierra Leone becomes Orange Sierra Leone. The acquisition of Airtel Sierra Leone was finalised in July 2016 by Orange, together with its Senegal-based partner Sonatel, allowing the Orange Group to reinforce its […]


Euphoria’s new solution makes it possible to become a digital nomad

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Euphoria Telecom has introduced tools for entrepreneurs to become digital nomads. They can now use technology to earn a living and conduct their life in a nomadic manner. Digital nomad is a revolutionary term that has grown in popularity around the world and refers to location independent business people who use wireless digital technologies to […]


Gartner reveals top predictions for IT organisations and users in 2018

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Gartner, Inc. has revealed its top predictions for 2018 and beyond. Gartner’s top predictions will enable organisations to move beyond thinking about mere notions of technology adoption to focus on the issues that surround what it really means to be human in the digital world. “Technology-based innovation is arriving faster than most organisations can keep […]


Ecobank launches mVisa across 33 African countries

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Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers. The strategic tie-up signals interoperability on a cross-border level – and potentially huge gains – as it affords consumers with the ability to use their mobile phone to directly access the funds in their bank accounts to pay person-to-merchant (P2M) […]


Aruba modernises network security for the era of mobile, cloud, and IoT

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Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, a security framework that provides 360 degrees of analytics-driven attack detection and response to help organisations reduce risk in today’s changing threat landscape. Aruba is also innovating in User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) by expanding the Aruba IntroSpect product family, enabling […]


Youtap launches cloud-based mobile money payment processing platform

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Youtap has launched Youtap Cloud, a payment processing platform delivered as a cloud service for mobile money and payment providers in developing markets. Youtap Cloud enables real time transaction processing for contactless mobile money and bank wallet payments. It supports QR code payments, as well as NFC technology, including low-cost micro point-of-sale (POS) devices, companion […]


How Africa is leading the innovation revolution

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Article by Saidah Nash-Carter, Head of Innovation at Thomson Reuters Africa With an estimated population of 1.2 billion people and 54 unique markets, Africa offers significant opportunities. More than just an investment destination, the continent is rapidly becoming a leader in innovation. Increasing connectivity, a young population and the impact of global trends that are […]


Expanding security beyond the virtual machine: security in the age of cloud and BYOD

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Article by Shiraaz Singh, Aptronics Networking Solutions Specialist It’s no secret that organisations have been slow to warm up to the idea of cloud – and with good reason. Where digital data security was once as simple and straightforward as ring-fencing a network perimeter with a single physical gateway to control access, the cloud has […]


South Africans lead the way in mobile banking, Avaya survey reveals

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Consumers in South Africa prefer a digital-first approach to resolving their basic banking issues, only talking to a human being if they have to, according to a new survey from Avaya. Out of nine countries surveyed, South Africans were the most likely to say they preferred to use a mobile banking app to access their […]


What’s up with your mobile apps? Identifying and mitigating digital risk

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I’ll venture to guess you’re using a mobile device to read this. In a recent Ericsson Mobility Report, the total number of mobile subscriptions at the end of 2016 was approximately 7.5 billion and growing around 4% year-on-year. Greater speed, power and storage capabilities of mobile devices means they are used more frequently for activities […]


When Androids attack: protecting against WireX botnet DDoS attacks

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Article by Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks It appears Mirai may have some competition. And its name is WireX. Google recently removed roughly 300 apps from its Play Store after researchers found that the apps in question were secretly hijacking Android devices to feed traffic to wide-scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) […]


The lynchpin for success in the mobile banking wars

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Article by Hemkumar Balaraman, Project Manager at Africa, Wipro Limited Recent years have seen South African banks compete in a key battleground: the mighty mobile app. Each bank is positioning mobile in slightly different way – with some emphasising contactless mobile payments, another highlighting bot-like automation and machine learning, others focusing on simplicity, or intuitive […]


Mobile Trojans steal Android users’ money through WAP-billing services

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Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered an unusual rise in mobile Trojan clickers that are stealing money from Android users through WAP billing – a type of direct mobile payment taken without any additional registration. This trend has not been observed for a while, but in Q2 of 2017 it became surprisingly common, with thousands of […]


Go back to the classroom to get ROI out of mobile security tools

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Employees are placing a spanner in the works for companies implementing enterprise mobile device management (MDM) solutions to manage IT security risks, specifically in a bring your own device environment. They haven’t bought into the idea of enterprise mobility management solutions and are reluctant to install them. The result: mobile management solutions just aren’t working […]


TerraPay and Instant Cash launch global cross-border money transfers to mobile wallets

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TerraPay, the world’s first mobile payments switch and Instant Cash, one of the fastest-growing money transfer companies in the world, have teamed up to enable real-time cross-border money transfers to mobile wallets. Powered by TerraPay’s global clearing and settlement service for mobile wallets, the partnership will make cross-border money transfer faster and convenient for the […]


New version of Faketoken Android trojan hunts for taxi and ride-sharing app users

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Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a new modification of the well-known mobile banking Trojan Faketoken, which has been developed and is now able to steal credentials from popular taxi applications. The mobile app market is growing, and offering more and more services that store confidential financial data, including taxi services and ride-sharing apps that require […]


Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for smartphones in Africa

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Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the BharatQR industry standard developed by Bharat, […]


Azumi collaborates with MediaTek as it powers into sub-Saharan Africa

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Azumi-Mobile, a fast-growing global manufacturer of smartphones, is moving aggressively into the sub-Saharan Africa market with mobile phones that balance design, innovation and price. The company has unveiled two entry smartphones – the Kirei A45D and the Kirei A5D – both of which are based on the MediaTek MT6570 platform. Following its successful expansion in […]


MData fee fall campaign is legitimate, says South Africa’s MobileData

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The South African mobile communication services market needs more regulation to encourage competition in order to instil a free and open environment, which will then lead to better and more affordable pricing. This is according to Chris Daffy, Chief Commercial Officer at MobileData, a leading South African technology service provider focused on payment facilitation and […]