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Angola’s Banco Sol adding services through partnership with MasterCard

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MasterCard and Banco Sol have partnered to introduce a dynamic suite of payment solutions to the citizens of Angola, which will help modernise and diversify one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. The partnership will help develop a more robust payments industry and offer the country core solutions which will help drive financial inclusion and increased […]


South Africa based VCS announces virtual POS powered by MasterPass

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Small enterprises and mobile businesses can now accept digital card payments in-store, remotely or on-the-go using their connected mobile devices, following the launch of Virtual Card Service’s virtual Point of Sale vPOS, South Africa’s first virtual payment solution. Powered by MasterCard’s MasterPass digital payments platform, the vPOS provides a safe, convenient and easy way for […]


Frost & Sullivan recognises South Africa based MiX Telematics

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Based on recent analysis of the telematics market, Frost & Sullivan recognised MiX Telematics as the recipient of the 2016 South African Company of the Year Award. As a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, MiX Telematics serves a range of industries and customer types by offering superior, value-driven products and […]


Post Brexit UK recession to impact Africa, Control Risks

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The short-term implications of Brexit for African economies will be mainly noticeable through market volatility. However, according to Control Risks and NKC African Economics, the longer-term impacts on Africa from Brexit are speculative and depend as much on the attitude of future British governments as on the terms of exit. The longer term implications – […]


Dimension Data, Cisco, Intel, EMC, power Tour de France

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Dimension Data and Amaury Sport Organisation announced significant enhancements to the big data cycling analytics platform that will deliver real-time information to viewers, commentators and teams at the 2016 Tour de France. Headlining the innovations is Race Center, a web-based application hosted on Dimension Data’s cloud platform and developed in partnership with ASO that combines […]


Brexit to plunge IT spend in some sectors, IDC

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The recent referendum in the UK and the resulting vote to leave the European Union is creating a significant level of uncertainty across the globe. Based on previous high profile and often large impact events, clearly there is a tendency to curb or stop discretionary investments, including non-essential IT investments and projects, very quickly in […]


Banking malwares Tinba, Gamarue inside Nigeria, Kenya

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Check Point Software Technologies published its latest Threat Index for May 2016, revealing that the number of active global malware families increased by 15% in May 2016. The May Threat Index presents a mixed view of Africa, with several countries making quite strong moves up and down the index – the higher their relative ranking […]


Nigeria first in Africa to use online player transfers

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FIFA TMS announced that the Nigeria Football Federation is the first member association in Africa to implement the FIFA TMS Domestic Transfer Matching System. The Domestic Transfer Matching System online platform, which includes league access, will allow the NFF and the Nigerian Professional Football League to manage its international and domestic transfers via one system. […]


Gemalto Coesys device revamps DRC voter list

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Gemalto has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrollment kits to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national voter register. Gemalto’s fully portable Coesys Mobile Enrollment stations will enable 18,000 enrollment centers to rapidly acquire digital photographs, […]


Cisco telepresence connects Kenya and UAE school students

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As part of its efforts to inspire youth to consider careers in technology, Cisco brought together students from Jebel Ali School in Dubai with their counterparts from Makini School in Nairobi, Kenya through Cisco Telepresence. The immersive digital experience provided more than 140 students an opportunity to engage live across continents to share insights into […]


Samsung opens flagship retail store at Mall of Africa

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Samsung Electronics announced the opening of its flagship brand store at the Mall of Africa in Waterfall City, Midrand. Home to over 300 shops, this dominant super-regional mall is the venue for Samsung’s unique store. The flagship store functions as a premium outlet for the company to deliver the latest Samsung mobile products, audio-visual solutions and […]


GE opens $13M healthcare skills and training institute in Kenya

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General Electric marked another step in the development of sustainable healthcare in Kenya, with the inauguration of the brand new $13 million GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute, an education facility for healthcare professionals. The center was inaugurated in the presence of Dr Cleopa Mailu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health for Kenya and John Flannery, […]


Location based services in Africa growing at CAGR 49%+, Technavio report

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Technavio analysts forecast the location based services market in Africa to grow at a CAGR of over 49% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the location based services market in Africa for 2016 to 2020. The leading vendors in this market […]


SES satellite broadcast received by 2.8 million homes in Nigeria

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SES, a global satellite operator, announced the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, which provides insight on the important role SES plays in the growth of the satellite television reach in the country. The study highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are […]


African healthcare IT to grow substantially says Frost & Sullivan

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The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology, in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. Increased investment in both the pharmaceutical and healthcare IT sectors will see local business flourish in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and other emerging economies. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on […]


40% EMEA banks indicate digital transformation front-office initiative

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A survey released by SAP shows that just one in four banks, 24% in EMEA has created and executed a holistic end-to-end digital transformation strategy to engage customers. The study also showed that while 96% of the banks polled had completed some kind of digital transformation initiative DX, room for improvement remains. Conducted by IDC […]


GE opens Africa innovation center in Johannesburg

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GE, a global digital industrial company, officially opened its R500 million 2,700 square meter facility, the GE Africa Innovation Center in Johannesburg South Africa. The center, a first for GE in Africa, is another big investment for GE, affirming that Africa and South Africa continue to be a good investment destination for big businesses, and […]


New air and sea satellite coverage of Africa from GomSpace

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GomSpace ApS has secured a letter of commitment from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries for an investment of $4 million in a joint project. The investment will be released in the period September 2016 to January 2018. “This is the most significant project that we have acquired to this date. We are very […]


Standard Chartered to roll out mobile banking across eight African countries

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Standard Chartered Bank is bringing its newest mobile and online banking platform to 1 million clients across eight African markets, the most extensive digital rollout of its kind in Africa by an international bank. Supported by the Bank’s global technology, clients will enjoy a consistent online experience across laptops, tablets or mobile phones, and the […]


Coca Cola, Ericsson, Tigo, Philips partner with Solarkiosk in Rwanda

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The Coca-Cola Company joined with Ericsson, Medshare, Pentair, Philips, Solarkiosk and Tigo Rwanda to officially open a flagship Ekocenter site in Ruhunda, Rwanda. The solar powered site stands to benefit up to 25,000 local residents with access to services that have not been readily available, including wifi enabled internet access, mobile charging services, retail store, […]