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Ford takes OpenXC platform into Africa to drive mobile healthcare

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Harnessing the power of its advanced vehicles, technologies and commitment to a better world, a new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria. Ford Project Better World brings together multiple organisations such as World Vision South Africa, and social entrepreneurs to deliver health education, […]


Mobile attacks on rise in Nigeria says Check Point Software

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Quarterly analysis of the global Threat Index by Check Point Software Technologies reveals deep disparities in the threat environments in Africa, and the potential for increased attacks as cyber-criminals target mobile devices. Check Point is a global pure play network cybersecurity vendor, and its Threat Index provides a data based breakdown of new and prevalent […]


Ghana signs agreement with Uber to create smart transport framework

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The Ghanaian Ministry of Transport and Uber have entered into a Statement of Understanding to officially welcome Uber in Ghana’s largest city, Accra, last week. Uber was privileged to have Honourable Fifi Kwetey, Minister for Transport and the Ambassador of the United States to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson at Uber’s launch event in Accra to […]


NCR, Visioglobe, offer regional airports wayfinding solutions

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NCR Corporation, the global vendor in consumer transaction technologies, announced that Dubai International, has enhanced its passenger experience with the NCR Wayfinding solution integrated with Visioglobe, editing indoor map management software. The integration allows passengers to scan boarding passes at an NCR kiosk and view a map and recommended route to their departure gates with […]


MTN South Africa signs five year managed services agreement with CSG Systems

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CSG Systems, a global partner to launch and monetise digital services, announced that the company will extend its managed services agreement with MTN South Africa. The managed services agreement entails system management and support of the carrier’s retail billing operations, credit vetting and number portability. This new five year agreement extends CSG’s responsibilities to all […]


Security vendor Tripwire announces tripling of EMEA sales in Q1 2016

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Tripwire, a global vendor of endpoint detection and response, security, compliance and IT operations solutions, announced strong sales growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa. License sales more than tripled in the first quarter of 2016 as compared with the first quarter of 2015. This momentum was led by strong sales of Tripwire Enterprise, the […]


Jason Goodall new Dimension Data Group CEO

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Dimension Data announced the appointment of Jason Goodall as Group Chief Executive Officer, as Brett Dawson, current CEO, steps down after 12 years. Goodall steps into the role from his current position as Group COO, where he has been responsible for the regions and several global functions including sales, marketing, Group Information Services, human resources […]


Mahindra Comviva extends mobile money solution from Africa to Iraq

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AsiaHawala, powered by Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity Money, is the first mobile commerce service launched in Iraq. In war torn Iraq, corruption in both private and public sector banks have combined with the prevailing rudimentary banking infrastructure to leave segments of the population without any access to any banking facilities. AsiaHawala fills this gap by leveraging […]


Top Dog and Knewton launch first joint digital education products for Africa

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Top Dog Education and Knewton have launched two adaptive learning products now available for school students across South Africa. Top Dog Math and Top Dog Science deliver individualized instruction based on analysis of what a student knows, how they learn, and stated learning goals. “Empowering students to reach their full potential is core to the […]


Carrefour integrates Safaricom M-Pesa into its payment system

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Carrefour, the world’s second largest hypermarket chain, is the first retailer in Kenya to integrate Safaricom’s payments service, Lipa Na M-Pesa, as a payment channel in Kenya. With this development, customers shopping at Carrefour will be able to complete payments without having to show evidence of an M-Pesa message to retail staff, resulting in a […]


Exclusive Networks and SentinelOne to bring nextgen endpoint security into Africa

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SentinelOne, the vendor company providing endpoint security by delivering real-time protection powered by machine learning and intelligent automation, announced its expansion into Europe, Middle East, and Africa through a strategic partnership with leading security distributor Exclusive Networks. SentinelOne and Exclusive Networks will partner to initially bring Next Generation Endpoint Protection to the EMEA region. Their […]


Toshiba Robotics enters Africa through partnership with Egypt based Caionix

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TM Robotics and Toshiba Machine announced they have partnered with Caionix, a distributor of industrial robots in Egypt. With this partnership, Caionix is now responsible for providing pre-sale, sale and after sale services for Toshiba Machine’s Cartesian, 6-axis and SCARA robots. Caionix provides support and solutions for many applications in a variety of industries, including food, […]


Malawi ISP Skyband uses Radwin JET solution to improve corporate connectivity

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Radwin, a global provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, announced that Skyband, Malawi’s leading ISP has deployed the Radwin JET Beamforming point-to-multipoint solutions in the licensed 3.x GHz band to serve major corporate customers including banks and government organisations in Blantyre and Lilongwe. Skyband is a long-standing Radwin customer since 2011. Beacon Telecom, Radwin’s […]


Network International selects cryptogram to secure non-card transactions

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Network International, a payment solutions provider across Africa and Middle East, and Oberthur Technologies, a global provider of embedded security software products and services, announced their partnership to offer banks in Africa and Middle East region, a dynamic cryptogram payment card to secure online transactions. The OT MOTION CODE solution provides an extra layer of […]


Select athletes at Rio Olympics to use Visa NFC ring for payments

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Visa, the exclusive payment provider at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, introduced a new innovation for use at the Rio 2016 Games. It has launched the first payment wearable ring backed by a Visa account. The Visa payment ring will be given to all Team Visa athletes in Rio, a group of 45 Olympic hopefuls […]


Expert panel discusses omnichannel as retailers remain challenged in region

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The way we understood retail is changing rapidly, according to experts, over 80% customers in the region indulge in digital activity before or after their purchase and browse product information on various channels including the social media before making a buying decision. Trends like online shopping, shop and ship, click and pick will continue to […]


Ericsson developing mobile wallet to support humanitarian response to crises

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Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organisations and affected populations. The Ericsson Emergency Wallet solution will be designed for use in emergency situations where financial infrastructure is lacking. It will enable the distribution and use […]


Telkom partners with Avaya to host communication as a service

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Telkom, a South African communications service provider, is collaborating with Avaya, to offer Communications-as-a-Service to businesses across the country. Telkom will host Avaya’s communications solutions and make them available to businesses in a cloud services model for the countries it operates in across Africa. Telkom will focus on Contact Centre-as-a-Service solutions, enabling organisations to purchase […]


Pay TV growing fastest across North Africa and Middle East says IHS

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2015 was the year of growth for the pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a new report from HIS. The report, entitled Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Market Monitor, says the number of pay TV households jumped 10% in 2015 to 4.95 million. In the 13 […]


PAR Technology receives $1.8M US Navy contract for critical telecom at Djibouti

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PAR Technology announced its subsidiary, Rome Research has been awarded a 27 month, $1.8 million contract to provide engineering services and installation of critical telecommunications infrastructure at Camp Lemonnier, in Djibouti Africa. Camp Lemonnier is the primary US Navy base for all operations in the Horn of Africa region. Commenting on the award, Matt Cicchinelli, […]