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Specialist distributor Nuvias expands into Africa, Middle East

Specialist EMEA distributor, the Nuvias Group, announced it has added a fourth region, Africa and Middle East, to its regional EMEA structure. The other three Nuvias Group regions are Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Nuvias has acquired SCD, a distributor operating out of Dubai. The new office will now act as a hub for Nuvias activities, […]


How BPC and EthSwitch are interconnecting Ethiopian banks

In May this year BPC Banking Technologies and EthSwitch of Ethiopia announced that 18 banks in Ethiopia have been interconnected for inter-bank transactions. The key technology platform that has facilitated this interoperability is SmartVista from BPC. With this implementation 1,500 ATMS, 13,000+ POS-terminals, and 2.5 million cardholders in Ethiopia are interconnected. “SmartVista is a brand […]


Egypt contending for outsourcing destination of the year award

Abundant multilingual talent supply, competitive operational cost, attractive business environment, entrepreneurship and innovation, together with government support, qualified Egypt to compete for the prestigious European award. Egypt has been shortlisted as the Outsourcing Destination of the Year 2016 for the European Outsourcing Association Awards, one of the most prestigious outsourcing industry awards. Egypt received the […]


Cameroon to secure national ID cards with Gemalto Sealys eID

Gemalto, the global vendor in digital security, is supporting General Delegation for National Security in Cameroon, in tackling fraud and document counterfeiting with the deployment of Sealys Color in PC for polycarbonate eID cards, a first in Africa. This innovative approach consists in laser engraving high resolution color photos into the durable Sealys card body […]


Orange gets e-money license in Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea

With the recent receipt of Electronic Money Establishment licenses in four countries including Senegal, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea, Orange has further strengthened its position as a major player in the mobile financial services segment in Africa. This change of status is accompanied by the creation of a new organisation, CECOM, which provides mutualised risk […]


Radio astronomy driving big data computing in South Africa

With the growing demand for big data facilities in research and business, the Department of Science and Technology, South Africa continues to invest in growing the country’s cyberinfrastructure. The investment is also a boost to local universities that will be taking the lead in these initiatives. The Department of Science and Technology will invest a total […]


HP reinvents desktop again with Pavilion Wave and Elite Slice

HP Inc debuted two new PCs, HP Pavilion Wave and HP Elite Slice, that are revolutionising traditional designs for the home and workplace. HP is transforming the desktop PC to create unique experiences that deliver the power customers expect in small, creative designs. The HP Pavilion Wave is designed for entertainment and productivity for the […]


Intel spins off McAfee as independent company with TPG

Intel and TPG announced a definitive agreement under which the two parties will establish a newly formed, jointly-owned, independent cybersecurity company. The new company will be called McAfee following close of transaction. TPG will own 51% of McAfee and Intel will own 49% in a transaction valuing the business at approximately $4.2 billion. TPG is […]


Dell Technologies opens for digital transformation business

Dell Technologies announced completion of the acquisition of EMC , creating a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organisations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. This combination creates a $74 billion market leader with an expansive technology portfolio that solves complex problems for […]


Infor targeting early adopters of critical workloads in cloud

Enterprise application vendors have known for some time that the next replacement life cycle is coming. Client server business applications have got associated with terms like old, heavy, customised, complex, expensive, over the last twenty years of usage. Now they are on their way out and in a simplistic way of speaking are being replaced […]


Barclays to stress test ReSecure at its Rise Lab facility

ReSec Technologies, developer of innovative enterprise-grade solutions to prevent malware penetration of networks, endpoints, and data centres, announced its ReSecure platform was selected by Barclays, an international banking and financial services provider, for cybersecurity testing in its Rise innovation lab. The Rise benchmark will test ReSecure’s ability to prevent both known and unknown malware from […]


Shine Technologies to block ads for Econet African subscribers

Shine Technologies and Econet Wireless announced a deal to bring network-level advertisement blocking to 40 million subscribers across Africa. The agreement marks the first availability of Shine’s network level advertisement control technology in Africa, following a similar agreement with the Three Group in Europe. An analysis of Econet’s network performance has exposed that the prevalence […]


Boosting intra-regional trade via supply chain critical says DHL CEO

Despite an average annual growth in exports of 8.5% since 2010, trade between African regions remains low when compared to other parts of the world, according to The Africa Economic Outlook Report 2016. Intra-regional trade accounted for 16% of Africa’s total trade in 2014, mainly stimulated by manufactured goods, accounting for 60% of total regional […]


Canada funds African math scientists for climate change

The Honourable Marie Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced Canada will contribute CA$22.6 million over five years to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Next Einstein Initiative, to train African mathematical scientists to develop climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. With the funding, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences will expand its […]


Interpol Secretary opens cyber centre in Rwanda

The Head of Interpol has said that effective regional efforts in Eastern Africa against transnational crime and terrorism underpin security across Africa and beyond, boosted by Interpol’s global reach. Speaking at a meeting of police affairs ministers from countries of the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation, Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock said that international […]


Kgosi Informatics, iNENSA join IFS African partner programme

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has appointed Kgosi Informatics of Botswana and iNENSA of Uganda as business partners in order to expand its reach in fast-growing markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. IFS will collaborate with the two companies to provide customers with enterprise resource planning, enterprise asset management and enterprise service management solutions in its […]


Facebook’s Zuckerberg breezes into Lagos feeling innovation tempo

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood. Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can […]


PwC advises urgent change in African oil industry around skills, tech, knowhow

The decline in the global oil price has led to a reduced level of activity across the African continent and had an impact on countries that traditionally depend on oil and gas revenue. Despite the bleak landscape, the African continent still offers significant opportunities in the oil and gas sector. “It is an opportune time […]


Uganda based Kiira Motors recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Based on its recent analysis of the sustainable mobility market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Kiira Motors with the 2016 Uganda Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership. The company’s vision extends far beyond that of standard vehicle manufacturing processes. Its sustainable mobility solutions provide massive opportunity for vehicle development and commercialisation in a country […]


Frost & Sullivan’s GIL Africa summit focuses on digital transformation

Africa has been identified as the continent with the potential to become the next China. Africans have embraced mobile communication technologies faster than any other parts of the world and the continent is being recognised as the next potential enabler of sustainable economic growth, driving innovation for the developing world. The Growth Innovation Leadership Africa […]