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Itron to help Mali manage water using mobile, meters and Saas

Itron, a global technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced it has signed a contract with the Malian Drinking Water Supply Management Company SOMAGEP-SA, water provider to 160,000 customers in Mali in Western Africa, to help the utility to improve its water supply, save water and, ultimately, improve […]


BPC Banking deploys national Ethiopian switch based on SmartVista

BPC Banking Technologies, a provider of payment solutions, announced the launch of the national payment system of Ethiopia, EthSwitch SC based on SmartVista. As of today for the first time, all 17 of the countries retail banks are connected together via the unified payment system. EthSwitch was formed by all the banks in Ethiopia, and […]


SES deploys second SATMED e-Health Platform in Benin

SES, a global satellite operator, announced deployment of a SATMED e-health platform at Centre de Dépistage et de traitement de l’Ulcère de Buruli in Allada, Benin, to improve awareness and healthcare. The SATMED e-health platform was conceived by SES Techcom Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, and funded by the Luxembourg Government and the Ministry […]


Cairo based ITWORX recognised by Microsoft for Syrian school app

ITWORX Education, a Cairo based company and backed by the EuroMena Fund, has been named finalist in the 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. It was recognised for providing an outstanding solution in the public sector category, based on its WinjiGo project for Syrian refugees, in the framework of addressing pressing challenges for cities […]


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

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 […]


Ericsson developing mobile wallet to support humanitarian response to crises

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 […]


Orange Business adds Iaas to AngloGold Ashanti network

Orange Business Services announced the extension and expansion of its network contract with AngloGold Ashanti, a leading mining company. The deal delivers a range of network services across 44 sites in Africa, America and Australia to improve collaboration and securely manage internet and cloud growth. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 21 operations […]


Syniverse implements IPX network for Cable & Wireless Seychelles

Syniverse announced it has signed an agreement to enable Cable & Wireless Seychelles to offer global LTE reach to both inbound and outbound roaming subscribers. The agreement marks a critical step in Cable & Wireless Seychelles’ ability to provide the highest quality service in a tourism driven roaming market. “LTE is becoming a standard for […]


Nigerian mobile users to have vehicle registration encrypted using HID goID

HID Global, a vendor in secure identity solutions, announced it has partnered with Media Concepts of Lagos, Nigeria to deploy mobile IDs on Nigerian citizen smartphones using the new HID goID platform. Mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Biometric Central Motor Registry vehicle registration card programme, which provides real time access to […]


Ecobank implements Tsys Prime 4 to manage POS transactions

Tsys announced that Ecobank, a pan-African banking group, has deployed the latest version of the Prime payments solution platform, Prime 4. This is to support its acquirer processing of MasterCard, Visa and UnionPay International point of sale transactions across 28 countries in Middle Africa. Ecobank has a major presence in Africa with more than 1,100 […]


Ernst & Young Africa adopts step-wise SAP implementation at Development Bank Namibia

Growing a small start-up operation of only ten employees into a national powerhouse with a multi-billion dollar loan book that finances some of Namibia’s most important businesses and infrastructure development initiatives requires dedicated partners and a technology platform that can adapt as the business grows. This is the learning for Brad Scott-King, Director for IT […]


Nigeria’s Konga.com adds QR code to buy and sell process

Nigeria’s largest online mall, Konga.com has launched a payment solution through its KongaPay platform. Claimed to be first in Africa, KongaPay is pioneering a new solution called Me-Commerce. Me-Commerce is a feature on the KongaPay payment solution that will allow customers to facilitate the initiation and completion of transactions in a seamless manner. Via the […]


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