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African IXP Association to establish secretariat in Rwanda

The African IXP Association, in partnership with the Internet Society, has signed an agreement with the Rwanda Internet Community and Technology Alliance (RICTA) to establish an administrative secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda. This agreement follows the successful completion of a call for proposals designed to help the African IXP Association develop its governance structure and administrative […]


Globalstar complete MSS and terrestrial authorisations across Africa

Globalstar has announced that it has received MSS and terrestrial authorisations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda. These countries join Botswana in representing over 1.1 million square miles of territory, a population greater than 100 million people and more than 1.7 billion MHz-POPs of licensed coverage across Africa. In these countries, Globalstar has obtained […]


Technology lab focused on wildlife protection opens in Kenya

In partnership with Fauna & Floral International (FFI), Liquid Telecom and Arm, and supported with initial funds from The Royal Foundation, OI Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya has opened a Conservation Tech Lab to research, test support and develop new technology-based solutions to conservation challenges around the world. It is hoped that the facility will help […]


Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in Kenya

Nokia, Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya. This includes girls and children with disabilities in urban informal settlements and some of […]


Taylor Smith Group confident its email in Office 365 is protected with Mimecast

CHALLENGE The Taylor Smith Group, a Mauritius-based diversified private equity group with interests in manufacturing, logistics, retail and marine services, runs a complex IT operation. With over 800 employees and 16 businesses in its stable, the IT department is responsible for the infrastructure of the entire group, including support and maintenance. Part of this centralised […]


Cloud communications company enhances presence in Kenya

Infobip, a global cloud communications company for businesses and leader in omnichannel engagement, is enhancing its presence in Kenya. By using Infobip’s omnichannel solution, Kenyan businesses can choose the optimal communication channels for specific types of messages, all available on a single communication platform. “Banks have to meet the customer needs of its competition,” said Ali […]


Microsoft to set up Technology Development Centre in Kenya

Microsoft has unveiled a plan to set up a technology development centre in Kenya. Speaking at a meeting hosted by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State House Nairobi, top executives of Microsoft led by Vice President for Gaming Phil Spencer said the Africa Development Centre will serve the Eastern Africa region. The technology centre, the seventh […]


Kaspersky Lab to open office in Rwanda to boost East African presence

Kaspersky Lab has announced plans to open a new office in Kigali, Rwanda, to support the rapid growth of its business in East Africa. This strategic move will provide more room for development as well as closer proximity to new partners in the region, allowing Kaspersky Lab to continue its expansion into the promising African […]


Vanu and AMN expand agreement to connect off-grid villages in Africa

Vanu, a provider of equipment, tools and services that allow mobile network operators to serve off-grid communities, has announced the expansion of its ongoing agreement with Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) to supply mobile network infrastructure in support of AMN’s mission to serve rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Vanu and AMN share the goal of providing […]


Startup generator and Early-Stage VC expands into East Africa

Antler, a global startup generator and early stage VC, has set up its operations in East Africa. Commencing in August, the first Kenyan cohort will include around 40 future founders, aiming to form up to 16 startups a year. “We’re excited to launch Antler in Nairobi in August 2019, supporting Africa based founders in launching […]


Ethiopian bank modernises operations, paving the way for a digital future

A leading bank in Ethiopia has digitally innovated its business thanks to the help of VMware. The Bank of Abyssinia (BOA) needed to scale and improve both its production and disaster recovery environments, and be a more digitally inclusive business, but was inhibited by exorbitant costs of new equipment and long delivery cycles. Established in […]


Winners of the Digital Lab Africa pitch competition announced

Digital Lab Africa (DLA), a springboard and incubation platform for African creatives in digital content, has announced the 10 winning projects of this year’s edition of the DLA accelerator programme. Initiated by the Embassy of France and French Institute in South Africa (IFAS), DLA is managed by the South African technology hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation […]


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