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New air and sea satellite coverage of Africa from GomSpace

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

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

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, […]

Ford takes OpenXC platform into Africa to drive mobile healthcare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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