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CR2 continues to transform digital banking in Africa

Africa has a diverse population of more than 1.2 billion spread across 54 countries, each with their own cultural, societal and economic nuances. It is also home to the largest percentage of the world’s unbanked population. A key understanding of Africa’s unique environment is essential to drive change and with more than two decades’ experience, […]


African Union partners with APO Group to re-brand and re-position Africa at Expo 2020 Dubai

The African Union (AU) has announced a partnership with the APO Group, a pan-African communications agency and press release distribution service, to Re-brand and Re-position Africa to the world at the Expo 2020 Dubai, to be held from October 2021 to March 2022. “We have invited APO Group to become our Official Strategic Public Relations […]


Tonny Tugee to leave SEACOM Group

SEACOM Group has announced that its regional managing director for East and North East Africa, Tonny Tugee, has resigned. Tugee joined SEACOM from Safaricom in 2017 as head of sales and was later appointed to the position of regional managing director. During his tenure with SEACOM, Tugee has been instrumental in steering SEACOM’s growth in […]


Liquid Intelligent Technologies launches OneVoice for Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has been announced as a launch partner for Microsoft’s new Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams. Through its OneVoice platform, Liquid will now enable Microsoft customers worldwide to seamlessly integrate regulatory-compliant calling plans in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda – initiated from the Microsoft Teams Admin […]


Visa expands ‘She’s Next’ initiative to empower African women entrepreneurs

As the rate of women entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa continues to rise, Visa is expanding its global “She’s Next” initiative to empower women entrepreneurs on the continent, bringing practical insights and valuable tools needed to grow and advance their businesses. New Visa research has revealed that 54% of ‘cash only’ merchants have missed business opportunities, […]


Nokia and ATU to speed up DX and knowledge economy in Africa

Telco equipment vendor Nokia, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) to drive Digital Transformation and the knowledge economy for socio-economic development across the continent. The two parties will leverage the power of telecommunications, including 5G networks, to connect the unconnected and identify innovative use cases, as well as […]


Bank of Abyssinia partners with Xpert Digital to create client-centric digital bank

Bank of Abyssinia (BoA), Ethiopia’s leading and fastest-growing bank in the region, has announced a partnership with Xpert Digital (XD), a certified Temenos Professional Service Partner for the Middle East and Africa (MEA), to implement Temenos Infinity. In terms of the partnership, XD will revamp the bank’s existing retail and corporate banking to offer feature-rich […]


Paradigm Initiative launches tools of impact in the digital space

Social enterprise Paradigm Initiative (PIN), known for building an ICT-enabled support system and advocating digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth, will be hosting a hybrid festival,  from September 20th to 23rd, 2021 in Senegal. PIN works to connect underserved young Africans with digital opportunities and ensures protection of their rights. Across […]


Cellulant, Ecobank and GAINDE 2000 sign a partnership with KenTrade to provide a payment gateway

To offer efficient and robust services to their customers, KenTrade has entered into a consortium partnership with Cellulant, Ecobank and GAINDE 2000. With this new partnership, importers and exporters will enjoy premium services on the TradeNet system, an online platform, which serves as a single entry point for parties involved in international trade and transport […]


Nokia and African Telecommunications Union to speed up Digital Transformation in Africa

Telco equipment vendor Nokia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) to drive Digital Transformation and the knowledge economy for socio-economic development across the continent. The two parties will leverage the power of telecommunications, including 5G networks, to connect the unconnected and identify innovative use cases, as well as […]


Liquid and Unitas Global create the largest network of interconnected data centres in Africa

Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, has announced a strategic partnership with global managed network provider, Unitas Global in a bid to meet the demands of rapid Digital Transformation across the continent. Through strategic interconnections, Liquid and Unitas are now better positioned to serve their customers in Africa and beyond, with this rapid response to […]


Kaspersky records over two million phishing attacks in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria in H1 2021

There was a reduction in the number of phishing attacks recorded and blocked by Kaspersky in South Africa (17% decline), Kenya (48% decline) and Nigeria (13% decline) for the first half of this year when compared to the same period in 2020. While the decline does suggest and support research trends – that cybercriminals have […]


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