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Inclusive mobile wallet service launched in Tunisia

New mobile wallet will make digital payments and mobile financial services accessible for the entire population of Tunisia. VYZYO, a rapidly growing mobile financial services technology company, has announced that the company’s subsidiary Tunisian Digital Finance for People (TDFP) has signed a partnership agreement with Al Baraka Bank, a prestigious, fast-growing bank in Tunisia, to […]


IDU makes budgeting easier across Africa

IDU Holdings, a financial planning and analysis software company, has set its sights on replicating its success in Southern and Eastern African countries in other markets in Africa. The company’s recent restructuring, including the merger with IDU KZN, has set the company up for the next phase of growth. Margie Whitten rently joined IDU Holdings’ […]


Meta’s AI machine translation research helps break language barriers

Meta has announced that it has built and open sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art results. Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to improve and extend translations on Facebook, Instagram, […]


SAP SuccessFactors awards MENA customers for exceptional HR transformation

Global technology company SAP’s Human Experience Management arm, SuccessFactors, recently awarded leading organisations in the Middle East for the successful implementation of SAP SuccessFactors solutions for HR transformations at the SAP HXM Elite Club Award MENA South 2021. SAP awarded a total of 21 organisations across three main categories: The Largest HXM Transformation category identified […]


Reaping the benefits of Smart City technology in Africa

As Smart Cities emerge across the globe, there is a ‘huge opportunity’ in Africa to embrace and evolve towards this concept. This is the view of Mahmoud El-Banna, Head of Digital Industries Sales for China, India and MEA at Nokia. He talks us through some of the existing and new initiatives in the region, as […]


Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population partners with Altibbi on blood plasma donation project

Altibbi, the Middle East’s first and largest digital health platform, has announced a new partnership with Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population, on the Blood Plasma Project to collect blood plasma and manufacture its derivatives. Egypt’s Ministry of Health and Population has announced a national project to establish blood plasma donations for medicine production. The […]


Equinix enters Africa after closing US$320 million acquisition of MainOne

Equinix, a global digital infrastructure company, has announced it has completed its deal to acquire West African data centre and connectivity solutions provider MainOne for an enterprise value of US$320 million, marking the beginning of its expansion into the African continent. The completion of the acquisition augments Equinix’s long-term strategy to become a leading African […]


DabaDoc and Orange launch medical video-consultation service for families in the African diaspora

DabaDoc and Orange have launched DabaDoc Consult, a brand new service allowing the African diaspora residing in Europe and the United States to instantly offer a video medical consultation to their relatives living in their country of origin. The launch of the exclusive service comes in response to a concern shared by many emigrants: taking […]


Etisalat Misr selects Ericsson to evolve BSS Digital Transformation and IoT

Etisalat Misr has selected Ericsson to modernise its business support systems (BSS) in Egypt. The transformation will upgrade and modernise Etisalat Misr’s BSS platform to support data and voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) traffic growth, 5G readiness and Internet of things (IoT). The agreement will equip Etisalat Misr with a range of upgraded capabilities across all its business […]


Flapmax and Microsoft announce first cohort of African start-ups selected for the FAST Digital Transformation Programme

Flapmax has announced the 12 companies selected for the first cohort of the FAST start-up accelerator created to help strengthen and scale Africa’s digital ecosystem. In partnership with Microsoft, Flapmax’s 12-week start-up accelerator begins March 21st, 2022. The diverse class of entrepreneurs come from six different countries, serve nine industries, and include two female founders. […]


Rainbow Sports Global launches revolutionary African football data centre

Rainbow Sports Global has announced the launch of the African Football Data Centre (AFDC), an open, digital platform created in support of the development of football on the continent. The interactive platform, developed in cooperation with Football Benchmark, covers a broad range of data of African football. The free-to-use data centre provides information on the […]


Algeria’s bold new renewables agenda to fuel MENA collaborations

Middle East Energy Dubai, the most reputable and comprehensive energy event in the MENA region, took place at Dubai World Trade Centre from March 7th to 9th. Algeria’s energy planners and innovators participated and found unique opportunities to showcase their work to transition towards renewable energy. Algeria’s bold new agenda to reduce natural gas consumption […]


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