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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, […]


SAP names Mohammed Samy as managing director for Egypt

Mohammed Samy has been named as the new managing director for SAP Egypt. Samy replaces Hoda Mansour who has been promoted to head of Business Process Intelligence (BPI) for SAP Europe, Middle East and Africa. An Egyptian national with more than 20 years of experience in the Middle East in successfully growing the technology sector, […]


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 […]


Oriental Weavers rolls out SD-WAN for elevated customer service levels

Egypt-based Oriental Weavers one of the world’s largest carpet producers recently rolled out SD-WAN in record time for elevated customer service levels and reduced operating costs up to 80%. Ahmed Dawood, IT Director, Oriental Weavers group, tells Intelligent CIO Africa why it was important for the company to embark on this project. With a successful […]


Trend Micro launches Service One to enhance security across MENA

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global provider of cybersecurity solutions, has launched Trend Micro Service One, consolidating its managed services to optimise enterprise threat management. Service One includes premium support, an early warning service, managed XDR and incident response, helping customers prevent, detect and respond to cyberthreats faster by supplementing internal resources. According to Trend Micro, […]


New branches for the 2Africa subsea cable system

The 2Africa consortium, comprising of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, has announced the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable. The branches will extend 2Africa’s connectivity to the Seychelles, Comoros Islands and Angola, and bring a new landing to south-east Nigeria. The new branches join […]


Africa’s smartphone market posts strong recovery in Q1 2021

Research firm IDC has released new data from its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker which shows that Africa’s overall mobile phone market enjoyed year-on-year (YoY) growth of 14.0% in Q1 2021 to total 53.3 million units. According to the IDC, the region’s smartphone market grew 16.8% over the same period to 23.4 million units, while […]


Computer chip shortages are driving demand for refurbished devices in Africa

Computer chips and semi-conductors constitute the brain within every electronic device. New devices cannot be produced due to the global shortage which is affecting some of the world’s biggest manufacturers and which has been reported this year, to have reached a crisis point. According to Kwirirai Rukowo, General Manager, Qrent, the chip shortage has affected […]


Huawei, Mondia Pay partner to enable digital payments in Algeria and Tunisia

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), has inked a partnership with Mondia Pay a digital payment provider, that is set to provide Ooredoo Algeria and Orange Tunisia users with safe and convenient payment options. Huawei device users can now pay for their monthly services, latest games and favourite applications seamlessly on HUAWEI AppGallery using Direct Carrier Billing […]


Africa: a youthful continent with immense potential

Chris Norton, Regional Director – Africa, Veeam, explains how a focus on education and ICT infrastructure would go a long way towards making the continent and its young population more competitive on the global scale. Africa is a vibrant, diverse and innovative continent. According to the Brookings Institution, a research think-tank based in the US, […]


Oracle Support Rewards programme helps customers accelerate cloud migrations

Oracle recently announced a new Oracle Support Rewards programme to help customers speed migrations to the cloud while reducing their software license support costs.  Customers that buy Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services can earn rewards to reduce or eliminate their on-premises technology licensing support bills. The Oracle Support Rewards initiative gives customers an easy way […]


Facebook partners with Reuters to launch free online course for journalists

The Facebook Journalism Project has partnered with Reuters to launch a free online training programme for Journalists, called the Reuters Digital Journalism Course. According to the two companies, the project works with publishers around the world to strengthen the connection between journalists and the communities they serve. Its training, programmes and partnerships work by: investing […]


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