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SECURA North Africa 2020 to take place in Algeria

A tradeshow that has become a business hub in North Africa in the field of safety and security is to take place in Algeria. SECURA North Africa 2020, organised by EASYFAIRS NORTHERAL, part of EASYFAIRS, will be held at Algiers Exhibition Fairground from February 11 to 13. Olivier-Hicham Allard, the organiser of the event, said: […]

Africa Code Week held in Morocco with focus on girl empowerment and digital inclusion

Africa Code Week (ACW) returned for its fifth year with an ambitious goal of introducing 1.5 million young Africans to digital and coding skills and a strong focus on girl empowerment. SAP, UNESCO, Irish Aid, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and partners gathered in Rabat to declare the 2019 edition […]

SEGULA Technologies opens centre of excellence in Morocco

SEGULA Technologies, the global engineering group, is increasing its operations in Morocco by opening a centre of excellence in Agadir mainly devoted to automotive engineering. The aim of this new centre is to respond to the growing needs of the local automotive market and also to offer a nearshore platform of excellence for all of […]

VC4AS announces top 12 ventures for 2019 Series-A Venture Showcase

VC4A has announced the 12 ventures for its 2019 Venture Showcase. These companies represent the best investment opportunities on the continent and have been vetted by 40 VC investors through a rigorous referral and selection process. The companies demonstrate strong revenues and competitive edge, are well-positioned for regional and internal expansion, and are working on […]

Algiers Airport selects SITA for airport management solution

SITA, the global IT provider to the air transport industry, has been selected to provide key systems to support the smooth opening and operation of Algeria’s new international terminal at Houari Boumediene International Airport. The new terminal, which opened to the public in April 2019, is among the first few airports in North Africa to […]

TIEC collaborates with Huawei to Launch ‘Egypt App Cup’ competition

Egypt’s Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of ITIDA, in collaboration with Huawei, has announced the official launch of the ‘Egypt App Cup’ competition to offer university students and fresh graduates new opportunities to unleash their creativity and develop innovation skills in the technology field. The competition, which is part of Huawei’s ‘Shining Star’ programme, […]

How smart agriculture can transform our world

Algeria used to be a Mediterranean farming superpower but has lost its agricultural glory due to erratic rainfall and drought. To address this challenge, a major leapfrog has taken place, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This, as a Ankur Bhan, Founder and Head of WING Business Line, Nokia, explains, has helped a […]

CommScope delivers site-sharing solutions to Tunisia’s largest wireless carrier

Rooftops and towers are already overloaded but need to implement site sharing solutions to expedite network improvements for meeting connectivity demands.  Ooredoo Tunisia executed a successful trial using a CommScope 900 MHz low-loss combiner (LLC) for site sharing between Ooredoo and another carrier, swapping out a hybrid 3 dB combiner with the LLC 900 unit. […]

Wirecard cooperates with Royal Air Maroc to integrate digital payments

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, is handling payments for online and travel agency bookings for Royal Air Maroc, Morocco’s national airline, and one of Africa’s leading and fastest growing airlines. In addition to processing all online Visa, Mastercard and Maestro payments for Royal Air Maroc, Wirecard also handles credit card payments made via travel agency […]

El Sewedy Egypt goes international with Oracle Cloud

El Sewedy CIO Abdel Aziz Kamel shares how the 80-plus-entities company went live with Oracle HCM in five months.

iSON Xperiences commended for rapid growth in African BPO market

Frost & Sullivan has recognised iSON Xperiences with the 2019 African Company of the Year Award for its focus on developing the domestic African BPO markets. The company believes that Africa can match India’s competency in BPO, IT and ITES through high employment generation, greater focus on skills training and development, aggressive capacity building, and direct government intervention. “iSON is […]

Banque du Caire goes live with Temenos to redefine digital customer experience

Temenos, the banking software company, has announced that Banque du Caire has gone live with Temenos Infinity, the omni-channel digital banking product to transform the bank’s multiple banking channels into a fast, seamless and compelling customer journey. At this first stage of the Temenos Infinity implementation, the bank has gone live with digital channels servicing […]

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