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Liquid connects the DRC and Congo Brazzaville with high-speed connectivity

Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, has announced it is now delivering affordable high-speed connectivity to communities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) using state-of-the-art Wireless Optical Communication (WOC) technology from Project Taara at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory. The achievement marks a robust high-capacity communications bridge between Kinshasa and Congo, Brazzaville. Despite being just […]


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 […]


The key to cloud choice is consistency, not complexity

Cloud options available to businesses have expanded rapidly as the use of modern applications – which rely on the hybridity and flexibility that multi-cloud environments provide – has exploded. Lee Syse, Cloud Tech Lead, VMware Sub-Saharan Africa, discusses the challenge facing businesses today, particularly their IT teams and how they can find that perfect balance […]


iiDENTIFii achieves Microsoft global Co-Sell status

In just a few years since launching its remote biometric digital authentication and automated on-boarding technology platform, iiDENTIFii has attained Microsoft co-sell Partner status with its biometric digital authentication and automated onboarding solution hosted in Microsoft Azure. The coveted global status is a significant achievement for a South African-based digital identity verification platform, as it […]


IBM Quantum Challenge Africa: How African Researchers are building a quantum community

Amira Abbas, Mmapula Baloi and Ismail Akhalwaya of IBM Research Africa, discuss quantum computing on the African continent and which organisations are well positioned to gain the most from this emerging technology. Quantum computing promises to unlock problem-solving capabilities that could change the world. But which parts of the world might it change? And who […]


e4 unveils girls in STEM programme

FinTech specialist e4 has launched a girls in STEM programme to provide girls in underprivileged areas with the support they need to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) post matric. Cognisant of the gender imbalance present in the science and technology industries worldwide and particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, e4 approached Melisizwe Computer […]


Axian Group enhances corporate integrity with Oxalys digital procurement solution

Axian is a pan-African group that operates in five industries with high growth potential, namely real estate, telecoms, finance, energy and, open innovation and FinTech. Philippe Prodhomme, Group CFO, Axian Group, tells Intelligent CIO Africa, why the company recently implemented Oxalys’ Procurement digital solution to ensure integrity of the procurement process and a high level […]


Teraco completes expansion to South Africa’s hyper-connected digital infrastructure campus in Isando

Teraco Data Environments Proprietary Limited, Africa’s largest vendor-neutral data centre and interconnection services provider, has completed the JB3 data centre facility, located within the Isando Campus in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa. This multi-billion-rand facility represents a strategic addition to Platform Teraco, offering enterprises a scalable platform for IT infrastructure deployment while sustaining performance, […]


South African solution driving digitisation in the Seychelles

In the Official Gazette of the Republic of Seychelles (Extraordinary) No. 530 of 2021 – published under the Digitisation and Publication of Gazette Act – the Seychelles government has confirmed that, pursuant to section 22(1) of the Electronic Transactions Act, the Controller recognises Impression Signatures as a Foreign Certifying Authority. This stamp of approval comes […]


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