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Nigeria first in Africa to use online player transfers

FIFA TMS announced that the Nigeria Football Federation is the first member association in Africa to implement the FIFA TMS Domestic Transfer Matching System. The Domestic Transfer Matching System online platform, which includes league access, will allow the NFF and the Nigerian Professional Football League to manage its international and domestic transfers via one system. […]


Gemalto Coesys device revamps DRC voter list

Gemalto has won an international tender to supply CENI, the National Independent Electoral Commission of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with 22,000 mobile biometric voter enrollment kits to support a comprehensive update of the country’s national voter register. Gemalto’s fully portable Coesys Mobile Enrollment stations will enable 18,000 enrollment centers to rapidly acquire digital photographs, […]


Cisco telepresence connects Kenya and UAE school students

As part of its efforts to inspire youth to consider careers in technology, Cisco brought together students from Jebel Ali School in Dubai with their counterparts from Makini School in Nairobi, Kenya through Cisco Telepresence. The immersive digital experience provided more than 140 students an opportunity to engage live across continents to share insights into […]


Samsung opens flagship retail store at Mall of Africa

Samsung Electronics announced the opening of its flagship brand store at the Mall of Africa in Waterfall City, Midrand. Home to over 300 shops, this dominant super-regional mall is the venue for Samsung’s unique store. The flagship store functions as a premium outlet for the company to deliver the latest Samsung mobile products, audio-visual solutions and […]


GE opens $13M healthcare skills and training institute in Kenya

General Electric marked another step in the development of sustainable healthcare in Kenya, with the inauguration of the brand new $13 million GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute, an education facility for healthcare professionals. The center was inaugurated in the presence of Dr Cleopa Mailu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health for Kenya and John Flannery, […]


Location based services in Africa growing at CAGR 49%+, Technavio report

Technavio analysts forecast the location based services market in Africa to grow at a CAGR of over 49% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the location based services market in Africa for 2016 to 2020. The leading vendors in this market […]


SES satellite broadcast received by 2.8 million homes in Nigeria

SES, a global satellite operator, announced the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, which provides insight on the important role SES plays in the growth of the satellite television reach in the country. The study highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are […]


African healthcare IT to grow substantially says Frost & Sullivan

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology, in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. Increased investment in both the pharmaceutical and healthcare IT sectors will see local business flourish in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and other emerging economies. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on […]


40% EMEA banks indicate digital transformation front-office initiative

A survey released by SAP shows that just one in four banks, 24% in EMEA has created and executed a holistic end-to-end digital transformation strategy to engage customers. The study also showed that while 96% of the banks polled had completed some kind of digital transformation initiative DX, room for improvement remains. Conducted by IDC […]


GE opens Africa innovation center in Johannesburg

GE, a global digital industrial company, officially opened its R500 million 2,700 square meter facility, the GE Africa Innovation Center in Johannesburg South Africa. The center, a first for GE in Africa, is another big investment for GE, affirming that Africa and South Africa continue to be a good investment destination for big businesses, and […]


New air and sea satellite coverage of Africa from GomSpace

GomSpace ApS has secured a letter of commitment from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries for an investment of $4 million in a joint project. The investment will be released in the period September 2016 to January 2018. “This is the most significant project that we have acquired to this date. We are very […]


Standard Chartered to roll out mobile banking across eight African countries

Standard Chartered Bank is bringing its newest mobile and online banking platform to 1 million clients across eight African markets, the most extensive digital rollout of its kind in Africa by an international bank. Supported by the Bank’s global technology, clients will enjoy a consistent online experience across laptops, tablets or mobile phones, and the […]


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