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Shine Technologies to block ads for Econet African subscribers

Shine Technologies and Econet Wireless announced a deal to bring network-level advertisement blocking to 40 million subscribers across Africa. The agreement marks the first availability of Shine’s network level advertisement control technology in Africa, following a similar agreement with the Three Group in Europe. An analysis of Econet’s network performance has exposed that the prevalence […]

Boosting intra-regional trade via supply chain critical says DHL CEO

Despite an average annual growth in exports of 8.5% since 2010, trade between African regions remains low when compared to other parts of the world, according to The Africa Economic Outlook Report 2016. Intra-regional trade accounted for 16% of Africa’s total trade in 2014, mainly stimulated by manufactured goods, accounting for 60% of total regional […]

Canada funds African math scientists for climate change

The Honourable Marie Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced Canada will contribute CA$22.6 million over five years to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Next Einstein Initiative, to train African mathematical scientists to develop climate change adaptation and mitigation solutions. With the funding, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences will expand its […]

Interpol Secretary opens cyber centre in Rwanda

The Head of Interpol has said that effective regional efforts in Eastern Africa against transnational crime and terrorism underpin security across Africa and beyond, boosted by Interpol’s global reach. Speaking at a meeting of police affairs ministers from countries of the Eastern Africa Police Chiefs Cooperation Organisation, Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock said that international […]

Kgosi Informatics, iNENSA join IFS African partner programme

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has appointed Kgosi Informatics of Botswana and iNENSA of Uganda as business partners in order to expand its reach in fast-growing markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. IFS will collaborate with the two companies to provide customers with enterprise resource planning, enterprise asset management and enterprise service management solutions in its […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg breezes into Lagos feeling innovation tempo

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba technology hub in Lagos, meet with developers and partners, and explore Nollywood. Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can […]

PwC advises urgent change in African oil industry around skills, tech, knowhow

The decline in the global oil price has led to a reduced level of activity across the African continent and had an impact on countries that traditionally depend on oil and gas revenue. Despite the bleak landscape, the African continent still offers significant opportunities in the oil and gas sector. “It is an opportune time […]

Uganda based Kiira Motors recognised by Frost & Sullivan

Based on its recent analysis of the sustainable mobility market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Kiira Motors with the 2016 Uganda Frost & Sullivan Award for Visionary Innovation Leadership. The company’s vision extends far beyond that of standard vehicle manufacturing processes. Its sustainable mobility solutions provide massive opportunity for vehicle development and commercialisation in a country […]

Frost & Sullivan’s GIL Africa summit focuses on digital transformation

Africa has been identified as the continent with the potential to become the next China. Africans have embraced mobile communication technologies faster than any other parts of the world and the continent is being recognised as the next potential enabler of sustainable economic growth, driving innovation for the developing world. The Growth Innovation Leadership Africa […]

New IBM Research centre gets operational in Braamfontein

IBM Research opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy. IBM researchers in South Africa with backgrounds in machine learning, mathematics, computer science, robotics, genomics and computational biology, are exploring the use of cognitive computing, the […]

Governments moving citizen IDs to smartphones

The versatility of smartphones are only increasing. Governments are now pilot testing the process of transferring government identifications to smartphones. Physical identifications that need to work within the boundaries of a country are the ones that are being tested in the first phase. These include national identification cards, drivers licenses, and vehicle registration cards. The […]

exactEarth to provide maritime big data monitoring for Ghana

exactEarth announced it has been selected by the Fisheries Commission, West Africa Regional Fisheries Programme, an agency of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development of the Government of Ghana, for the provision of Satellite AIS data services as well as a small vessel tracking solution. The contract value is in a range of CDN$1.0-$2.0 […]

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