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Banks across Africa turn to IBM Hybrid Cloud and AI solutions to hasten digital innovation

Africa’s leading banks including EcoBank, Nedbank, Attijariwafa Bank, United Bank of Africa, Co-operative Bank of Kenya and Banco Mais are tapping into IBM technologies to help advance financial inclusion across the continent. Tech giant IBM, has announced that major financial institutions across Africa have selected hybrid cloud and AI capabilities from IBM to unlock digital […]

Paradigm Initiative launches tools of impact in the digital space

Social enterprise Paradigm Initiative (PIN), known for building an ICT-enabled support system and advocating digital rights in order to improve livelihoods for under-served youth, will be hosting a hybrid festival,  from September 20th to 23rd, 2021 in Senegal. PIN works to connect underserved young Africans with digital opportunities and ensures protection of their rights. Across […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tizeti launches NeXTGEN connectivity solutions and fund for start-up ISPs

To enable more Africans to take advantage of digital offerings in a new world defined by the COVID-19 pandemic, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based Internet and voice service provider, Tizeti, has launched new connectivity offerings. The new products encompass the company’s commitment to widening the broadband envelope in Nigeria with more robust Internet plans, expanding coverage, […]

African Development Bank Coding for Employment programme marks milestone

On International Youth Day, the African Development Bank (ADB) announced the enrolment of 130,000 users in its Coding for Employment digital skills programme. The milestone comes as Coding for Employment works to equip African youth with information and communication technology, entrepreneurship and soft-skills training to compete in a digital economy. The programme’s online platforms offer […]

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 […]

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