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IDU makes budgeting easier across Africa

IDU Holdings, a financial planning and analysis software company, has set its sights on replicating its success in Southern and Eastern African countries in other markets in Africa. The company’s recent restructuring, including the merger with IDU KZN, has set the company up for the next phase of growth. Margie Whitten rently joined IDU Holdings’ […]

mPharma launches data-driven insights platform to empower African pharmacies

mPharma, a pan-African healthcare technology company, has launched a new customer-centric product, ‘Facility Insights’, on its proprietary data management and pharmacy transformation tool, Bloom. The product empowers pharmacy owners with tailored data-driven pharmacy insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions. Facility Insights is now launched in more than 300 pharmacies […]

Meta’s AI machine translation research helps break language barriers

Meta has announced that it has built and open sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art results. Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to improve and extend translations on Facebook, Instagram, […]

Africa Data Centres continues expansion into West Africa with Ghana acquisition

Africa Data Centres, part of the Cassava Technologies Group, a pan-African technology group, has announced that it is building a 30MW data centre facility in Accra, Ghana. The new facility will lay the groundwork for the company’s hyper-scale partners to expand digital services and solutions to more countries in West Africa and will make Africa […]

elev8 joins Amazon Web Services Training Partner Programme

elev8 Education, a global digital skilling and transformative education partner, has announced it has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training Partner programme. Through the programme, elev8 will deliver cloud computing skills training, developed and maintained by AWS, to organisations and learners in Nigeria and Rwanda. Elemi Ani, Global Head of Solutions, Design and Digital […]

Smart Africa Digital Academy launches national digital academy in Ghana

Smart Africa’s capacity building arm, the Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation have launched a national digital academy in the West African state, marking the official kick off of in-country implementation of the initiative. The agreement is contained within a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the […]

Cameroon business incubator signs up with Pan-African tech firm and Finnish education technology network to spread 5G

Recently launched Boris Bison (BB) Youth Empowerment Business Incubator in Cameroon, a pan-African video game publishing company Ludique Works and Start North, a Finnish technology learning accelerator network, have announced mutual memoranda of understanding to introduce their technologically advanced learning environments, the ‘5G Mokki Tech Spaces’, across the African continent. Boris Bison Youth Empowerment Business […]

MainOne expands digital footprint after launching MDXi Lekki II Data Centre

Nigeria-based MainOne has continued to grow digital investments across Africa after the recent launch of its new data centre, “Lekki II”. The launch comes on the heels of its acquisition by Equinix. The new data centre will drive the acceleration of digital services in Lagos State. Speaking at the launch event, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor […]

Nigeria-based FinTech Kudi changes name to Nomba

African FinTech company Kudi has announced it has changed its name to Nomba as it transitions into an omni-channel payment platform providing tools to enable businesses grow. The company has expanded its range of services to provide easy-to-use business tools for all kinds of businesses to accept, process and manage payments online and offline. The […]

Redvine Networks capitalises on African growth

Redvine Networks, a fully managed secure SD-WAN and networking service provider and distributor, says that it has been able to consistently grow its customer base over the past five years while also enabling partners to leverage the strength of its SASE solution to make their solutions easier to deploy. “Year on year, Redvine has been […]

Reaping the benefits of Smart City technology in Africa

As Smart Cities emerge across the globe, there is a ‘huge opportunity’ in Africa to embrace and evolve towards this concept. This is the view of Mahmoud El-Banna, Head of Digital Industries Sales for China, India and MEA at Nokia. He talks us through some of the existing and new initiatives in the region, as […]

Paradigm Initiative to hold ninth edition of the Pan-African hybrid Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum

The ninth edition of Paradigm Initiative’s hybrid flagship event, the Digital Rights and Inclusion Forum (DRIF22), will be hosted virtually from April 12th to 14th, 2022, and in-person from April 20th to May 20th, 2022. Under the theme Towards a Digitally Inclusive and Rights Respecting Africa, DRIF22 is the annual digital rights and inclusion event […]

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