Two African satellites launched into space in a week

09-Jun-2017

We always hear about satellites being launched into space but hardly hear about African satellites. This is not the case anymore as South Africa’s first privately owned nanosatellite – nSight1 – was successfully launched into orbit from...

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Africa least hit by WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack

19-May-2017

The first few hours of the cyber-attack saw major countries and corporations attacked in Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. Yet, in Africa, the countries attacked were South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, Tanzania, Niger,...

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The CIO’s new job: no glitch business

09-May-2017

By Keith Fenner, Vice President: Sage Enterprise Africa and Middle East IDC CIO Summit, May 8, 2017/ -- The previous wave of digital disruption, triggered by mobile technology, caught most CIOs and organisations off guard. 10 years ago, hardly anyone...

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Surge in M&A and investment predicted in African mobile and broadband

09-May-2017

LONDON, United Kingdom, May 8, 2017/ -- African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region to meet the surge in demand for connectivity, a leading telecom...

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Datacentre investment leaders highlight Africa investment opportunity

27-Apr-2017

Michael Tobin OBE, former chief executive of data centre operator Telecity, who is a key speaker at the upcoming TMT Finance Africa 2017 event in London, said there is massive potential for datacentre investment in Sub-Saharan Africa Large scale...

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Innovate Ventures Re-Runs Successful Tech Accelerator for Somali Start-ups

27-Apr-2017

The programme aims to support and invest in the next wave of tech start-ups in Somaliland and Somalia and grow the nascent start-up ecosystem in the country Innovate Ventures is running for a second year their highly successful tech start-up accelerator...

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Cable System connecting Africa and the Americas reaches milestone; creates a new route for Internet traffic

24-Apr-2017

SACS is a 40 Tbps cable - 6,165 km in length - with four fibre pairs that will connect Angola to Brazil, linking Africa and the Americas Taking a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, Angola Cables...

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World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs

21-Apr-2017

With support from prominent African investment groups, XL Africa will help the 20 selected start-ups attract early stage capital between $250,000 and $1.5 million WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, April 20, 2017/ -- The World Bank Group...

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Jumia unveils its third white paper on Nigerian Mobile Trends 2017

20-Apr-2017

  The study takes a look at the how the market has democratized mobile internet use, the consumer behaviors driving increased smartphone adoption and the role of mobile brands, mobile operators and m-commerce in creating a synergy of an enhanced...

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MasterCard to help Ghana for going ‘cashless’

17-Apr-2017

American multinational financial services corporation MasterCard has pledged to support Ghana’s Vision 2020 Goals to assist the country transform into a digital economy. Omokehinde Adebanjo, Vice President and Area Business Head for West Africa at...

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