Year 1 | Edition 11 | 15 November 2018
 
[Nigeria] Mainone partners with MEST to provide high-speed internet for incubator

MainOne has partnered with the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) to provide high-speed internet access to the MEST Incubator in Ikoyi, Lagos.

MEST is a not-for-profit organization which provides technology training, seed investment and mentorship for the next generation of globally successful African software entrepreneurs...

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[Startup Interview] Ian Mutua, Managing Director, Vigil CyberSec Inc, Kenya
Ian Wambua Mutua is the MD the CEO and & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Vigil CyberSec Inc, a Kenyan based startup providing cybersecurity and consulting services across the region to enable businesses protect their systems, programs and networks from cyber-attacks. A report released recently revealed that cybercrime has become rampant in Africa and is now the modern day threat to many business enterprises.

Ian exclusively talked to Africa Business Communities to share his business journey and shed more light on cybersecurity and why it’s important for enterprises to be secured.

Would you please introduce your company?

Vigil CyberSec Inc. is an upcoming and fast-growing Cybersecurity and consulting services provider in East Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. Our goal is to help enterprises design and incorporate security into their IT infrastructure in a manner which supports the enterprises businessstrategy for Corporate Organizations...

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[IAngola Cables, Broadband Infraco sign deal to improve internet connectivity in Africa

Multinational telecoms company Angola Cables has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Broadband Infraco. Broadband Infraco provides extensive regional long-distance network coverage and SADC connectivity.

From a South African connectivity perspective, Broadband Infraco currently has more than 14 960 km of fibre networks across the South African geography. It also has 156 Points of Presence (PoPs) providing a high capacity, stable national network environmen...

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Making money with cryptocurrencies - here's how, financial expert

Cryptocurrency has become especially popular over the last few years, as this is one of the ways of additional, and for some people an even primary source of income.

Everything is straightforward: buy cheaper, sell more expensive. As well as an investment in the common currency...

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News Headlines

NetFoundry and BalanceOn Partner to bring connectivity and cloud solutions to Africa and The Middle East 20-02-2019 | 07:52:52
NetFoundry, the leader of Application-Specific Networking, has partnered with BalanceOn the specialized Managed Services Provider (MSP) to bring networking and cloud solutions in support of businesses in Africa and the Middle East.


Jack Ma’s US$10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative applications to open in March 2019 20-02-2019 | 07:16:48
Jack Ma’s US$10 MillionThe Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will officially call for applications starting from the 27th of March 2019.


[Column] Kieran Frost: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation 20-02-2019 | 04:34:43
Digital disruption requires a foundational shift in an organisation’s very make up. This means that the business needs to find ways of overcoming the challenges and refreshing the status quo.


[Kenya] BRCK acquires Surf to become one of the largest public WiFi networks in Sub-Saharan Africa 20-02-2019 | 04:19:00
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.


Sanofi VivaTech challenge applications extended to February 22nd 20-02-2019 | 04:12:14
Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology conference, dedicated to innovation and startups to February 22nd 2019.


[Kenya] Safaricom launches ‘Shukrani KochoKocho’ campaign to reward its customers 20-02-2019 | 04:04:19
Safaricom has unveiled a new promotion dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, to reward more than 5 million Safaricom customers across the country with more than KES 250 million in prizes.


[Column] Nixon Thuo: Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service 19-02-2019 | 09:42:54
It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected.


[Column] Michael Hailu: Drone technology holds great promise across Africa but right regulations are needed 19-02-2019 | 09:36:00
Like other novel and emerging technologies, appropriate regulation for drones has left governments worldwide on the back foot.


[Column] Mark Elliott: Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers is key to scaling cashless payments in South Africa 19-02-2019 | 09:32:37
Despite the majority, about 77 percent, of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash.


Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt reach agreements on transmission, infrastructure services and dividend distribution 19-02-2019 | 07:30:41
Telecom Egypt (TE) and Vodafone Egypt have announced the signing of two ten-year transmission and infrastructure agreements with a total value of EGP 10.85bn.


Azuri and FirstBank partner to bring solar to millions and deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria 18-02-2019 | 08:06:15
Azuri and First Bank of Nigeria Limited have announced a unique partnership that will help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria while bringing affordable, reliable and clean power to millions of Nigerians.


Big data Project grows Ugandan smallholder yields, incomes by 70 per cent 18-02-2019 | 07:56:57
Leveraging big data, a CTA-led project has significantly increased crop yields and incomes for thousands of Ugandan smallholder farmers.


[Mauritius] SBM targets high net worth clients with new premium credit card 18-02-2019 | 07:44:39
SBM has launched the World Elite Mastercard credit card, providing its high net worth cardholders with a range of priceless benefits and privileges that can be accessed at home and abroad.


[Kenya] Rose Ogega joins Safaricom Board 15-02-2019 | 13:05:00
The board of telecommunication company Safaricom has announced the appointment of Ms. Rose Ogega to its Board as an independent non-executive director.


Western Union introduces new payment option for Amazon.com shoppers in Kenya 15-02-2019 | 09:12:49
The Western Union Company has unveiled a new payment option that allows Amazon.com customers in Kenya to pay in local currency for their Amazon.com purchases.


 



 
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