Year 1 | Edition 15 | 5 December 2018
 
Kyra Steegs - Improve Digital: Turning Legacy TV Roads into Programmatic Superhighways

For years, full programmatic TV has seemed like an elusive dream in the digital ad industry. We’ve all been waiting for the moment when it will be possible to marry the reach and content that broadcast once had with the targeted, real-time, personalised ad experience that user-based data can offer.

Now for the first time in the ecosystem, we’re seeing the emergence of a bright, new reality. Partnerships are arising in the digital ad world that will soon deliver mature programmatic TV revenue streams for advertisers, broadcasters and distributors alike...

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Mastercard and Housing Finance Bank partner to help build Uganda’s digital payments ecosystem
Mastercard, in partnership with Housing Finance Bank, have launched Mastercard Debit and Prepaid Card options to the bank’s customers. These payment solutions will deliver a quick, convenient and secure alternative to cash, while further assisting in driving inclusive growth in Uganda...

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[Column] Frédéric Massé: Tech, transparency hold key to transforming Africa’s agribusiness

According to experts, the African population is expected to double by 2050, which means that food demand on the continent is expected to at least double by then. Beyond feeding the population, the social and economic benefits induced by the increase in production and productivity in Africa are obvious.

This increase in production would create jobs in agriculture but also in upstream, downstream and support activities; would help to eradicate hunger; would improve the economic situation of populations and would offer farmers new opportunities in international markets...

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[Kenya] Safaricom introduces interactive customer care Chatbot
Safaricom has introduced Zuri, an artificial intelligence (AI) Chatbot assistant available on Telegram and Facebook Messenger.

Zuri will enable over 17 million Safaricom mobile data users to perform a wide range of tasks like manage subscription services including viewing subscriptions and unsubscribing from chargeable SMS services.

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News Headlines

IFC invests $6 million in Kobo360 to boost supply chain for African mass market goods 10-12-2018 | 13:03:46
IFC has announced a $6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform that connects the supply of trucks with the demand for transportation services by cargo owners in Nigeria.


[Nigeria] Zenith Bank launches POS collection without payment card 10-12-2018 | 12:22:00
Zenith Bank has launched the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data payments on Point of Sales (USSD on POS).


North Africa mobile phone market sees strong growth as demand for feature phones surges, IDC 10-12-2018 | 08:26:00
The North Africa mobile phone market, comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11.5% in the third quarter of 2018.


[Nigeria] MTN opts for out-of-court settlement with CBN over $8.1bn fine 10-12-2018 | 06:45:00
MTN Nigeria, on Tuesday, asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to further adjourn the hearing in the suit it filed to challenge the $8,134,312,397.63 being demanded from it by the Central Bank of Nigeria.


Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure 10-12-2018 | 06:25:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8 billion Egyptian Pounds (USD400m) in Egypt over the next three years.


GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal targeting entrepreneurs 07-12-2018 | 13:36:51
General Electric has launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program.


Addis International Bank, WorldRemit target 2 million Ethiopians in diaspora with money transfer service 07-12-2018 | 13:05:00
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Addis International Bank for digital money transfers.


MTN unveils music streaming service in South Africa 07-12-2018 | 10:50:00
MTN has launched MusicTime!, a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service through Simfy Africa.


[Kenya] Azuri, Unilever launch e-voucher system for off grid customers 07-12-2018 | 06:20:00
Pay-as-you-go solar pioneer Azuri and consumer goods company Unilever have launched an e-voucher system designed to help off-grid rural consumers in Kenya access consumer goods and services via pay-as-you-go solar.


Kwesé unveils new strategy, launches Kwesé Play in Kenya 06-12-2018 | 12:56:00
Kwesé, a subsidiary of Econet, has today announced the launch of video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, Kwesé Play, as the centerpiece in its new Kenyan broadcasting strategy, and a first in Kenya.


[Africa Tech Week] Digital payments driving financial inclusion in Africa 06-12-2018 | 12:40:26
Over the last few years, Africa has shown so much potential for mobile money services adoption or what we can call digital payments services especially in regions where financial inclusion is limited.


TC4A launches its East Africa business in Kenya to boost universal healthcare coverage through digital innovation 06-12-2018 | 10:59:46
Social impact company Tech Care for All (TC4A), has announced the launch of its East Africa business, to be headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.


[South Africa] SAP unveils the first sports-specific cloud solution, SAP Sports One 06-12-2018 | 09:18:32
SAP has launched SAP Sports One, the first sports-specific cloud solution powered by SAP's celebrated HANA platform.


[Column] Corine Mbiaketcha Nana: Automation vacation – technology driving change in the Kenyan travel industry 06-12-2018 | 08:16:15
It is often said we live for the holidays, and perhaps proof of that is the fact that today, the tourist industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world.


[South Africa] Internet Solutions opening Africa’s largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa 06-12-2018 | 08:06:00
Internet Solutions has announced plans to open the largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa. The data centre is due to officially begin operating in January 2019 and will be located in Rosebank, Johannesburg.


 



 
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