Year 2 | Edition 7 | 31 January 2019
 
Standard Chartered launches second wave of digital-only retail banks across Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya

Standard Chartered bank has announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa.

In response to growing consumer demand for innovative banking services on the continent, the Bank will launch its digital solution in four key markets during the first quarter of 2019 starting in Uganda in January, followed by Tanzania in February, with Ghana and Kenya to follow...

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[Startup Interview] Peter Mwangi: CEO, Konectify Technologies, Kenya
Peter Mwangi is the CEO of Konectify Technologies a startup providing cloud-based solutions in Kenya

Can you please introduce your company?

Konectify Technologies Limited is a Kenyan startup specializing in software engineering and development of custom web and mobile solutions with a key focus on cloud-based web solutions...

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[South Africa] Cape Union Mart launches Product Lifecycle Management software to support growth and integrate suppliers

Cape Union Mart, the South African outdoor company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.

Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods companies to achieve strategic and operational digital transformation goals...

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[Column] Anton Jacobsz: Moving to cloud? Take note of common security needs

The claim that cloud computing is radically transforming the way organisations (both big and small) do business, for better, agile and faster results, has become fact.

However, there are still numerous scares denting the confidence of decision makers to shift workloads to the cloud, and security in the cloud continues to have an impact on the “shall we stay on premise or go hybrid or settle in the cloud” conundrum...

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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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