Year 2 | Edition 47 | 9 April 2019
 
Cisco launches incubation hub in Kenya targeting SMMEs

Cisco has announced the launch an Incubation hub in Kenya. This Incubation Centre will impart business knowledge and speed up access to market for Small Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMME’s) in the ICT space.

This center will be hosted at The University of Nairobi and is a first for Cisco in East Africa and the second in Africa, having launched a Hub in South Africa last year...

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[Nigeria] Paylater rebrands as Carbon
Paylater, the Nigerian fintech company specializing in consumer lending, has confirmed its name change in light of its growing banking services. Re-launching as “Carbon”, the rebrand reflects the company’s deliberate transition to a fully-fledged digital financial services platform that now offers bill payments, fund transfers and savings products, in addition to loans...

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[Interview] Kingsley Ndiewo, CEO, Funtrench, Kenya

Kingsley Ndiewo is the CEO and founder of Funtrench, a technology training institution in Kenya and Africa. He engaged Africa Business Communities about his company, in this exclusive interview.

Please introduce Funtrench to us

Funtrench is a technology company that is building an ecosystem of emerging technologies in Africa. We established our campus last year in July focusing on training and solutions development and we have since grown with various partnerships, having trained a total of about 350 students in various courses and workshops so far. Our mission is to improve adoption of emerging technologies by providing practical training and relevant solutions...

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Argus West Africa LPG | 25-26 April in Abuja, Nigeria
Discover the potential of the West African LPG industry on 25-26 April in Abuja, Nigeria.

As west Africa’s LPG industry continues to grow in strength, the region is now a leading global market participant. With the capacity for growth in the industry greater than ever before, join us to identify new opportunities by exploring the key drivers for LPG growth, pricing trends and future trade flows...

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The 5th China-Africa Enterprises Convention | 8 - 12 June 2019 | Shanghai | China
June 8 to 12, 2019 in Shanghai, China, is an opportunity for African companies to trade and establish strategic partnerships with Chinese companies, to learn from Chinese companies experience and find investment opportunities with Chinese and African investors.

The event, which is in its 5th edition, is organized by Reliconn (a Shanghai-based consulting firm), with the support of the Organizing Committee of the China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF), which is one of the of the 4 biggest fairs of China...

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News Headlines

[Kenya] Mastercard Engage platform launches in Kenya to support African payment innovation 24-04-2019 | 12:40:29
Mastercard is expanding its Engage programme in sub-Saharan Africa, with the first Engage events in Nigeria and Kenya to introduce local fintech innovators to its broad partnership opportunities.


[South Africa] Standard Bank moves business to the cloud with Moody’s Analytics 24-04-2019 | 11:31:00
South Africa’s Standard Bank Group Group has selected the Moody’s Analytics CreditLens™ solution to digitize and automate its credit processes.


[Column] Karien Bornheim: The game is never over 24-04-2019 | 11:14:00
The 2019 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study by the Ponemon Institute revealed that most companies surveyed suffered severe financial consequences thanks to a cyber-attack


[South Africa] PaySpace appoints Sandra Crous new MD 24-04-2019 | 10:26:50
PaySpace, the leader in true cloud-based Payroll and Human Capital Management Software, has appointed Sandra Crous (née Swanepoel) as its new Managing Director, effective 1 April 2019.


Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap conduct a digital training tour in Kenya 24-04-2019 | 09:22:44
Arrow Electronics and social enterprise Close the Gap launched its third DigiTruck in August 2018. The DigiTruck is a mobile, solar-powered classroom and enterprise incubator.


Liquid Telecom Kenya connects Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa to its outreach centers using high-speed fibre network 24-04-2019 | 08:30:25
Liquid Telecom Kenya has connected Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa Kenya to seven of its outreach centres in the coastal region bringing healthcare closer to the community.


[Column] Byron Clatterbuck: Urban vs Rural – How to optimise ICT investment strategies 24-04-2019 | 07:01:00
Africa is a large continent, and investors tend to pick and choose their markets based on a multitude of criteria. Some see opportunities in emerging arenas while others focus on more developed and mature opportunities.


Liquid Telecom partners with MIT for the 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge in Africa 24-04-2019 | 06:43:00
Liquid Telecom has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) to host the MIT 2019 Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) in Africa.


South African Bank picks Sapiens Solution software to expand its insurance offerings 24-04-2019 | 06:41:13
Sapiens International Corporation, a global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, has announced a strengthened partnership with a tier-1 South African bank.


Intellectual property protection vital in digital world says Kaspersky Lab 24-04-2019 | 06:22:00
But while much attention is placed around the legal aspects of intellectual property (IP), companies and individuals need to consider the security ramifications as well.


MTN unveils Managed Security as a service solution for Kenyan enterprises 24-04-2019 | 06:09:42
MTN Business has launched MTN Managed Security as a service solution for its enterprise customers in Kenya.


WorldRemit partners with Paga to launch international mobile money transfers to Nigeria 23-04-2019 | 14:23:00
Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit is considerably expanding its presence in Nigeria by joining forces with Paga, Nigeria’s first and leading mobile money company, for international digital money transfers.


Cybersecurity threats to dominate agenda of the inaugural Africa ICT Expo and conference 23-04-2019 | 12:00:00
The inaugural Telecoms, Electronics, Mobile and Systems, Africa ICT expo and conference billed as East Africa’s largest ICT showcase, is scheduled to run from 24th to 26th April 2019.


Microsoft enters partnerships to drive digital transformation in South Africa's sports 23-04-2019 | 09:23:00
Microsoft South Africa has announced two new partnerships with the South African Rugby and Team Dimension Data to help drive digital transformation in both sports through cloud and Office 365.


[South Africa] Sanlam launches 'Sanlam Now Cover' digital platform 23-04-2019 | 08:24:00
Sanlam has launched Sanlam Now Cover, a digital platform which enables intermediaries to complete a client’s application for death and disability cover in a single visit, in just 15 minutes.


 


 
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