Year 2 | Edition 83 | 8 July 2019
[Column] Hans van Linschoten: Data sovereignty in Africa, why you should care

African businesses are currently making massive investments in things like machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and are using cloud and virtualized infrastructure to enhance service delivery.

Talking with industry leaders and experts across the continent, one thing is clear, they’re making these investments because they want to adopt the flexibility and benefits of the cloud...

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Chinese firm, Engo, opens phone manufacturing plant in Uganda

Chinese electronics firm, ENGO, has launched a phone manufacturing plant in Uganda, positioning itself in the country’s industrial sector to locally manufacture and assemble mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and computers.

The entire project will cost $15.5 million over five years. In the initial year, it intends to have a production capacity of 1 million mobile phone gadgets which will be unveiled to the market before the close of 2019...

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[Kenya] MYDAWA becomes the first e-pharmacy in Africa to earn LegitScript certification

MYDAWA has become the first online pharmacy in Africa and part of the top 4% globally to earn the LegitScript certification that verifies internet operated pharmacies as safe, credible and trustworthy.

A LegitScript certification is a stamp of approval to online pharmacies and other healthcare companies, addiction treatment centres and eye-wear merchants globally that they are operating fully within the laws and regulations...

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[Startup Interview] Elizabeth Eweka, CEO, IDHS, Nigeria

Elizabeth Eweka-Adeshina is the founder and CEO of IDHS, a Nigeria health startup that has been birthed by the realization that digital technology can enhance and promote the ease and speed of access to quality healthcare.

Give us a brief about what IDHS does?

IDHS is a tech health start-up with a principal focus of using technology to bring solutions to the healthcare sector.

Our overall aim is to improve the health and wellness outcomes of our users by giving them access to health information, medical care, medical professionals and health and wellness services...

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News Headlines

[South Africa] Motorola Solutions expands video security portfolio to support crime-fighting 13-11-2019 | 14:43:00
Motorola Solutions, a global leader in mission-critical communications, has expanded its video security portfolio with new solutions that help police respond more efficiently in emergency situations.

Orange announces a new international network connecting eight West African countries 13-11-2019 | 13:55:00
Orange has announced the construction of a new international backbone network in West Africa.

Road freight in Sub-Saharan Africa goes digital with DHL’s Saloodo 13-11-2019 | 13:53:00
Digital freight forwarder Saloodo, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding has launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa.

[Column] Catherine Moore: Accountants now also opting for Cloud solutions 13-11-2019 | 12:11:52
Gone are the days of software and hardware upgrades, accountants are now opting for cloud ERP systems like Uniconta

Parallel Wireless helps to deliver on MTN's OpenRAN vision across Africa 13-11-2019 | 11:26:09
Parallel Wireless has announced that MTN is set to deploy more than 5,000 sites across their 21 operations, bringing 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity using Parallel Wireless OpenRAN into areas that were previously unconnected.

Bolt launches €10 environmental impact fund with maiden transaction in East Africa 13-11-2019 | 11:18:00
Bolt (Formerly Taxify) has launched a dedicated environmental impact fund with seed capital of €10 million aimed at initiatives which deliver global social and environmental benefits.

Liquid Telecom announces direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa via DRC 13-11-2019 | 11:16:00
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has launched the fastest direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa.

L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women In Science programme recognises South African female scientists 13-11-2019 | 10:21:00
The first edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme, highlights L'Oréal’s strong commitment to South African female scientists.

Egypt set to launch Tiba 1 communication satellite to bridge digital divide 13-11-2019 | 09:15:00
Egypt is poised to launch its first ever communication satellite "Tiba 1", which will be earmarked for public and trade telecommunication services.

Bolt launches €10 environmental impact fund with maiden transaction in East Africa 13-11-2019 | 08:59:42
Bolt (Formerly Taxify) has launched a dedicated environmental impact fund with seed capital of €10 million aimed at initiatives which deliver global social and environmental benefits.

[South Africa] Nokia showcases 5G, AI potential at AfricaCom 2019 13-11-2019 | 08:38:29
Nokia will showcase the enormous potential of the latest technologies, including 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with interesting demonstrations at AfricaCom.

MTN selects Vanu to provide OpenRAN mobile communications systems for off-grid communities across Africa 13-11-2019 | 04:41:00
MTN Group has selected Vanu to supply both equipment and services for as many as 5,000 mobile network sites in Africa.

[Kenya] ICT regulator challenges mobile operators to enhance quality of service 13-11-2019 | 04:24:00
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has asked mobile network operators to deploy more masts in order to enhance their quality of service, amid complaints of increased drop calls and weak signals in such the regions.

[Nigeria] Visa to invest $200 Million Interswitch 13-11-2019 | 04:17:00
Visa is investing $200 million in the firm making Interswitch one of the most valuable African FinTech businesses with a valuation of US$1 billion.

[South Africa] 2020 pivotal for deeper cloud adoption 13-11-2019 | 03:57:00
In a first of its new Hype series, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, will host Guy Zibi, principal analyst, Xalam Analytics, to discuss, dispel and predict the journey of the African cloud.


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