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

[Ghana] AirtelTigo invests in 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs 19-07-2019 | 13:20:00
In its continued commitment to youth empowerment through information communication technology, telecom operator, AirtelTigo hosted 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs from Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana.


[Column] Riaan Badenhorst: Tech-savvy youth could change the cyber security landscape 19-07-2019 | 13:17:46
World Youth Skills Day is celebrated in July signifying a day where rising unemployment among the youth is highlighted and the steps that need to be taken to curb this challenge globally.


Huobi and Cashu deepens cryptocurrency reach in North Africa with new partnership 19-07-2019 | 09:31:11
Huobi and CASHU are making accessing cryptocurrency as easy as buying a Netflix subscription or paying a bill for millions of people across the often-underserved regions of North Africa.


[Column] Hans van Linschoten: AfCFTA and what it means for cloud in Africa 19-07-2019 | 08:58:46
After years of waiting, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement finally came into force. The objective of AfCFTA is to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments.


[Kenya] Postbank partners with Xpress Money to deepen digital money transfers 19-07-2019 | 06:27:00
Postbank has announced its partnership with global money transfer service Xpress Money.


Oracle Appoints David Bunei as Managing Director for Kenya 18-07-2019 | 14:16:54
Oracle today has appointment David Bunei as Managing Director of Kenya operations. In this role, David will be responsible for helping Kenyan public and private sector organisations achieve strategic objectives by driving digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.


[Column] Santeri Jussila, Henrique Vale: Data and AI’s Advantage in Improving Customer Experience for Telcos 18-07-2019 | 13:21:24
Telcos are most successful when customers feel as though their operator truly understands them. Data is the key to building that trust because it can reveal insights that lead to effective problem resolution.


[Zimbabwe] inDriver to launch in Harare 18-07-2019 | 11:39:00
Global online ride-hailing service inDriver is in the process of recruiting drivers in Harare for the service.


[Zambia] Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of Hai Telecommunications 18-07-2019 | 11:36:00
Liquid Telecom Zambia, part of the pan-African Telecom Group Liquid Telecom, has announced that its retail arm, Hai Telecommunications Limited (Hai Zambia), is now part of Liquid Telecom Zambia.


[Column] Richard Firth: Digital transformation is changing risk management in banks 18-07-2019 | 09:29:05
For some time now, banks have been using digital technologies to help transform various areas of their business; in fact, digital has become deeply embedded in banking strategy.


[Ghana] GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC partner to deliver connectivity to rural communities 18-07-2019 | 08:42:05
The GSMA has partnered with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications to support internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities.


FVC and Avaya to assist businesses across Africa deliver next-generation digital experiences 18-07-2019 | 08:37:00
FVC has partnered with Avaya Holdings Corp. to help businesses across North, West, East, Central Africa and Egypt deliver unmatched customer experiences with Collaboration and Cloud Communications.


[Kenya] Microsoft offers mentorship to women software engineers 18-07-2019 | 08:30:50
In the two months since Microsoft recruited a handful of female engineers to work in its new Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Kenya and in Nigeria, the company has continued to bolster its support for local women in IC.


[Column] Trent Odgers: The rise of Africa’s cloud 18-07-2019 | 07:44:00
With mobile subscriber penetration in Africa set to reach 52% by 2025 with an estimated 634 million unique users, the continent is poised for exciting growth.


MTN appoints Yolanda Cuba Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer 18-07-2019 | 07:05:00
MTN Group has appointed Yolanda Cuba as Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer. Yolanda will join the MTN Group Executive Committee reporting to the Group CEO Rob Shuter.


 


 
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