Year 2 | Edition 84 | 10 July 2019
MultiChoice Nigeria launches MyGOtv app

Multichoice Nigeria has launched a new mobile app, MyGOtv, for its digital platform, GOtv. 

According to John Ugbe, the CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria, the platform will put the power of self-service back into the hands of the customers and allow them to manage viewing preferences, clear error codes, check account balances, make payments, change packages and update their details anytime, anywhere...

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Dubai Chamber of Commerce unveils online portal with business opportunities in ten African countries

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched a new website that delivers key insights into the burgeoning markets of Africa.

Titled ‘Africa Gateway,’ the online portal acts as a rich knowledge resource designed to equip users with essential information on the most promising countries in the continent to do business, with statistics, strengths and weaknesses, challenges and opportunities the main elements...

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[Column] Bob Koigi: What the Africa free trade pact portends for the continent and businesses

In its May report, the International Monetary Fund, IMF, hailed the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, as an economic game changer akin to those that have previously bolstered growth in North America and Europe.

Days after becoming operational, the continental free trade pact is already exciting markets and investors with the promise of a combined population of more than 1.2 billion people, a cumulative GDP of $3 trillion and total consumer and business spending of over $4 trillion...

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[Africa CEO Forum] What are the opportunities that AfCFTA brings for business?

We regularly ask key players for their opinion on current developments in African business and politics.

This time the question is about the signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by the members of the African Union, which took 17 years of negotiations:

What are the opportunities that AfCFTA brings for business?

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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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