Year 2 | Edition 85 | 12 July 2019
 
Sparkle selects Djibouti Data Center as its IP Hub in Africa

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, has announced that it has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa.

The Djibouti Data Center is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral data center in East Africa with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets with Africa...

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SEACOM upgrades CloudWorx for public cloud networks and data centres in South Africa

Moving to meet the requirements of an evolving corporate ICT marketplace, Pan-African Internet and connectivity service provider SEACOM is expanding its CloudWorx cloud connectivity solutions. 

CloudWorx is a versatile, private connectivity service for businesses that connects corporate customers directly to the leading cloud-service providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform...

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[Nigeria] Inlaks to launch innovation lab targeting young tech entrepreneurs

In a bid to bring innovative solutions to the Fintech industry and pave the way for young technology entrepreneurs, leading system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa, Inlaks is set to birth an innovation lab called thehatch. The launch of thehatch supports the vision of Inlaks to expand into a new phase termed “Inlaks 2.0”.

The innovation lab is set to build, scale and provide a nurturing environment for Fintech Start-ups by ensuring a level playing field for domestic technological ideas...

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[Column] Hillary Miller-Wise: How disruptive technology can bring about a Green Revolution in Africa

Population growth may have slowed in many regions of the world, but in Africa it is exploding. With the population set to double by 2050, the question of how Africa will feed itself is becoming increasingly urgent.

Small-scale farms comprise 80 per cent of all farms on the continent and, in some countries, supply 90 per cent of the food...

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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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