Year 2 | Edition 96 | 8 August 2019
 
[Rwanda] Amsterdam-based NOTS Solar Lamps to invest $70m for Solar Home Systems

Amsterdam-based impact enterprise NOTS Solar Lamps has signed a deal with the Government of Rwanda to accelerate the provision of electricity to the lowest income families in the country.

Under this deal, NOTS will invest $70m over five years in a manufacturing facility for Solar Home Systems (SHS) – the first in Africa – a microloan credit scheme and marketing infrastructure and programs to provide rural families with electricity...

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Nigeria government inks deal with Siemens to boost energy sector

The Federal Government of Nigeria has unveiled a road map which is geared towards resolving existing challenges in the power sector and expanding capacity for future power needs in Nigeria.

With the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) representing the interest of Nigeria and Siemens representing the interest of Germany in this initiative...

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[South Africa] the dti to Set Up 10 Digital Hubs to Bridge Digital Divide
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Ms Nomalungelo Gina, says the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will establish ten digital hubs across the country in order to bridge the digital divide amongst the township residents and equip young people with skills and knowledge to prepare them for the Fourth Industrial Revolution...

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[Column] Harish Chib: Seven best practices for securing the public cloud

The simplicity and cost-effectiveness of the public cloud have led more and more organizations to take advantage of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You can spin up a new instance in minutes, scale resources up and down whenever you need while only paying for what you use, and avoid high upfront hardware costs. 

While the public cloud solves many traditional IT resourcing challenges, it does introduce new headaches...

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News Headlines

11-12-2019 | 13:05:00
Vodafone Egypt named best place to work for in Egypt in 2019
Vodafone Egypt, part of the British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, has topped the list of the best places to work in Egypt for 2019.


11-12-2019 | 11:00:00
Pioneer Consulting and MainOne complete branch link on submarine cable network connecting West Africa and Europe
MainOne has announced the achievement of Provisional Acceptance for its latest submarine fiber optic cable network which links Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire to the trunk.


11-12-2019 | 10:10:00
[South Africa] Telkom forces customers to move to the cloud
Telkom is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud.


11-12-2019 | 10:07:00
[Column] Jeremy Potgieter: South Africa’s five-year goal for IoT
In five years, the world will have more than 40 billion devices. Locally, IoT specialist, Eseye, says that South African CIOs are recognising IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) technologies as strategic imperatives


11-12-2019 | 09:59:00
[South Africa] Microsoft launches the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative
Microsoft has today launched the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, a programme that aims to reduce the prevalence of Microsoft software piracy in Africa’s emerging markets.


11-12-2019 | 08:47:49
[Column] Is a VPN a legal cybersecurity solution in Africa?
One continent that may come to mind when thinking about VPNs is Africa. Many individuals might see this location’s government to uphold strict Internet laws. But, is it legal to use a VPN to enhance cybersecurity in Africa?


11-12-2019 | 08:35:00
International Organization for Migration Nigeria partners with Google to train returnees in digital skills
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been partnering with Google Nigeria to conduct IOM’s first Digital Skills Training for returnees and potential migrants in Benin City, Edo State and Ikeja, Lagos State.


11-12-2019 | 06:15:00
Cars45 expands to Ghana and Kenya
Cars45, Nigeria's automotive trading platform, has launched into Ghana and Kenya.


11-12-2019 | 06:02:00
PAYFORT partners with DHL Express to expand payment solutions in North Africa
Amazon company, PAYFORT has partnered with DHL Express to allow DHL express customers across the North Africa complete shipment payments online in their local currencies via debit and credit cards.


11-12-2019 | 05:30:00
[Kenya] Internet Solutions partners with icolo.io to enhance its Data Centre Services Offering
Converged ICT Services Provider Internet Solutions has signed a partnership with IT infrastructure company, icolo.io, to boost its data centre and cloud services offering to their clients.


11-12-2019 | 04:30:00
Loon signs Overflight Agreement with Uganda
Loon, the company that is preparing to launch balloon-powered internet in Kenya has announced that it has reached an agreement with the government of Uganda to operate in the stratosphere above the country.


11-12-2019 | 03:19:44
[South Africa] Sekunjalo partners with Chinese public Blockchain leader, Ultrain to develop a pan-African open Blockchain business ecosystem
Diversified investment group, Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Sekunjalo), has announced it has partnered with Chinese public Blockchain leader, Ultrain Technology Limited (Ultrain), to develop a pan-African open Blockchain business ecosystem -


10-12-2019 | 08:22:00
Africa and Middle East annual spending on tech to reach $149 billion by 2023, IDC
Consumer spending on technology in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is forecast to total $130.8 billion this year, a year-on-year increase of 4.1%.


10-12-2019 | 06:27:00
Fashionomics Africa launches digital marketplace to connect fashion entrepreneurs to global markets
The African Development Bank's flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa's fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets.


10-12-2019 | 06:20:00
African smartphone market defies challenges in global economy to post growth, IDC
New research from International Data Corporations shows that the African smartphone market saw shipments increase 4.0% quarter on quarter in Q3 2019 to total 22.6 million units.


 


 
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