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

SEACOM invests in fibre capacity to support cloud computing 21-08-2019 | 13:09:23
Pan-African service provider SEACOM has announced plans to double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes.


[Kenya] BLAZE by Safaricom launches e-sports tournament 21-08-2019 | 12:30:43
BLAZE by Safaricom has today launched an e-sports tournament in partnership with Pro Series Gaming (PSG) and Standard Group, for youth aged between 18 and 26 who are looking at gaming as a career choice.


[Kenya] VMware and Strathmore University partner to enhance digital skills in Africa 21-08-2019 | 12:26:00
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya.


[Column] Michael Hailu: Africa needs more youth to farm, let’s give them the tools to do so 21-08-2019 | 08:48:02
It has long been clear that agriculture needs more young people, not only to secure Africa's future food security but to modernize farming.


Smart cities, IoT to transform business in Africa within 10 years, Gartner 21-08-2019 | 07:24:00
The 2019 Gartner. Inc. “Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa” features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years.


[Zambia] Paratus to provide internet at the Zambezi All Species fishing sports event 21-08-2019 | 06:31:00
Paratus Zambia has announced that it will be providing high-quality internet via VSAT throughout the entire Zambezi All Species fishing sports event.


[South Africa] Google launches CS First programme, to train 30k learners in computer science 21-08-2019 | 06:18:00
Google has announced the launch of CS First, an ambitious programme aimed at equipping South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.


[Nigeria] Ten African startups taking part in the CcHUB’s PitchdriveAsia Tour 21-08-2019 | 05:50:00
Ten selected African startups utilising hardware and deep technology tools in their businesses will journey across five Asian cities during the two-week tech tour which will run until September 8, 2019.


Digital consultancy firm Viga Interactive expands African footprint through partnerships 20-08-2019 | 13:14:00
Viga Interactive has expanded its footprint across the continent through partnerships with international companies and brands aimed at providing research and insights.


South Sudan National Revenue Authority and TradeMark East Africa partner to modernize trade systems 20-08-2019 | 08:30:00
South Sudan National Revenue Authority (NRA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to establish modern trade systems and procedures.


[South Africa] Cape Town named Africa's leading digital city 20-08-2019 | 08:28:00
Cape Town has been named as Africa's leading digital city, offering a place for innovation with the necessary infrastructure and tools to grow as a tech hub.


KT Corp unveils global epidemic prevention platform in Ghana 20-08-2019 | 06:11:43
KT, the Korean telecommunication provider has launched a health platform, GEPP Ghana in the Ghanaian capital.


LTE network, fibre backbone infrastructure and 3G connectivity drive Namibia’s mobile market 20-08-2019 | 06:07:39
Although Namibia was slow to introduce competition in the mobile market, with a second operator not licensed until 2006, the market has since seen penetration rates rise to well above the regional average.


Telecom Egypt records EGP6.6b in revenues, 24% growth 19-08-2019 | 09:22:54
Telecom Egypt has announced its second quarter of 2019 results ending on 30 June, stating that total revenues recorded EGP 6.6 billion, growing by 24 percent year-over-year.


MTN and biNu partner to enable all websites and apps #datafree for South Africans 19-08-2019 | 08:43:46
MTN and #datafree pioneer biNu have entered a partnership that will enable mobile subscribers in South Africa to access websites and apps #datafree.


 


 
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