Year 2 | Edition 106 | 15 November 2019
 
[Column] David Bunei: Next-generation cloud eliminates pain points for Kenyan business

In addition to experiencing our new brand look in person, business leaders who attended the recent Oracle Modern Cloud Day in Nairobi had the opportunity to experience the full potential unlocked by cloud-embedded technology.

On a greater societal level, cloud technologies are at the heart of concepts like smart or green cities where available resources are optimized and systems integrated for the benefit of all citizens...

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US invests $63 million in digital solutions to modernize Ethiopia’s health system
The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health have announced the launch of the new USAID Digital Health Activity to continue investments in digital information solutions to further strengthen the country’s health system and improve the quality of services...

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[Zambia] Zazu to launch Mastercard prepaid cards linked to its mobile wallet

In a market first, fintech company Zazu Africa Limited has announced a partnership with Mastercard to issue prepaid cards linked to the Zazu app in a move that will help to reduce cash dependence and increase financial inclusion in Zambia.

Zazu is a mobile wallet that allows customers – even those without a bank account – to send, receive, pay and save money digitally. Currently users can only make payments at select Zazu merchants in Zambia...

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[Column] Mandla Mbonambi: DevTestOps - the continuous test

It seems like only yesterday that DevOps became the portmanteau de jour and confused everyone except those who were involved in its processes. Today, more than ten years later, it has become a fundamental part of ongoing business agility and its ability to pivot and change on demand. 

According to Mandla Mbonambi, CEO of Africonology, one of the key components of DevOps is ensuring that the quality of the resultant product or solution is to a high standard. Which is why DevTestOps is growing in both popularity and capability...

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News Headlines

17-02-2020 | 10:28:00
[South Africa] Internet Solutions, Liquid Telecom partner on wholesale 5G services for enterprise businesses
Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with Internet Solutions to provide them with wholesale 5G connectivity.


17-02-2020 | 09:05:00
Digital transformation reshapes ICT investment in the oil and gas industry
Businesses from the Middle East and Africa's resource industries including oil & gas mining, other mining, and agriculture, spent $5.17 billion on information and communications technology (ICT) in 2019.


17-02-2020 | 07:32:00
MPESA Foundation, partners invest in two maternal health centers
Maternal health services in Kenya’s Samburu County has received a major boost after M-PESA Foundation constructed and equipped a new born unit at Maralal Referral Hospital.


17-02-2020 | 07:25:00
[South Africa] Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town invest in University Technology Fund
Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town will be co-investing with the newly established R150-million University Technology Fund


14-02-2020 | 13:07:48
Uber and African Management Institute launch project to educate and empower women entrepreneurs
Uber has launched a high-impact learning programme to help women drivers and those in their communities to develop the skills needed to thrive as independent entrepreneurs and make the most of earning opportunities.


14-02-2020 | 11:00:00
QURAS partners with Blockchain Nigeria User Group to extend reach across the continent
QURAS, a next-gen blockchain protocol that enables anonymous, private-protected transactions, has partnered with the blockchain non-profit association in Africa, Blockchain Nigeria User Group.


14-02-2020 | 06:33:16
[Kenya] Wapi Pay raises capital to scale operations across Africa
Singapore and Kenyan based Fintech startup ‘Wapi Pay’ has raised seed capital through the accelerator Future Hub making it its first Fintech Investment in Africa.


14-02-2020 | 06:28:00
Kamari and ZeU to deploy blockchain-based medical record and identity system across Africa
Kamari and ZeU Crypto Networks have announced a plan to roll out a new blockchain-based identity and medical record system across the African continent.


13-02-2020 | 08:15:54
Parallel Wireless and Robin.io extend partnership agreement
The partnership aims to help global Mobile Network Operators bring benefits of automation in the webscale data center to the heterogeneous embedded systems environment of the RAN across 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G.


13-02-2020 | 08:07:00
[Egypt] E-health startup Vezeeta raises $40m Series D funding round
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised a US$40 million Series D funding led by UAE-based Gulf Capital, alongside further investment from existing Riyadh-based investor Saudi Technology Ventures (STV).


13-02-2020 | 07:48:28
[Column] Tamara Parker: Digitization, unemployment and the future of work in South Africa
In less than a month, South Africa has witnessed a massive wave of rentrenchments, as companies across multiple sectors have announced job cuts running into almost 10,000.


13-02-2020 | 06:19:26
GE hosts female students in Ivory Coast to STEM roundtable
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies are becoming increasingly important for the continuous development of innovative solutions to solve challenges in diverse sectors.


13-02-2020 | 05:54:00
Intra African remittances to soar to record numbers in 2020, WorldRemit predicts
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances.


13-02-2020 | 05:34:35
SES’s and Gilat Telecom restore internet connectivity in DRC
Gilat Telecom and SES have announced that they have restored internet connectivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) just four days after the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut.


13-02-2020 | 05:21:00
Paxful ready to build on its African market success in 2020
Paxful believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy and that 2020 will be a landmark year for the African crypto and blockchain industry.


 


 
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