Year 3 | Edition 2 | 24 January 2020
 

Airtel Africa enters money transfer partnership with Western Union

Airtel Africa and Western Union have launched a remittance service to allow customers to send and receive international money transfers from their phones using the Airtel Africa mobile money wallet in India and Africa.

This follows the conclusion of new flagship collaborations with Airtel Payments Bank, which has millions of customers and over 500,000 banking points in India, and Airtel Africa. Western Union's collaboration with Airtel Payments...

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Video streaming platform MVMO launches in Africa

MVMO, an innovative new entrant to the high-growth African online entertainment market has announced the launch of its service in the continent.

MVMO (Movies, Video, Music, Opportunity) is a distribution platform developed in association with the Creative Africa Exchange (CAX), a fast-growing marketplace for the creative and cultural industries, sponsored by Afreximbank. MVMO launches at a time of exciting growth for high-quality streaming content in Africa. Content creators and mobile...

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[South Africa] Teraco welcomes VMware cloud

Teraco has announced that VMware Cloud is now available via VMWare Cloud Verified service providers in the Cape Town (CT1) and Johannesburg (JB1) data centre facilities. VMware Cloud provides the fastest and easiest way to migrate existing enterprise application workloads to the cloud.

When you see the VMware Cloud Verified logo, you’ll know you can easily access the full set of capabilities of VMware’s Cloud Infrastructure. Jan Hnizdo, CEO, Teraco, says that this...

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[Interview] Clément Uwajeneza, Country Director, Andela, Rwanda

Clément Uwajeneza is leading the Rwandan arm of Andela's international organization of software engineers in Africa. Africa Business Communities has a brief chat with him.

What does Andela do?

Andela is an engineering-as-a-service business that builds distributed engineering teams quickly and cost-effectively. We build distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers; we currently have 1,000+ engineers working as full-time, embedded members of development teams at...

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[Column] David Bunei: Stay ahead of those data security woes

The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local organisations in the public and private sector vulnerable to security threats and compliance issues.

The good news is that, next-generation cloud infrastructure and applications are mitigating these concerns with their autonomous capabilities, ensuring a higher level of security than ever before. In 2018, Kenya’s economy lost Sh29.5...

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Africa Business Communities Networking Event | Nairobi | 13 February 2020

Africa Business Communities is open for networking! Every last Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet our team and network. This edition Africa Business Communities founder Bas Vlugt will join us.

Please note: this is an open, informal, non-sponsored networking event. There will be no program - so no waste of time - this is pure business networking. You will be...

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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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