Year 3 | Edition 1 | 17 January 2020
 

Africa instrumental in driving success of global bitcoin marketplace, Paxful

Paxful, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, has announced its official 2019 growth metrics.

On the heels of a November high, in which the company saw nearly $30 million in P2P Bitcoin trades—a steady uphill trend since the platform’s inception in 2015—they are sharing a deep look into key markets and overall growth since launch. On its platform, Paxful sees bitcoin (BTC) trades denominated in most national fiat currencies across methods such as gift... 

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[Rwanda] Bank of Kigali deploying Oracle's cloud solutions

Bank of Kigali is deploying Oracle ERP and HCM Cloud solution. With this cloud solution, the bank is providing end-to-end process automation; significantly lowering their total cost of ownership; with the ease of integration, scalability and accessibility enabling the bank to provide new services easily to customers. 

“Cloud technology is key to delivering on our digital transformation strategy, we needed a partner who could provide digital capabilities, integrate with existing solutions...

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[Column] Avinash Ramtohul: Artificial Intelligence gaining grounds in Africa?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) brings a whole new dimension to the drive for customer intimacy. The convenience customers experience weighs heavier than any reduction in privacy.

Customers also increasingly express their willingness to welcome intimacy, motivated by improved personalized services. There are two trends we see emerging with the delivery of customer service...

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[Startup Interview] George Kissinger Adem, CEO, House of Kissinger, Kenya

George Kissinger Adem is the Founder and CEO of House of Kissinger (HOK) a Kenyan online lifestyle management platform that connects Tourists/VIPs/Expatriates to their favourite luxury and essential goods & services.

Kindly give us a brief introduction of your startup and what it does?

House of Kissinger is a lifestyle management platform that outsources personal tasks to notable firms and individuals. We work to give our clients the utmost quality, convenience, privacy and efficiency when undertaking personal tasks...

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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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