Year 3 | Edition 4 | 5 February 2020
 

[Kenya] Microsoft reaffirms its commitment to Africa’s financial services industry

The financial services industry has been at an inflection point. Regulatory requirements have been on the climb, consumers have begun expecting highly personalised experiences while security threats remain dynamic.

The challenges for banks, insurers, payments tech providers and others are high. To reaffirm its ongoing commitment to the financial services industry (FSI) Microsoft participated in the 2nd Annual Africa Banking and Finance Innovation...

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[Nigeria] Carbon unveils new iOS app

Carbon, Nigerian digital financial services company, has unveiled an iOS app, making it the first digital lender in Africa to be able to initiate and complete an entire loan cycle via an iOS app. 

Carbon (formerly Paylater) pioneered instant lending in Nigeria and was the first mobile app that provided access to credit digitally and without requesting individuals to present the documents and collateral traditionally associated with accessing loans. With the new iOS app, as with the existing...

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[Kenya] Jumia opens its platform for brands to advertise as it seeks to raise more revenue

Kenya's leading e-commerce platform, Jumia, has opened up its online platform to brands and corporate organizations for advertising as it seeks to raise move revenues. The company's CEO, Sam Chappatte, made the disclosure during the launch of Jumia Advertising Services (JAS) at Movenpick Hotel today.

"20% of active internet users in Kenya are on Jumia each month. We know our customers well - what they shop, how much they spend, etc - and can use this to present relevant...

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[Column] Stephane Duproz: The rise of data centres in Africa

Now and again, a new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution sees a combination of factors unite to create a ‘perfect storm’ of demand – one that is exacerbated by the various vendors’ inability to keep pace with it.

One such industry is the multi-tenant colocation data centre market in Africa, which is poised on the brink of hugely accelerated growth, driven by several factors, including a soaring demand for cloud services, pressure by regulators to...

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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

21-09-2020 | 06:57:00
[Column] Reem Asaad: The changing face of technology in Africa and the Middle East, how efforts at improving gender equality are making a difference
Among the world’s top 10 global tech giants, women hold just 19% of tech-related jobs. In South Africa this figure amounts to 23%, according to Women in Tech ZA.


19-09-2020 | 06:06:16
Facebook announces its new office in Lagos, Nigeria
As part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook has announced it will be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria - its second office on the African continent.


18-09-2020 | 10:25:39
Coca Cola Beverages Africa replaces SAP with eoStar and Microsoft for its sales and delivery needs
eoStar announced it has integrated with Microsoft to provide Coca Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) the opportunity to meet sales and delivery needs across their value chain.


18-09-2020 | 06:03:11
Seychelles joins e-VidyaBharti and e-ArogyaBharti project
Ambassador Selby Pillay, High Commissioner of Seychelles accredited to India, signed a MoU with Telecommunications Consultants India for the e-VidyaBharti (e-education) and e-ArogyaBharti (tele-medicine) project (e-VBAB).


17-09-2020 | 13:22:00
Aruba invests in new state-of-the-art customer experience offering in South Africa
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (HPE), is now offering customers and partners tailored, first-hand experience of its solutions and technology through HPE’s first-ever Lighthouse Customer Experience Centre in South Africa.


17-09-2020 | 07:48:00
Trust Payments partners with Wakanda Messenger to empower Africans around the world
Trust Payments, the global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies, has partnered with social network, messaging and e-commerce startup Wakanda Messenger.


17-09-2020 | 06:34:34
[Column] Marius Burger: What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?
With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing.


17-09-2020 | 06:28:59
EAC rolls out regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system
The East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat and its Partner States have held a virtual roll out event to mark the technical completion and development of Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System.


16-09-2020 | 09:00:00
Realme C15: Powering performance in the entry-level smartphone segment
The recent model in the C-series stable to enter the market is the realme C 15 whose ergonomic features, among them a gigantic battery and processing power continue to give it a competitive edge among its peers.


16-09-2020 | 07:13:00
Nokia to provide Tizeti with LTE tech for high-speed internet services in Nigeria
Nokia has announced that it will supply Nigerian mobile operator, Tizeti with its Fastmile and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology enabling them to provide superior internet services to over one million subscribers.


15-09-2020 | 09:49:00
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery releases WooCommerce plugin, enabling 2-hour deliveries for online merchants
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery released a WooCommerce plugin, enabling thousands of Nigerian online merchants to integrate seamlessly its delivery service to their WordPress online stores.


15-09-2020 | 07:31:12
[Column] Nick Durrant: New business opportunities with data analytics
Data driven organisations are in a better position to make better strategic decisions to increase operational efficiencies, improve customer satisfaction and ultimately higher revenues.


15-09-2020 | 07:20:00
[Column] Tijsbert Creemers : Mobile payments potential to unlock new business for banks in Africa
Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa.


14-09-2020 | 08:45:00
Countdown to Kenya’s launch of realme C15
Global smartphone manufacturer realme has announced September 18 as the day it will unveil its latest brand in the Kenyan market, the realme C15,


11-09-2020 | 13:21:00
Kenyan tech startup Xetova shortlisted for MIT 2020 health security & pandemics track
Kenyan technology startup, xetova, has been named 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health security and pandemics track.


 

 
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