Year 3 | Edition 5 | 14 February 2020

Kamari and ZeU to deploy blockchain-based medical record and identity system across Africa

Kamari, an infrastructure project building a network of payments across the African continent, and ZeU Crypto Networks, a Canadian blockchain technology innovation and development company, have announced a plan to roll out a new blockchain-based identity and medical record system across the African continent.

This technology combined with the mobile blockchain wallet and incentive programs being built by Kamari, in collaboration with ZeU, looks to advance public health initiatives, enable...

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Africa Influencer Agency launches, introducing digital PR tools to connect business professionals in the continent and beyond

Africa Influencer Agency is a B2B PR platform that will embrace all available digital channels and social media to support brands in telling their stories to the African B2B audience.

Positioning itself as the B2B PR Agency for Africa – and the world, the agency is leveraging on its extensive segmented reach of professionals across the continent and beyond, together with its team of influencers with solid background in media, PR and digital media and its host of digital tools to...

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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. 

The recent cable cuts affected much of Sub-Saharan Africa, causing internet outages and slow speeds. The swift restoration to bring the service back to Gilat Telecom’s DRC customers was achieved by leveraging unparalleled high-throughput, low-latency O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO...

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[Column] Andrew Cruise: Mastering the complexity of multicloud in 2020

As enterprises’ demands look set to continue maturing in 2020, they are better able to distinguish between cloud platforms and identify which ones work best for their applications.

“It’s no longer about moving to cloud, it’s about which cloud,” says Andrew Cruise, managing director at Routed, Africa’s only vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider. “Now that market penetration of cloud, particularly internationally, has hit a critical mass, we see enterprises are much more confident...

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[South Africa] iOCO joins Google cloud partner programme

South African integrator iOCO has become a Google Cloud Distributor Authorised Reseller (DAR), in partnership with Google Cloud’s distributor in sub-Saharan Africa, Digicloud Africa.

DARs demonstrate deep cloud solution development and delivery expertise, and have extensive certifications confirming their skills and knowledge of Google Cloud. IOCO passed all formal requirements set out by Google Distribution for entry into the programme, and Digicloud Africa has...

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[Startup Interview] George Ugwuja, Founder, CapitalPower Multimedia, Nigeria

CapitalPower Multimedia Ltd is a Nigeria-based multimedia startup whose core services include photography, videography, documentary production, drone services, animation, graphic design and prints.

George Ugwuja the founder talked to Africa Business Communities about the startup’s model and plans to capture the expansive Nigeria multimedia market that serves over 200 million people....

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[Startup Interview] Cavin Mugarura, CEO, Skooldesk, Uganda

Cavin Mugarura is the CEO of Skooldesk, a startup redefining e-learning in Uganda.

Tell us abit about Skooldesk and your role in it

Skooldesk is an e-learning platform that was primarily developed to help young learners at primary level of education improve their grades in English, Math and Science. Better grades are the final outcome but the real aim is to provide additional learning materials to what is available in the classroom. The platform has practice tests that help kids...

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[Startup Interview] Mutembei Kariuki, CEO, Fastagger, Kenya

As more companies and institutions in Africa leverage onthe power of Artificial Intelligence to accelerate growth,  Fastagger a Kenyan startup is accelerating AI applications by providing access to high quality data enhanced by human interaction. The company’s CEO and co-founder Mutembei Kariuki explains.

Give us a brief introduction of your company?

Fastagger is an AI as a service platform that provides image annotation services to AI driven companies. Our goal is to accelerate AI applications by providing access to high quality...

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Wanted: African Startups for Interviews

Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with startup businesses in Africa.

Are you a startup in Africa and interested in an interview? Great! Send an e-mail to These are some of the Startup Interviews that we have published in the past few months...


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News Headlines

03-07-2020 | 14:30:00
[Nigeria] KaiOS smart feature phones boost digital learning in Lagos
KaiOS Technologies has announced that its smart feature phones are being distributed across the state of Lagos to help school children continue their education during the COVID-19 lock-down period.

03-07-2020 | 11:55:00
[Nigeria] NSE upgrades data portal to improve market access
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) upgraded its Data Portal (X-DataPortal) to provide a more efficient, user-friendly experience for subscribers.

03-07-2020 | 07:10:00
[Column] Paulo de Matos: A four-step approach to building business continuity in uncertainty
The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is.

03-07-2020 | 06:39:00
EANNASO launches AFYA digital health platform
The Eastern Africa National Networks of AIDS and Health Service Organizations (EANNASO) announced the launch of its East Africa Wananchi Digital Health Platform (AFYA).

03-07-2020 | 06:30:00
MTN Group announces new CEOs for Cameroon and Benin
MTN Group has announced the appointment of new chief executive officers for two of its West African operations, MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin.

03-07-2020 | 06:27:11
Liquid Telecom provides VSAT connectivity to new social enterprise in Malawi
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is providing its multi-award-winning managed VSAT connectivity services to mbora, a pioneering new social enterprise in Malawi.

02-07-2020 | 09:02:00
[South Africa] GoSolutions introduces IT and business offerings to meet market needs
GoSolutions an Enterprise Resource Planning company based in South Africa supplies a wide variety of software to several different industries.

02-07-2020 | 07:29:23
Digital health platform targets 600 million African mobile subscribers with timely information
A mobile-based tool for two-way information and communication between citizens and governments during the coronavirus pandemic has been launched.

01-07-2020 | 14:12:00
MainOne investment in West Africa’s internet infrastructure reaches $400 million
MainOne, West Africa’s provider of Wholesale and Enterprise connectivity and data center services celebrates 10 years of delivering innovative, world-class service in West Africa.

01-07-2020 | 09:42:53
[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: Of Covid-19 and digital divide in Africa
The IDC market outlook for Africa underscores the value of connectivity, the importance of ICT and the need to be more prepared when it comes to digital.

01-07-2020 | 07:20:00
World Bank supports jobs, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana
The World Bank approved $315 million from the International Development Association (IDA) to support job creation, skills development and digital transformation in Ghana.

01-07-2020 | 06:52:00
Intelsalt, Liquid Telecom extend VSAT service partnership in Africa
Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has announced an extension of its partnership with pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom.

01-07-2020 | 06:42:41
[Nigeria] Carbon revenue hits $17.5 million
Nigeria’s digital financial services company, Carbon has released its 2019 financial statements audited by KPMG, detailing its product growth and $17.5 million in revenue.

30-06-2020 | 14:35:45
[Column] George Ferreira: Building resiliency in times of uncertainty
The recent months have likely been the biggest challenge for all organisations across the continent.

30-06-2020 | 14:30:00
Ecobank Nigeria extends zero charge fee for digital money transfers
Ecobank has extended its zero-charge fee for digital money transfers below N5,000 till the end of September this year.


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