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

31-03-2020 | 10:08:09
Smart Africa launches digital solutions for African governments to tackle COVID-19
Smart Africa has launched a continent-wide technology based coordinated impact response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for Africa.

31-03-2020 | 10:02:56
Jumia announces actions to support governments’ fight against COVID-19 in Africa
Africa’s e-Commerce platform, Jumia, has offered the support of its integrated ecosystem which includes a marketplace, logistics and online payments to governments in Africa.

31-03-2020 | 07:38:00
Opera, Worldreader expand access to free ebooks for African students
Opera, a browser provider, and international nonprofit organization, Worldreader, are expanding the access to ebooks for children and students via the Opera Mini browser during the coronavirus outbreak.

31-03-2020 | 07:35:00
[South Africa] Accelerit Technologies launches free group video platform
A new, locally hosted and free and secure group video platform has been launched in South Africa to help small to medium companies and the general public remain connected.

31-03-2020 | 07:22:00
Wimbart launches PR Office Hours for African tech startups
Wimbart has launched its first edition of Wimbart Office Hours, a webinar and mentorship programme designed to equip African start-ups with the PR tools required to achieve their business goals.

31-03-2020 | 07:03:00
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with NSSF to collect tenant purchase scheme installments through M-PESA
Safaricom and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have announced a partnership to empower customers on the NSSF Tenant Purchase Scheme make monthly installments through M-PESA.

30-03-2020 | 13:39:00
Smart Africa launches Africa wide coordinated response to COVID-19
Smart Africa has launched a continent-wide technology based coordinated impact response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for Africa.

30-03-2020 | 11:55:00
JSE,TMS launch virtual AGMs for clients to engage with shareholders
JSE has partnered with TMS to launch the first virtual AGMs in South Africa to enable clients to engage with shareholders when the country is faced with tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

27-03-2020 | 10:04:17
[Column] Rentia Booysen: It is time to adopt multi-cloud
Companies have been preparing for a multi-cloud world for some time, even if they were not aware of doing so.

27-03-2020 | 09:54:32
Kaspersky offers free endpoint security products to medics to tackle Covid-19
Kaspersky has announced free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organisations, in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the pandemic.

27-03-2020 | 06:27:28
[South Africa] Vodacom launches lending facility targeting SMMEs
South Africa’s Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) sector is expected to come under even greater pressure as Government puts extraordinary measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

27-03-2020 | 06:19:04
[Kenya] Safaricom partners with public transport sector players to collect fares through M-pesa
Safaricom has rolled out a partnership with public transport sector players to accept cashless payments through M-PESA in the ongoing battle to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

26-03-2020 | 14:26:00
Konnect Africa targets 3,600 DR Congo schools with high speed internet
Konnect Africa, Schoolap and Flash Services have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to connect several thousand schools across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Internet.

26-03-2020 | 14:22:00
Credit Agricole Egypt launches third digital channel to improve customer interaction
Credit Agricole Egypt has extended its digital user experience and launched the third digital channel “desktop channel”.

26-03-2020 | 12:34:00
[south Africa] Department of Science and Innovation COVID-19 research under way
South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is working with several partners to investigate the efficacy of repurposing existing drugs to assist in halting the COVID-19 virus.


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