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 bas@africabusinesscommunities.com. These are some of the Startup Interviews that we have published in the past few months...

 

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News Headlines

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.


11-09-2020 | 12:30:00
Kenya customers warm up to realme 6 and realme Band
realme, the latest entrant into the East African nation has taken the market by storm with the launch of three of its flagship smartphone brands; realme C3, realme C11 and realme 6.


 

 
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