Year 3 | Edition 7 | 26 February 2020
 

[South Africa] Cloud market moving from supply-driven to demand-driven, says Routed

Vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, Routed, says that four years ago the development of the local cloud landscape was still in its infancy. Managing Director, Andrew Cruise, says that in the time since launching Routed, cloud demand has increased:

“The market is moving from supply-driven to demand-driven. While the enterprise sector has taken time to embrace the cloud-concept, we have noted an increase in demand from these organisations.” He says that the enterprise sector has...

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[Kenya] Jumia appeals to local manufacturers with 50% lower commissions

In a move aimed at encouraging more local manufacturers to sell online, e-commerce leader Jumia is now extending a 50% reduction on commissions for locally produced products sold on the platform.

“We are committed to Buy Kenya, Build Kenya – and as such want to do our bit to support local manufacturers. Through the Jumia Local program we offer them reduced commissions to help them compete with imported goods,” said Jumia Chief Commercial Officer, Kenneth Oyolla, during the Quarterly...

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[Ghana] AirtelTigo launches unlimited call bundles

Ghana’s telecom operator AirtelTigo has launched new “Unlimited Call Bundles” to make life even simpler for its customers and enable them to call their family and friends without worrying about depleting airtime.

The new unlimited call bundles have been designed after extensive research and feedback from customers, who highlighted the need for bundles that last longer and give greater value. With the new comprehensive bouquet of...

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[Libya] ATIB selects Temenos to accelerate digital banking transformation

Libyan Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB) has selected Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact to power its digital transformation. Temenos’ cloud-native, cloud-agnostic banking platform will enable the bank to quickly launch new digital products for retail and corporate banking and improve the customer experience.

ATIB has been a fixture in Libyan banking for over 20 years. It is recognized as one of the most structured and advanced banks in the country, delivering financial services to more...

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[Nigeria] Carbon launches USSD service to enhance access to finance

Carbon, the Pan-African digital financial services company, has introduced a USSD service to its platform, making it even easier for individuals that have little or no access to smartphones or the internet to access the financial services they need such as instant loans and easy-to-use payments. 

This new service will allow existing Carbon customers to access instant loans and other payment solutions via USSD without requiring internet data. Prior to the launch of the...

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[Startup Interview] Ali Messoudi, President, Transpare, Morocco

Transpare is a Morocco-based startup offering a digital platform targeting shippers and freight forwarders. Ali Messoudi the President talked to Africa Business Communities.

Introduce Transpare

Transpare is a digital platform that makes international freight transport easier. Like Booking or Trivago for tourism, we put in relationship shippers and freight forwarders. Transpare.eu is totally free, both can register themselves in a few minutes only. Then they ask a quotation, they compare offers from...

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[Startup Interview] Reuben Abuloye, CEO, Buyavrika, Nigeria

Reuben Abuloye is the CEO of Buyavrika, a Nigeria-based startup that provides an online market place for African Art and African inspired wear.

Tell us a bit about Buyavrika

Buyavrika is an online market place for African Art and African inspired wear, (a secured online platform where sellers and buyers of African Art and wears can met to trade). it came into existence in 2016 in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State Nigeria. I am the co-founder and currently the chief...

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[Startup Interview] Rich Cheary, CEO, PT SportSuite, South Africa

PT SportSuite is a South African company whose mission is to digitally disrupt the sporting industry’s media landscape by allowing sporting organisations to operate like commercially-minded modern media houses, while building sustainable digital communities around their brand. The CEO Rich Cheary elaborates.

Tell us about PT SportSuite and your role in it.

PT SportSuite is a start-up “spin-off” from parent company Publisher’s Toolbox. As Publisher’s Toolbox CEO, the opportunity to enter the sports fray and apply the...

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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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