Year 3 | Edition 6 | 20 February 2020

Healthcare cloud computing market to reach $40 billion by 2026, report

The healthcare cloud computing market is poised to reach $40 billion by 2026, growing at an annual rate of 14 per cent over forecast period 2019 to 2026 according to a report by Acumen Research and Consulting.

Cloud computing in healthcare increases the efficiency of the industry, while decreasing costs. Cloud computing makes medical record-sharing easier and safer, automates backend operations and even facilitates the creation, and maintenance of, telehealth apps. The growing demand-supply gap in the...

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[South Africa] School payment app, Karri, removes millions of Rands from school grounds

Karri, the pioneer of the cash-free school movement, has already removed millions of Rands from the school environment. The innovative school payment app was developed to remove the need for cash at schools, ultimately making learning environments safer for students and teachers alike.

The school payment app that is backed by Nedbank, has helped move nearly 1000 schools away from cash and onto an online, cash free, safe and secure system. Whilst creating a...

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Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace Paxful bullish on Africa for 2020

Global peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy and that 2020 will be a landmark year for the African crypto and blockchain industry.

With millions of users globally and Africa being the fastest-growing region, Paxful reported that the company processed almost $1.6 billion (R23 billion) in trade volume globally in 2019; the result of a steady increase of 25%+ trade volume...

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Parallel Wireless to deliver on Etisalat’s OpenRAN vision across Africa, Middle East and Asia

Parallel Wireless has announced that Etisalat, a leading telecom groups in emerging markets with over 148 million subscribers, is set to trial Parallel Wireless 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G OpenRAN across its markets in Middle East, Asia and Africa.

The announcement is aligned with Etisalat Group objectives of achieving digital transformation with the deployment of best-in-class technologies to support 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G connectivity. Parallel Wireless enables a shift to open...

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[Startup Interview] Peter Muturi, Director, Pertom Digital, Kenya

Peter Muturi is the Director of Pertom Digital an IT startup offering its services in Kenya.

Tell us abit about Pertom Digital

Pertom Digital is a digital Agency offering IT services and consultancy. Our target market includes business owners, individuals, companies and institution in need of our services which include website design and maintainance, Search Engine (SEO) Optimization, Social Media Management and Marketing, System design and development and Application...

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[Column] Baljeet Nagi: Four important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain

Also referred to as the next industrial revolution, Industry 4.0 is synonymous with smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more.

It is expected to drive efficiencies and increase competitiveness in the manufacturing industry via faster, more agile internal processes and supply chains. In Africa, several developments (such as the adoption of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement by 44 countries across the continent...

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[Column] Maxim Fetisov: Mobile Lending – Non-traditional data in credit decision making

Retail lending in Kenya has taken a unique path. It has skipped some stages typical for developed markets and climbed to heights that can be admired and envied. Ironically, this happened not due to economical advantages but rather due to certain historical deficiencies.

As it happens in many developing markets at some point lots of people move from rural areas to big cities seeking better-payed jobs. These people as they earned money needed some way to transfer it to their families, often left in the villages...

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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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