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

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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