Year 4 | Edition 6 | 10 March 2021

MTN unveils Ambition 2025 strategy to accelerate growth

MTN Group has reported a very strong set of operational and financial results for 2020, displaying business resilience under COVID-19 pressures and a challenging macroeconomic environment.

Africa’s mobile operator has also announced its re-positioned strategy – Ambition 2025 – to accelerate growth and unlock the value of its infrastructure assets and platforms. The Group added 29 million subscribers in the year, to reach a total of 280 million across 21 markets. It reported a 52% increase in adjusted headline earnings per share, a four-percentage...

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[Kenya] FirstWave announces level one partner agreement with Moja Access

Global, cybersecurity-as-a-service company, FirstWave Cloud Technology Limited  has announced the signing of a three-year Level 1 Partner Agreement with Moja Access, part of CSquared Group, a pan-African technology company.

The First revenues to flow immediately under ‘oppt-out’ path to market. Moja Access is the Kenya-based operating company of CSquared, a panAfrican operator of wholesale and open-access fibre and WiFi infrastructure in Kenya, Uganda...

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Tradepass to host Ethiopia’s State Minister of MiNT at BYTES ’21: Africa

Despite the setbacks from COVID19, the Africa’s digital economy is on track to expand in the coming years, transforming the way businesses and government functions with the potential to reach $180 billion by 2025, according to the Google and IFC report.

In line with Africa’s commitment to developing innovative approaches and new models of collaboration for digital transformation, His Excellency Dr. Ahmedin Mohammed (PhD), State Minister of Ministry of Innovation and Technology in...

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HUAWEI Women Developers program drives technological innovation

Huawei officially launched its HUAWEI Women Developers (HWD) program, which aims to empower women developers to create applications and tools that can change the world.

The program is intended to encourage more women to join in technological innovation by providing participants with more opportunities and platforms for career development and skill training. Any woman developer from around the world can register to join the program on the HUAWEI Developers...

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[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri: Cloud Platforms are Empowering Africa’s Digital Economy

In our last column of the Africa Cloud Review, we highlighted how the pandemic has boosted the uptake of cloud services in Africa. Businesses in Africa are increasingly turning to cloud to improve operational efficiency and COVID-19 is accelerating this adoption. 

A recent report by ResearchAndMaarkets now reveals how Global And Local Cloud Platforms Are Powering Africa's Digital Economy. This research finds that the use of standard cloud services is already widespread in the African continent...

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[Column] Tonny Tugee: Celebrating Kenyan women excelling in the tech space

According to the World Bank, Africa is the only continent where female entrepreneurs outnumber their male counterparts. In Kenya, 48% of micro, small, and medium businesses are female-owned, and these businesses contribute an impressive 20% to our GDP.

This group of inspirational women has something in common with their successful businesses; they’ve both been underestimated and proven the naysayers wrong on many occasions. In a world looking to promote gender equality in...

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News Headlines

22-04-2021 | 14:04:00
Proposed new measures by the African Telecommunications Union and Ericsson set to expand Africa’s ICT space
African countries and telecommunications stakeholders have today launched the first set of ATU spectrum recommendations that focus on transforming Africa into a knowledge economy.

22-04-2021 | 13:09:00
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: More African countries are now rolling out 5G
A number of African telcos already starting to roll out this fifth-generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks in the different countries they operate in.

22-04-2021 | 12:50:00
Audiomack partners with MTN Nigeria to offer music streaming service to subscribers at zero data cost
Audiomack has partnered with MTN Nigeria to unveil the Audiomack+MTN Data Bundle program , which offers MTN subscribers tailored data bundles for streaming unlimited music and accessing content on Audiomack free of data charges.

22-04-2021 | 12:15:00
CBFW, DHL and Sinpais Bring Training Support to 3,500 Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, DHL Express, and Sinapis have announced a new partnership to bring entrepreneurial skills and support to over 3,500 of Kenya’s most promising women entrepreneurs.

22-04-2021 | 11:54:00
Sophos Unveils XGS Series Firewall Appliances
Sophos has today unveiled new XGS Series firewall appliances with unrivaled performance and advanced protection against cyberattacks.

22-04-2021 | 09:16:00
US e-commerce company Wish enters into partnership with South Africa Post Office
Global ecommerce platform Wish has announced a strategic partnership with South Africa Post Office (SAPO) to strengthen its logistics capabilities and customer experience for South African consumers.

22-04-2021 | 09:00:52
PayTabs partners with Visa to launch Tap to Phone payment solution in MENA
Tap to Phone aims to make traditional expensive location centric devices like physical POS devices and terminals, obsolete.

22-04-2021 | 08:38:00
[Uganda] Insurtech startup OKO raises $1.2 million to bring innovative insurance to smallholder farmers across Africa
OKO, an Insurtech startup that provides inclusive agricultural insurance to secure farmers’ income across Africa, has closed a Seed investment of $1.2 million.

22-04-2021 | 07:27:00
[Column] Ian Lessem: Shaping tomorrow’s innovation - Collaborating with the right VC partner
HAVAÍC says aligning to startup founders’ interests leveraging off smart capital and working together towards a mutually favourable exit is the foundation for successful collaboration between Venture Capital (VC) investors and startups.

22-04-2021 | 06:37:22
FIS partners with Flutterwave to boost e-commerce in Nigeria and South Africa
In South Africa and Nigeria, FIS is offering domestic payment processing services through its previously announced agreement with payments technology company Flutterwave.

22-04-2021 | 06:21:49
[Column] Dejan Kastelic: How 5G technology could shape Africa's future
Developing nations have arguably surpassed their developed counterparts in benefiting from the rapid deployment of mobile technology.

22-04-2021 | 06:17:22
Airtel Africa signs $500 million credit facility with banks
Airtel Africa, a provider of telecommunications and mobile money services has announced the successful signing of a new $500 million loan facility with a group of relationship banks.

22-04-2021 | 05:26:14
[Nigeria] P2P Crypto Marketplace Bitzlato Partners with Lemonade Finance to Ease Money Transfers Across Africa
Bitzlato (BZ), the latest P2P Crypto Exchange to enter the African market, has added Lemonade Finance, a borderless payment platform for Africa as a payment method to its platform.

22-04-2021 | 05:14:00
Bolt Food appoints Edgar Kipngetich Kitur Country Manager for Kenya
Bolt has announced the appointment of Edgar Kipngetich Kitur as the Country Manager for Bolt Food in Kenya. Edgar joins Bolt Food from SUPPER London, a food delivery startup where he served as VP of strategy

22-04-2021 | 05:02:54
[Kenya] installs hybrid solar systems at its Nairobi and Mombasa data centers, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa has announced the installation of Solar Energy systems at its Nairobi (NBO1) and Mombasa (MBA1) Data Centres.


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