Facebook had a strong presence at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, in line with its commitment to fostering a strong relationship with its connectivity partners and application developers across Africa. In addition to hosting its first-ever African FbStart workshop for developers, Facebook also shared how it is empowering local retailers...
Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS), a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, on Thursday announced the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Kenya, thereby extending the company's reach in the African region. BICS recognizes the uptick in demand and the potential for future growth of...
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is critical for advancing the agenda for modernizing agriculture and meeting the food security and nutrition needs of Africa, Dr AgBendech Mohamed, Senior Food and Nutrition Officer, has said. Dr Mohamed with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Office for Africa said ICT would...
D2L, which has helped transform learning for people all over the world, is now doing the same for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). After increasing its presence in the region last year with a dedicated office in Dubai, and on-boarding several thousand unique users in the region since then, the...
Societe Generale announces that it has signed a merchant acquiring partnership with American Express in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Bank operates. These countries include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Senegal. The agreement involves both online sales and POS payments through electronic payment terminals. This means...
Rwanda's Ministry of Education has entered into a partnership with Microsoft Corporation that will see incorporation of information and communication technology into various aspects of the country's education sector. The partnership which is aimed enabling speedy digital transformation of the education sector will see Microsoft bring onboard access to the...
The Appsafrica Innovation Awards recognize innovation and excellence in African mobile and technology supported by Mobile Monday South Africa, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), Uber and the Mobile Marketing Association. The Awards provide winners with global publicity across multiple channels, recognition and networking with over 500 industry peers and investors. Appsafrica...
Following their significant success in their first Barclays Accelerator Programme this year, Barclays Africa signed an initial collaboration agreements with 7 of the 10 startups that were part of the programme. On Tuesday, Barclays Africa announced applications for their second annual Barclays Accelerator Programme, open and will be powered by Techstars, an initiative...
A report published by independent watchdog organization Freedom House titled “Silencing the Messenger: Communication Apps under Pressure.” has revealed that in Africa, only South Africa and Kenya had complete Internet freedom in 2016. Out of a score of 100, South Africa and Kenya rank at 25 and 29 respectively. Internet penetration in South Africa is...
In an effort to increase exposure of African startups to global investors and resources, Africa Startup Ecosystem announced the launch of the first digital accelerator for the region. The accelerator program begins with a full startup development boot camp covering ideation, product development, marketing, customer acquisition and funding. The boot...