An information excahnge system that will allow East Africans to report non-tariff barriers (NTBs) via a short message service on their mobile phone has been developed by Uganda. The lead adviser on Uganda’s national response strategy for the elimination of NTBs, Mr Sam Watasa, said the system set up at...
PayStand, the next generation B2B payment and billing company, is leveraging the blockchain in a completely new way for enterprise payments. PayStand customers now have the option to certify and notarize payments (from request to receipt) on the blockchain to ensure that the history of payments is secure, independently verifiable,...
IT services spending in South Africa is expected to increase 8.8% year on year in 2016 to total $5 billion, according to the latest forecasts from International Data Corporation (IDC). Referencing its recently published report, 'Africa IT Services Market 2015–2019 Forecast and 2014 Vendor Shares', the global research and...
PayPal Holdings Inc has entered into a deal with MasterCard Inc that will allow payments in stores, the Wall Street Journal reported. PayPal will allow users to select a credit or debit card as the default payment method and share data on transactions made through MasterCard's tap-and-pay feature. PayPal reached a...
Our annual snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact are top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter. In roughly equal measure you’ll find next gen entrepreneurs and media mavens, technologists and leaders in philanthropy — all ranked by dollars, media momentum and impact. This year...
One of Huawei's top executives has revealed that acquiring Nokia could help the Chinese company raise its profile in smartphones. "We are considering these sorts of acquisitions; maybe the combination has some synergies but depends on the willingness of Nokia. We are open-minded," Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer unit said. Nokia...
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 23, 2013/ -- Etisalat Group (http://www.etisalat.com), a leading telecoms operator in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today announced strong results for the second quarter of 2013, with an increase of quarterly consolidated revenues and subscribers across its operating markets. Key Highlights for Q2 2013: •          Interim dividend...
Microsoft Corp. has announced its plans to buy back up to $40 billion in stock and boost its dividend by 8%, the latest in a series of moves by the software giant to share a steady flood of cash with shareholders. The latest repurchase target is the same size as a...
Send with Care,  a micro insurance joint venture between MMI Holdings and MTN Group which was announced in September this year offers an insurance cover "aYo Send with Care and aYo Recharge with Care" for every transaction you make via MTN Mobile Money. 1. Adding aYo Send with Care to your MTN Mobile money...
Egypt’s coastguard caught three divers cutting through an undersea Internet cable on Wednesday, the army said, the first suggestion criminals might be involved in days of severed connections and disruptions online. A patrol stopped a fishing boat near the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria and arrested three divers, the army...