GE signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise that will bring GE Digital’s breakthrough digital industrial solutions at scale to the Middle East, Africa & Turkey. The three-year agreement with HPE, is the first collaboration of this scale and scope in the region, and will focus primarily...
Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has today announced the acquisition of Virtual Card Services (VCS) South Africa. This marks the completion of DPO’s purchase of VCS Group, post the earlier acquisition of VCS Namibia and VCS Botswana. Furthermore this acquisition further bolsters DPO’s leading position in Southern Africa post its...
PayPal today announced a new deal with Skype that will allow users in 22 countries worldwide to send money to other Skype users through an updated version of the Skype mobile app. This extends PayPal’s potential reach by a sizable amount – the Skype app has been downloaded over a billion...
Visa announced its support of the new global QR Code Payment Specifications from EMVCo, the global technical body that manages the EMV Specifications. The specifications cover consumer-presented and merchant-presented QR code use cases for digital payment acceptance. QR Codes are two-dimensional machine-readable barcodes, used to facilitate mobile payments at...
MTN, Africa’s largest telecoms company, is extending its partnership with energy and financial services firm Fenix International to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia. The Swedish Embassy in Zambia is committing nearly $3m to Fenix in Zambia between now and 2020, with USAID contributing an additional $750,000 to...
A trade database has been set up with support from the African Development Bank for East and Southern African countries to benefit from information on trade and markets in the regions. Plans to set up a transparent and easily accessible database will likely boost the free flow of goods and services in fields...
Total and Worldline signed binding technological, commercial and financing agreements with African fintech InTouch on July 13, 2017. Under the agreements, Total and Worldline will support the deployment of the Guichet Unique solution in eight African countries — Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, the Republic of Guinea and Senegal. Guichet Unique provides...
Centenary Bank and Mastercard have today announced a multipronged approach to digitising Uganda’s economy in support of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy. Following the recent signing of a strategic partnership agreement focused on boosting financial inclusion in the East African market, the two companies will further strengthen their partnership by signing a...
Africa’s top-level domain name system address space consists of 54 top-level country code top-level domains, with the market having a total annual value of USD 52 million, ITWeb reported, citing a study from ICANN on the Africa domain name system (DNS) market, presented during its 59th public meeting in...
A new satellite technology pioneered in Africa by Liquid Telecom and Newtec was among last night’s winners at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards, picking up the accolade for Enterprise Service Innovation. The prestigious Innovation Awards recognise the industry’s most innovative and successful project partnerships between operators and vendors over...