Africa’s premier fintech event, the Africa Fintech Summit, will be held for the first time in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 8-9, 2018. This event comes on the heels of the earlier edition in Washington D.C. which featured leading policymakers, c-suite business executives, start-ups, and investors. The Summit, organized by Dedalus...
A new report issued by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development shows that a growing number of governments now benchmark the status of broadband in their national broadband plans. This year, the report shows for the first time that at least 15 countries now have strategies in place for...
Alibaba Group Holding Limited has today announced that Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang will succeed Jack Ma as chairman of the board of Alibaba Group. According to the announcement, Mr. Ma will continue as executive chairman of the company over the next 12 months to ensure a smooth transition of...
Online career development and talent management firm, Fuzu has announced a milestone of a half a million (500,000) registered users in Uganda since their launch in May this year. With the aim to satisfy the need for new innovative solutions that are focused on the job seeker; who they...
Leading pay-go energy company Fenix International, part of global utility ENGIE, has reached 30,000 Zambian households just 9 months after expanding into the country in partnership with telecom MTN. This rate of growth exceeds the company’s initial expectations and far outpaces the industry average, cementing Fenix’s place as a market leader...
WorldRemit has announced the launch of a new digital service within Africa, making it easier to send and receive money across the continent. The new digital service is expected to reduce the cost of sending money across borders. According to GSMA Intelligence, prohibitive charges that individuals and businesses pay to transfer money...
CentralNic Group's Africa Registry, a leading provider of domain names for Africa since 2005, has announced a new programme from its gateway service RRPproxy to empower domain name vendors, registrars, and resellers in Africa to sell domains using over 1,000 TLDs, and to benefit from a $50 free credit...
Internet access in rural areas is set to be increased following the introduction of Google’s Project Loon into the country. This morning, a cross-section of stakeholders from the National Information Technology Authority, Civil Aviation Authority, Ministry of Defence & Veterinary Affairs, Ministry of Security and the EAC Civil Aviation & Security Oversight...
Streaming video service Iflix has announced that it is launching a 24-hour live news channel called Iflix News. It will aggregate live news streams, clips, and linear feeds from leading international, regional and local news authorities. Iflix News will be available without charge to all users in its 28 markets worldwide ...
Akinwumi Adesina; President of the African Development Bank Group ending last week made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. He said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology plus strong...