Mobile transactions ‘a key cog’ in Kenya’s economic wheel

Latest statistics from the CA reveal an upsurge in mobile-based transactions, including in the corporate sector.
Vincent Matinde
1:40

Zambia struggles as e-waste volume escalates

No local e-waste recycling plants available places the country at risk.
3:40

Kenya emerges as datacentre powerhouse

Africa Data Centres keeps pace with market developments in Nairobi.
1:40
Yesterday

Uganda: Chinese nationals plead guilty to telecoms crimes

Offences include illegal possession of approximately 2000 SIM cards.
7:00

Yes, COVID-19 will impact China’s trade link with Africa

Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe will see a short-term dip in BRI related activity, according to Economist Corporate Network report.
2:10

#BridgingTheGaps: Use lockdown to fix SA’s broken food system

Three innovation hubs are calling on local innovators to join the #BridgingTheGaps challenge.
Editor's choice

Can Africa benefit from Europe’s digital future?

Janet Mackenzie, Partner and Head of Baker McKenzie’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Group outlines’ significance of EU Commission’s Data Strategy and AI White Paper.

Monday

Top African start-ups to benefit from VC fund

Newton Partners, Imperial link up to support fledgling firms focused on logistics, supply chain.

Today

Coronavirus-themed security attacks on the rise

Cybercriminals aren't guided by the same moral compass as the rest of humanity says Indi Siriniwasa, Vice President at Trend Micro Sub-Saharan Africa.

Monday
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Ingram Micro Cloud Providing Microsoft Resellers New Support with Office 365 Rebranding
Ingram Micro Cloud releases information and programs to assist resellers and customers to navigate the rebranding of Microsoft Office 365 SMB subscriptions.
Games Industry Unites to Promote World Health Organization Messages Against COVID-19; Launch #PlayApartTogether Campaign
Global Games Industry Encourages Players to Follow Health and Safety Guidelines for COVID-19; Provides Information and Social Connection
Mary Kay Manufactures, Donates Hand Sanitizer to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic
Mary Kay will dedicate part of its global supply chain and manufacturing capabilities to producing much-needed hand sanitizer.
Syncordis Partners With International Bank for Temenos-Based Transformation
The win underscores strength of unique combination of Syncordis’ Temenos expertise along with LTI’s global system integration capabilities
amnimo Inc. Starts Development of High-performance, Robust LTE Gateway (Edge Gateway) for Industrial Use
amnimo develops an industrial-use LTE gateway, “Edge Gateway,” which is equipped with rich computing resources and a high level of robustness.
Neustar: DDoS Attacks Increase 180% in 2019 Compared To 2018
Latest research from Neustar reveals across-the-board growth in attacks of all sizes
Multi-Lingual Support From the Global MediXchange of Combating COVID-19 (GMCC) Programme to Further Enable Sharing Among Medical Personnel Worldwide
The Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment is now available in seven languages with more to come.
Business as Usual at Hytera’s Intelligent Manufacturing Center Amid COVID-19
Hytera’s intelligent manufacturing center in Shenzhen has enabled it to maintain production despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The flexibility built into the center has also allowed Hytera to manufacture disposable face masks to help offset the global shortage caused by the virus.
Merrill Corporation Announces Rebrand to Datasite
New name reflects the company’s transformation and focus on using technology to drive success across the entire M&A lifecycle
Forter Enables Merchants to Offer Competitive Returns Policies without Worry
Returns Abuse Annually Costs U.S. Retailers $24 Billion
Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation Announce Donations to Four Southeast Asian Countries
The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation announces donations of medical supplies to four Southeast Asian countries.
Satellite Scheduled to Launch in June
A satellite that American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) students are helping to develop, build and test is planned for launch on a Soyuz-2 rocket from Russia in June 2020, said Dr. Abdul-Halim Jallad, Director and Assistant Professor, Center of Information, Communication and Networking Education and Innovation (ICONET).
Alibaba Cloud Offers AI, Cloud Services to Help Battle COVID-19 Globally
Alibaba Cloud, DAMO Academy and DingTalk technologies available to medical personnel
Exotic EPZ LTD Goes Solar with REDAVIA
REDAVIA signs a lease with Exotic EPZ LTD, an international nuts and oils processing and export company.
CTC Global Announces ACCC InfoCore™ System and First Commercial Deployment
CTC Global launches the ACCC InfoCore™ System.
EMQ Expands Global Reach into Africa
Providing customers globally with direct access to millions of mobile wallets across the world’s second largest continent
OpenSesame Offers Free Access to Coronavirus Preparedness and Remote Work Training
Companies turn to elearning to prevent spread of coronavirus, prepare workforces to work and train remotely
Rimini Street Announces Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Annual 2019 Financial Results
Rimini Street announced results for the fourth quarter and for the fiscal year ended December 2019.
Wipro to Co-Develop Solutions with SAP for Retail and Fashion Industry
Wipro announces an agreement with SAP to jointly go to market and co-develop solutions for the retail and fashion industry.
Hudson Valley Wireless Deploys Mavenir’s Cloud-Native LTE vEPC
Hudson Valley Wireless selects and deploys Mavenir’s cloud-native LTE vEPC to support their recent project.
Monnit Redefines Internet of Things Security with Release of SensorPrints
Monnit announces the release of SensorPrints™, the end-to-end Internet of Things data authentication platform for low-power wireless sensors.
Beyontec to launch Digital Transformation Summit for Ethiopian Insurance Industry
Beyontec, Moti Engineering launch a CxO focused conference for insurance companies in Ethiopia.
Moody’s Offering Coronavirus Credit and Economic Research Free to the Public
Moody’s is offering its research and views on the credit and economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) via a dedicated website, available to the public.
DIP Will Start Offering Relief Compensation to Those Who Are Employed in a Part-time or Contracted Capacity via DIP’s Services If They Are Unable to Work Due to a Coronavirus Related Illness
DIP Corporation announced the relief compensation to those who are employed in a part-time or contracted capacity if they are unable to work due to a coronavirus.
Maxon Announces Cineware by Maxon Plug-in for Unity Technologies
New Plug-in Provides Seamless Integration of Cinema 4D Assets into Unity; Available Free-of-Charge on the Unity Asset Store
IBC Launches 2020 Awards Programme
Nominations invited for the most prestigious celebration of excellence in the industry
Hytera’s Private Network Communication Contributes to the Global Fight Against the COVID-19 Epidemic
According to the latest WHO statistics, 90,000 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases have been confirmed worldwide.
Ceridian Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mauritius Operations
Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. announces the celebration of its twentieth anniversary of operations in Mauritius.
Qatar Free Zones to Host Google Cloud Region in Doha
Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) announces Google Cloud strategic collaboration agreement in the Middle East with QFZA to launch a new cloud region in Doha.
Black Shark Unveiled the World First 5G Gaming Smartphone Black Shark 3, Black Shark 3 Pro, and Black Shark Bluetooth Earphones 2
Black Shark partners with Tencent Games to launch the world 1st 5G gaming phone series Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro, now available for mainland China
REDAVIA Celebrates 10 Years of Solar Innovation
REDAVIA is celebrating 10 years of solar innovation.
i2c Expands Presence in Middle East and Africa Due to High Demand for Its Agile Processing
i2c Inc. announced expanding its presence in the Middle East and Africa due to high demand in the region for its solutions.
Validity Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire 250ok, Expanding its Best-of-Breed Email Portfolio
Validity announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire email analytics and deliverability provider 250ok.
Boehringer Ingelheim Enters Discovery Stage Collaboration with Trutino Biosciences to Grow Its Cancer Immunology Portfolio with Novel Cytokine Platform
Boehringer Ingelheim and Trutino Biosciences announced a research collaboration and worldwide licensing agreement based on Trutino’s innovative ODC platform.
Analogix ANX7580 Display Controller Empowers LG Dual Screen Handheld Mobile Applications
Analogix Semiconductor announced that its SlimPort® ANX7580 DisplayPort™ to MIPI-DSI display controller has been implemented in the LG V60 ThinQ and the Dual Screen.
Third-Party Software Support Market Predicted by Gartner to Triple to More Than $1 Billion By 2023
Rimini Street announced that, according to a recent research note, third-party enterprise software support market is to grow by 200% increase by 2023.
Mavenir and Turkcell Partner on OpenRAN
Mavenir announced a business partnership with Turkcell, Turkey’s leading digital operator.
HeadSpin Announces $60M Series C Round at a $1.16 Billion Valuation and Adds Nikesh Arora as Chairman of the Board
On-Track to Hit $100M in Annual Recurring Revenue in Early 2020 Just Over Four Years After Inception, New Investment Will Help HeadSpin Deepen Position Within Cloud Ecosystems
Mavenir Collaborates with Partners to Launch the Evenstar Remote Radio Head (RRH) Family
Aim is to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN technology.
Australian Government and Rimini Street Establish Whole-of-Government Agreement
Agreement with Rimini Street facilitates easier access to an attractive alternative for support of enterprise software from the major software vendors
BrandShield Launches ElectionShield Product to Protect Political Campaigns From Online Threats
Campaigns face a growing range of threats, including social impersonation, fraudulent fundraising schemes, phishing, social phishing and fake social media content
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