Airtel Malawi partners Mukuru in mobile money transfer service

Mobile money users from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe will be able to remit funds directly to Airtel money recipients in Malawi.

Liberty Kenya mitigates risk of lockdown with SilverBridge digitalisation project

The foresight of the insurer to modernise this business-critical process also enabled it to mitigate the business impact of the unforeseen COVID-19 lockdown conditions.

E-commerce, food delivery services bolster Naspers revenue

Naspers’s food delivery businesses nearly doubled revenue growth, while e-commerce revenue grew 69%, boosted by Tencent and Takealot Group.

KaiOS to roll out its first open market device in SA

The digital device and services firm has partnered with retailer Cash Crusaders to make the 3G smart feature phone available.

Post intrusion ransomware the biggest threat to businesses in Africa

The year has witnessed a spike in the use of COVID for fraudsters says McAfee fellow and chief scientist.
20 Nov

Support for tech talent a prerequisite for Africa to leverage internet economy

Google and the IFC have predicted the internet economy would contribute up to US$180bn to Africa’s economy by 2025 and US$712bn by 2050.

Accelerex pushes expansion plans after US$20m investment

Africa Capital Alliance agrees on Capital Alliance Private Equity IV funding.
17 Nov

South Africa: Telviva completes buy-out of AnD Communications

Deal expected to enable Telviva to extend the benefit of cloud-based communications services to companies looking to migrate from premise-based systems.

Liquid Telecom eyes US, Europe expansion with Zayo deal

The partnership will see the firms leveraging existing networks for many of their customers with operations in North America and Europe.
17 Nov

Infobip announces US$300m acquisition of OpenMarket

Deal accelerates global cloud communications firm’s path to over US$1-billion in run rate revenue.
17 Nov

Mukuru extends footprint across Southern Africa

Formal remittances prove highly resilient according to the African Fintech company, pinpointing growth in South Africa and Zimbabwe markets.

Data boom carries Vodacom in half-year results

The telco posts blowout half-year results, buoyed by double-digit data usage growth and higher customer demand for smart devices due to the lockdown.