Payment firm Paystack targets North, Francophone Africa
The Stripe-backed company has plans to enter North, as well as Francophone African countries, after recent escapades in Kenya.
Jul 5, 2023
Feb 24, 2022
Ukraine hit by cyber attacks amid Russian invasion
Security firm ESET finds destructive malware circulating in Ukraine as Russia invades the Eastern European country.
Feb 22, 2022
Google to train 100 000 African software developers this year
emand for African developers peaked in 2021 against the backdrop of the global economic crisis and impact of the pandemic, says Google.
Feb 1, 2022
R4.3bn windfall for MTN in Nigeria after share sale
The mobile operator announces the successful completion of its Series 1 offer for sale of 575 million MTN Nigeria shares.
Jan 31, 2022
Crypto-currency thrives in Africa amid regulatory quagmire
Africans aren't being left behind in the global crypto trend, with traders finding unique use cases for digital currencies.
BI and Data Analytics
Jan 27, 2022
African firms fail to make world’s most valuable brands list
There are still no African brands in the Brand Finance Global 500 2022 ranking, as global brands continue to dominate on the continent.
Dec 24, 2021
Video streaming boom in Africa
Globally, streaming increased yet again Q3 2021, up 21% over this time last year, led predominately by Africa, which saw a massive 273% increase, says Conviva.
ICT and Governance
Nov 12, 2021
Biden tightens screws on Huawei, ZTE
US president Joe Biden signs the Secure Equipment Act, a law that targets firms deemed to pose a national security threat to America.
Nov 2, 2021
Luno eyes US expansion as parent firm DCG gets R10.8bn windfall
After Digital Currency Group raised $700 million, Luno says this means access to the capital needed to fuel continued expansion.
Oct 28, 2021
Local Fintech firm Stitch raises R30m, expands to Nigeria
The company will initially offer a tokenised pay-by-bank product to help businesses and Fintech firms in Nigeria improve user experience and eliminate fraud.
Oct 26, 2021
MTN’s credit rating upgraded amid debt reduction efforts
S&P Global Ratings upgrades the mobile operator’s standalone credit rating to investment grade after it made progress in reducing its borrowings.
ICT and Governance
Oct 18, 2021
Seacom bumps up IP network to 100Gbps
The upgrade comes as more submarine cables are expected to land on the African continent to boost connectivity.
Oct 13, 2021
Naspers propels M&A activity in Sub-Saharan Africa
Boosted by the $44.1 billion Naspers-Prosus share swap, the value of M&A transactions in the region reached $78.3 billion during the first nine months of 2021.
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