Eswatini becomes Africa’s first to join Trump’s ‘Clean Network’
The US and the kingdom commit to safeguarding each country’s national security by excluding high-risk digital equipment suppliers.Admire Moyo
Nigeria suspends sale, registration, activation of new SIM cards
The move is expected to impact SA’s MTN, which is the leading mobile network operator in the west African country.
Ex-Luno developer launches SA-based Bitcoin exchange
Leon Kowalski, a former software developer at Luno, is establishing his own Bitcoin trading platform called Cape Crypto.
MTN, Vodacom brands are the most powerful in Africa
MTN is Africa’s most valuable brand, with a value of $3.3 billion, while Vodacom is the continent’s strongest, with a score of 89.5 out of 100, says Brand Finance.
New York-based Digital Currency Group snaps up Luno
The SA-founded crypto exchange has been acquired by Digital Currency Group, a global enterprise that builds, buys, and invests in blockchain companies.
COVID-19 drives African states into cashless societies
Cash may have traditionally been king, but the coronavirus pandemic is contributing to a faster pace of mobile money adoption across the continent.
Ericsson wants to accelerate 5G adoption in Africa
Todd Ashton, Ericsson’s newly-appointed vice-president and head of South and East Africa, looks to drive the adoption of 5G on the African continent.
Only 17 out of 54 African states have data privacy laws
An information security expert tells the ITWeb Security Summit 2020 that African countries are lagging in enacting data protection laws.
Crypto marketplace Paxful targets 2m more users in 2020
The future of the Bitcoin economy depends on moving away from toxic speculative activity and building trust, say Paxful’s co-founders.