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UAE’s Group 42 to drive Mauritania’s digital journey

The partnership will focus on establishing national data centre, sovereign cloud, and drive other digital transformation initiatives.
Staff Writer

AfDB boss Dr Adesina defends Africa’s agritech

The AfDB president told a conference in Durban this week Africa has the necessary partnerships and technologies to eradicate hunger.

MasterCard seals deal with Moroccan fintech NAPS

NAPS is expanding digital payments in Morocco and with the partnership, the fintech says it benefits from MasterCard’s extensive network, and expertise.

InTouch, Global Technology Partners team up to drive financial inclusion

The collaboration bridges the gap between digital payment platforms and card-based transactions, giving InTouch customers access to cross-border transactions.

Nigerian TikTok star nabbed for Internet fraud

The social media influencer was arrested alongside his manager and 29 other suspects, with recovered items including mobile phones, laptops and two vehicles.

Ghana opens cyber security operations centre for banks

The project was undertaken by Virtual InfoSec Africa, a Ghanaian information security company, in collaboration with the Central Bank.

Nigerian-born fintech Patricia confirms breach

Only the company’s retail trading application, Patricia Personal, has been compromised with Bitcoin and Naira assets affected.

Liquid Dataport signs West Africa connectivity agreement

Under the terms of the agreement, Liquid Dataport will offer Viasat’s connectivity services, working through local partners.
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Key appointments at aYo boost African growth plans

Two appointments at the insurtech firm, backed by MTN and Sanlam, are key to its continental expansion plans.

South African regulator opens up 6 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum

The lower 6GHz frequency band offers several benefits and a much-needed boost for Wi-Fi services.

Report urges continent to ‘think strategically’ and develop ‘African AI’

A new report, coming out of Kenya, notes AI developments across Africa, with the highest rate of activity in agriculture, health, education and financial services.

Google expands flood alerts to eight African countries

The new countries added are Burundi, Eswatini, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Madagascar, Rwanda, Senegal, and Zimbabwe.

EU, Germany, Estonia launch digital transformation centre in Kenya

The $29 million, three-year project seeks to strengthen Kenya’s digital economy.