Africa

COVID-19: Check Point warns of suspicious Zoom domains

Researchers have seen a spike in 'Zoom' domains registered over the last week.
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3:10
Thursday

Altron shifts entire focus to Africa

JSE-listed tech firm announces intention to demerge and separately list its UK business, Bytes UK.
2:20

Top African start-ups to benefit from VC fund

Newton Partners, Imperial link up to support fledgling firms focused on logistics, supply chain.
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.
6:10

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.
3:10
Monday

WACS break: partners move to reassure market

ISPs, telcos linking to- and facilitating West Africa Cable System are working to fix break in system over the weekend.
2:50

Expect a rapid rise in mobile money transactions – GSMA

Organisation believes governments in Africa will seek to reduce cash transactions, reduce face-to-face transactions, among other measures taken.
4:00
26 Mar

Smartbox Transforms customer experiences with Nutanix

Retailer leverages technology to enhance customers’ digital experiences
5:20

COVID-19 forces Africa into tech introspection

Amid the frenzy of fear and lockdown, Africa’s ICT and telecommunications markets have a chance to leapfrog, one analyst suggests.
1:30

Banks urge consumers to go digital

Institutions move to reduce physical cash-based transactions as COVID-19 cases increase in Africa.
2:00
24 Mar

AWS commits $20m to coronavirus fight

The AWS Diagnostic Development Initiative aims to accelerate COVID-19 diagnostics, research and testing.
4:30
24 Mar

Telecoms, networks vital in response to COVID-19

ITU launches platform to protect telecommunication networks and support fight against pandemic.