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.
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MTN Group targets 40 million SMEs across Africa

The group's suite of services, including MoMo (Mobile Money), Ayoba, and Chenosis, will be showcased a two day SME event MTN is hosting this week.

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.
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Rise of fintech, AI spook African banks

The study surveyed 153 African banks from 33 countries, analysing the latest developments in digital banking transformation, while tracking the pace of change.

SA insurtech Root broadens reach into UK

Root’s focus for 2023 is expanding into the UK market and growing its team to support the expansion.

SEACOM suffers cyber security attack

The telecoms company confirmed it experienced a cyber security incident in a hosting environment, impacting a small number of customers.

Kenya unveils first free Telecom Infra Project

This is the first time OpenWiFi network has been commercially deployed in the country using an ad-based monetisation platform.

MTN Cameroon hastens network buildout in response to protests

From this week MTN subscribers will now be refunded for unused or lost data in the event of network unavailability.

University of Botswana launches innovation centre

The centre will lift Botswana’s plan to enhance national innovation capacity framework and develop entrepreneurship.

Experts warn South Africa is now prime target for global threat actors

Top attacks launched by threat actors in 2023 first quarter included Mustang Panda, APT40, Backdoor Diplomacy, ATP10, Lazarus, and Winnti Group.

Mecho Autotech bids for Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar automotive market

The digital start-up that connects vehicle owners with mechanics is set to  launch a marketplace for aftermarket spare parts.

Medical devices firm Align Technology launches in South Africa

The Arizona-headquartered company is a renowned manufacturer of 3D digital scanners and Invisalign clear aligners used in orthodontics.