Rack Centre racks up IFS EDGE certification

Company asserts it is the first datacentre with this certification in EMEA.
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May 10, 2022

Why African SMEs aren’t buying into digital banking services

Research by African Banker magazine and banking platform Backbase cites cost, complicated onboarding processes and a lack of required skills.
Mar 25, 2022

Airtel Africa requests US$194m from IFC to invest in network expansion

Company looks to invest in network infrastructure across seven subsidiaries and also to refinance existing loans.
Feb 14, 2022

IFC invests in AXIAN Telecom to capitalise on Africa’s mobile growth

IFC is an anchor investor with a total issuance of US$420-million in AXIAN Telecom maiden bond.
Feb 11, 2022

SSA faces connectivity predicament as Meta winds down Express Wi-Fi

Programme was meant to bridge the internet gap in Africa where internet connectivity remains low.
Dec 7, 2021

TradeDepot’s US$110m ‘Buy-Now-Pay-Later’ push to African retailers

New funding will support the expansion of the merchant platform into new cities.

IFC confirms investment in Liquid to boost tech infrastructure across Africa

IFC’s latest investment in Liquid follows its investment in the company in February 2021 through Liquid’s bond placement on Euronext Dublin, Ireland’s main stock exchange.

Innovation on Africa’s terms

Africa will be well-placed to take its place among the world’s technological and innovation leaders says Ndagi Job Goshi, General Manager, Liferay Africa.
Sep 7, 2021

Improved connectivity in Africa depends on public-private partnership success

PPPs would work well for the project and benefits would be felt throughout the economies of the newly connected nations say industry experts.
Aug 19, 2021

Seychelles’ Intelvision secures US$20m to bolster broadband

Telecommunications services provider gets backing from International Finance Corporation.
Aug 17, 2021

Considering the SME lending gap in West Africa

Biggest challenges accounting for the SME lending gap are: credit risk, external environmental risk, and technology adoption says Arnold Kavaarpuo, Country Manager, JUMO in Ghana.
Jul 26, 2021

IFC pumps R372m into Africa’s digital infrastructure

Connectivity supports economic growth and job creation, says the development institution, which wants to connect more African homes and businesses.