Burhani Engineers AFRICA

Burhani Engineers launches region’s first valve rehabilitation center

Burhani Engineers Ltd, pioneers of integrated engineering solutions, has unveiled the first valve testing and rehabilitation hub in the region to save industrial plants money spent on maintenance and repair…

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Microsoft (ADC) has announced GOL Season 4

Microsoft Africa Development Centre launches Game of Learners (GOL season 4) competition for university students across Africa. The new season will offer African university students an opportunity to develop their…

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african languages AFRICA

Microsoft adds 13 new African languages to its Translator service

Microsoft has added 13 new African languages to its Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Translator, allowing text and documents to be translated to and from these languages across the entire Microsoft…

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food security AFRICA

Microsoft partners with OCP Africa to enhance digital agriculture platform for food security in Africa

Microsoft has announced a partnership with OCP Africa through its Africa Transformation Office, with the goal of positively aiding smallholder farmers and Agri-stakeholders across Africa by 2025 target food security….

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Innovation & Technology: What Women’s Day ‘DigitALL’ Really Means

This year’s theme, “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,” highlights the role of innovative technology in promoting gender equality and meeting the health and developmental needs of women and…

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Sankalp Africa AFRICA

Sankalp Africa Summit 2023: A Decade of Impact Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development

The Sankalp Africa Summit 2023, one of Africa’s largest convenings on impact entrepreneurship and sustainable development, took place on March 1st and 2nd in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, celebrating its 10th…

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cloud computing AFRICA

South Africa and Kenya Lead African Continent in Impact of Cloud Computing on Customer Experience

South Africa and Kenya are worlds apart in their embrace of information technology, but they have one thing in common: they jointly lead the African continent in having the biggest…

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payment on delivery AFRICA

Sendy is now allowing payment on delivery in Africa

Africa’s leading Fulfillment and Logistics enabler, Sendy, has introduced a  Payment on Delivery product for e-commerce and social commerce vendors in Africa. This product will facilitate secure online shopping in…

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investments AFRICA

Visa Pledges $1bn Investments in Africa to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Visa has pledged to invest $1bn investments in Africa over the next five years in a bid to promote resilient, innovative and inclusive economies on the continent. The new funds…

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Kwely Launches B2B E-Marketplace to Provide African Producers with Global Platform to Sell Their Products

Kwely Inc. announced the launch of its B2B e-marketplace to provide African producers and manufacturers with a global platform to sell their products. International buyers can now access high-quality, unique,…

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African Countries Come Together To Charter A Way Forward To Recover From Economic Shock

African economies have been urged to include food security, climate change mitigation and adaption framework in the economic agenda. The 57th African Economies Research Conference convened policymakers, researchers, media, economists,…

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dx100 AFRICA

Over 300 Applications For The Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium & Awards 2022

Over 350 companies from over 18 countries including Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, and Rwanda have submitted applications for the Digital Transformation (dx100) Symposium & Awards (formerly CIO100). Themed Catalysing C-Suite…

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liquid cloud AFRICA

Microsoft and Liquid Cloud launch initiative to support African businesses with hybrid cloud infrastructure

As the demand for cloud-based services grows across Africa due to the adoption of hybrid work, Microsoft has announced a partnership with Liquid Cloud through its Africa Transformation Office (ATO)…

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safaricom ethiopia AFRICA

Safaricom Ethiopia is finally live

Safaricom Ethiopia has today switched on its mobile telecommunications network and services in Addis Ababa, the country’s capital city.  The Ethiopian government launched Digital Ethiopia 2025 to help the country…

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Financial Services AFRICA

 Microsoft to support the continuous transformation of Africa’s Financial Services

Transforming the Financial Services landscape in Africa will be a critical driver of economic prosperity across the continent, a banking summit has been told. While speaking at the Connected Banking…

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healthtech hub AFRICA

The HealthTech Hub Challenge 2023 is live – Apply NOW

The HealthTech Hub Africa is launching the 2023 Challenge! The Hub, founded by the Novartis Foundation in partnership with the Norrsken Foundation aims to drive the development of health technologies…

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AU In Partnership With UN Call For Creatives To Participate In Continental Contest

A partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a call for applications to ensure creative voices find a space in the public…

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Kunle Awosika AFRICA

Microsoft names Kunle Awosika as the new MD for its Africa Transformation Office

Microsoft has named veteran and Africa expert Kunle Awosika as the new Managing Director of the Africa Transformation Office (ATO), its subsidiary charged with driving digital transformation initiatives across the…

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Mobex Africa AFRICA

7th Mobex Africa Tech & Innovation Awards to take place in Nairobi, Kenya

Mobex Africa Tech and Innovation Awards will make its first stop outside of Ghana for the first time since its inception in 2014. The largest technology festival in West Africa…

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tech companies AFRICA

Tech companies making a difference in Africa

Africa has long been touted as the continent with the most growth potential when it comes to tech and innovation. Many African countries are building their own equivalents of Silicon…

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africa metathon AFRICA

Meta announces applications for the AR/VR Africa Metathon in partnership with Imisi 3D and Black Rhino

Meta has announced that applications for the AR/VR Africa Metathon in partnership with Imisi 3D and BlackRhino VR are now open. The AR/VR Africa Metathon is a series of programmes…

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FinAccess AFRICA

HAVAÍC backs FinAccess to grow across Africa

 Cape Town-headquartered venture capital (VC) firm HAVAÍC this week announced a US$500,000 investment in FinAccess, an East African headquartered software solutions provider that digitises community banks or SACCOs (Savings &…

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USIU’s Freida Brown To Be Replaced By Margee Ensign As New Vice Chancellor

The United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) University Council Chairman Kris Ole-Senanu has announced the appointment of Professor Margee Ensign as the new substantive Vice-Chancellor of USIU-Africa with effect from September…

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Visa Inc is ready to introduce futuristic shopping and payment experience in Sub-Saharan Africa

Last week we told you about the new Innovation Studio that Visa Inc had launched in Kenya for Sub-Saharan Africa, but what we didn’t do was tell you just what…

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game of learners season 3 AFRICA

Microsoft’s GOL Season 3 is here

In 2020 Microsoft launched Game of Learners, a competition that pitties groups of university students against each other to come up with robust applications that can solve a penitent societal…

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Google’s high-speed underwater internet cable arrives in Lomé, Togo

In 2019, Google announced the  Equiano subsea cable,  the first subsea cable to incorporate optical switching at the fiber-pair level, rather than the traditional approach of wavelength-level switching that is…

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Microsoft announces initiative to support 10,000 African startups over the next 5 years

Microsoft has announced new initiatives intended to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African start-ups and fast-track investment in Africa’s start-up ecosystem over the next five years. Through Microsoft for Startups…

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digital readiness AFRICA

Kenya ranks 1st in sub-Saharan Africa (17th globally) in digital readiness

 Leading African economies that have struggled to improve their infrastructure, business conditions and overall competitiveness are generally performing better against other emerging markets in areas that measure their digital skills…

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Microsoft ADC AFRICA

Microsoft ADC to host a Disability Inclusion event on 3rd, December, 2021

Microsoft Africa Development Center (Microsoft ADC), the engineering center for Microsoft, will host a Disability Inclusion event across Africa focused on engineering and non-engineering talents living with disabilities on the 3rd of…

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africa tech festival AFRICA

Winners of Africa Tech Festival 2021

Africa Tech Festival 2021 – WINNERS Celebrating Digital Democracy and Green Tech Champions Across Africa As the 24th Africa Tech Festival (with anchor events AfricaCom and AfricaTech) draws to a close…

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