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

HAVAĂŤC backs FinAccess to grow across Africa

 Cape Town-headquartered venture capital (VC) firm HAVAĂŤC 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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Rwanda Coding Academy AFRICA

Samsung to Equip Rwanda Coding Academy

Samsung Electronics launched their partnership with the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of ICT and the Ministry of Education to equip the Rwanda Coding Academy. The launch for the…

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies AFRICA

IFC partners with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to boost Africa’s digital infrastructure

In efforts to support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, the international financial institution, IFC has partnered with Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid.Tech) to expand data center capacity and the rollout…

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egypt AFRICA

New report tracks emergence of Egypt as African tech startup powerhouse

Substantial increases in startup activity and a massive inflow of capital has seen Egypt establish itself as one of Africa’s “big four” within a relatively short period of time, with…

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Africacom AFRICA

Africa Tech Awards (AfricaCom) 2021 Shortlist

The Africa Tech Festival Awards (formerly known as AfricaCom Awards), turns 14 in 2021.  These established industry awards acknowledge and recognize innovations and innovators who are enabling transformation, inclusivity, and…

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TLcom Capital AFRICA

TLcom Capital Announces 3rd Africa Tech Female Founder Summit

TLcom Capital, the Africa-focussed venture capital firm, has officially announced the launch of the 2021 Africa Tech Female Founder Summit, which will be held virtually on Wednesday 13th October 2021….

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facebook accelerator programme AFRICA

2 Kenyans are awarded as winners of Facebook’s 2021 Community Accelerator Program in Africa

Facebook today announced the winners of the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program, highlighting the 13 Facebook community leaders from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The winners, who include the Teachers’…

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Huawei DIGIX Lab to empower developers on the African continent

For developers out there, having a designated space to go to when working on your next big App idea will without a doubt play an instrumental role in the successful…

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Digital Lessons Kenya Should Borrow from Estonia as President Kertsi Kaljulaid Tours the Country

Estonian President Kertsi Kaljulaid has said that Kenya has so much potential to leapfrog with the help of technology. The first-time female president who governs the world’s most advanced digital…

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2Africa AFRICA

New Branches for the 2Africa Subsea Cable System

The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced today the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable….

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Waste Management: The three R’s That Will See Nairobi County Move from Trash to Treasure

Nairobi, was initially a Green city in the sun owing to its geographical location, built on an interesting mix of rainforest and savanna grasslands, with several rivers running through. Since…

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