What is a digital experience platform and what does it mean for Africa?

Posted by - February 8, 2021

Around the globe, companies have come to realise that the things most likely to set them apart from their competitors aren’t product or price, but the experiences they provide to customers. Thanks to the ubiquity of consumer technology, nearly all of these experiences are at least to some degree digital. So, in order to stay

Pfizer appoints Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East

Posted by - February 4, 2021

Patrick’s Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies Pfizer announced the appointment of Patrick van der Loo as Regional President for Africa and the Middle East (AfME) region. Patrick’s Pfizer experience spans more than 20 years in leadership roles with multiple successes across geographies. In his new

Nigeria is Bitcoin Leader in Africa, says Paxful

Posted by - December 30, 2020

Recent data from Paxful has revealed that Nigeria leads Africa in peer-to-peer trading in bitcoin, posting monthly volumes of over $66 million in 2020. According to a report, the country is closely followed by Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa respectively. With over 620,000 active Nigerian users on its platform, Paxful in the report disclosed that

Mastercard Partners With Samsung, Airtel and Asante to Drive Digital Inclusion in Africa

Posted by - October 9, 2020

Pay-on-Demand platform enables safe, secure and convenient consumer financing via Samsung devices with embedded Knox security platform, through Airtel Africa’s network. This partnership will facilitate usage-based payments and will build creditworthiness. It will be piloting in Uganda, this is part of a broader digital transformation partnership between Mastercard and Airtel Africa across 14 markets in

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Econet could Buy as much as 49% of State-Owned Telecoms in Ethiopia

Posted by - February 28, 2020

Econet Global is interested in purchasing a telecommunications licence in Ethiopia, reports TechCentral. The company, founded by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, could be one of the first foreign investors to do so since the industry opened up. According to the report, the “Horn of African nation has announced plans to sell as much as 49%

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Africa: The New Frontier for Emerging Tech

Posted by - February 27, 2020

For all the highly publicized ills that the African continent seems to be suffering from – corrupt politics and shortcomings in infrastructure to poor socioeconomic systems, African technology seems to be a shining bright spot. Kay Ugwuede of Tech Cabal writes that African innovation rises to meet the continent’s dire challenges. New startups aim to

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

Posted by - February 27, 2020

Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI is being used from

Ghanaian start-up launches innovative mobile tracking app for parents, employers

Posted by - February 27, 2020

A Ghanaian software company has launched an advanced mobile phone tracking solution for parents and employers. The app has various advanced features for parents to track and monitor the activities of their children and for employers to track and monitor the activities and location of staff in real-time. “While parents assume their kids who are

JUMO Raises $55 Million For Expansion Into New Markets

Posted by - February 27, 2020

JUMO, a technology company building next-generation financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs, recently announced the successful raise of US$55 million in debt and equity funding.  This will support JUMO’s expansion into new markets and the launch of new products. The funding round introduced new investors to join existing investors such as Goldman Sachs, Odey Asset