Econet-Global

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%

African Tech Emergence

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

Jumia is growing as a company

Posted by - February 27, 2020

The eCommerce business is booming and companies like Jumia are making lots of profit. Presently only operating in 6 markets, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Kenya, Jumia recently exited Rwanda, Tanzania, and Cameroon to focus on nations that could aid their long term development as a company. Jumia, in its financial results for

African Company That Won Google Challenge

Posted by - February 21, 2020

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing in Nigeria is one of the seven news organisations that won the Google News Initiative (GNI) innovation challenge and among those to receive $1.93 million in funding. The countries that were awarded were Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google Communication Officer, West Africa, said

Huawei Nova 5T: Full phone specifications, price, and more

Posted by - February 21, 2020

The Huawei Nova 5T comes loaded with lots of features that seem quite revolutionary for a mid range device. From the five AI cameras, to the video editing features you can use to transform the videos you shoot, you could say Huawei came out to please its consumer base with this device. While it may

Huawei Nova 5T smartphone gets official release onto the Ghanaian market

Posted by - February 21, 2020

After months of anticipation, the Huawei Nova 5T smartphone has officially been launched and released on to the Ghanaian market. The launch event, which took place yesterday, February 19, 2020, at the Huawei Ghana headquarters, was attended by the media, some tech industry influencers, as well as Ghanaian entertainment industry personalities. Huawei Nova 5T smartphone

Uplogix, Networks Unlimited Africa collaborate to enable ROBOs

Posted by - February 20, 2020

Uplogix, Networks Unlimited Africa collaborate to enable ROBOs: Remote offices/branch offices (ROBOs) need complex infrastructure since they involve rural locations and distances, mostly with weak connectivity, which can be troublesome for the digitally transforming organizations that wish for its satellite offices to be cloud-based. Luckily though, the development of satellite, SD-WAN, 4G, hyper-converged infrastructure and