Burundi launches ICT optical fibre backbone

President Pierre Nkurunziza has invited both Burundians and foreigners living in Burundi to take advantage of opportunities offered by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) applications. He was recently launching Burundi First Phase Backbone System (BBS) Network in Bujumbura. Nkurunziza also asked operators and internet service providers to ensure that the final users can now enjoy […]

GTBank unveils Nigeria’s first virtual MasterCard

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has reaffirmed its position as a leading provider of e-payment gateway solutions with the recent launch of its Virtual Prepaid MasterCard. The card which is issued instantly via Internet Banking, provides an added comfort for security conscious online shoppers who prefer not to use their regular debit/credit cards when making online […]

Australian online company invests $10M Investment in One Africa Media, owner of Cheki & Jobberman

Australian based online employment marketplace, Seek announced its USD 10 million (Sh900 million) investment into One African Media (OAM). This investment is part of USD 20 million that OAM shared with Babajob.com, its first investment in the Indian market, which Seek diluted 38 per cent of the equity interest. OAM owns BrighterMonday, Cheki.com, BuyRent and […]

Zimbabwe: Healthcare Providers Urged to Embrace New Technologies

Healthcare institutions should embrace new technology to improve the country’s health delivery system, a senior Government official has said. Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said the adoption of new technologies offered healthcare institutions the potential to address challenges related to rising costs, uneven quality and inadequate access. He said this during […]

Africa 118 expands to Uganda, launches InfoMoby business directory

Kenyan mobile directory startup Africa 118 has expanded its services, announcing the launch of an online business directory for Uganda, named InfoMoby. InfoMoby provides business and contact information for thousands of businesses across Uganda, including in Jinja, Kampala, Entebbe, and other key cities. Business information is sorted into categories and by location, making it easy […]

Habaka incubator working with Malagasy government to boost tech

Habaka incubator working with Malagasy government to boost tech Malagasy tech hub Habaka is engaging with the government of the country in order to assist in increasing the percentage of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) contributed by technology. Habaka was founded in 2011 and registered as a non-profit in 2012, becoming the first innovation […]

Interswitch launches $10m fund, invests $850k in A-Post

Pan-African payments company Interswitch has launched a US$10 million ‘ePayment Growth Fund’, and made its first investment in Tunde Kehinde’s tech-driven courier company ACE. Interswitch said the fund is intended to serve as a “catalyst for funding innovation and disruptive business concepts within the payment industry across Africa”. The company is looking to collaborate with […]