Apathy killing off interest in govt datacentres

Mistrust, lack
of resources 

Apathy hovers over
govt datacentres.

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Facebook appoints Middle East, Africa, Turkey lead

Facebook appoints Middle East, Africa, Turkey lead

The social media company appoints Derya Matraş to grow Facebook’s economic and social impact across the region.

Africa loses $2bn from Internet shutdowns

Africa loses $2bn from Internet shutdowns

Sub-Saharan Africa lost more than $2 billion in economic value in 2019 after deliberate government action to shut down the Internet for more than 7 800 hours, a new report reveals.

US, Iran tension to drive Bitcoin price higher

US, Iran tension to drive Bitcoin price higher

The crypto-currency jumped 5% as news of the US drone strike – which killed Qassem Soleimani – broke around the world last Friday.

US$33-million injection for Africa's SME development

US$33-million injection for Africa's SME development

African Guarantee Fund to focus on financial guarantees for over 10,000 SMEs via partner financial institutions.

Fraud could cost Africa its blockchain opportunity

Fraud could cost Africa its blockchain opportunity

Chairman of the Blockchain Association of Uganda outlines efforts by the continent to tackle fraud and unscrupulous schemes.

Angola Cables targets Africa-Asia-Pacific opportunity

Angola Cables targets Africa-Asia-Pacific opportunity

Multinational ICT and network firm signs MoU with Macau-based telco CTM.

TerraPay, UBA Group announce remittance partnership

TerraPay, UBA Group announce remittance partnership

Deal will facilitate real-time money transfer services to customers in 20 countries.

IOT revenue expected to more than double in MEA

IOT revenue expected to more than double in MEA

Market forecast to reach over US$20-billion, according to a report by market analysis firm GlobalData.

Financial identities for unbanked in SSA could rake in US$43-billion

Financial identities for unbanked in SSA could rake in US$43-billion

Oxford Economics study points to Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar as stand-out markets for growth in financial services for the unbanked.

IHS Towers expands to Latin America with CSS acquisition

IHS Towers expands to Latin America with CSS acquisition

Telecoms firm is a major player in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia.

AfricaChain3.0 -v1

New kid on the African block(chain)

Sekunjalo Investment Holdings partners with China's Ultrain Technology Limited to form African Chain 3.0.