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Former SAP executive readies to roll with Check Point in Africa

Checking out
Africa's security

Former SAP exec to lead Check Point Africa.

Eskom deal gives Zim telcos some respite

Some relief for
Zim telcos

Air of expectation over SA Eskom deal.

Sunday, Aug 25th

Nigerians arrested over R606m online fraud in US

Nigerians arrested over R606m online fraud in US

Nigerian suspects used romance scams and other online schemes to defraud victims out of millions of dollars.

FinTech solution launched to assist Zimbabwe's diaspora

FinTech solution launched to assist Zimbabwe's diaspora

Educate, SympliFi in partnership to assist UK-based Zimbabweans in funding education for loved ones back home.

Kenya: Wangusi leaves CA amid controversy

Kenya: Wangusi leaves CA amid controversy

Mercy Wanjau has been appointed as interim director general.

EcoCash mobilises bureau de change service

EcoCash mobilises bureau de change service

Foreign currency component linked to mobile transfer platform.

Internal fraud rocks Jumia

Internal fraud rocks Jumia

E-commerce platform said it is aware of incidents within its Nigeria operation.

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Telecoms

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Eskom deal gives Zim telcos some respite

Eskom deal gives Zim telcos some respite

22 August 2019

Government officials confirm development amid continued impact on telecommunications.

Angola drives telco privatisation agenda

Angola drives telco privatisation agenda

20 August 2019

Country makes progress amid ongoing attention to fourth telecoms license and attracting investor interest.

Mobile

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FinTech solution launched to assist Zimbabwe's diaspora

FinTech solution launched to assist Zimbabwe's diaspora

23 August 2019

Educate, SympliFi in partnership to assist UK-based Zimbabweans in funding education for loved ones back home.

MTN scouts for ICT 'Oscar' hopefuls

MTN scouts for ICT 'Oscar' hopefuls

22 August 2019

Entries open for the 2019 editions of the MTN Business App of the Year Awards and the IOT Conference & Awards.

TECNO launches KaiOS powered T901

TECNO launches KaiOS powered T901

15 August 2019

Latest 3G smart feature phone announced, but company yet to confirm exactly where it will be made available.

Networks

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Global 5G infrastructure revenue to hit US$4.2-billion in 2020

Global 5G infrastructure revenue to hit US$4.2-billion in 2020

22 August 2019

Gartner research says 7% of communications service providers have deployed 5G technology in their networks.

Telecom Egypt, Huawei pen next-gen digital services deal

Telecom Egypt, Huawei pen next-gen digital services deal

21 August 2019

5G, augmented reality and virtual reality services lined up.

Security

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Nigerians arrested over R606m online fraud in US

Nigerians arrested over R606m online fraud in US

23 August 2019

Nigerian suspects used romance scams and other online schemes to defraud victims out of millions of dollars.

Former SAP executive readies to roll with Check Point in Africa

Former SAP executive readies to roll with Check Point in Africa

21 August 2019

Pankaj Bhula, security company's newly appointed regional director for Africa, sheds light on his strategy.

Zambia denies spying allegations

Zambia denies spying allegations

20 August 2019

Minister of Information and Broadcasting labels allegations "unfounded and malicious".

Business Intelligence

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African businesses embrace digitalisation ahead of EU peers

African businesses embrace digitalisation ahead of EU peers

22 August 2019

A new PwC report reveals that African private businesses are more open to embracing digital change than those in Europe.

4IR to dominate discussion at IT leaders Africa Summit

4IR to dominate discussion at IT leaders Africa Summit

07 August 2019

Cybersecurity to feature strongly, along with South Africa's positioning around 4IR and related opportunities.

Cameroonian start-up looks to establish data analysis centre

Cameroonian start-up looks to establish data analysis centre

01 August 2019

Philjohn Technologies to source FCFA460-million to set up centre, a first for Central Africa.

Cloud

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Google and VMware have extended their cloud computing partnership

Google and VMware have extended their cloud computing partnership

31 July 2019

The companies unveil a service that allows organisations to run their VMware workloads on Google’s cloud platform.

Angola Cables launches cloud service for Africa

Angola Cables launches cloud service for Africa

16 July 2019

Single platform 'Cloud as a Service' follows the company's recent inauguration of its Tier III AngoNAP datacentre in Fortaleza, Brazil.

ICT and Governance

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Ali Pantami appointed Nigeria's new Minister of Communication

Ali Pantami appointed Nigeria's new Minister of Communication

22 August 2019

Replaces Adebayo Shittu who was dropped following president Muhammadu Buhari's reelection.

Business Continuity

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Nigerian students vow to retaliate over xenophobic attacks in SA

Nigerian students vow to retaliate over xenophobic attacks in SA

16 August 2019

National Association of Nigerian Students said it will enforce its ultimatum issued to SA companies to leave Nigeria.

Channel

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HPE South Africa appoints new MD

HPE South Africa appoints new MD

30 July 2019

President Ntuli will serve in the position effective 1 August 2019.

Unified Communications

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MTN Cameroon woos partners with new platform launch

MTN Cameroon woos partners with new platform launch

30 July 2019

Company unveils MTN Fusion, designed to help identify new service and solution opportunities.

Google unveils new offerings for Africa

Google unveils new offerings for Africa

25 July 2019

Company also pledges additional US$4-million towards youth empowerment, agriculture and gender equality at Google for Nigeria event.

SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

12 July 2019

Cradlepoint signs distribution agreement with Rectron to significantly expand channel presence in South Africa.