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Work from home • Habitudes • Dec 2020

One in 10 employees enjoy working from home in the nude

Speaking of the opportunities opened up by working from home in South Africa, 15% of respondents said they liked working without clothes

Imaging solutions • Dec 2020

KONICA MINOLTA signs definitive agreement to acquire SPECIM

Konica Minolta, Inc. (‘Konica Minolta’) announced that Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V., its wholly-owned subsidiary for the sensing business, based in the Netherlands, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Specim, Spectral Imaging Oy Ltd (‘Specim’)

Mobility • Communication • Nov 2020

Huawei's Urban Rail Cloud Solution

Huawei's Smart Urban Rail Solution streamlines the production, management and service subsystems of urban rails and fully integrates service data

Cybersecurity • Service • Nov 2020

Vertiv Announces Distribution Partnership with Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA)

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced a distribution partnership with Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA), an industry-leading cyber security technology distributor

AI • 5G • Banking • Oct 2020

Building smarter bank branches

The Coronavirus has accelerated the need for mobile and self-service banking, with traditional branches seeing a fall in customer traffic, meaning their customer acquisition has also significantly declined

Innovation • Partnership • Sep 2020

Paradigm Shift for Greater Value

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, Mr. Peng Zhongyang, Board Member, President of Enterprise BG, Huawei, delivered a keynote speech on the theme of "Paradigm Shift for Greater Value"

Information • Disinformation • Oct 2020

Hunt for fake news on mobile devices is now on duty

The #FakeHunter application of the Polish Press Agency (PAP) is now available for Android and iOS. Thanks to it, not only computer users, but also mobile device users will be able to report potentially false information

Service • Security • Sep 2020

Nowadays there is another opportunity to monitor the child's whereabouts

Parents have always managed to set geographical boundaries – where their children could go and where they could not – back in time. Nowadays there is another opportunity to monitor the child's whereabouts – to track the location of them using special software. Yet, according to Kaspersky's special survey for parents, not many parents in Nigeria realise this

Technology • SME • Sep 2020

New Ultra-Compact Scanner, with flexible connectivity for small businesses

Building on the successful format of our image FORMULA DR-S150, the new image FORMULA DR-S130 answers the call for a robust and high-performance digitisation solution for any small or home office

Technology • Linguistics • Sep 2020

EU research funding in the millions for Saarbrücken-based computational linguist

People adapt their language to their conversation partners, for example by using technical terms. Computers, on the other hand, still find it difficult to react individually to different users

Banking • Africa • Aug 2020

Ecobank Group wins the Award for Innovation in Financial Services from African Banker

The leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank, is delighted to announce that it has won the Award for Innovation in Financial Services at the 2020 edition of the prestigious African Banker magazine Awards.

Commercial partnerships • Africa • Ago 2020

2020 Winners of Fintech Challenge

Ecobank Group announces 2020 Winners of Fintech ChallengeAll 10 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships with the pan-African banking giant

Entertainment • Australia + New Zealand • Ago 2020

Streamed Video Content Dominates Media and Entertainment Consumption in ANZ 

Video views in Q2 increased by 40% and connected TVs grew by 160% as consumption of news and entertainment content nearly doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic

Finance • Africa • Ago 2020

Partnership to drive financial inclusion across Africa

Standard Chartered Bank and Airtel Africa have today announced a strategic collaboration to drive financial inclusion across key markets in Africa by providing customers with increased access to mobile financial services

Entrepreneurship • Africa • Ago 2020

Ecobank Group announces the 2020 Fintech Challenge Finalists

Finalists will compete for the top crown on August 21 and be inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship to pursue commercial partnerships in Ecobank's 33 markets across Africa • The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and Fintechs with Africa focused products

Health • Nigeria • Ago 2020

KAS Print rolls out innovative initiatives to support social distancing and hygiene in hospitals, schools, and other public spaces during the COVID-19 outbreak in Nigeria

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) is proud to support and highlight its partners making a special effort to support vulnerable people through the COVID-19 crisis

Banking • Nigeria • Ago 2020

Banking through WhatsApp with the aid of Kiki

Sterling Bank Leads with Lending, Investing and Credit Rating Features on WhatsApp with Clickatell's Chat Banking Solution • Customers can now initiate bank transfers, and airtime and bill payments, check balance and BVN enquiries, as well as statement generation directly on WhatsApp with the aid of Kiki, a new personalised financial assistant

Service • Ghana • Ago 2020

Building skills for the economy of the future

In Ghana, African Development Bank-funded training builds skills for the economy of the future • The programme of study for skills-focused training was developed in three areas: mechanical engineering, welding and manufacturing, and electronics

Services • Chat Desk • Ago 2020

Shaking up the growing Call Center industry

Chat Desk is a digital contact center solution that helps agents resolve customer queries and obtain customer insights in real-time using chat channels for live agent support

Education • Cameroon • 3/2020

My Office supplies 1M Licenses to Schools of Cameroon

This is the first export contract on educational software for My Office of this scale

Tech • Image • 3/2020

Canon reveals further EOS R5 details

Exactly a month since its development announcement of the EOS R5 – a full frame mirrorless camera built on the revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Inc. reveals additional information • Achieving the ‘impossible’, Canon Inc. confirms the EOS R5’s video capabilities will far exceed that of competing cameras on the market.

Handsets • 5G • 3/2020

The smartphone industry is embracing a brand-new high pixel era in 2020s

This year, 2020, more 48-megapixel and 64-megapixel cameras will now officially come into people’s hands

Partner network • Africa • 3/20

MyOffice has started a Partner Network in Africa

The first level of the distribution channel will be granted to companies with the special status of master partner for the country or a group of countries in Africa

Virtual Network Functions • 2/16

Enea launches new professional services packages for accelerating VNF development and deployment

GSMA Accreditation • 2/16

WIT RCS Application Server obtains GSMA Accreditation

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Subscription sports platform • Dec 2020

Agreement among LaLiga, Mondia and Orange

LaLiga signs Mondia group as strategic technology and commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific • First roll-out agreement with Orange group will see the exclusive LaLiga Xtra subscription-based platform introduced across the region in the coming months

E-commerce • Digital • Nov 2020

Chinagoods Platform, the Official Website of Yiwu Market, Makes Trade Easier

Chinagoods platform originated from the trend of digital transformation of Yiwu Commodities City

Commerce • Communication • Nov 2020

Clickatell celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Entertainment • Technology • Oct 2020

Mondia and Jumia launch exciting new gaming service on JumiaPay App for customers in Africa

With the subscription-based service, JumiaPay consumers will have full access to Jumia Games with thousands of high quality games

Technology • Health • Sep 2020

Third generation of disinfection robot

Education • Service • Sep 2020

New education platform

Lyra will initially teach users how to read and write in English, and will be offered for free to people in need of literacy skills the most • The app was co-developed by WGI and GE, as part of their ongoing partnership; 20-year-old WGI CEO Chance Wilson and GE seek to expand literacy in many underserved communities around the world

Technology • Printing • Sep 2020

New standards in digital cut-sheet colour production

 Built on a proven and reliable technology platform with enhanced automation and extensive media-handling capabilities, the imagePRESS C10010VP sets new standards in productivity, application diversity and quality

Technology • Industry • Sep 2020

Digitizing the traditional intellectual property market

The Swedish legal tech company digip® launches a SaaS solution that simplifies and streamlines the management of trademark protection and domain management

Canon • Storyteller • Aug 2020

Canon champions the next generation of storytellers

Canon celebrates this alliance with exciting initiatives, from the Canon Female Photojournalist Grant and the inaugural Canon Video Grant through to Canon's Student Development ProgrammeVisa pour l'Image 2020 goes digital

Trade fair • Africa • 2020

Virtual agrofood & plastprintpack Africa 2020

The four-day digital event is to provide a platform for valuable business contacts between leading global manufacturers and top buyers from the African agrofood & plastprintpack industry

Prize competition • Africa • Ago 2020

APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to help select Jack Ma Foundation's Top 10 finalists of Africa's Business Heroes prize competition

Cloud platform • Ago 2020

First true multicloud architecture for contact centres

Broad multivendor ecosystem of leading cloud platforms, technology providers and system integrator resellers gives enterprises greater control and flexibility

Banking • Somalia • Ago 2020

Sombank Selects Temenos Cloud-Native Technology to Deliver Digital Islamic Banking Services in Somalia

 Sombank selects Temenos Islamic Banking to create innovative financial products to help with the country’s economic growth, leveraging the market-leading capabilities of Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transac

Digital payment • Africa • Ago 2020

Mondia Pay is fast becoming the preferred digital payment solution for African telcos

African telcos benefit from the best billing integration, bundling deals, user engagement and subscriber acquisition services • Mondia Pay registered 5.3 billion transactions on its platform last year with telcos across the continent

Cloud Comms • Africa • Ago 2020

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise and RingCentral Enter into a Strategic Partnership

RingCentral and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will jointly develop programs enabling both companies to lead the cloud communications services for the enterprise market

Satellite • Ethiopia • Ago 2020

Eutelsat 8 West B selected by Strong Roots for new DTH platform in Ethiopia and the Middle East

Eutelsat 8 West B is a state-of-the-art satellite with dedicated coverage of Ethiopia on its East beam, and is part of the 7/8° West video neighborhood

Intelligent automation • Ago 2020

Blue Prism Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Robotic Process Automation Again in 2020

Telecom • Africa • Ago 2020

Two-way radio for small and medium businesses incorporates all the necessary features in one affordable device

Motorola Solutions launches a new device specially designed for small and medium businesses in Sub Saharan Africa

Service • Ghana • Ago 2020

Clydestone partners with Thales to offer TheOne authentication as a Service Platform

The platform will offer a multi-tenant ready environment to host financial institutions and payment service providers to offer Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) across multiple channels

Africa • Connectivity • Ago 2020

Tizeti upgrades core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps

In line with its focus on accelerating access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa's underserved populations, and more recently, due to the increased customer demand for connectivity solutions, Tizet, West Africa's pioneer solar-based internet service provider today announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps.

Service • Africa • Ago 2020

New Suite of Edge Infrastructure Products

Vertiv Announces New Suite of Edge Infrastructure Products and Further Develops Award-Winning Partner Programme in Europe, Middle East and Africa • One year after the successful launch of its partner programme, Vertiv adds new benefits for channel resellers and revamps product offerings

Service • Technology • Ago 2020

Many challenges to succeed with post-pandemic banking

Data bias, “black box” risk and lack of human oversight are key concerns

Entertainment • Africa • 3/2020

MusicTime® gets a Facelift as it expands its Footprint in Africa

The logo was recently revealed via social media, following months of research and testing, and has already found favour across the market

Community • Africa • 3/2020

Facebook invites community leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to apply for the Community Accelerator programme

Upto $3 million in total will be awarded to 80 programme participants worldwide • In line with its mission to give people the power to build community around the world and its commitment to supporting the community leaders who drive change, Facebook ( is announcing the launch of the Community Accelerator programme which will be available in the following countries across SSA: South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.

Africa • Start-Ups • Mar 2019

20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L'Afrique Excelle ( residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group's XL Africa, tech start-up accelerator.

Messaging • 2/16

StarFriends Service in Sri Lanka

Emergency missed call

“InstaVoice Ring” for prepaid customers


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