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Ecobank appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner

Published 13 Dec 2018 11:03 CET | Africa

Pan African bank Ecobank has announced the appointment of MFS Africa as its digital payment partner, enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders. The ...

Fiesta TV to air across Africa on DStv

Published 12 Dec 2018 11:28 CET | Africa, Ghana

This new feat of Fiesta TV would not have been possible without the assistance of the team at MultiChoice Ghana, he said. Fiesta TV is a subsidiary of the EIB Network and ...

Mnet opens pop-up channel East Africa Movie Fest for DStv subscribers

Published 12 Dec 2018 11:15 CET | Africa

Mnet has announced a pop-up channel featuring films from East Africa. East Africa Movie Fest will be available on DStv Channel 197 between 10 December and 03 February 2019 to ...

Ecobank signs money transfer deal with Okapi

Published 11 Dec 2018 11:23 CET | Africa, Kenya

Pan-African lender Ecobank has signed a deal with e-wallet provider Okapi Finance. Okapi chief executive Gisele Mwepu said Kenyans using the mobile app will have access to 33 ...

Liquid Telecom secures USD 180 mln investment from CDC Group

Published 11 Dec 2018 09:43 CET | Africa

African operator Liquid Telecom has reached an agreement with CDC Group, the UK's development finance institution, which will invest USD 180 million into the company. Liquid ...

Irdeto provides cybersecurity services to African Wildlife Foundation to tackle online sales of animal parts

Published 10 Dec 2018 14:24 CET | Africa, World

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Irdeto have partnered to combat poaching and wildlife crimes online. They will use Irdeto's suite of cybersecurity services to ...

Zee makes Zee5 available on Zeasn devices

Published 10 Dec 2018 14:12 CET | Africa, Asia, India, Middle East

Zee Entertainment Enterprises has partnered to make its digital entertainment platform Zee5 available on Zeasn devices in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The deal extends ...

Advertising agencies FranceTV Publicite, Canal+ Advertising win contract with FMM and TV5Monde

Published 10 Dec 2018 09:57 CET | Africa, France, World

FranceTV Publicite has partnered with Canal+ Advertising to secure a three-year contract for advertising agency services from French international broadcaster TV5Monde and ...

North African demand for feature phones surges in Q3

Published 06 Dec 2018 13:59 CET | Africa

There is huge demand for feature phones in the North African mobile phone market, comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, according to the International Data ...

Cisco pledges to prepare 1 mln Africans for digital economy jobs

Published 05 Dec 2018 13:45 CET | Africa

Cisco has announced a commitment to preparing 10 million people worldwide for jobs in the digital economy, including 1 million in Africa, reports IT-Online. The in-kind value ...

MEA, Turkey personal computing devices market set to decline in 2019

Published 05 Dec 2018 13:23 CET | Africa, Middle East, Turkey

The Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) personal computing devices (PCD) market, covering desktop computers, notebooks, workstations and tablets, will slump to its lowest ...

APO Group appoints ex-Orange Africa and Middle East senior executive as CEO

Published 03 Dec 2018 14:40 CET | Africa, Middle East

Media relations consultancy APO Group has announced the appointment of Lionel Reina as CEO. Founder and owner of APO Group, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard will become chairman. ...

Naspers revenue rises 29% in H1, classified advertising becomes profitable

Published 30 Nov 2018 15:21 CET | Africa

African media and e-commerce firm Naspers said its revenues increased 29 percent to USD 11.0 billion in the first six months to 30 September from USD 9.0 billion in the same ...

Amazon Web Services plans more data centres in Africa

Published 30 Nov 2018 13:54 CET | Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS) expects to launch more infrastructure regions in Africa after the planned Cape Town region facility goes live in 2020, ITWeb reported. AWS CEO Andy ...

StarTimes brings in online video streaming service StarTimes ON

Published 29 Nov 2018 10:58 CET | Africa

StarTimes has launched an online video streaming service called StarTimes ON. The original StarTimes App had been upgraded to StarTimes ON and provides live TV, Video On ...

Fox sets price for MENA streaming TV service

Published 28 Nov 2018 11:27 CET | Africa, Middle East

Fox Networks has struck a deal with a Saudi media group MBC to launch a TV streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa on its Shahid Plus platform, reports CNN ...

EAC telco regulators draft rulesfor regional harmonisation

Published 27 Nov 2018 17:10 CET | Africa

Kenya is pushing for the harmonisation of East Africa Community's (EAC) ICT regulations to ease responses to challenges such as the circulation of counterfeit devices and ...

Gulf Capital and AfricInvest invest USD 51 mln in iSON Xperiences

Published 27 Nov 2018 16:18 CET | Africa

Gulf Capital and AfricInvest have partnered to provide a USD 51 million structured loan and equity investment to iSON Xperiences (formerly iSON BPO), a customer service ...

SuperSport inks deal to show UFC from 2019

Published 27 Nov 2018 15:33 CET | Africa

UFC, the mixed martial arts organization, is coming to African pay-TV provider DStv. Its channel SuperSport confirmed that it has signed a long-term deal with the UFC, ...

Africa mobile phone shipments decline 2.1% in Q3

Published 27 Nov 2018 11:50 CET | Africa

Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1 percent quarter on quarter in Q3 2018, according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). Overall ...

Jumia to distribute Carrefour products in Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal and Kenya

Published 26 Nov 2018 16:36 CET | Africa, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Kenya, Senegal

African online retailer Jumia has signed two new deals to distribute Carrefour-branded products on its online platform from the start of next year. One of the two agreements ...

Airtel Africa appoints banks for IPO

Published 26 Nov 2018 16:20 CET | Africa

Airtel Africa has announced the appointment of global banks for an intended IPO on an international stock exchange. The banks appointed are JP Morgan, Citigroup, BofA Merrill ...

Kwese Iflix launches plans for more original programming

Published 23 Nov 2018 09:58 CET | Africa

African entertainment platform Kwese iflix has introduced plans to bring out more original African content, including African scripted drama, docu-series, and pan-regional ...

East Africa to harmonise ICT sector, laws to attract investments

Published 23 Nov 2018 09:52 CET | Africa

The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) says the East African Community (EAC) member states of Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda plan to harmonize their ICT in ...

Orange, MTN launch mobile money interoperability across Africa

Published 23 Nov 2018 08:39 CET | Africa

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali (mobile wallet interoperability), to enable interoperable payments across the continent. Mowali makes it ...

 

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