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Mara Social Media acquires Nimbuzz

Published 23 Mar 2017 14:44 CET | Africa

Mara Social Media, an African multi-channel platform designed to connect people across emerging markets, announced it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Nimbuzz, ...

East Africa PC market shrinks by 8.6% in Q4 2016

Published 23 Mar 2017 10:13 CET | Africa

The personal computer (PC) market for East Africa, comprising Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda, declined by 8.6 percent year on year in the fourth quarter of 2016, ...

My-HD Media deploys Conax cloud content protection system

Published 22 Mar 2017 11:53 CET | Africa, Middle East

My-HD Media, a Direct-to-Home (DTH) HD Pay-TV platform in the MENA region, has deployed a Conax cloud-based content protection system to support its next generations of ...

SES to bring internet services across Africa with Intersat

Published 21 Mar 2017 09:14 CET | Africa

SES has signed a multi-year agreement with Intersat to deliver internet services across Africa. Intersat, a VSAT provider of satellite communications services, will provide ...

Nilesat picks Harmonic platform

Published 21 Mar 2017 07:34 CET | Africa, Middle East

Nilesat, a satellite operator and broadcast service center in the Middle East and North Africa, deployed a multichannel automated playout system from Harmonic. The Harmonic ...

Imagine expands MENA office with new director, more staff

Published 20 Mar 2017 16:24 CET | Africa, Middle East

Imagine Communications, a provider of video and advertising products, has appointed Anas Hantash its new director of sales for the MENA region, effective immediately. Hantash ...

Over half in MENA watch pirated video content - Irdeto

Published 20 Mar 2017 10:34 CET | Africa, Egypt, Middle East

Over half of people in MENA watch pirated video content, according to the latest poll by Irdeto, with the percentage amounting to 53 percent in the GCC and 59 percent in ...

Kwese TV to offer Sky Vision content

Published 17 Mar 2017 15:27 CET | Africa, United Kingdom

Sky arm Sky Vision entered into a deal with African pay-TV broadcaster Kwese TV under which Kwese TV obtained the right to offer content from Sky Vision, according to the ...

WIOCC donates to lion care

Published 17 Mar 2017 10:18 CET | Africa

The African wholesale operator WIOCC is extending its support to African lions by donating KES 500,000 (USD 4,860) of drugs and consumables to the Kenya Wildlife Service ...

BCEAO blocks Orange Money transfers towards France

Published 17 Mar 2017 09:03 CET | Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Senegal

The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) has ruled that the Orange group must stop offering money transfers originating from countries belonging to the West African ...

Lenovo promotes Bornibus to lead EMEA

Published 16 Mar 2017 10:23 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

Lenovo announced the promotion of Francois Bornibus to President EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) effective 1 April. Bornibus is currently VP and Chief Operating Officer ...

Google trains 1 mln African youth on digital skills

Published 15 Mar 2017 20:50 CET | Africa

Google says one million African youth have been equipped with digital and entrepreneurship skills under Google's Digital Skills for Africa Programme that was launched in ...

Shuter starts work as new MTN CEO

Published 14 Mar 2017 16:26 CET | Africa

Rob Shuter has taken up his new role as group CEO and president of African mobile operator MTN. He was announced as the new CEO last June and replaces executive chairman ...

Africa pay-TV revenue to reach USD 6 bln in 2021

Published 13 Mar 2017 15:17 CET | Africa

Africa pay-TV subscribers amounted to 18.7 million subscribers in 2016, up by 2 million from the year before, according to the latest data by Dataxis. Out of the total, 14 ...

MEA tablet market declines by 24.2% in 2016

Published 13 Mar 2017 09:59 CET | Africa, Middle East

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market declined 24.2 percent year on year (Y-o-Y) in the final quarter of 2016 to total 3.07 million units, according to the latest ...

SuperSport launches permanent eSports channel

Published 10 Mar 2017 09:09 CET | Africa

SuperSport has announced a partnership with Ginx eSports TV, a channel which specialises in competitive gaming. SuperSport plans to launch its GINX channel during April. The ...

UBA, Orange partner on innovative payment system

Published 10 Mar 2017 09:07 CET | Africa

Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa (UBA), and France's Orange Group have announced a strategic partnership to deliver innovative financial services ...

Kwese TV launches ESPN

Published 09 Mar 2017 16:53 CET | Africa

Econet Media's Kwese Sports and ESPN have launched the ESPN channel on the Kwese TV bouquet. The channel comes after the announcement of a long-term agreement between the two ...

Hurricane Electric expands network in MEA

Published 09 Mar 2017 13:44 CET | Africa, Middle East

Hurricane Electric has announced a significant build-out of its global IPv4 and IPv6 network throughout several regions in the Middle East and Africa. In response to ...

Iflix to launch operations in Africa in 2017

Published 09 Mar 2017 11:10 CET | Africa

Internet TV platform Iflix plans to launch in several African countries before the end of the year. The company's spokesperson in South Africa, Jo Eyre said Iflix is focused ...

Helios Towers Africa debuts USD 600 mln bond

Published 09 Mar 2017 11:05 CET | Africa

Helios Towers Africa (HTA) has announced the launch of its debut bond. The USD 600 million bond will be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and was three times oversubscribed. ...

Mama Money expands into 3 African nations

Published 08 Mar 2017 16:50 CET | Africa

South African fintech startup Mama Money has announced the expansion of its money transfer service into Nigeria, Ghana and Tanzania. The business will expand into Mozambique, ...

MTN Group mulls rand-bond sale amid Nigeria woes - report

Published 08 Mar 2017 16:27 CET | Africa

MTN Group is reportedly gauging investor interest for its first sale of rand-denominated bonds in seven years, as it struggles to repatriate earnings from its Nigerian ...

Etisalat FY revenues rise 2%, sees small drop in 2017

Published 08 Mar 2017 16:06 CET | Africa, Middle East

Etisalat Group's revenues increased by 2 percent to AED 52.4 billion in 2016, the company announced, confirming its preliminary report. Revenues for the fourth quarter ...

Kwese TV to launch business channel Kwese Inc

Published 07 Mar 2017 10:01 CET | Africa

Kwese TV is introducing Kwese Inc, a new channel dedicated to entrepreneurs across the African continent. The channel will be showcasing success stories and case studies from ...


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