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Google opens applications for GNI Innovation Challenge in Africa

Published 20 Jun 2019 09:29 CET | Africa

Google said its now accepting application submissions from news organisations in the region, the Middle East and Turkey a few months after expanding Google News Initiative ...

Rwanda to house secretariat of the African IXP Association

Published 20 Jun 2019 09:23 CET | Africa

There will be bi-annual membership meetings, training workshops, regional benchmark reports, and an annual conference known as the African Peering and Interconnection Forum. ...

Mitel appoints Zeidan as regional director of MEA

Published 20 Jun 2019 09:23 CET | Africa, Middle East

Mitel has announced the appointment of Feras Zeidan to lead the company's operations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). As part of his role, Zeidan will be responsible for ...

VOD expands resale portfolio with Ribbon's network edge orchestration platform

Published 19 Jun 2019 15:30 CET | Africa

VOD Communications said it is adding Ribbon's network edge orchestration, a hybrid cloud/edge service, to its distribution portfolio. The said the platform will enable users ...

M-Net, partners to create TV adaptation of Deon Meyer's Trackers

Published 19 Jun 2019 11:49 CET | Africa

MultiChoice's M-Net has partnered with Cinemax and ZDF for an original drama co-production, the six-part adaptation of Deon Meyer's Trackers. Pan-African television network ...

StarTimes to broadcast 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships

Published 19 Jun 2019 11:26 CET | Africa

StarTimes, the official media partner of the 2019 African Freestyle Football Championships, has announced that it will broadcast the competition to an estimated 20 million ...

Mediapro awarded African Football Confederation VAR contract

Published 19 Jun 2019 10:31 CET | Africa, Spain

Spanish broadcaster and sports rights broker Mediapro has announced a contract to provide video assistant refereeing (VAR) services for the African Football Confederation ...

MultiChoice Group subscriber base up 15% to 15.1 mln in maiden FY results

Published 18 Jun 2019 16:34 CET | Africa

MultiChoice Group (MCG) reported a 12 percent increase in its subscriber base to 15.1 million, in its maiden full year results to end March, following its successful listing ...

GBI debuts SD-WAN in Middle East and Africa with Nuage Networks

Published 17 Jun 2019 13:13 CET | Africa, Middle East

Nokia has announced that inter-connect carrier Gulf Bridge International (GBI) will use the Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 system to provide enterprise customers with optimized ...

Airtel Africa sets price range for IPO in London

Published 17 Jun 2019 10:29 CET | Africa

Airtel Africa has set a price range of GBP 0.80 to GBP 1.00 per share for its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange. Airtel said this implies a market ...

SuperSport launches Olympic Channel on digital platforms

Published 14 Jun 2019 13:08 CET | Africa

SuperSport has debuted Olympic Channel content on its digital platforms. In addition to locally produced features by SuperSport, viewers will be able to watch Olympic-themed ...

African Development Bank starts fund to support mobile money systems

Published 13 Jun 2019 17:00 CET | Africa

The African Development Bank and its partners launched the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), designed to aid safety and expansion of digital financial ...

Naspers expects FY HEPS to rise by 124%

Published 13 Jun 2019 11:38 CET | Africa

Naspers said it expects headline earnings per share (HEPS) from continuing operations to rise by between 121 percent and 124 percent for the year to March 2019, lifted by ...

Canal+ International launches new training programme in African markets

Published 13 Jun 2019 09:23 CET | Africa

Canal Plus International has announced the launch of a new training initiative for aspiring journalists, media specialists and content producers. Named Canal+ University, the ...

Kinnevik abandons plan to divest Millicom investment

Published 13 Jun 2019 08:55 CET | Africa, Latin America

Milllicom has announced that Swedish investment company Kinnevik has informed the company of its decision to abandon the previously announced plan to divest its Millicom ...

WildAid and StarTimes sign partnership on wildlife conservation publicity

Published 12 Jun 2019 14:50 CET | Africa

NGO WildAid and digital television operator StarTimes have established a partnership to raise awareness of wildlife conservation on StarTimes' broadcast network. WildAid ...

MEA personal computing market declines 13.4% in Q1, shipments at lowest since Q3 2010

Published 12 Jun 2019 13:57 CET | Africa, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Middle East

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, for desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined by 13.4 percent year on year in Q1, ...

African smartphone shipments fall 7.1% in Q1 with downturns in Nigeria and South Africa

Published 12 Jun 2019 11:28 CET | Africa, Nigeria, South Africa

Africa's smartphone market saw a 7.1 percent decline in shipments quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q1 to 21.5 million units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). The ...

MultiChoice expects FY loss per share but higher core HEPS

Published 12 Jun 2019 09:36 CET | Africa

The MultiChoice group said it expects a loss per share for the year ended 31 March at between ZAR 6.73 and ZAR 7.39 lower than last year's reported earnings per share of ZAR ...

Orange presents sponsorship activities for Egypt 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Published 12 Jun 2019 09:09 CET | Africa, Egypt

Orange has announced that it has renewed its sponsorship deal for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament, which will take place in Egypt from 21 June to 19 ...

EMEA smartphone market down 3.3% to 83.7 million units in Q1 - IDC

Published 11 Jun 2019 20:20 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

The EMEA smartphone market reached 83.7 million units in Q1 2019, down 3.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the latest IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report. ...

Opera users reach 120 mln in Q1 in Africa, 350 mln worldwide

Published 11 Jun 2019 14:49 CET | Africa, World

Opera says its browsers and standalone news application were used by nearly 120 million internet users in Africa and by more than 350 million people globally in the first ...

Ericsson appoints La Riccia as head of digital services for MEA

Published 10 Jun 2019 14:25 CET | Africa, Middle East

Ericsson has announced the appointment of Lucky La Riccia as head of digital services for Middle East and Africa. La Riccia will drive business growth and capture market ...

MTN Group launches chatbot for mobile money services

Published 07 Jun 2019 13:48 CET | Africa

MTN Group said it has launched Africa's first Mobile Money (MoMo) artificial intelligence service or "chatbot". The chatbot went live in Cote d'Ivoire in May and will be ...

StarTimes acquires Copa America rights for sub-Saharan Africa

Published 07 Jun 2019 10:09 CET | Africa

StarTimes has announced that it has acquired exclusive broadcasting rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for the CONMEBOL Copa America Brasil 2019 men's football tournament. It said ...

 

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