Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/25/2018
When it comes to fintech startups, one normally expects to hear about innovative solutions that enable payments and money transfers. Senegal's Sudpay is doing more than that: It recently teamed up with the local tax authorities to use its platform, called Townpay, to track and collect taxes from "micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)."
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The Staff, 9/13/2018
With just a few weeks to go until the annual Nigeria Com 2018 event opens its doors, Connecting Africa is speaking to some of the key figures shaping Nigeria's telecoms and technology sectors.
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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/10/2018
Fintech startups are lighting up Sub-Saharan Africa these days. While OlyCash's ecosystem is helping "unbanked" Ugandan consumers pay cash for remote purchase, South Africa's Yoco is going a different route by enabling retailers that don't have card-reading terminals to accept card payments.
Connecting Africa, 9/3/2018
Africa has made huge breakthroughs toward industry 4.0 in the last few years, with impressive tech innovations in areas such as mobile payments.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 8/27/2018
Most loyalty programs would reward customers with future discounts or privileged access to new products. Nigeria's Thank U Cash is doing it differently.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 8/14/2018
Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has launched the Netpreneur Prize, which will allocate a total of US$10 million to 100 African entrepreneurs during the course of the next ten years.
PRESS RELEASE, 8/13/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- CAIRO, Egypt -- The Venture lab at The American University in Cairo (AUC Venture Lab) (http://Schools.AUCEgypt.edu/business/aucvlab/), the leading university-based startup accelerator in Africa and the MENA region, and Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (www.Temenos.com), the banking software company, have announced their intention to collaborate and ...
Amy Turner, Head, Digital Content, KNect365 TMT, 7/20/2018
Digital Africa is watching the clock -- the countdown to several key developments set to recalibrate both the African tech and telecoms sectors has begun. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now taking hold on the continent, and those within the ecosystem are placing bets as to the timescale for a 5G launch on South African soil and where the first fully ...
Connecting Africa, 7/9/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- LAGOS, Nigeria -- French President Emmanuel Macron offered a bold and new vision of France's relationship with Africa, speaking at an exclusive session hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation in Lagos today. He passionately advocated a new partnership, prioritizing the role of entrepreneurship in driving Africa's renaissance, highlighting ...
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