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MTN ditches Middle East, to shift focus on Africa

South Africa telecom operator MTN Group is planning on exiting the Middle East market over the medium term as the company shifts...

MTN said to plan sale of $243m Jumia stake

MTN Group is allegedly considering selling part or all of its $243 million interest in Jumia Technologies AG as Africa’s biggest wireless carrier looks to...

MTN launches API marketplace for Africa

Telecom operator MTN has launched Chenosis, a new pan-African API marketplace that will enable developers and businesses to discover and subscribe to...

The evolution of network infrastructure in a brave new world

The ‘new normal’ has supplanted digital transformation as the phrase of choice in business today. Of course, this is not without its...

Michael Joseph takes over as Safaricom Chairman

Safaricom has appointed Michael Joseph as the next Chairman of company’s Board of Directors following the retirement of current chairman Nicholas Nganga after...

COMESA launches digital trading platform

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) has developed an online portal for use by member states to facilitate electronic trading in...

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa appoints new Commercial Director

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, has appointed Dorio Bowes as its new Commercial Director for Westcon Southern Africa.  In his role,...

Facebook’s investments to grow Africa’s economy by $57 billion in 5 years

Facebook has released findings from a study conducted by Analysys Mason that highlights how the social media giant's investments in infrastructure and connectivity...

LinkedIn to cut 960 jobs amid sales slump

Professional social network LinkedIn said it was cutting 960 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, as the global pandemic has hit demand for its...

Internet companies’ lockdown gains likely here to stay

Internet companies are likely to be long-term winners from the pandemic as lockdown measures have now lasted long enough for changes in...

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South Africa to conduct trial for first ever digital census

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is set to conduct a trial for the first ever digital census to be conducted in the...

M-Pesa tops Africa with $14.7 billion mobile money transactions monthly

Safaricom’s Mobile money transfer service M-Pesa is now processing transactions of $14,7 billion (KSh1.6 trillion) per month in Kenya and other African...

Why technology needs to drive prudent services in smarter cities

There is a danger when people start talking about smart cities that too much attention is focused on the technology. While there...

Toshiba officially quits the PC business

Japanese multinational technology firm Toshiba Corporation has quietly exited the personal computer (PC) business. The company made the first...