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Huge growth in money transfers to Tanzania

Tigo Pesa, Tanzania

ARUSHA – DIGITAL money transfer service, WorldRemit, is consolidating its rapid expansion into Tanzania. It is supporting the growing demand for instant remittances to the country from over 4 million expatriates living abroad. The company achieved a new record of 10 000 unique transactions completed in the month of December 2016 alone. It also attained 150 percent year-on-year growth in ...

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Hi-speed internet boost for Kenya SMEs

Hi-speed internet

NAIROBI – SMALL and medium-sized enterprises southwestern Kenya are set to benefit from high-speed internet launched by Safaricom. Dubbed “fibre for business”, the service has been launched in Kisii town as part of the mobile operator’s ‘Ready Businesses’ initiative. Safaricom’s Head of Western/Nyanza region, George Ndhiwa said that SMEs are now embracing fibre network because of its benefits. “Fibre for ...

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First Pan-African fibre player is born

Neotel

JOHANNESBURG – LIQUID Telecom, majority owned by Econet Global, has announced an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator Neotel in what is hailed as the creation of the first Pan-African fibre player. The shareholders of Neotel –Tata Communications of India and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion (Nexus) – have agreed a fee of R6,55 billion (US$489 870 ...

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Cyber criminals wrecking more havoc across globe

Cyber criminal

JOHANNESBURG – BANKS, telecommunication companies and government organisations in Africa and around the globe are at the mercy of cyber criminals that have breached 40 countries using hidden malware. The infamous GCMAN and Carbanak groups are the primary suspects. Kaspersky Lab, the global cybersecurity company, said its experts had discovered a series of “invisible” targeted attacks that use only legitimate ...

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Massive adoption of Facebook’s Lite version

Facebook

JOHANNESBURG – FACEBOOK is rolling out its Lite offering to more countries following a positive uptake. The company expressed excitement announcing more than 200 million people now use Facebook Lite monthly. “Since people enjoy using FB Lite, we will continue rolling it out to other countries around the world,” Facebook stated. In August 2009, Facebook announced the rollout of a ...

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Liquid Telecom quenches Tanzania internet demand

Liquid Telecom

HARARE – DEMAND for internet in Tanzania is soon to be addressed after Liquid Telecom acquired Raha, the East African country’s leading internet service provider. The acquisition will see Liquid Telecom, the Econet Group’s data, voice and internet protocol- providing entity, increase penetration’s presence in Tanzania through the newly acquired Raha thereby providing widest network and services. Liquid Telecom, which ...

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CAJ News receives further Pan-African recognition

CAJ News Africa CEO Savious-Parker Kwinika (left) receives the award on behalf of the news agency from Miss Africa Executive Director, Mr Neo Mashishi of ProAct Communications. Photo by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News

JOHANNESBURG – THE continent’s premier news agency, Centre for African Journalists (CAJ) News Africa, has done it again! The Johannesburg-based media house has been honoured by organizers of the Miss Africa for promoting unity, investment and trade while championing pan-Africanism, the ideals that organizers of the pageant are also committed to. ProAct Communications Executive Director, Neo Mashishi, handed over the ...

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Youth graduate in SAP digital skills empowerment programme

Elsie Pule, HR Group Executive at Eskom .Photo by Gift Ndolwane, CAJ News

JOHANNESBURG – MORE than 100 South African youths have graduated as SAP associate consultants, which guarantees them jobs in ecosystem through SAP’s globally-recognised Skills for Africa initiative. The graduates have been capped at an event held in Johannesburg on Monday where executives from SAP, the multinational software corporation, partners and clients converged. The graduation of the 101 youths follows the ...

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BlackBerry accelerates software strategy

BlackBerry Android handsets

JOHANNESBURG – BLACKBERRY, the global software leader, has disclosed its next major agreement to license software and services for the production of secure BlackBerry Android handsets in more global markets. The exclusive, long-term licensing agreement with leading Indian telecom enterprise, Optiemus Infracom, follows the recent global licensing agreement with TCL Communication and PT BlackBerry Merah Putih in Indonesia. With this ...

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Award winning solution halts cervical cancer in Africa

Cancer screening

JOHANNESBURG – A global award-winning cloud-based solution is improving the quality of life among women in Africa and shielding them from the deadly cervical cancer. Hailed as the first of its kind, the Emerging Technologies in Cervical Cancer Screening (ETiCCS) is a brainchild of SAP’s Design and Co-Innovation Centre and Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany. In line with the United ...

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