Facebook opens new office in Lagos

Facebook has announed that it will open its second office in African in Lagos, Nigeria. Aimed at supporting the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021 and will be home to various teams servicing the continent from...

Africa’s first SBAS open service launches

ASECNA, in conjunction with NIGCOMSAT and Thales Alenia Space, provides the first African early SBAS open service, opening a new era of satellite navigation performance augmentation in the Africa & Indian Ocean region ASECNA, NIGCOMSAT Ltd and Thales Alenia Space...

What East Africa can teach the rest of us about economic growth

The 21st century is widely touted as the ‘African Century’, a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa’s future looks bright. By Pedro Guerreiro, MD: Central Africa at SAP The continent features five...

Africa and the shift to cloud

There’s been a definite shift around the discussion about the cloud in Africa. Businesses now accept that the future of organising, processing and presenting their data is in the cloud, writes Patrick Ndegwa, business sales lead for Seacom East Africa. And, with...

Ecobank scoops innovation award

Pan-African banking group Ecobank has won the Award for Innovation in Financial Services at the 2020 edition of the prestigious African Banker magazine Awards. The African Banker’s judging process sought to recognise the African banks that have demonstrated...

Big data and the business potential for Africa

Data, on its own, is quite inconsequential – a small moving part in a bigger operation. Only when it is made valuable and accessible can companies explore its true potential in improving decision-making and measuring positive business outcomes. By James Bayhack,...