Nigeria hit by mobile malware epidemic

Mobile users in Nigeria have been impacted by mobile malware during the Covid-19 pandemic. The country, which has low mobile internet penetration at 35 percent, has tremendous growth potential but is also a prime target for threat actors. This is according to...

Paratus to open Zambian data centre

Paratus, a provider of business communication and hosting services in Zambia, will soon announce the opening of its new data centre in the heart of Lusaka. The new purpose-built facility will enable businesses to store and access their most vital asset, their data, at...

Affordable digital banking takes off in East Africa

In a region still dominated by cash and mobile money options, like M-Pesa, new collaborations between fintechs are looking to capture the price-sensitive market with innovative, open-loop digital payment solutions in East Africa. According to Mark Dankworth,...

West Africa launches new payments digitisation agenda

In Senegal, eight out of 10 workers are paid in cash; and most are temporary workers and excluded from health insurance. A survey revealed that 77% of temporary workers would be willing to receive their wages digitally if this gave them access to health insurance....

Kenyan retail-tech startup Tanda secures funding for regional expansion

Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda is expanding its operations regionally after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor HAVAƍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota and three other investors. Tanda has also secured key strategic partnerships with...

Africa is looking to these AI technologies

It’s widely accepted that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will add trillions to global GDP in the next 20 years, making it the one of the world’s most powerful technology trends on par with the disruption and opportunities being created by cloud...