Monthly Archives: February 2017
The head of Public Relations and Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics Africa Office, Ms. Sthembile Shabangu, has revealed at the Samsung Africa Forum 2017 that Samsung is advancing plans to improve digital transformation in Africa’s education system. She said, “In today’s digital era, any community, especially disadvantaged areas, will benefit from hands-on experience with technology. Our aim is to make sure that every African child has access to education, no matter where they are – be it in a rural area lacking infrastructure or perhaps in an existing infrastructure that lacks educational resources – by providing access to technology.”
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I’m excited to announce a new financial service inside BBM for Nigerians: Paycode. This service, from Interswitch Ltd, enables cardless cash withdrawal at ATMs as well as cardless/cashless payments in participating real-world stores. Nigerians can find Paycode on their Discover menu today.
According to the recently published Global Economic Prospects, a World Bank Group flagship report, the year 2016 was marked by stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty. For 2017, a subdued recovery is expected, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. Additionally, weak investment is weighing on medium-term prospects across many emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). Although fiscal stimulus in major economies, if implemented, may boost global growth above expectations, risks to growth forecasts remain tilted to the downside.
The Aviation Africa 2017 is taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017.
Jumia Travel has today announced the unveiling of Flights Services for travellers, a move that will boost its services reach. The launch comes to the continent at a time when the second African Aviation Summit is taking place in Rwanda.
World Remit, has announced a 150 per cent Year on Year growth in 2016 and 10,000 unique transactions performed in December last year. The digital money transfer, World Remit, has grounded its presence in Tanzania and providing money transfer services and the growing demand for instant remittances of over 4 million expatriates living outside the country. The services provided by World Remit allows customers to transfer money from abroad directly to Mobile Money services in Tanzania. The Mobile Money platforms such as Tigo Pesa, Vodacom M-Pesa and Zantel Ezy Pesa Mobile Money accounts makes it easy and convenient for residents in Tanzania to access money from clients, family, and friends in abroad. People in more than 50 countries can send instant, secure transfers to more than 140 destinations through the platform. World Remit According to the announcement, the biggest senders to Tanzania include migrants currently living in the UK, Sweden, Australia, Norway and Canada, among others.
African millennials are changing their consumer spending patterns, from markets to malls, where they can eat, socialize and get entertained at Family Entertainment Centers (FEC) apart from shopping. Also there have been key amusement parks in Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia and South Africa which have enticed people around the African region. DEAL 2017 will bring to Africa the largest show in the amusement industry and will provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults – the organizers of the show. In the wake of growing developments in the African region, it is essential for shows like DEAL to bring key players of the amusement and leisure industry to converge at a focal point to showcase ingenious products which can benefit the market. African tourism has seen a boost is simultaneous to the economic growth being experienced across many parts of the continent. Reports predict that direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP will increase by 4.8% per annum, to USD121.3bn which is approximately 3.2% of GDP by 2026.
Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company introduced the latest capability of its Targeted Threat Protection service, Internal Email Protect, the first-to-market cloud-based security service providing threat capabilities for internally generated email. Internal Email Protect allows customers to detect and remediate security threats that originate from their users’ email accounts. This capability includes the scanning of attachments and URLs, as well as content inspections via DLP services. Additionally, Internal Email Protect includes the ability to automatically extract infected email or attachments from users’ inboxes.
Angola Cables, a leading telecoms operator is expanding its network reach and peering capabilities across the globe. With an aim to become a major IP transit and MPLS player in sub-Saharan Africa, Angola Cables has chosen NAPAfrica as its peering point. NAPAfrica is Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), with over 240 unique connected networks and 140Gbps peering traffic. NAPAfrica, which is co-located within all Teraco data centre facilities, provides peering across sub-Saharan Africa from Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.