Category: Business

Sterling Bank Partners With Clickatell To Launch WhatsApp Banking

. Sterling Bank Plc, a Nigerian commercial bank, in collaboration with Clickatell, today announced that they have enabled their customers to conduct their banking through WhatsApp. Customers can now initiate bank transfers, and airtime and bill payments, check balance and BVN enquiries, as well as statement generation directly on WhatsApp, the company says. This is […]
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MTN Uganda pays US$100 million for 12-year License renewal

MTN Uganda pays US$100 million for 12-year License renewal MTN Uganda announced the conclusion of negotiations for the renewal of its Second National Operator license in Uganda which expired after twenty years in October 2018. The company has fulfilled all conditions precedent to the license, including the payment of a total sum of US$100 million […]
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Trudeau says government has not yet made a decision regarding its Huawei 5G security review

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has not yet decided if it will allow Huawei to participate in the deployment of 5G networks. This comes after the U.K. government has reportedly drawn up a plan to phase out Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by 2023 citing national security concerns. Earlier this year in […]
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New owners of Zoona Malawi pledge increased benefits to citizens

Mukuru, one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa, has confirmed its acquisition of Zoona Malawi’s operational assets and technology systems. Zoona, which has worked with Mukuru for four years as a trusted partner enables entrepreneurs to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved rural communities in Malawi and elsewhere. […]
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Royal Canadian Legion launches online fundraisers for support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Royal Canadian Legion launches online fundraisers for support amid COVID-19 pandemic

Several Royal Canadian Legion branches have started online fundraisers to help with financial setbacks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization is continuing to help veterans, but many branches are hoping to receive assistance through fundraising to pay bills, as reported by The Canadian Press. Although branches have access to receive $3 million to help out […]
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Gartner Says Strongest Demand for AI Talent Comes from Non-IT Departments

Gartner Says Strongest Demand for AI Talent Comes from Non-IT Departments

For the past four years, the strongest demand for talent with artificial intelligence (AI) skills has not come from the IT department, but rather, from other business units in the organisation, according to Gartner, Inc. Gartner Talent Neuron data shows that although the IT department’s need for AI talent has tripled between 2015 and 2019, the number of AI jobs […]
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Transforming the corporate network with AI

By Donovoan Couve, Comstor Pre-Sales Manager, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa. More than 40% of organisations will be deploying artificial intelligence (AI) solutions by the end of this year. This does not come without its challenges as the complexities involved in moving from a pilot phase to enterprise-wide adoption are significant. Fundamental to this is ensuring the corporate network […]
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Publiseer Selected To Join Seedstars Investment Readiness Program

The digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been selected as one of the 10 socially driven businesses of the Migration Entrepreneurship Prize by the Human Security Division of the Swiss FDFA, to join the Seedstars Investment Readiness Program (IRP). The Migration Entrepreneurship prize aims at supporting socially driven businesses that provide innovative solutions that alleviate pressure on […]
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Microsoft takes down botnet responsible for infecting nine million computers

Microsoft takes down botnet responsible for infecting nine million computers

Microsoft says that it has disrupted a botnet that was behind one of the largest cybercrime networks. The botnet, which is called Necurs, is responsible for infecting around nine million computers around the world. It’s also known as having one of the largest spam email networks. Necurs reportedly creates 3.8 million spam emails every two […]
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CIO’s Area of Focus During COVID-19 Outbreak

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the economic symptoms are emerging. More than a dozen global firms have announced they will miss their financial goals for the upcoming quarter due to the combined impact of supply chain disruptions and dampened customer demand. “The value of digital channels, products and operations is immediately obvious to companies everywhere […]
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MTN Group commits to bridging the gender divide

MTN Group has signed the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles, pledging its commitment to the advancement of Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, at MTN’s International Women’s Day event. The Principles provide guidance on how businesses in all sectors can advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. MTN Group purposefully operates […]
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Actis acquires majority stake in Rack Centre

Leading investor of private capital into global emerging markets, Actis, has acquired a majority stake in Rack Centre, Nigeria’s leading provider of data centre co-location and cloud services. Actis’ decision to invest was taken after a detailed assessment of the players in the African market and selected Rack Centre with the most significant potential to […]
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CWTA says benefits of mandated MVNO access are ‘speculative’

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has argued mandated MVNO access would “pull the rug out” from under regional providers. It claimed that such regulation would threaten their capacity to contribute to sustainable competition as independent network operators. “It would instead favour economically inefficient MVNOs whose business model is dependent on gaining regulated access to […]
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Jumia: Promoting Nigerian Economy through MSMEs Empowerment

The role of micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) in areas of promoting inclusive growth, increasing the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), creation of employment opportunities and wealth creation, the world over, can never be overemphasised. Their immense contributions to the growth of their micro and macro economics is the reason countries, developed and […]
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