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Source: WorldRemit |

Kenyans abroad are the biggest senders of mobile to mobile remittances

As M-PESA turns 10, data shows 93% of WorldRemit’s money transfers to Kenya go to mobile money accounts

To mark the 10th anniversary of ground-breaking mobile money service M-PESA, WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) has released new data showing that the Kenyan diaspora is the biggest sender of digital remittances to mobile accounts. Transfers to mobile money accounts make up 93% of WorldRemit transactions to Kenya now - showing that Kenyans…

Sophia Genetics
Source: Sophia Genetics |

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

Medical institutions from Morocco, Cameroon and South Africa choose SOPHiA artificial intelligence to advance clinical genomics across Africa

Sophia Genetics (www.SophiaGenetics.com), global leader in Data-Driven Medicine, unveiled today, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) (http://APO.af/Y5udP7) in Phoenix, the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA, the company’s artificial intelligence, into their clinical workflow to advance patients’ care…

Source: Tigo |

Tigo continues to support mobile birth registration in Tanzania

Decentralized births and deaths registration system for under-fives to benefit over 650,000 children in Geita and Shinyanga regions

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle company, Tigo (www.Tigo.co.tz), has continued to support the Tanzania government’s under-five birth registration initiative through an innovative mobile application that is massively accelerating provisioning of birth certificates for children under the age of five. The under-five birth registration drive, launched in Geita and Shinyanga regions along the Lake Victoria…

Source: Mara Group |

Mara Social Media Acquires Global Instant Messaging & Communications Platform “Nimbuzz”

The app has over 200 million users and is available for Android, iPhone, and Symbian, MIDP, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and PC & MAC clients

Mara Social Media (https://Mara.com), an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced this week that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Nimbuzz, initially released in May 2008 is a powerful cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app.…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

Internet Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

The event aims at gathering various organizations working on Internet and development across the region to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) today announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT (www.MYICT.gov.rw). The two-day meeting will bring together experts including government and…

Source: Africa-Israel Summit |

The international news network i24 NEWS will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit

i24News aims to strike deep and long-term roots in the African continent

The international news network i24News (www.i24News.tv/en) and the executive committee of the Africa-Israel Summit (www.AfricaIsraelSummit.org) have signed a partnership agreement, making i24News the official media partner for the summit which will take place in Lomé, Togo, from October 23-27, 2017. i24news, a channel broadcasted from Tel Aviv, will offer exclusive…

Source: Orange |

Orange launches its brand in Burkina Faso and strengthens its positions in West Africa

Orange will pursue its development in mobile financial services and 3.75G mobile Internet, where it was the first operator to launch and is today the uncontested leader in Burkina Faso

Orange (www.Orange.com), one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, announces today the launch of its brand in Burkina Faso. Less than one year after the closing of the Group’s acquisition of Airtel (http://APO.af/ydedht), together with Orange Côte d’Ivoire, this announcement clearly demonstrates Orange’s ambitions for the West African market. Orange…

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Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s Premier End-to-end ICT Solutions Provider

BCX will continue to fall within the umbrella of the larger Telkom Group, but will operate as its own business arm serving the enterprise space

Organisations that do not embrace digitalisation and transform accordingly, run the risk of becoming redundant to their customers. In light of this, Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX (www.BCX.co.za), Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider. This new brand, built from a strategic partnership…

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Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs

Digital lifestyle telecom company unveils 5th edition winners of annual Change-Makers’ competition

Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz), in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change (http://Africa.ReachForChange.org), has given an award of USD 20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition. The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology to…

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SureBüddy brings sponsored cover to Uganda with new insurance App

Uganda, a country with a high smartphone penetration, is the first-to-market for SureBüddy

SureBüddy (http://SureBuddy.com), an android application that has today launched into market, brings sponsored insurance and insurance related products to Uganda. SureBüddy is simple and easy to use - the app renders advertisements, the consumer watches the ads, and then receives free cover as a reward. Ad images are non-intrusive, use…