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Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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Samsung Electronics Ushers in a New Era in Home Entertainment with QLED TV

Visual display industry undergoing a paradigm shift in 2017

Samsung Electronics (www.Samsung.com) has launched its new QLED Q9, Q8, and Q7 TV series with the belief that this latest range of TVs will create an entirely new era in home entertainment. “With the advent of QLED TV, Samsung can provide the most true-to-life picture on screen, having been successful…

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Source: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. |

Samsung ushers in latest tech trends at annual Africa Forum

The 8th annual event will showcase the latest technologies designed with Africa in mind

Samsung (www.Samsung.com) will be showcasing the latest range of products at the 8th Annual Samsung Africa Forum happening at the Cape Town International Convention Centre this week. With the expected continuous growth of this market in 2017, Samsung Electronics aims to lead the continent’s development in the consumer electronics space.…

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“Bando HaliChachi”: Tigo Trailblazing Yet Another First For Tanzania

The new bundle, dubbed in Swahili “Bando HaliChachi” (translated “bundle that does not expire”) is testament to Tigo’s unwavering commitment to giving customers the freedom to communicate

Following the launch of “Megamix” - the first ever Data bundle with Free Minutes and SMS, in October 2016, Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz) has thrilled customers once again with the launch of yet another data and voice bundle combo.  The new bundle, dubbed in Swahili “Bando HaliChachi” (translated “bundle that does…

Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

South Sudan marks sixth anniversary of UNESCO World Radio Day

The main event took place at Midean Rainbow football grounds in Juba with a live broadcasting decentralised to different stations through Eye Radio and South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation (SSBC)

South Sudan radio stations and media stake holders, joined the rest of the world to mark the World Radio Day (WRD) on 13th February 2017. The main event took place at Midean Rainbow football grounds in Juba with a live broadcasting decentralised to different stations through Eye Radio and South…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger

Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. This aligns with Facebook’s commitment to promote innovation in the Middle East and Africa by providing developers and start-ups with the tools they need to build, grow, monetize, and…

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Bamba, a Boutique African Data Collection Agency, Raises $1.1 Million USD (Kes. 110 Million) in First Seed Round

Bamba is a boutique data collection agency that specializes in innovative solutions for rapidly gathering cost-effective and high-quality consumer insights from emerging markets that can be otherwise challenging to reach

African data collection startup Bamba (www.BambaGroup.com) has announced today that it has closed its first seed investment round after raising US$1.1 million (Kes. 110 million) in investment funds, making it one of the largest and most successful seed rounds completed by an East African startup. At closing, Bamba is proud…

CashlessAfrica
Source: CashlessAfrica |

CashlessAfrica Champion Awards 2017 to Aknowledge and Reward Innovation in the Digital Financial Services Ecosystem in Africa at the CashlessAfrica Expo, March 22- 23, Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria

During the main expo, leading thought leaders and panelists in the digital financial services ecosystem in Africa and beyond will address the issues around ‘The future of financial services’

The CashlessAfrica 2017 (www.CashlessAfrica.com) awards are dedicated to acknowledging creativity, commitment and excellence in the digital financial services industry across Africa. The awards honor the best of the breed across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers, card services, financial institutions, application…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer, better Internet

Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) (www.SaferInternetDay.org) and Facebook (www.Facebook.com) has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the…

MicroSave
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MicroSave and The MasterCard Foundation to Help Advance Digital Finance Services in Francophone Africa

MicroSave’s Réseau Helix will train staff at financial institutions, mobile network operators, third parties and other digital financial services firms so that they better understand choices and options in planning digital financial services, especially for the unbanked

MicroSave (www.MicroSave.net), in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (www.MasterCardFdn.org), today launched a new program to develop tailored training courses in digital financial services (DFS) in francophone markets of Africa. The program is expected to benefit over 250 DFS providers and will focus on the WAEMU region, the Democratic Republic of…

KWESÉ
Source: KWESÉ |

Kwese TV, Africa's newest satellite network started broadcasting today

Kwesé offers a ‘pay-as-you-watch’ service that enables viewers to purchase three or seven day passes to its full programming bouquet so they never have to miss out on trending sports or entertainment programming

Kwesé TV (www.Kwese.com), Africa’s newest satellite network is here! The Kwesé Network’s Pay-TV satellite service started broadcasting today, beaming Kwesé’s full suite of superior entertainment and sports programming to households in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia, which make up the initial phase of the Kwesé TV rollout across Africa, other countries…