Source: Genesys |

Genesys helps organisations manage increased customer service demands and establish remote workforces during COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid Response offer gives organisations free cloud contact centre solution deployed in 48 hours, plus no premiums for volume spikes and comprehensive training and support

As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations of all sizes are struggling to manage increased demand while working to keep employees safe. To help navigate these challenges, Genesys® (www.Genesys.com), the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions, has launched a new Rapid Response offer to…

Kaspersky
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Kaspersky supports healthcare institutions amid COVID-19 pandemic with free full featured product licenses for six months

Continuity of operations and data protection is extremely critical for healthcare organisations

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) announces free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organisations, in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the pandemic. The full list of B2B products available for free for six months includes Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus, Kaspersky Security for Microsoft Office 365,…

Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) Emergency Response to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

ICD strongly believes in its member countries’ capability to cope with these adverse impacts of COVID-19 and assures them of ICD’s full support

On 11th March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic. ICD (www.ICD-ps.org) is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of its member countries, valued partners and employees. As we observe the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation together, ICD wants to update you on the situation and…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes $10 million donation from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fight Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa

Director-General urges more donors to help prevent a humanitarian crisis

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu today welcomed a $10 million donation from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the fight against the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa as the UN agency expanded its appeal. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said its donation would assist FAO as it…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the A-eTrade Group to advance Africa’s economic transformation under Agenda 2063

The scope of cooperation envisaged in the MoU provides for a landmark contribution to Africa’s economic structural transformation

During the 33rd Ordinary Session of the African Union Head of States Summit, the CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-ps.org), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group, duly represented by Mr. Ikbal Daredia, Senior Advisor to the CEO and…

Aella
Source: Aella |

Financial inclusion in West Africa gets a boost with new $10m raise by Aella Fintech

Aella has made a visible impact on the lives of more than 300k borrowers across its Employer Backed and Direct to Consumer Verticals, who now have access to simple financial products

Focused on improving financial inclusion for West Africa’s low-income segment, a Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella (https://AellaCredit.com/) has raised a $10m debt financing round, from HQ Financial Group (HQF), Singapore-based private company specializing in new material science, semiconductor and blockchain financial investments. This debt financing round is Aella’s second raise and…

Source: Bizcommunity |

Afro-disruption: 6 reasons to book for BizTrendsLIVE!2020

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, bring you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020. 1. A new vision of Africa 2020 BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality. Eight speakers, a 360 perspective, from London to Lagos, Senegal to…

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The Next Stage of Uganda’s Digital Economy Will Be Powered by Open Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

Today the vast majority of the applications used in Uganda are still private and the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are only available to third parties at exorbitant costs

While about 18 million Ugandans are now able to access services via the internet, only a fraction of the 18 million are able to bank, pay school fees or utility bills, order transport, search for location, learn, or perform a variety of other basic day-to-day needs; online. Why is that?…

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Introducing FinTech4U’s First Cohort

After a rigorous application process and interview process, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and BongoHive Innovation and Technology Hub are pleased to announce the five Zambian FinTechs that will begin the FinTech4U Accelerator Programme in January 2020

The companies selected for the first FinTech4U cohort have shown their potential to improve financial inclusion among under-served customers such as rural populations, youth and women. UNCDF and BongoHive partnered to launch FinTech4U to provide such companies with a range of skills and resources to further improve their businesses. Of…

Source: Bizcommunity |

Afro-optimism in focus at BizTrendsLIVE!2020

Bizcommunity is honoured to be able to provide this platform for trends shaping our region, with a curated programme of essential Afro-optimism to start the new decade

Bizcommunity (https://www.Bizcommunity.com/), the continent's largest multi-industry news website, in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar are honoured to announce the line-up of published and awarded trend analysts from London, Lagos, Senegal and SA, to share their vision of intra-African tech, trade and trends at BizTrendsLIVE!2020 on Thursday, 30 January 2020, at…