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Source: Total |

Total and Worldline Partner with African Fintech InTouch to Support Deployment of Guichet Unique, an Innovative Digital Solution for Retail Networks

Total and Worldline will support the deployment of the Guichet Unique solution in eight African countries

Total (www.Total.com) and Worldline [Euronext: WLN] (www.Worldline.com) signed binding technological, commercial and financing agreements with African fintech InTouch (www.InTouchgroup.net) on July 13, 2017. Under the agreements, Total and Worldline will support the deployment of the Guichet Unique solution in eight African countries — Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, the Republic…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

The Federal Government of Somalia in collaboration with the owner of the fiber-optic cable has successfully restored Internet and data services to South and Central Somalia

The loss of Internet and data services for nearly three weeks caused considerable economic damage to many sectors of the Somali economic, such as commerce, education, healthcare, and the delivery of Government services

The Federal Government of Somalia in collaboration with the owner of the fiber-optic cable has successfully restored Internet and data services to South and Central Somalia. The loss of Internet and data services for nearly three weeks caused considerable economic damage to many sectors of the Somali economic, such as…

Source: Angola Cables |

Major Step Forward for Digitalisation in Africa

Angola Cables breaks ground for its Brazilian Data Centre

Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao), announced today that construction had begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data centre is an important next step in the company’s roll-out of promoting the digital inclusion and empowerment of Africa by the use of subsea internet cable…

Planet Earth Institute
Source: Planet Earth Institute |

Planet Earth Institute launches the PEI exChange, the first online matching platform for African development

Based on user-identified criteria, including countries and regions of focus, industries, skills and experience, the PEI exChange provides personalised matches to help users make their ‘Big Ideas for Africa’ happen

The Planet Earth Institute NGO will launch the PEI exChange as part of its #ScienceAfrica UnConference on 20th July The PEI exChange is the first online matching platform for individuals passionate about African development The website is also the world’s only online portal dedicated to projects in Africa The Planet…

Sage
Source: Sage |

Sage launches Sage One Payroll and Sage One Invoicing in Nigeria

Simple, secure online payroll solution for start-up and small businesses, and easy financial management for the smallest businesses with invoicing on the go

Sage (www.Sage.com/africa), the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, today announced that Sage One Payroll (www.Nigeria.sageone.co.za/easy-online-payrol) and Sage One Invoicing (www.Nigeria.sageone.co.za/sage-one-invoicing) is available in Nigeria. Designed to help small businesses focus on what really matters, these software solutions give business builders the freedom…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

ECA develops toolkit to help member States integrate Agendas 2030 and 2063

Speaking in Abuja at the on-going high level policy dialogue on development planning in Africa, Bartholomew Armah, Chief of the Renewal Planning Section in the Macroeconomic Policy Division, said the integrated nature of Agenda 2063 and the SDGs calls for an integrated approach to their implementation and reporting hence the development of the new toolkit

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is developing a toolkit that will help African countries develop an integrated approach in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs)and Agenda 2063, Africa’s 50-year development plan. Speaking in Abuja at the on-going high level policy dialogue on development planning in Africa, Bartholomew…

Source: Datatex Dynamics |

Datatex Announces New Version of Leading Software – AMETHYST2

After two years of careful planning, programming and rigorous testing by their own team of programmers - the result is a more modern, flexible Call Recording and Quality Management platform

Datatex (www.Datatex.co.za), the leader in innovative telephony software solutions, recently announced the official release of a fully re-engineered version of AMETHYST, its exceedingly popular, industry leading, web-based telephone call recording system and quality management software. “The original AMETHYST which we developed 15 years ago, remains without question, a really solid…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Cabinet passes the Draft National Communications Act

The Act, once passed, will regulate the telecom sector, one of Somalia's thriving industries, and protect the rights of both consumers and investors

The Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia has unanimously passed the draft National Communications Act, submitted by the Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology. This act is one of the oldest draft laws that was not passed by the Parliament. However, the Ministry has in the last couple of…

Source: U.S. Department of State |

Africa: Coordinator for Cyber Issues and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy To Participate in the U.S. - Kenya Cyber and Digital Economy Dialogue

During their visit to Nairobi, Coordinators Painter and Zoller will engage with senior Kenyan leaders to discuss policies related to cybersecurity, cybercrime, and legal cooperation

Christopher Painter, the Secretary’s Coordinator for Cyber Issues, and Julie Zoller, Acting U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, will travel to Nairobi, Kenya from June 22-23 to discuss cyber and digital economy policy issues with government officials, the private sector, and civil society as part of the U.S.-Kenya…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge (https://MessengerChallenge.splashthat.com). The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to…