Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab shares Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) 2018 Financial Insights and Predictions for 2019

Kaspersky Lab recorded a 4-fold increase in cryptomining attacks in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region from 3.5 million in 2017 to 13 million in 2018

The past year has been extremely eventful in terms of the digital threats faced by financial institutions: cybercrime groups have used new infiltration techniques, and the geography of attacks has become more extensive. According to the KSN statistics by Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.com), the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) Partners with National Aviation Services (NAS) to bring Innovation to Airports in Marrakech with E-gates at Pearl Lounge

First of its kind solution across Africa; E-gates offer quicker lounge access to passengers

The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) (www.NAS.aero), the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets to launch the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area. This is the first of its kind solution across Africa.…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Minister Ndabeni-Abrahams to lead a Cybersecurity Awareness Outreach Programme in Sakhela, Mthatha

The outreach is part of the department’s ongoing programme of educating citizens around threats and vulnerabilities that exist in cyberspace

The Minister of Communications, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will, on 13 December 2018, lead a cybersecurity awareness programme in Sakhela, Mthatha. The outreach is part of the department’s ongoing programme of educating citizens around threats and vulnerabilities that exist in cyberspace; and in so doing, instil a sense of confidence in…

African Performance Institute
Source: African Performance Institute |

The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute

This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time in Africa by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

The Minister of Trade, Informal Sector, Consumer Affairs, Local Product Promotion and SMEs, chaired on Monday afternoon in Nairobi a panel organized by the African Performance Institute (www.Performance-Institute.org), led by Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE. This panel was held on the margins of the African E-commerce Week organized for the first time…

MainOne
Source: MainOne |

MainOne CEO, Funke Opeke honored with Data Centre Dynamics “Business Leader of the Year” award

Opeke was recognized for her role in leading her company, MainOne to success in West Africa, taking on the task of building a Tier III certified data centre

The Data Centre Dynamics (DCD) Awards has announced MainOne (www.MainOne.net) CEO, Funke Opeke, the 2018 Data Centre Dynamics Business Leader of the Year during the 2018 edition at the Royal Lancaster, London on Thursday, December 6, 2018. The Business Leader of the Year Award recognises a company or individual who…

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Source: GE |

GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal at Lagos Garage Week 2018

The portal was launched during GE’s Lagos Garage Week 2018, a year-end series of events held annually at the Lagos Garage

In line with its commitment to skills development and the empowerment of entrepreneurs in Nigeria, GE (www.GE.com) (NYSE: GE), the world’s premier digital industrial company, yesterday launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program with the objective of extending the training program’s reach to thousands of Nigerians…

Source: Youth for Africa and SDGs |

Digital pan-African platform aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support young entrepreneurs launched for West and North Africa

Users can interact on the platform, leveraging features such as learning, an ecosystem map, and information around opportunities for funding youth development

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals) (www.YASDG.com), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day programme in Lagos. The Portal-Platform addresses four main pillars of the entrepreneurship ecosystem: Information, Mentorship, Funding and Network. “Africa’s entrepreneurial space is advancing…

HP
Source: HP |

CORRECTION: HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa

By 2030, Africa will be home to 32% of the population under the age of 30, and the largest working age population by 2035

News Highlights: HP (www.HP.com) pledges to empower 100,000 learners across Africa in next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) program HP opens a tech-enabled HP LIFE Center (www.LIFE-Global.org/) in South Africa, aimed at supporting local entrepreneurs Commitment supports HP’s goals to enable better learning outcomes for…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

Facebook heads to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 in Lagos to celebrate African innovation

It profiles the founders and entrepreneurs leading Africa’s next wave of technology innovation and highlights new ideas, businesses and applications with disruptive potential

In line with its commitment to growing Africa’s technology start-up ecosystem and its passion for developing diverse, young talent, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) is returning as the headline sponsor of TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 (https://tcrn.ch/2uxSylb). The event, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria — will search for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and…

Source: HP |

CORRECTION: HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa

By 2030, Africa will be home to 32% of the population under the age of 30, and the largest working age population by 2035

News Highlights: HP (www.HP.com) pledges to empower 100,000 learners across Africa in next three years through the HP Foundation’s HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) program HP opens a tech-enabled HP LIFE Center (www.LIFE-Global.org/) in South Africa, aimed at supporting local entrepreneurs Commitment supports HP’s goals to enable better learning outcomes for…