Source: APO Group - Africa Newsroom |

Unitel to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa

Unitel competed with MTN (which has 18 operations in Africa) and with Wana Corporate, Morocco

Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa. The mandate has a period of two years, renewable for two more, upon evaluation of the work…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Source: National Basketball Association (NBA) |

NBA and Youtube Partner to Launch Live Games on League’s First Channel Dedicated to Fans in Sub-Saharan Africa

New NBA Africa YouTube Channel to Broadcast Live Primetime Games Each Week and Celebrate Africa’s Impact on the NBA

The National Basketball Association (NBA) (https://www.NBA.com) and YouTube (https://www.YouTube.com) today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa. In addition to featuring two live games per week in primetime for the rest of the 2018-19 season, including the Playoffs, Conference Finals and The…

Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky Lab Secures Most TOP3 Placements among Competitors in its Annual Metric for 2018

The TOP3 rating is an annual assessment of the performance of cybersecurity vendors in a range of the sector’s most demanding independent tests

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) has maintained its place at the top of the TOP3 metric for consumer and corporate cybersecurity, after achieving a TOP3 place in 77 of 88 different independent tests globally during 2018. The ranking underlines how its portfolio continues to outperform the competition – which included the world’s…

Source: British High Commission Pretoria |

New digital visa application tool 'Access UK' launches in South Africa

Access UK allows its customers to enjoy as smooth a visa application process as possible

Through Access UK, customers are now able to book their visa application centre appointment, scan and upload their supporting documentation from the comfort of their own home, and purchase any additional services which are intended to enhance their experience in one continuous journey. Customers can continue to upload documents to…

Fortinet
Source: Fortinet |

Using advanced AI to stay ahead of cybercriminals

Staying ahead of today’s accelerated cybercrime trends requires adding artificial intelligence (AI) to an organisation’s network security strategy

By Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Director – SADC at Fortinet As the threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly, it now includes increasingly sophisticated, zero-day malware that traditional security approaches can no longer keep pace with. As a result, security researchers estimate that the cost of cybercrime will outpace security spend by…

Gemalto
Source: Gemalto |

VIVA Bahrain delivers a simpler connectivity experience with Gemalto’s eSIM management solution

Users of devices fitted with an eSIM (embedded SIM) can now enjoy instant remote activation of mobile subscriptions

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 - GTO) (www.Gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, has partnered with VIVA Bahrain, the Kingdom’s telecom provider leaders, to supply them with a remote subscription (https://bit.ly/2Cp6Hpl) management platform that enables customers to instantly activate a mobile connection (https://bit.ly/2Fh5Clq) for devices fitted with an eSIM (https://bit.ly/2Hpd2VW). They will…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

Opening Remarks: Rabat Conference on the Bali Fintech Agenda (by Tobias Adrian)

Promoting progress in Fintech will surely be a daunting challenge for policymakers

by Tobias Adrian Thank you, Governor Jouahri, for your eloquent opening remarks. And thank you to the Bank Al-Maghrib — which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year — for hosting this conference. We’re pleased to join you here in Rabat, as we continue a series of conferences that we’re convening…

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UNITEL, first Angolan company in history of World Economic Forum (WEF) to integrate the list of Partners

Angola has become one of the most interesting countries to do business in sub-Saharan Africa

UNITEL (www.Unitel.ao) is the newest African Associate Partner of the World Economic Forum, the first Angolan company to be included in the exclusive network of Partner level companies. The Partnership will allow UNITEL to support the mission of the Forum in Africa, get actively involved in the projects and be…

The World Bank Group
Source: The World Bank Group |

20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…

The World Bank Group
Source: The World Bank Group |

20 Top Francophone African Start-Ups Enter World Bank Group Tech Acceleration Program

L’Afrique Excelle's start-ups specialize in tech solutions for the African market designed to expand reach and access to services

Twenty of the most promising Francophone African tech start-ups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle (Afrique-Excelle.com) residency in Mali, a full-week bootcamp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), tech start-up accelerator. From March 24 to 30, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to…