Metrofile Cloud Launches Reseller Programme, Unveils Local Data Centre in Kenya
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by Editorial Team
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Metrofile Cloud takes a significant step forward with the launch of its Reseller Programme in Kenya, marking a pivotal moment in the country’s cloud market. This initiative presents resellers with a unique chance to participate in Kenya’s burgeoning cloud industry, poised to experience substantial economic growth in the coming years. The program’s launch underscores Metrofile Cloud’s commitment to local infrastructure development, as it proudly inaugurates its own data center in Kenya, a testament to the team’s dedication and effort ..read more
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Cellulant Bolsters Leadership Team with Global Payment Experts
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by Editorial Team
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Cellulant, a pioneering force in payments in Africa, has announced the appointment of several leading executives from esteemed global payment companies into its management team,marking a significant step in its growth plans. Bolstering its leadership team with top-tier talent in technology, compliance, finance and audit, underscores Cellulant’s commitment to operational excellence and growing its service offerings to enterprise businesses. Andy O’Sullivan, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), joins Cellulant on the back of a distinguished two-decade career in technology leadership in payment compan ..read more
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ODPC Announces an Upcoming Hackathon on Data Protection in Kenya
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The Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) in Kenya has announced an upcoming hackathon focused on data protection. Scheduled from May 3rd to 6th, 2024, the event will be held at the Windsor Golf Hotel and Country Club in Nairobi as part of the Network for African Data Protection Authorities (NADPA) AGM and Conference. The hackathon aims to foster a data protection culture among data controllers and processors by implementing well-thought-out technical and organizational measures. Participants are encouraged to be proficient in web development and common programming languages, espec ..read more
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Microsoft Invests $1.5 Billion in G42 for AI Advancements Across Middle East and Africa
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Microsoft has announced a strategic investment in G42, a leading AI company in the UAE, to co-innovate and deliver advanced AI solutions with Microsoft Azure for various industries and markets across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Microsoft will invest $1.5 billion in G42 for a minority stake in the company with Brad Smith, Microsoft Vice Chair and President, joining G42’s board of directors — strengthening the long-standing collaboration and mutual synergies between the two companies. With the breadth of the Microsoft Cloud and its differentiated AI capabilities, the deal significa ..read more
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Bank of Kigali and Network International Execs Discuss Accelerating Growth in Rwanda’s Digital Economy
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Dr. Diane Karusisi, CEO, Bank of Kigali and Dr. Reda Helal, Group Managing Director – Processing, Africa and Co-Head Group Processing, Network International talk about the accelerating growth in an inclusive Rwandan and pan-African digital economy. One of the visible signs of a growing digital economy is its flourishing initiatives for financial inclusion and financial literacy. Rwanda recognizes financial inclusion as a crucial component for realizing its development and economic prosperity and is a remarkable example of a country that is introducing such programs to aid in setting up a ..read more
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AWASR Telecom, Alliance Networks, and AMS-IX Unveil Oman-IX: Pioneering a New Era in Digital Infrastructure and Connectivity
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by Slaveya
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AWASR Telecom Oman, the leading provider of fixed telecommunication services and recipient of the Fastest Internet in Oman award for seven consecutive years from 2017 to 2023, along with Alliance Networks, a regional provider of digital infrastructure services, and AMS-IX a leading global provider of internet exchanges, have officially launched the “Oman-IX” internet exchange point after year of strategic planning and intensive preparation. The launch of Oman-IX aims to revolutionize digital infrastructure services in the region by establishing a neutral internet exchange and connecting leadin ..read more
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Liquid Intelligent Technologies & ATC Uganda Extend Wi-Fi hotspots Across Kampala
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by Slaveya
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Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid), a business of Cassava Technologies, a leading pan-African technology group, has partnered with Kampala-based telecommunications company ATC Uganda to expand Liquid’s public Wi-Fi network to 320 hotspots across the city. Overall, this partnership aims to provide convenient and high-speed internet access to users in Kampala, enhancing their online experience and connectivity, without the need for data contracts.  Supplementing its 280 hotspots launched last year, Liquid will use ATC’s tower infrastructure to set up additional Wi-Fi hotspots in the d ..read more
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National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa and Africell Unveil Indoor Basketball Court in Angola
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NBA Africa and Africell, one of the fastest-growing mobile network operators in Africa, today unveiled an indoor basketball court at 1˚ de Maio at Av. Deolinda Rodrigues in Luanda, Angola as part of their multiyear collaboration to use basketball to benefit Angolan youth. The new court, donated to and operated by the city of Luanda, will provide a safe space where members of the local community can play basketball year-round and host Jr. NBA events and programming in the future. The court was unveiled by Africell Angola CEO Jorge Vazquez and NBA Africa CEO Clare Akamanzi. They were joined by A ..read more
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Vodacom Lesotho Joins 2024 Money Month Launch for Financial Literacy Drive
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by Editorial Team
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Vodacom Lesotho, through its wholly owned subsidiary, VCL Financial Services (VCL FS), joined the official launch of the 2024 Money Month, which took place in Mohale’s Hoek on Thursday this week. The launch was officiated by the Governor of the Central Bank of Lesotho, Dr Maluke Letete.   Money Month is an annual campaign championed by the Central Bank of Lesotho in collaboration with all financial services providers registered with the bank. Its aim is to raise public awareness on the importance of financial literacy and maintaining smart money management habits. This year’s theme is “pr ..read more
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African Development Bank Opens Central Africa Office in Yaoundé, Cameroon
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by Editorial Team
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The African Development Bank Group officially opened its new office for Central Africa on 12 April 2024. The office is located in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Cameroon’s Prime Minister Joseph Dion Ngute and Bank Group Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, Marie-Laure Akin-Olugbade, will chair the opening ceremony, which will be attended by members of the government as well as representatives from six other countries covered by the regional office. The Central Africa office is one of the Bank Group’s five regional hubs and comprises seven countries: Cameroon, Chad, C ..read more
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