Facebook launches COVID-19 Information Center in 17 sub-Saharan African countries

As the spread of COVID-19 expands to new countries that hadn’t been nearly as affected before, Facebook has decided to add its Coronavirus Information Centers in 17 African countries. The


MTN signs Out There Media to deliver digital advertising across Middle East & Africa

South Africa-based mobile telecoms company MTN Group has enlisted Out There Media (OTM), a mobile advertising and data monetisation firm, to build it a digital advertising hub. The deal will


Alphabets Loon set to deploy internet-transmitting balloons in Kenya

Loon, the Alphabet-owned company focused on bringing internet connectivity to rural populations, has announced its first commercial deal, which will see it partner with Telkom Kenya to deliver online access


UK biometrics firm launches ‘selfie-driven’ healthcare in Nigeria

UK-based biometrics platform SmilePass has partnered with Kwara State in Nigeria to launch a universal health insurance program aimed at helping to bring primary medical care to the rural state’s


Alphabet plans African expansion, with $20m in grants for digital nonprofits planned

Google owner Alphabet is planning on expanding a number of initiatives across African following Google CEO Sundar Pichais recent trip to Nigeria. While in Lagos, Pichai announced plans to increase


Blis Partners With Mobiclicks for Location Ads in Africa

Location data specialist Blis has announced a strategic partnership with African mobile marketing firm Mobiclicks that will bring its location-based ad products and solutions to the sub-Saharan African market. With


IFC Project Delivers Internet to 10m in Emerging Markets

Global development organisation IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has completed its project to connect more than 10m people in 31 developing countries to affordable broadband in an


Half a Billion Smartphones to be Sold in Africa Before End of 2020

Smartphone sales in Africa are set to explode over the next five years, with this year expected to see smartphones outselling feature phones on the continent for the first time,


Sliide Airtime Exchanges Data for Branded Content in Nigeria

Sliide Airtime, Africas first lock screen content delivery platform, is preparing to expand from its initial launch market of Nigeria to the wider African market, having announced investment from African


Vodafone and TransferTo Partner to Accelerate Mobile Payments

Leading global mobile payments hub TransferTo has partnered with the Vodafone Group, signing a framework agreement to enable real-time international money transfers using Vodafones M-Pesa mobile banking accounts. Powered by

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