Having run the annual user group programme in South Africa in November 2015, CaseWare Africa will bring the programme to Nigeria and Kenya in 2016. Under the banner of 'transformation', it will be hosting free, separate sessions targeted at accounting and auditing practitioners and business financial professionals that are considering adopting a software solution.
Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48% while that of South Africa is 58%.
Gemalto has been selected to provide its LinqUs Mobile ID platform to MTN Nigeria. This new project, operated for MTN in SaaS mode by Gemalto Allynis Services, marks the first commercial rollout of SIM based services delivering convenient mobile authentication for all mobile users.
Orange (www.Orange.com) is launching the Entrepreneur Club, a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East.
The creative economy is important as service industries lead the economy, and also support the wider economy in terms of progress and growth. However, to grow the creative economy it needs to transform. Training is a way of achieving this.
US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin, Texas, and give them a cash investment to fast-track their growth.
On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 11 February 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding starts the show by chatting to founder and managing director of Interactive Africa and Design Indaba, Ravi Naidoo.
MTN Nigeria said it is ready to meet Etisalat Nigeria in court over its acquisition of Visafone Communications Limited. MTN is deploying the 800MHz spectrum for the commercial rollout of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology for its fourth generation (4G) network.
Technology and pharma company Merck is open for applications to its second accelerator programme for digital health in Nairobi, Kenya this April. Startups will receive equity-free funding of $15,000 funding, three months coaching and mentoring as well as workspace at the Nairobi Garage.
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment.
Abu Dhabi headquartered telecoms company Etisalat is suing MTN for the second time in under a year in Nigeria. Etisalat confirmed to Bloomberg that it is suing MTN over the latter's purchase of Nigerian internet provider Visafone Communications.