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COMMUNICATIONS AFRICA/AFRIQUE
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13th November 2018
 First Bank of Nigeria launches Chat Banking on WhatsApp First Bank of Nigeria launches Chat Banking on WhatsApp

First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership with Clickatell's Transact division, has commercially launched their Chat Banking channel on WhatsApp to drive financial inclusion in Nigeria

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 Angola Cables to expand SACS in Argentina and Chile Angola Cables to expand SACS in Argentina and Chile

Multinational telecoms company, Angola Cables has entered into a strategic business partnership with Silica Networks in Argentina and Silica Networks in Chile to connect their terrestrial fiber networks to the recently commissioned South Atlantic Cable System (SACS)

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 Rwanda and Alibaba set up Africa's first e-trade hub Rwanda and Alibaba set up Africa's first e-trade hub

Rwanda became the first African country to set up an Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP)

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 Minister asks ITU delegates to support resolution on Somalia Minister asks ITU delegates to support resolution on Somalia

Abdi Ashur Hassan, speaking at the 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in Dubai, emphasised that the transformation of Somalia's economy would come from efforts to ramp up technology capacity in the nation

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 BDO Morocco and OXIAL offer new compliance service for African firms BDO Morocco and OXIAL offer new compliance service for African firms

African businesses can now benefit from the very latest digital compliance and risk management solution, thanks to a new offering from BDO Morocco and new generation GRC solution provider OXIAL, according to a press release by ResponseSource

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 Telecommunications and Postal Services committee adopts iNeSI Bill Telecommunications and Postal Services committee adopts iNeSI Bill

The Portfolio Committee on telecommunications and postal services has finalised and adopted the Ikamva National e-Skills Institute Bill (iNeSI)

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 Uberís new Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers Uber's new Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers

Aiming to double down of safety, Uber has introduced new Safety Toolkit for riders and drivers across 38 countries including Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda

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 Telcos can play a central role in AI market: Whitepaper Telcos can play a central role in AI market: Whitepaper

Telecoms operators can take advantage of the AI revolution by optimising their own business activities and acting as 'technical' AI platform enablers for other industries, which are expected to spend US$15bn annually on AI business operations by 2021

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 Cloudbox adopts shopping mall concept Cloudbox adopts shopping mall concept

Cloudbox, a cloud solutions provider, has adopted the shopping mall concept and aims to simplify IT for business owners who do not always have the technical expertise or time to manage multiple solutions and service providers

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 Xperien introduces Blancco mobile diagnostics Xperien introduces Blancco mobile diagnostics

Information Technology Asset Disposal (ITAD) professional Xperien, based in South Africa, has implemented a comprehensive diagnostic tool for mobile devices

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AfricaCom 20/20 agenda set to explore the future of tech and telecoms in Africa AfricaCom 20/20 agenda set to explore the future of tech and telecoms in Africa

This year's AfricaCom to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, features a jam packed line up which will set the scene for discussions around some of the most pressing issues facing Africa's entry into the 4th Industrial Revolution, as well as presentations outlining the possible solutions to meet these challenges. The full story can be found in the latest issue of Communication Africa Magazine

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Are East African companies using tech to increase their productivity and performance? Are East African companies using tech to increase their productivity and performance?

Mobile technology could help East African construction companies to boost productivity as they seek to take advantage of an infrastructure investment boom, says Nikki Summers, regional director for Sage in East Africa. The full story can be found in the latest issue of African Review Magazine

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 Seychelles launches first sovereign blue bond Seychelles launches first sovereign blue bond

The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world's first sovereign blue bond-a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects

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