Technology News - NWI

Nigeria:Innovation Driven Startups | Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:58:51 GMT
[This Day] In order to meet the demand for competent and professional software engineers, Aboluwarin David and Mofesola Banjo co-founded DevCrib. In this report, Ugo Aliogo, examines the technology startups

Namibia:U.S.$239 Million Up for Grabs to 56 Telecoms Customers | Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:51:16 GMT
[Namibia Economist] Mobile Telecommunications Service provider, MTC this week launched a new campaign, which will see 56 subscribers take home a bounty of N$50,000 as part of its latest campaign "50K a day SMS and win competition".

Swaziland:Police Go After TV Licence Dodgers | Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:07:15 GMT
[Swazi Media] A team of 26 police officers and 10 prosecutors in Swaziland is poised to force people to buy licences to watch the heavily-censored state-controlled television.

Zimbabwe:Postal and Regulatory Authority Fines NetOne | Thu, 22 Feb 2018 10:03:57 GMT
[Financial Gazette] The Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has ordered state-owned mobile network operator, NetOne, to compensate subscribers who lost their data bundles in mysterious circumstances in the past few weeks.

Nigeria:Barclays Confirms Teleology As Preferred Bidder of 9Mobile | Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:06:45 GMT
[This Day] Barclays Africa, the financial adviser handling the sale of 9mobile, Wednesday finally put to rest several media speculations about the actual sale of 9mobile.

Standard Chartered To Close 7 Branches In Bid To Go Digital | Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:00:42 +0000
Standard Chartered is set to close 7 branches around the country in a bid to cut costs and move to digital platforms. The closures are part of a move by Stanchart to centralise its operations. The affected branches are yet to be specified, but the staff working at these branches will be retrenched. They will […] Articles appeared first on Techzim; Standard Chartered To Close 7 Branches In Bid To Go Digital

MBCA Rebrand To Nedbank Finally Underway | Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:02:19 +0000
Back in 2014 MBCA Bank announced that it would be changing its name as part of a rebranding initiative. The rebranding has been confirmed to be underway though there hasn’t been a definite timeline given as to when the rebranding will end. MBCA will adopt its parent’s name and will be known as Nedbank Zimbabwe. […] Articles appeared first on Techzim; MBCA Rebrand To Nedbank Finally Underway

UZ To Introduce New Engineering Degree | Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:29:49 +0000
The University of Zimbabwe is expected to introduce a new Honours Degree in Automotive Engineering.The program will be an addition to UZ’s School of Engineering which currently offers 7 engineering degree programs which include Civil, Metallurgical, and Mechanical Engineering among others. Why UZ is introducing the program The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Levi Nyagura, indicated the move […] Articles appeared first on Techzim; UZ To Introduce New Engineering Degree

The Move To Banish Kombis From Harare City Centre Could Signal Opportunity For Startups | Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:57:07 +0000
They have tried this before and it was all chaos. Now they have decided to try again and this time by giving two days notice and by making the first effective date for this new system to be a public holiday, a new public holiday in honour of an ousted president for that matter. Anyway, […] Articles appeared first on Techzim; The Move To Banish Kombis From Harare City Centre Could Signal Opportunity For Startups

Involuntary Porn Stars, Upskirt And Downblouse Photography: Are They Huge Problems In Zimbabwe? | Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:24:01 +0000
Written by Joyline Maenzanise Technology – it is helpful and it is also dangerous. On the upside, we can – among many other benefits – easily access information. On the downside, there is the risk of having various forms of information retrieved and/or disseminated without the consent of affected individuals. Earlier today, I came across […] Articles appeared first on Techzim; Involuntary Porn Stars, Upskirt And Downblouse Photography: Are They Huge Problems In Zimbabwe?

How Nigeria Wastes Billions On Data Capturing | Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000
[By Adeyemi Adepetun The multiple data capturing and registration exercises in the country are costing government billions of naira which, according] By Adeyemi Adepetun The multiple data capturing and registration exercises in the country are costing government billions of naira which, according

Econet Sued for $870 000 in Alleged Contractual Breach | Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000
[By Charles Laiton Harare ? A local businessman has slapped Zimbabwe's biggest mobile network operator, Econet Wireless, with a lawsuit of more th] By Charles Laiton Harare ? A local businessman has slapped Zimbabwe's biggest mobile network operator, Econet Wireless, with a lawsuit of more th

AnalytixInsight and Africa Investor Launch Financial Portal for African Market | Mon, 18 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000
[TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2017) - Artificial Intelligence company, AnalytixInsight Inc. ("AnalytixInsight") (TSX VENTURE:ALY) and Afric] TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2017) - Artificial Intelligence company, AnalytixInsight Inc. ("AnalytixInsight") (TSX VENTURE:ALY) and Afric

Uber-Like Service for Cargo Transportation, IMMLA to Raise $38 Million Through Crowdsale | Sun, 17 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000
[ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The blockchain-based, Uber-like platform for cargo delivery, IMMLA has announced the launch of ] ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The blockchain-based, Uber-like platform for cargo delivery, IMMLA has announced the launch of

Facebook highlights its commitment to online safety in South Africa and Zimbabwe | Sat, 16 Sep 2017 07:00:00 +0000
[This week, an expert team from Facebook (www.Facebook.com) will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and expe] This week, an expert team from Facebook (www.Facebook.com) will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and expe