Orange picks Ericsson to expand mobile money service in Africa

Orange Middle East & Africa has reportedly chosen telecom major Ericsson as a strategic ally for its Orange Money service across pan-Africa. With this move, Orange will tap on Ericsson's Wallet Platform to let clients in fourteen African nations gain access to financial services. Starting w

South Africa plans to begin pilot carbon capture project in 2023

South Africa has reportedly begun geological mapping of the country's first carbon capture and storage (CCS) site. According to a senior Council for Geoscience official, the country expects to inject enormous amounts of CO2 underground starting 2023. The project will be headquartered in the tow

AFS joins forces with PaySky to launch AFS Pay- a virtual POS app

Arab Financial Services (AFS) - a leading provider of digital payments outsourcing services in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region has inked a partnership deal with PaySky Solutions, the digital financial services ecosystem enabler, to develop AFS Pay, Bahrain’s first complete payments ac

Nigeria’s OneWatt Solar secures N3bn Green Bond for Renewable Energy

OneWatt Solar (OWS),  a FinTech startup that delivers tokenized digital 24/7 electricity, has secured N3 billion as part of its N10 billion Green Bond Issuance Program. The debt instruments included a N2 billion 7-year Green Bond Issue and a N1 billion 7-year Green Sukuk Issue. According to th

Lenovo unveils new line-up of mobile workstations in South Africa

Chinese technology major, Lenovo has recently introduced new edition of its ThinkPad P15, ThinkPad P1, and ThinkPad P17 mobile workstations. These new workstations feature an up-to-date 11th generation Intel Core & Xeon mobile CPUs, NVIDIA GPU latest architecture and support for PCIe Gen 4 SSDs

Hunter Bikes, by Hero MotoCorp, to glide on Nigerian roads soon

Hero MotoCorp, India’s leading two-wheeler producer and supplier, has publicized its reinvigorated strategy for the Nigerian market with a launch of new range of Hunter Bikes developed particularly for the region. It has been reported that the Kewalram Chanrai Group is expected to be the excl

Huawei’s Band 6 enters South African ‘smart wearables’ market

Huawei, a leading telecommunications brand, has announced the launch of its Band 6 for South African markets. The product is expected to be one of the latest members of the Huawei Band series. Reports suggest that the Huawei Band 6 would be available at the company’s retail stores in South Afr

Scatec bags 540 MW ‘solar-plus-storage’ projects in South Africa

Scatec- a Norwegian company that specializes in renewable energy systems has secured 540 MW solar projects alongside 225MW/1140MWh of battery storage in South Africa. Notably, for the company, the bid aligns with its goal of 15 GW of green energy along with storage through 2025. South Africa has be

ICASA extends temporary spectrum use by three months in South Africa

South Africa’s telecom regulator, Independent Community Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has extended the use of temporary radio frequency spectrum issued to licensees for the next three months owing to the delay in auction of new spectrums.   With this offered extension, mobile operato