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Government has invited Indian high-tech giants to explore business opportunities and set up shop in the information communication and technology sector in the country. Deputy Minister of Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Jenfan Muswere, extended the invitation last Friday while in India where he attended the Millennial India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry...

Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has confirmed it will impose a 5% tax on e-commerce transactions, effective in 2020. Babatunde Fowler, FIRS chairman described the tax as “a practice that actually should be in existence” and said the organisation is working with banks to ensure that the fee is automatically deducted at the point...

Digital transformation is one of today’s biggest buzzwords and depending on who you ask, you will almost always get a different answer. In short, digital transformation is the application of technology to create new services and processes by leveraging the convergence of people, processes and networked things. This requires companies to evolve their business operations...

South African cloud services distribution firm Digicloud Africa has entered Google Cloud’s ecosystem as a value added distributor for Google Cloud Platform and G Suite in Africa. Digicloud Africa will operate as a two-tier distributor supporting resellers across Africa, which in turn will work with Google’s cloud customers in different vertical market segments. “We’re excited...

Zimbabwe and China yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the advancement of ICTs between the two countries, in yet another sign of the growing interest of cooperation between the two countries. Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Kazembe Kazembe on behalf of Zimbabwe while the Chinese vice president of the Ministry...

As a market, digital services in Africa’s agriculture sector remains untapped say experts and could be worth over US$2.26-billion. Microsoft, through its 4Afrika Initiative, has announced a new collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture. The collaboration was announced at the African Green Revolution Forum...

On 26 August 2019, Pan-African telecommunications service provider SEACOM announced a partnership with cybersecurity Sophos. This partnership will see the two companies develop a “next-generation” security solution called ‘On-Premise Security.’ This solution is aimed at cost-conscious small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across South Africa. SEACOM’s ‘On-Premise Security’ is said to be a full-suite solution that...

Zimbabwe education-focused loan and people development company Educate has partnered with UK-based FinTech company, SympliFi, to enable Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom to invest in the education of their loved ones back home. Educate has partnered with 53 academic institutions in Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe,and offers finance to enable students to attend these institutions....