News in the World of Technology | Africa

  • Standard Chartered Bank Zambia has committed USD 50,000 to support the growth of women-led businesses by harnessing technology.
  • Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices, recently signed a partnership agreement with 24 Data Networks, an innovative ICT company positioned to help companies and enterprises optimise existing technology assets, deploy and manage 21st-century robust data networks for multi-modal operations.
  • Telecommunication giant MTN Uganda has slashed the rates for clients withdrawing money over the mobile money network.
  • Safaricom is seeking to offer services in the education, agriculture, and health sectors as it uses technology to expand its business.
  • Altron, one of SA’s biggest technology conglomerates, plans to raise at least GBP 416 million (approx. USD 537.8 million) in a London and Johannesburg initial public offering of its UK division, it said on Monday, as part of a strategy to sharpen its focus on Africa and unlock value trapped in its shares.