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PosoMoney Card-to-Wallet facility for mobile money

PosoMoney Card-to-Wallet facility for mobile money

Internet, Mobile
The oldest public company in Botswana, Botswana Post continues to follow ride the innovation train with every day seeing the post coming up with life improving technologies especially the ones that speaks to fintech. In a statement communicated to biztechafrica the organization said of its latest offering: “Following closely on the launch of the BotswanaPost innovative mobile money solution, PosoMoney in April 2019, BotswanaPost is proud to announce the value added feature of PosoMoney Card-to-Wallet.” This PosoMoney card-to-wallet facility allows PosoMonemobily users to top-up their account using any debit/credit card. True to the company’s drive to enhance its digital offering through its E-services, BotswanaPost is on the pursuit on how to continuously improve services for its custom
Publiseer Launched publiSHEr to bridge gender gap

Publiseer Launched publiSHEr to bridge gender gap

Internet
Digital content distribution platform Publiseer has launched publiSHEr, an initiative that seeks to bridge the gender imbalance gap in the field of digital media. This includes discovering and encouraging more female African writers, musicians, and filmmakers to get involved in creating and changing the African narrative. The publiSHEr initiative will give female African creatives the distribution, protection, and promotion services of Publiseer at no charge, and allow them to keep 100% of the revenue generated from the sales of their creative works, as opposed to the typical Publiseer business model where Publiseer takes 25% the revenue generated. "We looked at our numbers and discovered that 76% of the contents we have distributed and monetized since inception belong to male Af
Avast and AVG Extensions Kicked out of Chrome

Avast and AVG Extensions Kicked out of Chrome

Internet
Wladimir Palant, the creator of Adblock Plus recently wrote how four extensions from Avast and AVG uploaded detailed browsing profiles of their users. They have since been removed from the Chrome Web Store by Google. It is worth noting that Avast is a cybersecurity company and AVG is its subsidiary and both offer the same extensions, Avast Online Security, AVG Online Security,  Avast SafePrice and AVG SafePrice. Wladimir wrote that the four were spying on its allegedly 400 million users by collecting data that “exceeds by far what would be considered necessary or appropriate even for the security extensions.” When Avast Online Security extension is active, it will request information about your visited websites from an Avast server. In the process, it will transmit data that allows reco
Telkom Kenya faces Network issues

Telkom Kenya faces Network issues

Internet, Mobile
Telkom Kenya customers have been complaining about network issues which have plugged the telco for the past few days. The company has finally sent out a communiqué on Twitter acknowledging the network issues they are facing. It reads: Dear Customer, We are currently experiencing a network incident that has caused service interruption in some parts of the Country. Kindly bear with us as our technical teams work to resolve this. We regret any inconvenience caused Telkom has not specified the actual reason for the network incident or the number of services that have been affected by the service interruption or the areas affected in the country. However, judging from mentions sent to their social media handles, it seems that it has been happening for a while. In some cases, it is
Djibouti’s fibre optic to land in Kenya

Djibouti’s fibre optic to land in Kenya

Broadband, Internet
Djibouti African Region Express (DARE 1) the 4,854 km undersea fibre optic whose landing point in Kenya will be managed by Telkom Kenya is expected to be completed by June next year. “The system is on track to be ready for commercial traffic in June 2020,” the venture partners were quoted as saying. They also said that the manufacturing aspects are complete and the remaining works are progressing. “Telkom is excited to be the landing party in Nyali, Mombasa, with the DARE1 consortium, considering the benefits it has in store for the country. This investment will offer diversity in the routing of traffic and will also provide for fibre continuity, cognizant of the risk at the high seas. The development of regional backbones such as the DARE1 will also increase access to data in the regi