01 July 2019
The chief executive officer (CEO) of Kenyan telecom company Safaricom, Bob Collymore, has died at the age of 61.
A British businessman born in Guyana, Collymore had been suffering from an acute form of leukemia and passed away while at home on the morning of July 1st.
He was well known in Kenya and east Africa for championing M-Pesa to Kenyans, the mobile money transfer platform that began as texting money between users, but has now evolved to cover billions of financial transactions in the country.Find out more
14 June 2019
Vodacom has signed a strategic partnership with cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will see the former become both a customer and a reseller of the latter’s services.
“We have signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services, which will make AWS our primary cloud provider,” said Shameel Joosub, during the group’s annual results presentation in Midrand. “We will also be a strategic partner, integrator and reseller for AWS services across Africa.”Find out more