Cyber in Africa

Smart Africa


Smart Africa is a bold and innovative commitment from African Heads of State and Government to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, ushering Africa into a knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and usage of information and communication technologies.
The Transform Africa Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda on the 28th – 31st October 2013 culminated in the adoption of the Smart Africa Manifesto document by seven (7) African Heads of State (Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Gabon and Burkina Faso) in which they committed to provide leadership in accelerating socio-
economic development through ICT.

On 30th – 31st January 2014, the Smart Africa Manifesto was endorsed by all Heads of State and Government of the African Union at the 22 nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly in Addis Ababa. The development places ICT at the heart of the ICT agenda in Africa beyond the original 7 signatories.



Forbes Afrique

Embassy of France


The CyberWire


The CyberWire is a cybersecurity-focused news service and a trusted, independent voice in the marketplace. We deliver concise, accessible, and relevant content, separating the signal from the noise in a burgeoning industry, overloaded with information and competing messages. Our news products are created by real people—analysts, experts and writers with their ears to the ground. We use automation and create our own technologies to help us along the way, but the news we share has been carefully curated by people working hard and thinking about what matters to the users of cyberspace.

CIO East Africa


CIO EAST AFRICA is the leading magazine for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in East Africa, published by Kommunication Ultimate Limited (KUL) in conjunction with the International Data Group (IDG), a world-renowned publisher of legendary brands. 

We serves the enterprise community of CIOs and senior technology decision- makers with peer insight and expertise on Business Strategy, Innovation and Leadership. CIO attracts the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives of any media brand, reaching over one million decision-makers monthly. CIO provides unparalleled Access, Insight and Interaction with this audience. 

The publication hosts quarterly briefings – CIO Executive Breakfast Series; The Africa Summit Series (Cloud, Security, IoT and Big Data) and the CIO 100 Awards and Symposium. These products provide for an interactive platform where the sector IT leaders from both the supply and demand side can meet and interact. 

Since its inception, CIO East Africa has provided an opportune platform for the Industry to congregate and share, network and learn. CIO East Africa is focused on delivering timely and accurate information about the trends and development of the sector to enable, you, our audience to make informed technology investment decisions. 


Empower Africa



Ventures Africa is an online business news site and community that produces stories about an evolving Africa through the lens of policy, innovation and life. And with our two digital issues, VA BizHive and VA Speak, we explore unique angles around salient issues within the continent.

The stories we tell inspire people to positively shape their environment.


Bank of Kigali


Established in 1966, BK Group Plc is a group company registered with RDB and licensed under Law No. 08/99. The Bank subsidiary is the largest commercial bank in Rwanda, with leading market share over 30% across key metrics as at 31 March 2019. The Bank has a wide distribution network ranging from self-service channels, Point of Sale terminals as well as other channels that promote financial inclusion. The bank has a short-term credit rating of A1+ and a long-term rating of AA-, with a stable outlook, from Global Credit Rating (GCR). In 2011, the Bank became the second domestic company to be listed on the Rwandan Stock Exchange and in 2018 became the first domestic company to be listed on an international exchange - the Nairobi Securities Exchange.



ThinkCyber Africa


Big Blue




Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. 

The company has over 1000 employees and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.


NSO Group

Blue Octagon



Commvault is a worldwide leader in delivering data readiness. We’re committed to ensuring you can protect, manage, move, recover, and use your data. Always. Our software automates mind-numbing IT tasks and makes your data work harder for you — so you can gain invaluable insights for your business. Commvault solutions work on-prem and in the cloud with the digital tools and procedures you’re already using. Keep your data accessible and actionable with a single solution that ensures your data is always available — no matter what.

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