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Africa’s economic growth remained stable in 2019 at 3.4 percent and is on course to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021, the African Development Bank’s 2020 African Economic Outlook (AEO) has revealed.
Huawei announced on Friday, 31 January 2020, that it has partnered with South African safety app, Namola, to ensure that more South Africans have access to this life-saving service. Now Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) users will be able to access the app through their AppGallery. “Our research shows that a quarter of our users access [&hellip
Zimbabwean AI expert and CEO of UK-based start-up Academy of Robotics, William Sachiti has published an open-source technology known as ‘Trees of Knowledge’ to improve access to education through smartphones in Africa. This free-to-develop technology enables a tree or rural landmark to broadcast a wifi connection providing access to a pre-loaded package of educational content. [&hellip
Zimbabwean AI expert William Sachiti, CEO of UK-based start-up Academy of Robotics has today published an open-source technology known as ‘Trees of Knowledge’ to improve access to education through smartphones in Africa.
Today, customers demand more than ever before from brands, including fast, personalised, reliable and free two-way communication. Organisations that have realised how important it is to reach their customers where they are and on a communication channel that they know and trust, are increasingly looking to WhatsApp Business API (Application Program Interface) as their preferred [&hellip
Data is an intrinsic part of business processes and also a source of competitive differentiation thanks to the potential of data analytics. Data has become a mission-critical business asset, which means that organisations need to be able to discover, protect and use it effectively and in a timely manner. This concept is known as being [&hellip
Global guide for startups calls on entrepreneurs in East, West Africa to submit nominations to be part of comprehensive guide to resources for startups and founders doing purpose-driven business in region.
Ghana’s telecoms regulator, the National Communication Authority (NCA), has been hauled before the Supreme Court of Ghana over its decision to introduce Conditional Access for Free-to –Air TV broadcast following the revision of its policy on the transition from analogue to digital television in 2019.
The frustration experienced by around 11 million South Africans who do not have access to financial services will now be a thing of the past, with the launch of MTN SA’s mobile money service, known as MoMo, today.
The South African Police Service (SAPS) and Facebook have announced a new partnership to help find missing children by sending Amber Alerts to the Facebook community in South Africa. The first of its kind in Africa, the Amber Alert system will enable the South African Police Service to seek assistance from the public when it [&hellip
Data centres are at the heart of economic growth in Africa and without them, developing rich and self-sufficient ICT ecosystems cannot happen.
Samsung has officially launched the worlds first 5G compatible tablet – its Galaxy S6 Tab. In an official post, the tech giant says, “The Galaxy Tab S6 5G features 5G mobile communications, a thin bezel 10.5-inch super-amorphous display, AKG’s sound technology, and quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, enabling massive streaming games, real-time 4K broadcast streaming, [&hellip
2019 was a significant year for the technology sector. It brought rise to numerous technological innovations and new business models that have changed the face of global economies. 2020 promises even better technology. We’re on the edge of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), where the speed of technology and the way it impacts business is [&hellip
Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has announced the signing a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Vodafone group in relation to the potential acquisition of Vodafone’s 55% shareholding in Vodafone Egypt.
The Digital Retail Forum 2020 took place on 29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference focused on emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. Gathering over 200 retail industry leaders and experts, #DRF2020 commenced under the theme: “Digital Disruption in [&hellip
As part of its ongoing commitment to Nigeria, MTN announced a capital investment programme of $1.6 billion (approximately N580 billion) over the next three years to strengthen and expand its network and operations in the country.
The Cell C Board has announced the appointment of two independent non-executive directors, Sindi Zilwa and Mark Nelson-Smith, who join the board with immediate effect. Zahir Williams, Cell C’s Chief Legal Officer also joins the Board as Company Secretary. The South African network provider says these appointments are in line with its continued commitment to good [&hellip
Huawei is set to open its first Experience Store in Kenya on Saturday, 1 February 2020. Launching at the Sarit Center in Nairobi, the Experience Store is said to give consumers the chance to experience Huawei’s latest gadgets, smartphones, fitness bands and smartwatches. “The Chinese tech giant has had a phenomenal rise in the consumer [&hellip
Botswana based investment Management Company, Kgori Capital introduced an online transaction platform offering a convenient way for investors to transact online.
Telkom announced earlier this week that it has invested in ongoing employee training and development to ensure cybersecurity awareness and compliance. The network provider believes that the current cybersecurity landscape places employees at risk of fraud, theft and infiltration. “We identified a gap in terms of employee training and awareness around IT and cybersecurity,” says [&hellip
Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox, has entered into a business partner agreement with Ellies Holdings, as part of a commitment by both companies to actively work together in expanding their respective product and solutions portfolios.
The UK government has decided to allow Huawei to participate in the rollout of its 5G network – despite US pressure on the UK government to exclude the technology giant by threatening that allowing Huawei to operate its 5G network could put transatlantic intelligence-sharing or even the UK-US trade deal at risk. In spite of [&hellip
Analysts and major enterprises predicted 50 billion IoT devices would be connected by 2020, yet the true figure stands closer to 9 billion.
Technology firm Samsung has partnered Safaricom and M-Kopa to roll out a Pay-As-You-Go mobile phone solution in Kenya.
Speed, mobility and agility have arguably become the greatest strengths reaped by organisations embracing the digital revolution. But what about visibility? Companies are transforming technology infrastructure and processes at extraordinary rates, but at the same time are creating digital ‘islands’ using a multitude of new technologies and services that are expected to work together. And [&hellip
Google has launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria. Previously referred to as the Google Launchpad Space, the Google Developers Space is a hub for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups. Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a commitment to African entrepreneurs, in July 2017, to start the Launchpad Accelerator Africa program and launch a [&hellip
Today, Google launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria. Previously referred to as the Google Launchpad Space, the Google Developers Space is a hub for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups.
There’s nothing worse than launching a new campaign, getting a ton of interest, seeing new customers flood in… and never return. Your ROAS flatlines. It’s impossible to scale. Those crickets are costly for your bottom line. If you aren’t paying attention to Customer Lifetime Value metrics, it’s time to start focusing there. Transforming one-time buyers [&hellip
Cannabis technology is growing rapidly, despite the fact that the industry is still very much in its infancy. While marijuana is still illegal on the federal level, it is becoming legal for medical and recreational purposes in many states. And CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that’s also in the marijuana and hemp plant, is legal throughout [&hellip
Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV.
Google is not the only privacy-focused search engine these days – there are new options popping up for consumers all the time. Here’s a closer look at a four alternatives: 1. StartPage Calling itself “the world’s most private search engine,” StartPage can back that up with the fact that you can use proxy connections so [&hellip
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a whole decade since Instagram made its debut. What was initially created as a place to share photos with family and friends has evolved into one of the hottest markets for businesses and brands to get in touch with their consumers. Over the last ten years, Instagram [&hellip
Property finance expert Timothy Akinnusi has launched a digital home loan platform that aims to change the slow and cumbersome traditional home loan application process. He says the mortgage industry is poised for massive disruption and that his company, MortgageMarket, is looking forward to putting power back in the hands of increasingly tech-savvy consumers.
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The Digital Retail Forum 2020 is set to take place on 29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference will be focused on emerging technologies such as Ai, IoT, drones, digital payment solutions, new eCommerce models and mobility are disrupting the retail sector. The Wholesale and Retail Sector Education and Training Authority [&hellip
Ivory Coast’s Ministry of Construction, Housing and Urban Development (MCLU) has signed a contract for the implementation of a project to simplify urban land administration and convert it to digital form.
As the new decade dawns, the telecommunications industry (specifically mobile), has finally woken up to the fact that its economics need to change, especially with the advent and expected widespread uptake of 5G.
MTN Zambia has announced the launch of two affordable 3G and 4G smartphones, dubbed Dandy and Rio, aimed at bridging the digital divide and deepen digital inclusion in the country. Bart Hofker, the network provider’s CEO, says “the Dandy and Rio smartphones we are introducing today will provide our customers with an easy and convenient [&hellip
Ghana’s Communication Ministry has set the middle of 2020 as the time for the final switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system.
There is a good chance that you have already heard about 5G. Ian Fogg, mobile data analytic from OpenSignal, puts it simply: ”Whatever we do now with our smartphones we’ll be able to do faster and better.” But what 5G can bring for our daily lives? Here are 5 things you could consider: 1. Health […]
The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local organisations in the public and private sector vulnerable to security threats and compliance issues.
Korba is here again to excite its customers with a new innovative service named “KORBA WHATSAPP” – an additional access channel to the very popular USSD code *365#.
MTN Cameroon, leader of the electronics communications sector in Cameroon, has announced the results of the Cameroonian edition of the MoMo Developer Hackathon Challenge 2019 competition launched in October 2019.