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Flagging hurdles holding back African women in mobile internet adoption

About 112 million more women started using mobile internet for the first time last year across low- and middle-income countries (LMIC).Butthere are still 74 million

Big Data Technology

Millennials spearhead global switch to digital banking

More than 50 percent of millennials globally have moved from traditional physical banking to digital accounts. The switch, a survey reveals, is driven by their

Big Data Cyber Security Technology

Saccos navigate private data minefield in digital switch

The arrival of Covid-19 has disrupted the way we do things in virtually every sector of the economy. Business and companies have had to change


Glovo launches faster delivery service for goods

Spanish delivery app Glovo has launched a new service that cuts delivery time of small quantity products to customers.  The service dubbed, Q-Commerce delivers goods


Vifaa Tech Awards: Samsung bags 5 awards for its super devices

Samsung’s business refocus to match quality and affordability in fast paying off, now bagging five awards at the recently concluded Vifaa Tech Awards hosted by

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Asian e-commerce platform QNET to open shop in Kenya

Asian e-commerce platform, QNET plans to launch an outlet in Kenya in the next few months as it seeks to expand its network of independent

Cloud Computing Technology

Liquid Telecom rebrands as it ramps up tech business

Liquid Telecom, formerly known as Kenya Data Networks (KDN), has rebranded changing its name to Liquid Intelligent Technologies (LIT). The rebrand represents the firm’s transformation from

Future of Work Op-ed Technology

BOURNE: How to create the perfect remote work environment

By Andrew Bourne Traditional work culture expectations are undergoing a paradigm shift, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a recent Consumer Insight Africa study,

Big Data Technology

Pathways International partners with data guru to unlock East Africa’s data market

Pathways International has partnered with Lisbon-based Big Data guru Jose Almeida to deliver an end-to-end approach to the digital transformation challenges in the East African

4IR Startups Technology

Kenyan startup revolutionising rural agriculture

Sub-Saharan African agriculture has a massive footprint, with more than 60% of the continent’s population engaged in smallholder farming, and about 23% of its GDP


IBM unveils world’s first 2 nanometer chip technology

IBM has unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world’s first chip announced with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology. Semiconductors play


OBWOGO: Holy cow! I’ve seen a “trend” in my Run Chart (Part 13)

One mistake most people, including policymakers, make is to over-react or under-react to data points on a run chart. What they forget is that repeate


HP innovation to boost quality of education in South Africa

Computer hardware maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) Friday launched the HP Innovation and Digital Education Academy (IDEA) in collaboration with Umlambo Foundation, a non-profit focused on improving

Op-ed Technology

ODHIAMBO: Choosing the best smart washing machine

By Sam Odhiambo In Kenya we have always been reliant on the cleaning ladies that we like to call “mama fuas” and our house managers

4IR Startups Technology

Safaricom and Huawei unveil a QR “Scan & Order” solution for restaurants

East Africa’s largest telco Safaricom on Tuesday partnered with Chinese tech giant Huawei to trial an innovative new solution for restaurants that allows customers to


German African energy forum to jumpstart Africa’s economic transformation

The African energy sector continues to solidify partnerships with German investors and technology with the aim of leading energy businesses from Germany, Europe and across

Blockchain Cryptos Technology

Dogecoin is the new GameStop: Are investors going to get burned?

Dogecoin has become the new GameStop, with frenzied trading potentially going to deliver a bloody nose to novice investors, warns the CEO of one of

Future of Work Technology

Namibian banks urged to embrace fintech

The Bank of Namibia (BoN) has called on the banking sector to consider financial technology to improve ease of access and financial inclusion. In its

Blockchain Cryptos Technology

Why Akon is building a crypto city in Uganda

Senegalese-American rapper and businessperson Akon is set to begin building another crypto city — this time in the East African nation of Uganda. According to

4IR Startups Technology

How Egypt’s healthcare innovators are meeting growing demand

In June 2015, Andrew Saad was interning at a hospital in northern Egypt when an elderly woman was rushed into the emergency room. She was complaining of


Morocco taps into diaspora’s expertise in green technologies

Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mining, and the Environment and the Ministry in charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad (MREs) signed a partnership agreement with the Research Institute for


Twitter uses Ghana as entry point to Africa

Social media company Twitter is now recruiting eleven people in Ghana, in what is seen as efforts to capturing the African market. It joins Facebook,

Op-ed Technology

BOURNE: Tech companies can help reverse talent erosion in rural Africa

By Andrew Bourne For decades, companies, especially tech providers in Africa have followed a certain operational pattern. They start out in a major city, raise


Digital solutions for persons with disabilities boosting tech inclusion in Kenya

While technology has been blamed for entrenching social discrimination, many solutions are being devised to cater for people living with disabilities, as advances in the


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