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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

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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

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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

Technology

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

Technology

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

Technology

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

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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

Technology

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

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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

Technology

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

Technology

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

Technology

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

Technology

Guinea to digitize tech regulation in the next 5 years

Guinea has now joined other African nations implementing digital regulatory technology (RegTech) projects in the communications sector. The West African nation’s telecoms regulator, Autorité de

Blockchain Cryptos Technology

South African firm launches crypto platform to unlock Africa’s property business

You can now buy and sell anything with Bitcoin or Safcoin cryptocurrencies across Africa, thanks to a new platform launched in South Africa. Dubbed Crypto

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Google moves to support 15,000 Kenyan SMEs reach a bigger online market

Google is confident that its new strategy to support Kenyan small businesses on various social media tools will be impactful in promoting their products while

Future of Work Op-ed Technology

SOMER: Driving the future of digital sales

By Lauren Somer Business has changed. The way people do business, how they engage with business, and the connections they create in business. While the

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Over Usd10,000 awarded to African students in machine learning challenge

UmojaHack Africa 2021 was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa to compete on Zindi in a virtual machine

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