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Cloud Computing Technology

IBM goes big in cloud computing, acquires Taos

Computing giant IBM, whose impact in Africa in matters technology has been widely appreciated, has announced it is acquiring cloud professional and managed services provider

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AI and Robotics Technology

Most prepared African countries for AI are Mauritius, Egypt and South Africa – Report

Only three countries in Africa are well prepared for the take off of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and related technologies in 2021 according to a report

Technology

UNDP bets on tech to help Africa resume safe air travel

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is banking on technology to support the safe re-opening of Africa to travel and trade as the continent strives to emerge stronger from

Technology

SouthBridge announces major digital transactions in Togo

SouthBridge Group, an innovative, pan-African financial advisory and investment firm, working with corporates, sovereigns and multinationals across the Continent, concluded two significant transactions in the

Cyber Security Technology

Strathmore launches centre to curb cyber attacks

Cyber security threats have gone up sharply since Covid-19 struck, leaving companies scratching their heads on how to tame the menace. As part of the

Technology

How pandemic will accelerate Africa’s transition to clean power

PwC’s Africa Oil and Gas Review 2020 anticipates that the global transition to renewable energy will accelerate rapidly throughout the coming decade, causing exponential disruption

Technology

Africa steps up war on Covid with new testing platform

LumiraDx, the next generation point-of-care diagnostic company, has announced a $32 million global partnership iwith Africa Union, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa

3D Printing Technology

Just what can 3D printing do for housing?

Have you ever stopped to think about the future of construction? Well, 3D printing technology is set to revolutionise the whole sector in 10 year’s

4IR Startups Technology

‘Our dream is to digitize farming in Kenya’

Raised in a village where every family depended on subsistence maize farming for a living, he experienced the challenges of traditional farming first hand, witnessing

AI and Robotics Technology

Blue Prism uses AI to transform customer experience

Addressing the increasing demands of customer contact centres and call centre agent productivity, Blue Prism, a South African company has announced the availability of Blue Prism Service

Technology

Vantage Capital injects Usd28 million into Morocco’s radiology ecosystem

South Africa’s Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has made a $28.0 million equity investment to acquire a significant minority

Technology Women in Tech

#WomenInTech urged to apply for e-commerce programme in South Africa

The High Commission of Canada in South Africa has partnered with the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) to run an eCommerce Capacity Development Programme for Women

Future of Work Technology

AfDB partners with Nigerian government and Microsoft to launch e-learning platform

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the government of Nigeria and Microsoft have launched the Digital Nigeria eLearning Platform, to provide marketable digital skills to the country’s youth. The platform

4IR Startups Technology

Mastercard unveils Fintech Express to empower startups in Africa

Mastercard has launched Fintech Express in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), a program designed to facilitate emerging fintechs’ launch and expansion. Leveraging the power

Blockchain Technology

#BuiltWithBitcoin: Paxful to build fourth school in Nigeria

Global peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful has announced that it will be building a fourth school in its #BuiltWithBitcoin’s 100-school initiative which aims to bring quality

4IR Startups Technology

20 young African entrepreneurs shortlisted for Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize, a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation, has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced at

Blockchain Technology

Paxful adds Tether stablecoin to its platform

Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, has announced the addition of Tether (USDT) to its platform. USDT belongs to a class of cryptocurrencies known as stablecoins.

Technology

NAS Airport Services launches e-commerce platform

Nairobi based food and laundry firm NAS Airport Services Limited has launched its own online commerce store which enables the company to provide services directly

Technology

Why a smartphone is still not affordable in Africa

Today, almost half of the world’s population has remained offline, even in the pandemic period when the need to access health information and basic education

Big Data Technology

Use Big Data to achieve food security, Africa urged

African countries have been urged to create a collaborative ecosystem of sharing all agricultural data to unlock their hidden potential, an effort that could boost

4IR Startups Big Data Technology

Covid-19 apps show Africa can overcome healthcare hurdles

 Most developing countries, most of which are found in Africa, are faced with numerous challenges in provision of quality health to its people.  The capacity

Future of Work Technology

The internet is getting 11 new users every second – Report

When global populations went into lockdown in a bid to control the Covid-19 pandemic, internet  and social media traffic rose to an all time high, moving millions of users online every

Cyber Security Technology

Working from home makes firms easy target for cyber-attacks

Working from home is now a new normal in the face of a pandemic that is relentlessly giving the world sleepless nights. However, as companies

Future of Work Technology

More Kenyans are quitting Facebook, fake news and online bullying on the rise – Report

Social media users in Kenya are now beginning to abandon Facebook in favour of TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram, in a global seismic shift towards ditching

Future of Work Jobs Technology

Microsoft’s free e-learning initiative to prepare 25 million users for 4IR

Microsoft in collaboration with LinkedIn and Github has unveiled a multi-billion initiative to equip people with digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy. While announcing

Big Data Future of Work Technology

Data gradually turning into oil fueling success of businesses

Data is becoming an integral driver of the economy and our overall daily lives. In tech circles, it is regarded as the ‘modern oil’ that

Big Data Future of Work Technology

Africa launches single online medical supplies platform

AMSP will be adopted as a single online marketplace for all 53 nations to enable the supply of coronavirus related critical medical equipment. The innovation