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Kenyan company seeks to help Africa leapfrog tax collection shortfalls

A Kenyan software company is deploying digital technologies to help eliminate fiscal enforcement drawbacks such as non-compliance and tax fraud in Africa. Starting with Monrovia,

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Deploying AI and Big Data to decongest Kenya’s capital city

It’s 9pm, one hour to curfew time. John Kiyaka scrolls through his smartphone to gauge how the day’s matatu business performed. The fleet supervisor of

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Airtel Kenya chooses Nokia for 5G network deployment

Nokia has announced that it has been selected by African mobile operator, Airtel Kenya in a three-year deal to modernize Nairobi with high speed 4G LTE and

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Local currency financing for off-grid power in Africa is limited – Report

Although advantageous, local currency financing for off-grid renewables projects and businesses that power the digital economy in rural Africa is still limited, according to a

Technology

DHL’s new platform makes transport of goods seamless

Saloodo!, a subsidiary of Germanys’ DHL Global Forwarding has rolled out a new system allowing transporters to submit their offers online. The digital tracking technology

Future of Work Technology

African banks urged to use tech to build resilience

African banks have been urged to leverage on emerging technologies to help the continent sail out of the stormy business environment caused by the Covid-19

5G and IoT Technology

Safaricom@20: The journey of improving internet speed in ‘Silicon Savannah’

East Africa’s biggest company Safaricom has in the past two decades contributed immensely to the penetration of technology to rural communities, gradually upscaling Kenyan citizens

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Why Somalia has the cheapest mobile data in Africa

That Somalia has the most affordable mobile internet in Africa according to British broadband research consultancy Cable, is a surprise to many netizens in the continent.  For

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Namibians in Facebook drive to donate blood

Facebook in partnership with the Namibian Blood Transfusion Service (NamBTS) and Ministry of Health and Social Services, have launched a new feature to encourage people

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Africa Medical Supplies Platform gets new partner for diagnostic solutions

BioMérieux and the Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), have announced a new partnership to facilitate the supply of high-quality diagnostic solutions from the bioMérieux Pandemic

4IR Startups Technology

8 West African start-ups selected for training

 Suguba in partnership with Mercy Corps and the French Development Agency (AFD) is organizing its second investment readiness program in French-speaking West Africa to support

Big Data Technology

Only technology can save the oil industry now – Analysts

During a recent webinar organized by Microsoft and Africa Oil and Power under the theme ‘Leveraging the Power of Technology for Oilfield Optimization’, panelists have

Gadget Review Technology

Orange improves access to mobile internet in Africa

Affordability of devices remains one of the most significant barriers to smartphone adoption in Africa. The average cost of an entry level smartphone in Africa

Blockchain Technology

First traceable gold supply chain comes to Ivory Coast

After a first export of gold, IMPACT and the European Union has announced that a traceability and due diligence system from mine site to the

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Facebook opens second Africa office in Nigeria

As part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today announced it will be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria – its

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New book to detail data insights about Africa’s energy sector

The African Energy Chamber will launch the book “African Energy Road to Recovery: How the African energy industry can reshape itself for a post-COVID comeback”

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First Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) launched in Africa

The Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar, ASECNA, has started to broadcast a SBAS (Satellite-Based Augmentation System) signal over Africa and the

Gadget Review Technology

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, the ultimate smartphone experience

Man’s fond relationship with devices in the digital era can meticulously be described as inseparable, as life gradually drifts to digital platforms. The feel-good aspect

Big Data Technology

Covid-19 has drained Kenyans’ financial resources – BRCK Report

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Kenyan accessible internet provider BRCK has partnered with a number of organizations to publish coronavirus information through its public

Big Data Technology

Kenya’s latest data centre takes shape in Nairobi

PAIX Data Centres, a Pan-African provider of cloud-and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, has announced the construction of its Nairobi data centre for opening in November this year. The

4IR Startups Technology

Innovator moves to eliminate Kenya’s e-learning snags

The quest for access to inclusive education in developing economies is becoming a key debate in Africa, with the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report released

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Free Wi-Fi internet for Africa, at last!

Pan African firm Cassava Fintech International (CFI) and Liquid Telecom Group (LTG) have announced the launch of Sasai Wi-Fi Finder, a potential game-changer in driving

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4IR Startups Technology

USD 50,000 up for grabs during AU’s African Integration Week

The African Union (AU) in collaboration with the AfroChampions Initiative is using the month of July to celebrate the continent’s cultural diversity via a virtual

4IR Startups Technology

VC4A and AWS offer millions to Africa’s startups

Startup ecosystem builder Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) is calling for disruptive African scale-ups looking to raise between Sh50 million and Sh1 billion to apply

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Ogilvy Africa unveils continent’s first real-time brand analytics platform

Ogilvy Africa has announced the rollout of the region’s first real-time marketing product that offers social intelligence and data analytics, community management and content innovations