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Could 2021 see an AI breakthrough for Kenya’s medicine?

When Facebook used Artificial Intelligence to boost blood donation in Kenya mid this year, it set the stage for what could become the driver for

Technology

Google unveils solution for Africa’s digital identity snags

With online digital identity hurdles hurting Africa’s quest for personal credible profile data in the interwebs, internet search giant Google has unveiled a new mobile-only

Future of Work Technology

China, Kenya set up virtual marketplace to enhance trade

Kenyan business people can now trade virtually with their Chinese counterparts following the rollout of an e-commerce platform. The digital platform, China-Central & East Africa

Africa Internet Economy By Google
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Africa’s internet economy worth USD180 billion by 2025

e-Conomy Africa 2020, a new report released by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), estimates that Africa’s Internet economy has the potential to reach

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USD 428 billion needed to bring the remaining 3 billion people online

A new study by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates that US$ 428 Billion are needed to connect the remaining 3 billion people to the internet

Cyber Security Technology

One continent, different cybersecurity priorities

As is often said, Africa is not a country – and few things bring this fact home more than KnowBe4’s African edition of its annual

Big Data Technology

20 African countries form geographic data hub for youth

Twenty African countries have partnered to form a geographic data hub for tech-savvy youth.  The initiative is aimed at providing a platform for innovative youth

5G and IoT Technology

Liquid Telecom’s plan to expand global network coverage

Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has announced its partnership with Zayo Group Holdings, Inc., a global leader of communications infrastructure. The partnership will see Liquid

Future of Work Technology

Kenya rolls out ambitious digital plan to lift farmers

Kenya is betting big on technology to transform agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy, in a bid to enhance production and boost livelihoods

Technology

Boosting private investment in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Senegal

Private sector investment in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Senegal, will be strengthened following European Investment Bank support for the countries in their membership and

Technology

430,000 smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana to benefit from affordable fertiliser

The African Development Bank has approved the participation of the Africa Fertilizer Financing Mechanism (AFFM) in a USD4 million partial trade credit guarantee with OCP

Cyber Security Technology

Africa under constant threat of cyber attacks

Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in H1 2020 (36% decrease in South Africa, 26%

Technology

Mondia and Jumia launch gaming service on JumiaPay for Africa

 Mondia, a leading technology company which specialises in the marketing and distribution of digital content and Jumia, Africa’s largest e-commerce platform, have announced the launch

AI and Robotics Technology

Tapping tech to remedy Africa’s ailing health sector

Africa’s healthcare finds itself in a critical juncture, where the COVID-19 pandemic is placing a spotlight on some of the industry’s biggest resource challenges. According

Future of Work Technology

Huawei to offer digital payment services in Africa via Mondia Pay

Huawei, in cooperation with digital payment entity, Mondia Pay, will now be offering Direct Carrier Billing service (DCB), for seamless, contactless payments for users in

Future of Work Technology

Why banks are ramping up bid for digital services

Ever since mobile financial services, spearheaded by Safaricom’s M-Pesa, a Kenyan innovation, came on the scene, the mainstream banks have been compelled to rethink their

Technology

Report: Africa’s post-pandemic recovery will be prolonged but transformative

Specialist risk British consultancy Control Risks, and independent global advisory NKC African Economics, the Africa-focused subsidiary of Oxford Economics, have launched the fifth edition of

Cyber Security Technology

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have the highest malware attacks in Africa – Kaspersky

Kaspersky security solutions have reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware etc) they have

Big Data Technology

Interview with Zoho’s Andrew Bourne

Andrew Bourne is the Regional Manager, Africa, Zoho Corp, an Indian software development company that is rolling out its latest solution, Bigin, in Africa, starting

5G and IoT Future of Work Technology

Zoho Workplace reimagines the future of work

Zoho Corporation has announced major updates to Zoho Workplace — a single software platform that brings together collaboration, productivity, and communications tools and integrates them

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Rebuilding the African fashion industry using tech

The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic on global value chains and its impact on African businesses is already evident. As factories close their doors and

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How AI, VR, 5G and cloud computing will create the Internet of Bodies (IoB)

The term ‘Intelligent Connectivity’ is gaining popularity across the early adopters of Industry 4.0 technologies, as the future of human living gets reconstructed each day.

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Tech-savvy Kenya shows Africa can be world’s food granary

Africa is certainly the most improbable place to be talking about being the food granary of the globe as the continent continues to face some

4IR Startups Technology

How Dr Semmelweis’s handwashing philosophy is saving Nairobians

During the Black Death of the 14th century where between 75 million to 200 million lives were lost, the Jews of Europe recorded a significantly

Blockchain Future of Work Technology

Blockchain in Africa: The case of Kenya

Kenya has rightfully earned its stature as one of the top technology hubs not only in Africa but across the globe. Innovations such as M-Pesa,

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How tech can be the saviour in corona lockdown

Deaths arising from coronavirus infections are soaring every day as the pandemic spreads to every corner of the planet. Economies are at a standstill, with

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How virus has changed consumerism in Kenya

Many Kenyans have had to take loans on digital platforms to purchase food.

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Top 250 Companies in Africa 2020, the movers and shakers

 Kenya’s capital prowess in the Top 250 Companies in Africa 2020 list has waned this year, with three companies failing to secure their presence from