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


Liquid Telecom and Cisco drive teacher training in Kenya

Liquid Telecom has announced on Wednesday that it has concluded a six-week long online training for more than 100 teachers in Western Kenya, as part


Engineering innovation accelerator gets USD120,000 injection

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has received increased, multi-year support from The Lemelson Foundation for its annual ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW), the premier


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

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

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

Big Data Technology

Vertiv unveils solution for managing small to medium data centres

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has unveiled Vertiv™ Environet™ Alert, a new software offering that brings enterprise-level infrastructure monitoring

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

Gadget Review Technology

Here’s what the Tecno Camon 16 Premier can do for you

 As smartphones are becoming increasingly integrated into our everyday lives, it is essential to choose one that fits your lifestyles and your needs. Every mobile


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


Demand for Epazz DeskFlex e-learning software surges

Epazz, Inc, an American mission-critical provider of cloud-based business solutions, has announced that its DeskFlex room booking software for universities is receiving a growing number of

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


Swedish technology to help boost sleeping comfort

The first priority for any hotel should be to provide a good night’s sleep for its guests. This service must however include the guarantee of


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”

5G and IoT Technology

American TV provider chooses Nokia’s 5G capabilities

Nokia has announced that American direct-broadcast satellite provider DISH Network has chosen its cloud-native, standalone Core software products to help it build the most advanced,


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

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.

Op-ed Technology

Re-imagining customer experience in the new decade

By Ndonye Vincent Njoroge and Nathanial Peterson Now, more than ever, the customer experience is the battleground upon which titans of industry will fall and

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 Cyber Security Technology

Kindite strengthens data protection partnership with Microsoft

Kindite, a provider of data-in-use protection solutions, has announced it has achieved a Co-Sell Ready partner status with Microsoft. Through the co-selling program, Kindite will

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


How Saadiya Aminu is leading the real estate disruption in Nigeria

Urban Shelter Limited (USL) is redefining the real estate sector with a culture dedicated to service, finding opportunities and creating value. USL, a property development

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 Op-ed Technology

What the Schrems II judgement means to global data privacy

The judgment of a case delivered on 16 July 2020 by the Court of Justice of the European Court (CJEU) also informally known as the

Blockchain Cryptos Technology

Despite price drop, Bitcoin bulls’ case stronger than ever

The Bitcoin ‘break out’ case is stronger than ever – despite the cryptocurrency’s price dropping 12% over the last seven days, affirms Nigel Green, chief


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

Cyber Security Technology

Anna Collard: Cybersecurity must be kept top of mind

In May 2020, the personal records of more than 24 million South Africans and nearly 794,000 companies were handed over to someone impersonating a client.

Gadget Review Technology

How Huawei’s solar tech is fostering adoption of clean energy

Huawei’s Smart PV (photovoltaic) solution will be harnessing digital technology to convert solar energy into electricity ultra-efficiently, promote the adoption of clean energy, and create

Gadget Review Technology

Tecno Camon 16 Premier comes with features for the modern world

The first Augmented Reality online launch integrating technology and photography hosted by TECNO came to a successful conclusion on September 3. Following the theme of

Big Data Technology

How tech is reshaping the health industry in South Africa

The Covid-19 pandemic has swept across the world, dominating our mindscape, international discourse, national budgets and overwhelming global health systems. The virus has challenged every