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

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


Safaricom bets big on tech to diversify revenue streams

Safaricom is banking on technology to drive growth and boost revenue, with new changes in the management reflecting this focus. The telco CEO Peter Ndegwa


How pandemic has revolutionised Zimbabwe’s newsrooms

BY Lungelo Ndhlovu In the face of COVID-19 containment measures that have made it increasingly difficult to distribute print newspapers, many media companies in Zimbabwe

AI and Robotics Technology

Australia’s Replica Studios goes beta with AI voice

Replica Studios, an artificial intelligence (AI) voice technology company based in Fortitude Valley in Australia, has opened the beta waitlist for its synthetic voice plugin, AI

Blockchain Technology

Bitcoin hits USD18,150 as 73% of millionaires invest in cryptos

As Bitcoin hits $18,150 as at Thursday evening, almost reaching its 2017 all-time high (ATH), nearly three-quarters of high net worth individuals will have invested

Op-ed Technology

MAWJI: Online trading becoming more attractive in Africa

By Jay Mawji While the International Monetary Fund acknowledges the damaging recession effects of Covid-19 in Africa the economic outlook for the continent remains optimistic,


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

Big Data Technology

Data firm unveils global channel partner program

Data platform for real-time decisions, VoltDB has announced a new global channel partner program for OEMs, value-added resellers (VARs), technology partners, and systems integrators (SIs).

5G and IoT Technology

Kenya first in Africa to benefit from fast internet plan for rural areas

Kenya will be the first country in Africa to benefit from affordable high speed 4G internet in rural areas, thanks to a partnership between Harare-based

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

Cyber Security Technology

How firms can ward off rising cyber threats

The shift from the traditional working environment to the digital space has accelerated following the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. While working remotely will certainly be


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

Future of Work Technology

Enhancing high speed internet in rural Africa

Econet Group, a leading telecoms and technology group in Africa, has teamed up with X’s Project Taara to expand and enhance affordable, high speed connectivity

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


South Africa tech firm takes digital entertainment notch higher

Mondia , a mobile technology company specialising in the marketing and distribution of digital content, has announced the launch of a revolutionary, time-based entertainment platform

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

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

4IR Startups Future of Work Technology

California voters classify ride-hailing drivers as contractors

The US state of California has voted to hand ride hailing startups Uber and Lyft a big victory — and labor unions a big setback

Big Data Technology

Africa’s hurdles as it navigates data privacy rights

Africa’s growing digital economy is churning out tonnes of data daily. This has spawned challenges in managing the data while securing privacy rights. The huge

5G and IoT Cyber Security Technology

Inside US, China bitter tech fallout

The Cold War brought out the most bitter of political rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union, the then two global superpowers. The

5G and IoT Cyber Security Technology VR & AR

How Africa is caught in US-China tech war crossfire

The US and China are currently locked in a technology war that is shaking the world. Africa has not been spared the effects of the

4IR Startups Technology

Free e-learning for rural Africa using German technology

Africa’s e-learning market has seen substantial growth due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with the use of e-learning applications and platforms surging as schools and


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

Op-ed Technology

GARDINER: Digital solutions can curb financial fraud in Africa

By Murray Gardiner The statistics that project uncertainty in Africa are not in short supply. The World Bank has estimated that Africa could potentially hold 90

Blockchain Technology

Rosy future for DeFi despite imminent setbacks

Despite a potential collapse in huge Decentralised Finance (DeFi) yield farming returns in the next six months, the majority (64%) of panellists on Finder’s Cryptocurrency

AI and Robotics Big Data Future of Work Technology

Tech key ingredient in Africa manufacturers’ recipe for success

Future African businesses will need to scale up their operations along digital solutions if they are to survive the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) disruption,


How to use tech to rescue global air industry

The impact of Covid-19 on the global aviation industry has been severely damaging. Flight schedules have been cut down by up to 80 percent since


Forget alcohol or drugs, social media is as addictive

Do you feel like something is not right or you are missing something when you don’t use social media even for a few hours or

Cyber Security Technology

Pandemic exposes Africa to cyber threats

An upsurge in cyber attack incidents over the pandemic period has been evident in Africa, with various reports indicating that these attacks are increasingly becoming more dynamic