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

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

Future of Work Technology

10 priorities for sustainable energy transformation

Siemens Energy has published the main priorities to enable facilitate a successful long-term energy transition and enable countries to thrive in the lower-carbon world. These

Op-ed Technology

How Facebook is supporting elections in Africa

By Akua Gyekye Our work in supporting elections across Africa continues to be a priority and we’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts both locally

Future of Work Technology

Using technology to transform the electric power industry

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, IDC and Huawei jointly released the white paper for the electric power industry — Building the Future-Ready Power Enterprise: Road to

Technology Women in Tech

List of speakers in this year’s Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced plans to hold its 6th Annual Conference and Awards on 2nd and 3rd December 2020. Since its inception,


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%


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

Future of Work Technology

Technology changes face of land mapping in Ghana

About 90% of rural land in Africa is not formally documented, making it vulnerable to land grabbing and expropriation. Weak property rights result in communal


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

Big Data Op-ed Technology

How Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) transforms data centres

BY HUAWEI Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) vastly changes how data centres are managed. Huawei’s renowned solutions help maximise the total value of ownership in

AI and Robotics Big Data Op-ed Technology

How Artificial Intelligence helps Huawei build Green Data Centres

By Huawei Data centres are being overhauled, revamped and modernised to support digital transformation and the power-hungry cloud deployments they contain. Artificial intelligence is a

Op-ed Technology

TUGEE: How to grow technopreneurial culture in the digital age

By Tonny Tugee With a shift away from physical commerce, consumers are increasingly taking their daily activities online. This shift has resulted in new opportunities


South African casino operators push for online legislation

South African casino operators such as Tsogo Sun and Sun International are quietly pushing the government to pass legislation allowing online casinos to operate alongside

Cloud Computing Technology

Nokia and Google Cloud collaborate to modernise digital infrastructure

Nokia and Google Cloud today announced a five-year strategic collaboration that will see Nokia migrate its on-premise IT infrastructure onto Google Cloud. Nokia will migrate

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


Huawei and Sunline unveil Digital Loan One Box solution

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, Sunline and Huawei jointly released the Digital Loan One Box Solution — a global contactless solution for financial services. This solution


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

Op-ed Technology

Using mobile money to foster financial inclusion

By Huawei As mobile devices increase in popularity, individuals are embracing digital transformation more rapidly than most enterprises. People are changing their habits, looking for

Future of Work Technology

Orange collaborates with Smart Africa to improve One Africa Network

Orange, a platinum member of the Smart Africa Alliance, is bolstering the One Africa Network (OAN) project which has the aim of reducing the cost of

Op-ed Technology

How to build smarter bank branches

By Huawei Industry Experts The Coronavirus has accelerated the need for mobile and self-service banking, with traditional branches seeing a fall in customer traffic, meaning


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


Siemens continues its humanitarian relief efforts in Sudan

Siemens has delivered 3,000 personal masks to Sudan’s Ministry of Health to assist in the battle against Covid-19, the company’s latest humanitarian investment initiative aimed

Future of Work Op-ed Technology

CHEN: How to connect people with the future of finance

 By Vincent Chen In the banking industry, the stable running of IT systems is imperative. This is what drove the industry to begin IT construction


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


Russia helps Equatorial Guinea in geological mapping project

October marks an important step in the energy cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and Russia, as the first team of Russia’s state-owned joint stock company Rosgeo

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

Technology Women in Tech

Positioning women as the engine of growth in Africa’s energy sector

The ‘Women in Energy’ webinar, which was co-hosted by Africa Oil & Power and the African Energy Chamber has identified education, gender bias and access