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How digitization spurred economic growth in Rwanda

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Ghana uses drones to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to remote areas

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Madagascar’s solar-powered laptops to keep children in school

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MUSYOKI: How blockchain can benefit Africa

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George Musyoki






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South Africa to become first African country to teach 4IR

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Justin Brown






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Only 5.8% of Ethiopians are on social media – Report

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George Musyoki






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How Nigeria is using Virtual Reality to curb corruption

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South Africa tells WhatsApp to come clean on data privacy

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VR & AR

Inside the metaverse: 5 companies advancing Virtual Reality

If you believe Facebook, the future is a virtual reality “metaverse.” The tech giant, which changed its name to Meta last month, plans to invest $10 billion this




Quantum Computing

Technology

Why Boris Johnson is rooting for quantum computing

The technology behind everyday computers such as smartphones and laptops has revolutionised modern life, to the extent that our day-to-day lives are unimaginable without it.




3D Printing

Technology

Brazilian 3D tech firm shows its latest innovation at Dubai Expo

Chinese 3D printer manufacturer Creality 3D showcased its latest offerings at the Brazil Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on 4 November as the only 3D printing





Technology

Tom Mboya bags CIO of the Year award

Technology expert Tom Mboya has been named Kenya’s CIO of the year after he trumped his peers at an award ceremony in the country’s coastal





Technology

How Somalia’s new payments system is attracting investors

Somalia’s reintroduction of its national payments system after three decades is fast attracting financial services investors, with MyBank, Mastercard and Network International partnering to launch





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EXPLAINER: Why American tech companies are pulling out of China

Yahoo Inc. is leaving the China market, suspending its services there as of Monday amid what it says is an “increasingly challenging” business and legal




Future of Work

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LEAP 2022: Saudi Arabia to host global tech summit in February

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Saudi Arabia in collaboration with select private sector leaders, has announced a three-day technology event set to become the




Cyber Security

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Absa Bank Kenya says its WhatsApp banking platform is safe and secure

Absa Bank Kenya has said the WhatsApp banking platform it launched last August is safe and secure, quelling fears that accounts could be hacked as




4IR Startups

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Mastercard Academy creates digital educational platform for SMEs

To support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in navigating the post pandemic business environment, Mastercard Academy has launched ‘The Entrepreneur’s Odyssey’ – a digital education platform




4IR Startups

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Kenya’s Usiku Games unveils Africa’s first football mobile game

Nairobi-based African mobile games development studio, Usiku Games has unveiled the first of its kind amateur football mobile game to promote outdoor physical activities and




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How 4G network startup is connecting Malawians to the internet

Africa is the least connected continent on Earth, with only 40% of people having any kind of Internet connection, though that percentage marks excellent progress




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Platform brings specialised care for children in remote areas

Mothers in Kenya’s remote counties have been travelling for long distances seeking specialised treatment for their babies. These mothers also shoulder the burden of huge





Technology

Kenya Airways, Strathmore partner in push for youth innovation

 National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) and Strathmore University’s @iBizAfrica Incubation Centre have partnered in the airline’s s Fahari Innovation Challenge that seeks to create opportunities




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Cloud Computing

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Digital tools that make your enterprise competitive, resilient

Technology positively or negatively disrupts. New innovations have been constantly springing up, upending the old order. New companies sprout from where others have been rendered





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61% of internet hoaxes are affecting teen mental health – TikTok Report

A new TikTok report indicates that 31% of teens have felt a negative impact of internet hoaxes and, of those, 63% said the negative impact




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AI now key driver of modern payments – Report

 The Payments Association (formerly The Emerging Payments Association (EPA) has announced the release of its latest research, ‘Using AI Intelligently: Smart ways to use Artificial Intelligence in




Cyber Security

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6.5 million malicious links sent to Kenyan and Nigerian internet users – Kaspersky

While the number of attacks from web threats blocked by Kaspersky in Kenya and Nigeria combined for the second quarter of 2021 decreased to 14.9




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Kofisi opens media centre for content creators in Kenya

Africa’s workspace provider, KOFISI has opened a purpose-built specialist media centre in Nairobi, Kenya, boasting a broadcast and podcasting studio to cater for a growing





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Women in Tech

Interview with Wendy Oluoch, Jenga School CEO

Please tell us about your journey as a woman who works in the tech space and what motivated you to join the tech world.Growing up,





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Irreverent Labs to build intelligent avatars living as NFTs

Irreverent Labs, the newly funded blockchain-gaming startup founded by entrepreneur and former Microsoft Ventures executive Rahul Sood, is aiming to break the gaming mold by





Technology

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Branding in the digital age: Interview with Nestle’s Zumi Njongwe

During this year’s Social Media Week (SMW) in Nairobi, Kenya, Zumi Njongwe, Consumer Communications and Marketing Excellence Director, Nestle East and Southern Africa Region presented




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Why Kenyan insurers are smiling as data protection law unfolds

Data privacy in increasingly becoming a minefield for Kenya’s corporates and institutions. A new legislation is set to make it even tougher for those handling





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Covid accelerates uptake of digital health solutions in Africa

 Before Covid-19 struck, Africa was taking baby steps in adoption of digital health services. Things, however, took a dramatic turn when the pandemic hit the




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LG unveils AI-powered washing machine in Kenya

Consumer electronics provider LG has introduced an artificial intelligence (AI) washing machine in the Kenyan market.  The AI- powered 2021 Vivace 950 (V950) is the





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Samsung equips Rwanda’s Coding Academy with IT devices

Samsung Electronics has launched its partnership with the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of ICT and the Ministry of Education to equip the Rwanda





Technology

Digital platform to help African brands get global visibility

One of the biggest challenges African manufacturers face is access to foreign markets. However, Global logistics company DP World is promising to change this. The




Cyber Security
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Using public Wi-Fi? Here is how to avoid hackers

Free or public internet is now available in almost all the places we visit. Whether hotels, restaurants, institutions, airports, malls, or offices- virtually everywhere including





Technology

M-Pesa, data services drive up Safaricom profit to Sh37bn

Money transfer service, M-Pesa and data services drove the profit of Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom up by 12 percent to hit Sh37.05 billion in the




Cyber Security

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Data Dimension targets SMEs with cybersecurity hub

Kenya’s technology firm Dimension Data is stepping up war on cyber threats with the launch of an intelligence hub. The firm has developed a platform





Technology

Kenya steps up drive towards adoption of electric cars

Kenya is increasingly accelerating its move towards adoption of electric vehicles (EV) as it seeks to reduce reliance on petrol and diesel.  A number of




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