News

Rwanda and Republic of Korea sign $7 million to support IT development in schools

12-12-2017 | 14:39:27
The Government of Rwanda and the Republic of Korea signed a financing agreement worth $7 million to support ICT development in schools.

Better Mill Initiative gains government support for expansion in Ethiopia

12-12-2017 | 14:36:28
Owing to the success of the Better Mill Initiative in Ethiopia last year, Solidaridad expanded the scope of the programme in 2017.

Emerging technologies are a new revenue opportunities for African Telcos - SAP Africa

12-12-2017 | 14:29:00
Although Africa's largest telco operators are generally showing growth in their customer bases, it is public knowledge that revenue growth has somewhat stalled to as little as 1% year on year.

The Future of Work in Nigeria - GE Nigeria report

12-12-2017 | 12:51:00
General Electric Nigeria today released a whitepaper titled "The Future of Work in Nigeria. Bridging the Skills Gap: The Key to Unlocking Nigeria’s Inherent Potential".

A new breed of leaders needed to harness growth and social returns in Africa - Debbie Goodman-Bhyat

12-12-2017 | 12:36:00
The hunt is on for a new breed of leader throughout Africa – professionals who can successfully lead and grow companies with a dual mandate of economic and social returns.

[South Africa] Economic pressure, poor coordination of basic education hurt ICT skills development, survey

12-12-2017 | 12:22:58
The 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey has revealed that economic pressure, a delay in policy implementation and lack of improvement in South Africa’s basic education are key concerns for skills development in the ICT sector.

[Egypt] The Almas Jiwani Foundation announces new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International

12-12-2017 | 12:18:00
The Almas Jiwani Foundation has announced a new strategic partnership with Lions Legacy International.

Lesego Digital Village to address healthcare challenges in North West South Africa

12-12-2017 | 10:15:00
Samsung launched the Lesego Digital Village in North West, South Africa on Friday, 08 December 2017. This facility aims to provide primary health care and learning solutions for residents in the area.

SNEPCo links Nigerian and Chinese suppliers in latest effort to develop Nigerian content

12-12-2017 | 10:07:00
More than 20 Nigerian and 60 Chinese suppliers met in a strategic sourcing development forum in Shanghai mid-November in the latest effort by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) to boost the capacity of indigenous vendors in the oil and gas industry.

Kenya hits one million 4G customers milestone

12-12-2017 | 09:47:00
For the first time ever, Kenya has achieved the milestone of one million active 4G customers. Safaricom said the milestone was achieved on the back of an expanding 4G network and increased affordability of 4G.
 
Features

[Column] Peter Eigen: Transparency is key to corruption-free infrastructure in Africa

12-12-2017 | 06:23:00
Corruption is nothing new and it’s certainly not unique to Africa. When I worked in the World Bank’s East Africa office back in 1991, it was not just common to see multi-national companies in developed countries pay bribes to secure lucrative projects in Africa.

[Column] Kamal Mokrani: Wireless services in Africa

12-06-2017 | 09:00:00
While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue that needs to be addressed.

[Column] Phylis Wakiaga: Protecting intellectual property rights to drive industrialization

12-05-2017 | 09:30:00
In the 2017 Global Innovation Index, institutions that nurture and support the flourishing of innovation, regardless of whether it is research-based or not, were identified as critical to industrial growth.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Four key essentials of e-learning in Africa

12-04-2017 | 11:03:00
The rate of technological advancement in Africa is growing rapidly. Introduction of computer and internet in the 20th century has significantly improved the way of life across the globe and in the African continent.

[Startup Interview] Bockarie Banya, CEO, Dukanii UG, Sierra Leone

11-30-2017 | 12:49:00
At a time when Africa continues to enjoy increased continental trade and booming business with its international peers, technology has been hailed as a key driver to this success.

[Column] Bob Koigi: What the entry of small players portends for the flower industry

11-30-2017 | 12:37:03
Africa’s smallholder farmers are the apex of agricultural output in the continent contributing a staggering 75percent of all agricultural production and creating millions of jobs in the process.

[Column] Kim Humby: Fintech innovators reveal four core challenges for Africa

11-28-2017 | 10:13:00
At the inaugural African Fintech Unconference, a cross-section of professionals from the local and global fintech sectors gathered for two days to discuss key opportunities and challenges for fintech in Africa.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Informal industries as the mainspring for equity and equality

11-27-2017 | 14:23:18
Equity and Equality are two distinctive terms often used interchangeably but have two very different meanings.

[Startup Interview] Utibe Uko, Founder, UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre, Nigeria

11-24-2017 | 09:23:23
Utibe Uko has his mind and eyes set on luring more youth into farming through his enterprise UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre that besides working in vegetable cultivation, is partnering with young people in Nigeria through Agribusiness Cooperative Development.

Expats choose South Africa for adventure and quality of life - Cigna survey

11-23-2017 | 15:50:00
Globally mobile individuals, also known as expatriates or ‘expats’, who choose to live and work in South Africa, cite the adventure (74%), a better quality of life (72%), or to gain international experience (67%) as their reasons for accepting assignments in the country.