News

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21

01-18-2021 | 14:03:01
The Galaxy S21 series is now official. Samsung has unveiled the new smartphone line-up that includes the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the 21+ and the S21.

Uganda restoring internet access after 5-day Nation-wide Shutdown

01-18-2021 | 13:43:30
Internet connectivity in Uganda is reportedly currently being restored after a 5-day nation-wide blackout. The government had shut it down ahead of the national elections that were held last week.

[Nigeria] Tizeti rolls out high-speed 4G LTE in Edo with N4000/month broadband service

01-18-2021 | 12:06:00
Tizeti West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider is rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State, with monthly fixed broadband costs pegged at four thousand Naira ($8)

Kinyungu Ventures Research calls for Changes to Cut-and-paste VC Strategy In Africa

01-18-2021 | 11:38:00
There continues to be a wide misalignment between traditional venture capital models and the African market, this is according to a new White Paper published by East African venture advisory firm Kinyungu Ventures.

DHL Express purchases eight additional Boeing 777 freighters

01-18-2021 | 09:32:45
DHL Express, world’s express service provider together with Boeing announced that the global logistics company placed an order for an additional eight new Boeing 777 freighters.

Siemens Mobility signs MoU to install high-speed rail system in Egypt

01-18-2021 | 09:16:19
The National Authority for Tunnels, a governmental authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Egypt, and Siemens Mobility signed an MoU to design, install and commission Egypt’s first ever high-speed rail transportation system.

Mobile Retail Platform Copia Global hosts MIT Global Entrepreneurship Lab project

01-18-2021 | 08:44:43
Mobile retail platform Copia was among the startups from around the world selected to host a Global Entrepreneurship Laboratory (G-Lab) project in collaboration with the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Zambia ratifies and deposits instruments of TFTA Agreement

01-18-2021 | 08:41:55
Zambia has become the latest country to deposit its instruments of ratification for the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement with the COMESA Secretariat.

[Malawi] NBS Bank launches e-commerce platform and online payment gateway with Network International

01-18-2021 | 08:30:00
NBS Bank, a commercial bank in Malawi, launched its state of the art e-commerce platform, powered by Network International, an enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East.

[Kenya] Mastercard, Unilever and KCB Bank strengthen partnership to support micro-retailers

01-18-2021 | 07:55:00
Mastercard, Unilever and KCB Bank have built on their partnership to support micro-merchants in Kenya by expanding their current Jaza Duka program to provide an extensive COVID-19 relief package to retailers.
 
Features

[Column] Gerhard Fourie: Why Data is Key in the Era of 5G

01-18-2021 | 13:53:55
The cloud, the endpoint, the edge and now 5G are converging and changing the way we collaborate, connect and communicate.

Senegal already produces gas, investors should look onshore

01-18-2021 | 06:45:00
Senegal is the hotspot for energy investment in West Africa right now, owing to a string of huge offshore hydrocarbons discoveries since 2014, as well as its compelling renewables potential.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Angolan legal reforms show how Africa can use oil and gas to create jobs

01-15-2021 | 13:38:00
The restructuring of the sector, that resulted in the creation of the ANPG and the reorientation of Sonangol, is arguably one of the greatest achievements of H.E. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum who was brought in to reform the sector.

[Column] Gerhard Hartman: Artificial Intelligence is the future of finance

01-15-2021 | 13:34:00
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has expanded beyond the traditional gatekeeper to financial resources, chief accounting officer and head recordkeeper.

[Column] Reem Asaad: The 6 trends that will shape the tech space in 2021and beyond

01-14-2021 | 13:35:00
In 2020, the future of digital transformation arrived faster than anyone could have predicted. Cisco expects this will continue into 2021, with trends initially projected for 2024 becoming a reality much sooner.

[Column] Francis Wainaina: Growing Kenyan entrepreneurship – the digital programmes and projects that are shaping the future

01-14-2021 | 09:45:00
With the rise of Kenya’s digitally enabled start-ups, developing local entrepreneurship is pivotal to the success of an inclusive digital transformation journey.

[Startup Interview] Tony Botha, Managing Director, carbonTRACK Africa, South Africa

01-14-2021 | 07:18:45
carbonTRACK Africa is a South Africa technology startup that seeks to create a world where energy is consumed sustainably, shared fairly and empowers all people.

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: The Slow-Motion AI Explosion

01-14-2021 | 06:00:32
AI has crept into systems and solutions with determined, algorithmic intensity, and it has layered its capabilities onto chatbots, APIs, neural networks, and business processes.

[Column] Dr Leesi Gborogbosi: Cost reduction strategy in the oil industry

01-13-2021 | 07:05:04
Cost reduction strategy in the oil industry is now being adopted by oil firms as a core strategy. With global economies facing recession and wide fluctuations in energy demands, it seems low costs is becoming the safety valve for oil firms.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata: Hungry for change: an open letter to African governments

01-13-2021 | 07:02:00
In 2020, the entire world knew what it was to be hungry. Millions of people went without enough to eat, with the most desperate now facing famine.