News

Construction of Border Export Zones in Uganda reaches 85% completion

05-07-2021 | 14:52:00
The construction of Border Export Zones in four sites in Uganda has reached 85% completion. The border markets under construction in the zones include Busia, Lwakhakha, Oraba and Katuna.

[Nigeria] Heirs Oil & Gas announces CEO and Board appointments

05-07-2021 | 14:39:00
Heirs Oil & Gas (HHOG), Africa’s integrated energy company, has announced the appointment of Osayande Igiehon as Chief Executive Officer together with a distinguished non-executive board.

NCC, NigComSat sign MoU on 5G spectrum to propel Nigeria’s digital economy

05-07-2021 | 14:14:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission and Nigerian Communications Satellite signed an MoU to facilitate the release of contiguous bandwidth in one of the most suitable frequency spectrum bands for early deployment of 5G Network services.

APA Corporation reaches agreement to modernize production sharing contracts in Western Desert, Egypt

05-07-2021 | 12:59:00
APA Corporation has reached an agreement in principle with Egypt’s Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation in support of the MOP’s efforts to modernize the country’s petroleum sector.

Microsoft partners with World Council of Credit Unions to fast-track innovation in financial services

05-07-2021 | 09:39:40
Microsoft 4Afrika will work with WOCCU to understand digital transformation challenges faced by the sector through the implementation of ideation workshops.

Kenya digitizes cargo clearance at border points

05-07-2021 | 09:29:56
The Kenya Bureau of Standards has partnered with the Kenya Trade Net System in launching a single window platform that allows traders to submit import-export documentation and access approvals in one stop.

IBM unveils world’s first 2 Nanometer chip technology

05-07-2021 | 08:44:00
IBM has unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world’s first chip announced with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology.

[Rwanda] U.S. Development Bank supports small businesses and job creation

05-07-2021 | 08:23:30
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, the U.S. Government’s development bank is seeking to partner with more local businesses in Rwanda to support economic growth.

[Rwanda] Access Bank partners with Exuus to financially empower collective saving schemes through SAVE

05-07-2021 | 07:58:59
Access Bank (Rwanda) Plc in partnership with EXUUS LTD have introduced “SAVE 2.0” a digital solution that aims at encouraging people to save collectively as a group or even friends.

Ericsson and Samsung sign global patent license agreement

05-07-2021 | 07:05:00
Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies.
 
Features

[Column] Michelle Dickens: Are South African companies ready for Protection of Personal Information Act?

05-07-2021 | 06:32:52
The majority of organisations are not yet compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which becomes effective on 1 July this year.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Consumer Appetite for Digital Payments Takes Off in Africa

05-06-2021 | 12:23:14
As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers in Africa shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping.

[Column] Ryan Mer: South Africa can prevent payments fraud crippling businesses and local municipalities

05-06-2021 | 08:55:00
The technology required to protect organisations against fraud and error made through incorrect, fraudulently changed, or maliciously altered payee information is readily available.

[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: As West Africa starts vaccine rollout, what role should technology play?

05-06-2021 | 07:17:46
It is essential that governments leverage technology to streamline data collection, transfer and analysis to speed up rollouts.

[Interview] Marvin Akankwasa, CEO, Social Lend Africa, Uganda

05-05-2021 | 14:31:29
Social Lend Africa is a Uganda-based financial technology company that facilitates transactions between micro-lenders and small business owners on its web and mobile app

[Column] Joanne Yawitch: Climate change and sustainability: Demystifying the Just Transition

05-05-2021 | 14:25:00
Beyond its environmental components, addressing climate change is about economic competitiveness and opportunity.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: African women can build a better future for all Africans with oil and natural gas

05-05-2021 | 13:14:01
Africa’s vast oil and gas resources are one of the things that make the continent unique. They are key to a better future. But what we need is for women to have greater control over them.

[Column] Chido Pamela Mafongoya, Veedushi Mooloo: How Mauritius can take advantage of the African Continental Free Trade Area

05-05-2021 | 06:21:00
The AfCFTA gives Mauritius market access estimated to be as large as 1.3 billion people across Africa, with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of $3.4 trillion.

[Column] Angela Kyerematen Jimoh: Women playing a key role in driving impact through technology in Africa

05-04-2021 | 09:27:43
An IBM study shows that only 1 in 4 global organizations have made gender equity a business priority - and there are now fewer women in the pipeline to fill senior executive roles than there were in 2019.

[Column] Judith Obholzer: How mobile money can help shape resilient societies across Africa

05-04-2021 | 07:37:00
For millions of people who have limited access to banking services, rural communities, families living in pandemic-related isolation and vulnerable members of society in particular, digital financial services have been a critical lifeline.