News

[Nigeria] PalmPay launches wallet safe workshop to improve payment security awareness

08-19-2022 | 11:55:18
The penetration of the internet and digital payment in Africa has significantly increased in recent years. A number of potential issues, including fake news, leakage of personal information and financial scams, have emerged as a result of this rapid expansion in connectivity.

Liquid Zambia launches its first office in Mkushi, expanding operations to Central Province

08-19-2022 | 11:49:41
With the opening of this new branch in the country, the pan-African technology group has reiterated its commitment to enabling social mobility and economic prosperity of individuals and enterprises across Zambia.

EABC, COMESA and SADC establish African Tripartite Business Council

08-19-2022 | 11:08:26
The East African Business Council, COMESA and SADC Business Council have officially launched and formed the African Tripartite Business Council to spearhead the inclusion of private sector policy proposals into the negotiations of African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and the African Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA).

Telecom Egypt signs a national roaming agreement with Orange Egypt

08-19-2022 | 11:05:31
The five-year agreement, which extends until the end of 2027, will ensure that Telecom Egypt continues to provide high-quality voice and data mobile network coverage to its customers nation-wide.

Four Seasons expands in Egypt with addition of three luxury hotel and residential projects

08-19-2022 | 10:53:47
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences New Cairo Capital at Madinaty and Four Seasons Hotel Luxor will be introduced in Egypt through this upcoming phase of strategic growth, further building upon the latest multi-million dollar property enhancements.

USAID partners with AGRA and AFAD to improve Ghana farmers’ access to fertilizers

08-19-2022 | 10:43:09
Ghana imports to meet almost all of its fertilizer needs, and the war is making it impossible for the commodity to come in from Russia and Ukraine, resulting in shortages, with the attendant hike in prices.

Kenyan health startup Afya Rekod partners with Medi-Science to improve personal health data in Africa and Europe

08-19-2022 | 10:33:11
The partnership will give patients an accessible record of their own health history, by enabling patients, doctors and hospitals to host health records securely on one platform through a digital application.

L’inscription au programme yali Mandela Washington 2023 est ouverte

08-19-2022 | 08:35:00
L’Ambassade des États-Unis à Madagascar et aux Comores a annoncé cette semaine l’ouverture de la période de candidatures pour la bourse Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2023.

2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship applications open

08-19-2022 | 08:23:00
The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar and Comoros announced the opening of the application process for the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders this week.

AUC Venture lab named best accelerator program in Africa

08-18-2022 | 22:59:46
The Venture Lab at The American University in Cairo (AUC) was recognized as the Best Accelerator in Africa at the inaugural Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa summit, which was held in Cape Town, South Africa in June.
 
Features

[Column] Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Energy partnerships in Africa must benefit women and children through localization

08-19-2022 | 12:05:00
The upliftment of women and ensuring equality will contribute positively development and growth of countries. Diversified energy sources used together with rich energy reserves could act as a force multiplier for growth, economic upliftment, poverty reduction and improved health.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Kenyan business community’s expectations of the new government

08-18-2022 | 18:19:54
Kenya’s incoming government following the just concluded elections takes office amid ballooning public debt, chronic drought, COVID-19 effects, inflation, unemployment and the impacts of global shocks that have buffeted the nation.

[Column] Amir Kanaan: Why the telecom industry should think about cybersecurity today

08-18-2022 | 15:31:11
Increasing competition within the broadband market, multi-access edge computing and private cellular networks, and the demand for cybersecurity risk management in the 5G era are gaining momentum in telecommunications.

[Interview] AI Kelly, Chairman and CEO, Visa

08-18-2022 | 15:22:00
AI Kelly is the Chairman and CEO of the global payments firm Visa. He joined Visa in October 2016 as Chief Executive Officer and was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2019.

[Interview] Dr. Mima Nedelcovych, Président, AfricaGlobal Schaffer

08-18-2022 | 12:18:00
Mima Nedelcovych est fondateur et président d'AfricaGlobal Schaffer, une société de conseil stratégique spécialisée dans le développement de projets, le financement de projets, la facilitation du commerce et les partenariats public-privé dans les pays en développement, et plus particulièrement en Afrique.

[Interview] Dr. Mima Nedelcovych, Chairman, AfricaGlobal Schaffer

08-18-2022 | 11:07:00
Dr. Mima Nedelcovych is the Founder and Chairman of AfricaGlobal Schaffer, a strategic consulting firm focused on project development, project finance, trade facilitation, and public-private partnerships in developing countries, with a particular focus on Africa.

[Column] Vukani Mngxati: High time for a greater national effort in skills development

08-18-2022 | 09:46:45
The skills required range from cyber security practitioners, data design and analytics to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Those who have these skills have become marketable commodities not only in South Africa but around the world.

[Column] Ryan Mer: Why building a culture of cyber awareness should start at the top

08-18-2022 | 09:44:54
With the advent of remote working, and load shedding that has forced many people to seek connectivity in coffee shops, internet cafes and on other public networks, our cell phones, laptops, and tablets are even more exposed.

Automation mesh explained: Scalability and reliability for the hybrid cloud edge, Red Hat

08-18-2022 | 08:13:00
Just like edge computing requires bringing various compute resources closer to the endpoints, automation at scale has similar requirements: Organisations must deliver and run automation closer to the devices that need it.

[Column] Diego Gutierrez: Leading Africa into the digital age and transforming lives through technology

08-17-2022 | 13:13:00
Growth in telecoms spurs growth in other sectors as societies become more digitally enabled and technology-focused; transforming everything from financial services and healthcare to retail and education, the same research explains.