News

World’s first digital state launched to offer voice to millions of young people, including African youth

09-20-2019 | 08:40:32
An ambitious new non-political, non-religious digital “state” that aims to empower the global youth community to act on the world’s most pressing issues will launch at the Nobel Peace World Summit.

[Kenya] KCB appoints Paul Russo as National Bank of Kenya MD

09-20-2019 | 08:38:19
KCB Group has appointed Paul Russo as the Managing Director of National Bank of Kenya (NBK, following an approval by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

Air Seychelles steps up efforts to reduce carbon footprint

09-20-2019 | 06:46:00
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that the airline is moving forward with its corporate social responsibility programme to reduce carbon emissions.

Orange, PCCW Global and PEACE partner for a new submarine cable to connect Europe to Asia via East Africa by 2021

09-20-2019 | 06:43:41
During the Submarine Networks World international fair currently being held in Singapore, Orange, PCCW Global and PEACE officially signed their agreement to deploy the new submarine cable- PEACE Med.

UNIDO launches $9 million project to improve artisanal gold supply chain in Burkina Faso

09-20-2019 | 06:41:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will implement a project to eliminate mercury and improve the gold supply chain in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Burkina Faso.

NCC upbeat on cybersecurity campaign as Nigeria's Internet users hit 122.6 million

09-20-2019 | 06:38:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has remained upbeat in its commitment to sensitize telecom consumers across the country on the dangers of cybercrime.

[DR Congo] Go.Data mobile app boosts data collection in fight against Ebola

09-19-2019 | 12:41:46
Go.Data is a major innovation in outbreak investigation tools for field data collection.

[South Africa] Seacom boosts internet connectivity in Bloemfontein with launch of PoP node

09-19-2019 | 12:38:00
Seacom has launched a point of presence (PoP) in Bloemfontein, enabling delivery of a wider range of Seacom Business connectivity products to companies in South Africa's sixth-largest city.

[Nigeria] U.S. Consulate launches academy for women entrepreneurs

09-19-2019 | 12:36:00
United States Consulate General in Lagos has launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.

SAP Africa Code Week enhances digital skills training capacity in Kenya

09-19-2019 | 11:23:19
More than 1100 Kenyan teachers have completed their digital skills training ahead of this year's Africa Code Week (ACW), which will take place across the continent in October.
 
Features

[Column] Deborah Fourie: Transforming visibility into supply chain efficiency

09-19-2019 | 10:50:19
Forbes Insights’ analysis of the supply chain industry believes that changes in the supply chain industry are being driven by advancing technology and the so-called ‘Amazon effect’

[Column] Ugan Maistry: Robotic Process Automation is the answer to Digital Transformation

09-18-2019 | 09:13:52
Businesses of tomorrow are the ones that can successfully transition from ‘things and people’ to ‘technology and networks’.

[Column] Karien Bornheim: Secure digital control

09-18-2019 | 04:33:00
The world is fast embracing the technology and potential of emergent solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and digital transformation.

[Startup Interview] Radwa Khairy, Founder, Talents Fit, Egypt

09-16-2019 | 08:49:00
Radwa Khairy has over a decade's worth of experience in the Human Resources, Hospitality and Travels fields. In December 2018, she founded Talents Fit, a recruitment platform servicing human resourcing and employment needs in Egypt.

[Column] Nick Durrant: Investing in digital experiences could make a difference

09-12-2019 | 09:59:18
Providing optimal digital experiences has become a key business differentiator, if companies don’t act quickly and put their customers first, they’ll lose their relevance and a majority of their revenue.

Spotlight Nigeria Business Forum 2019 | 26-27 September, Paris

09-11-2019 | 21:21:00
The Spotlight Nigeria Business and Investment forum is attended by Businesses and Investors from France and other European countries

[Column] Wayne Spaumer: Artificial intelligence key to Africa’s future food security

09-11-2019 | 04:47:00
The cumulative view provided by the confluence of machine learning and decision making in conjunction with third-party data all hosted in the cloud, has given rise to artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture.

[Column] Nikki Summers: Tech is making accounting invisible

09-09-2019 | 18:42:13
Technology is making accounting invisible. Algorithms, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) handle much of the accounting and compliance process.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Technology farming is the answer to Africa’s growing food demand

09-05-2019 | 12:03:00
The unprecedented population boom in Africa, the highest world over, continues to put more pressure on food producers as they grapple with having more mouths to feed.

[Interview] Kagure Wamunyu, CEO, Kobo360, Kenya

09-05-2019 | 05:47:00
Kobo360 was launched in 2017 by entrepreneurs Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II. Kagure Wamunyu is the current CEO, leading the company's expansion and growth in the African region.