News

[South Africa] Low card acceptance at informal enterprises despite high consumer demand, Mastercard research

12-13-2017 | 14:57:00
More than 51 percent of South Africa’s informal enterprises have encountered strong customer interest in paying by card, yet around 90 percent of them continue to run as cash-only businesses.

Nigeria signs joint declaration on economic cooperation with European Free Trade Association

12-13-2017 | 14:53:37
Nigeria has signed a joint declaration on Economic Cooperation with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the sidelines of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference.

PayU Nigeria enhances online payments with PayU Receive

12-13-2017 | 10:54:00
Businesses in Nigeria can securely request and receive payments directly from their customers without any hassles using PayU’s innovative and secure product called PayU Receive.

IMF approves $170 million credit facility to Guinea to support national social and economic development plan

12-13-2017 | 10:52:33
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Guinea for an amount equivalent to $170 million, or 56.25 percent of Guinea’s quota.

Nestlé unveils two projects to tackle Africa’s youth unemployment and food demand

12-13-2017 | 10:49:06
Nestlé through its HENRi@Nestlé open innovation platform, has today unveiled two new projects aimed at addressing some of the most pressing issues facing African countries including Kenya.

Frost & Sullivan recognizes Nigeria's Credit Registry Services for adopting innovation in credit reporting

12-13-2017 | 10:42:00
Based on its recent analysis of the credit reporting & risk management enterprise software industry, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Credit Registry Services (CRS) with the 2016-2017 Product Leadership Award.

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".
 
Features

[Startup Interview] Traverse King, co founder, Test Heroes Consulting, South Africa

12-13-2017 | 12:02:00
Traverse King is the co-founder of Test Heroes Consulting, a South African startup that has positioned itself as the market leader in testing web and standalone applications to improve productivity and minimize business costs.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Tackling information gap in Sub Saharan Africa to spur farming renaissance

12-13-2017 | 12:00:00
Sub Saharan Africa is home to dozens of internationally respected agricultural research institutions majority who have their head offices in the region.

[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.