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Identity verification startup Verified.Africa launches in Kenya

12-06-2022 | 11:35:00
Verified.Africa, the pioneer of ID verification, document verification and digital KYC compliance solutions, announced it has launched in Kenya.

Barbados Parliament ratifies partnership agreement with Afreximbank

12-06-2022 | 10:10:52
African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has applauded the ratification by the Barbadian Parliament of the Partnership Agreement with the Bank. Barbados, one of the nine member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that have so far signed the treaty, becomes the first to ratify it.

Germany provides €30 million to IFAD's immediate response to the global food and energy crisis

12-06-2022 | 10:09:03
Germany's funding will be channelled as immediate support, through existing IFAD programmes operating in countries that are hardest hit by setbacks.

Swiss Re Foundation announces $500 000 grant for Africa’s Insurance sector

12-06-2022 | 08:59:33
The funding, to be distributed through the FSD Africa's supported BimaLab insurance accelerator programme, will unlock and accelerate the transformation of Africa's insurance sector through innovative offerings for the sector's unique landscape.

[Nigeria] NCDMB trains 500 youth on GSM technology

12-06-2022 | 08:57:08
In a bold initiative to reduce the high rate of youth unemployment in Bayelsa State, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has launched the training of 500 youths on GSM phone repairs, software and entrepreneurship development.

African fintech revenues could grow by 8 times to reach $30 billion by 2025, McKinsey & Company

12-06-2022 | 08:54:50
African fintech has a significant impact on day-to-day life on the continent and with its current upward trend it can be perfectly poised to rapidly advance Africa’s global competitiveness with an increase in the exporting of fintech services globally.

Global Bluetooth 5.0 market size to reach $7.6 billion by 2028, report

12-06-2022 | 08:52:54
The Global Bluetooth 5.0 Market size is expected to reach $7.6 billion by 2028, rising at a market growth of 11.2% Compound Annual Growth Rate during the forecast period.

African Business Roundtable, Nigerian Government host forum that rakes in over $2b investments into Nigeria

12-05-2022 | 21:20:00
The African Business Roundtable in partnership with the Federal Government of Nigeria hosted the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in New York, in the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Sophos new MDR now features industry-first threat detection and response capabilities

12-05-2022 | 19:37:08
Sophos today announced the general availability of Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR) with new industry-first threat detection and response capabilities.

[Kenya] Lipa Later acquires e-commerce platform SkyGarden for an undisclosed sum

12-05-2022 | 15:18:32
SkyGarden which has raised north of $6,000,000 prior to this acquisition, will now be fully owned by Lipa Later Group and will continue to operate using its name.
 
Features

[Column] Hardeep Sound: Cloud, innovation key to East Africa's economic growth

12-05-2022 | 12:59:00
When the early days of the pandemic pushed industries across East Africa into survival mode, it sparked a wave of cloud adoption that has swept through the region.

[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Scaling startups’ investment in the region

12-02-2022 | 16:51:39
As startups successfully raise funding, they are boosting their product and service portfolio while setting sight on the East African region for expansion. This

[Column] Michael Mwangi: Accelerate digital transformation in the SME sector to boost growth of e-commerce

12-01-2022 | 13:24:00
Digitisation of small businesses supports the overall growth of the economy, given the important role they play in the wider economic picture.

[Column] Gur Geva: Identity theft puts South Africans at risk

12-01-2022 | 12:49:00
Identity theft in South Africa continues to rise, despite numerous warnings and efforts to protect consumers. Reports suggest that someone's identity is stolen somewhere in the world every two seconds.

[Column] Andy Jury: Digital Payments - A Crucial Step in the Financial Inclusion Endgame

12-01-2022 | 05:18:00
In years gone by, pages such as these have been awash with articles and opinions about fintechs and their potential to drive financial inclusion and improve the lives of millions of unbanked and underserved communities

Whole grain impact on global food security

11-30-2022 | 08:04:47
The processing of these grains reduces their volume by 20 to 30 percent and removes even more of their nutritional value.

[Column] Patrick Utomi: For AfCFTA to deliver on its promise, we must address concerns of entrepreneurs

11-29-2022 | 11:04:00
We must recognise the preponderance of micro-small and medium sized enterprise in the continent’s commercial landscape.

[Column] Anthony Mwangi: Reinvigorate Kenyan textiles and apparel sector to create jobs

11-29-2022 | 10:58:52
This might surprise you, but Kenya is one of the global suppliers of big fashion brands in America.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Africa’s gas markets interconnected and in a squeeze, going into 2023

11-29-2022 | 10:56:46
We expect to see Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria leading African gas and LNG flows to Europe. This seems like a natural progression.

[Interview] Dr. Kevin Muragaijimana MD, Founder & CEO of DoctorAI

11-28-2022 | 13:53:00
DoctorAI is a HealthTech and Artificial Intelligence-based company, officially registered in November 2021, founded by two Rwandans medical doctors ,Dr. Kevin MURAGIJIMANA & Dr. David NDAYISHIMIYE.