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Perennial rice incorporates African wild rice genes and halves production cost, study

11-21-2022 | 12:50:00
The global population was projected to reach 8 billion by 15 November 2022, according to the UN’s recently-released World Population Prospects 2022.

The next Mark Zuckerberg could come from Africa, report

11-16-2022 | 13:33:00
Africa’s youth prefer using local innovations and believe that the next tech billionaire could come from the continent, according to the recently launched Africa – innovator or imitator? Exploring narratives around Africa’s technological capabilities report.

New WorldRemit data shows families around the world spend 156% of monthly income on Christmas

11-16-2022 | 13:17:00
Families around the world can expect to spend up to 156% of their monthly income on Christmas this year, according to the latest results from the WorldRemit Cost of Christmas study.

New study shows $100 billion in climate change adaptation investment opportunities in Africa by 2040

11-11-2022 | 08:56:00
Private investment opportunities to support climate change adaptation against floods and droughts in Africa could reach a total of $100 billion by 2040, according to a new IFC study.

Study shows digital tools can help farmers in Africa fight climate change, but need more help from government

11-08-2022 | 12:57:00
African farmers urgently need government support to increase their use of digital tools. This is according to a new survey conducted by Savanta ComRes, commissioned by Vodacom.

New research shows mobile financing can increase national GDP growth in developing markets

10-28-2022 | 10:49:00
New research indicates that the successful deployment and adoption of mobile financial services is associated with a positive impact on GDP growth in developing markets

Data sovereignty in EMEA is a concern for the majority, multi-cloud research reveals

10-20-2022 | 11:22:00
By 2024, 95% of organisations across EMEA will be looking to their data as a revenue driver, with 46% recognising it as a significant source of revenue, up from 29% today.

Every third industrial computer was under attack in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria in H1 2022, report

10-10-2022 | 11:26:00
In the first half of 2022 in the African regions computers in the industrial control systems (ICS) environment were attacked using multiple means – malicious objects, phishing pages, and spyware.

Digital fraud coming from Kenya drops by 27% in Q2, TransUnion report

09-29-2022 | 12:30:00
The rate of suspected digital fraud attempts from Kenya in Q2 2022 decreased by -27% compared to the same period last year, compared to a -14% decline shown globally.

[Kenya] Over 14 000 users encountered browser extension threats in the first half of 2022, report

08-18-2022 | 10:37:00
In the first half of 2022, more than 14 000 users in Kenya were affected by threats, hiding in browser extensions, at least once, which is over 59% of the number of users affected by the same threat throughout the whole of 2021.

Backdoor computer malware in Africa skyrocketed in the second quarter of 2022, Kaspersky

08-17-2022 | 11:06:00
According to Kaspersky Security Network data for corporate users, the number of backdoor computer malware detected in Q2 2022 in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria increased significantly compared to the previous quarter.

Families around the world to pay up to 57% more on school supplies this year, WorldRemit

08-17-2022 | 09:54:00
WorldRemit announced the results of its 2022 Cost of School study , observing how the changing macroeconomic environment has affected the true cost of education across 21 markets globally.

Exploit detections in Africa decreased by 16% in Q2 2022, report

08-11-2022 | 10:57:00
According to Kaspersky Security Network data, the number of exploits detected in Q2 2022 in Africa decreased compared to Q1 – company’s security solutions have detected 149,211 cases in April-June 2022.

4 out of 5 Africans say recent developments in African technology has changed how they view the continent, report

08-11-2022 | 08:23:00
A new report that includes the surveyed opinions of 4,500 Africans from Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana has revealed that the recent wave of technology innovation coming out of Africa is changing how Africans view the continent.

MEA Smartphone Shipments Decline 7.8% YoY in Q2 2022 on Macro Headwinds

08-08-2022 | 15:36:22
Smartphone shipments in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region fell 7.8% YoY and 10% QoQ to 38 million units in Q2 2022, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’
 
Features

[Interview] Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, PDG, Hôpital Medland, Zambie

09-05-2022 | 12:43:00
Le Dr Mohamed El Sahili est le directeur général de l'hôpital Medland, en Zambie. En tant que médecin et entrepreneur, le Dr Sahili siège également au conseil d'administration d'organisations économiques internationales clés, telles que l'African Business Roundtable et l'American Chamber of Commerce.

[Interview] Dr. Mohamed El Sahili, CEO, Medland Hospital, Zambia

09-05-2022 | 10:46:00
Dr. Mohamed El Sahili is the Chief Executive Officer of Medland Hospital, Zambia. As a medical doctor and entrepreneur, Dr. Sahili also serves on the board of key economic international organizations like the African Business Roundtable, the American Chamber of Commerce, Zambia, Olympic Youth Development Center and the Africa CEO Forum.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Digitization set to penetrate capital market, investment

05-13-2022 | 11:52:00
Given the economic situation spreading across the globe in the last couple of years, it is with some optimism we can take the modest increase in Nigeria’s GDP.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telcos break new ground, digital loans gain momentum

04-28-2022 | 13:22:00
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Crude industry facts underlining the Nigerian economy

03-31-2022 | 12:39:00
The Nigerian stock market indicators have shown lately a typical pattern in stock markets – investors stay loyal to the resilient stocks.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Persistent shortages and inflation call for new measures

03-24-2022 | 14:13:00
Africa has in the past decade positioned itself as a knowledge economy, with one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Experts point toward startup management for local productivity

03-10-2022 | 12:25:00
Nigeria’s crown jewel, oil and gas, has been in a state of mild disrepair for several months now. There’s an ongoing fuel scarcity situation that is intensifying by the day and causing a ripple effect in every aspect of daily life.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Domestic savings, capital formation meet infrastructure demands

02-24-2022 | 12:49:00
The Federal Government is taking huge strides to strengthen the infrastructure and agriculture industries in Nigeria.

[Column] Rene McGregor: How to find the story in a business’s data and then action it

02-22-2022 | 11:11:23
It's broadly understood that a data literate person can read, understand, communicate, argue and apply insights from data.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Economic conditions returning to pre-pandemic levels

02-10-2022 | 12:28:00
The startup movement has picked up pace in Nigeria over the last decade, with the government and responsible agencies ramping up efforts in motivating the burgeoning industry.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: 5G becomes national security policy, industries seek sustainability in technology

01-27-2022 | 13:04:00
The one thing the current global pandemic has unilaterally effected in all nations is a rearrangement of priorities, both for people and for governments. Survival elements – food and healthcare – have taken lead position.

[Column] Roger Long: Divergent trends in property values across Africa

10-25-2021 | 16:02:00
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic not only affected people and communities, but also impacted commercial property values across the world. This report looks at the effect of the pandemic on property values in Africa.

[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, fondateur et PDG, Survey54

04-09-2021 | 11:57:00
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.

[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, Founder & CEO, Survey54

03-30-2021 | 12:06:00
British-Ghanaian entrepreneur, Stephan Eyeson, is current CEO and Founder of pan-African consumer intelligence gathering firm, Survey54.

Rystad Energy analysis shows Africa’s renewable energy capacity is set for consecutive years of growth

02-08-2021 | 10:50:11
Africa’s installed capacity of renewable energy, which stood at 12.6 gigawatt (GW) in 2019, is set for consecutive years of growth, a Rystad Energy analysis shows.