Features

Xalam Analytics: Can Data Localization Laws Boost African Cloud and Colocation Markets?

12-18-2018 | 13:10:00
On the surface, requiring companies to host data locally would seem an attractive option to foster local industry and data sovereignty. The question is whether it ultimately does more harm than good

[SA Business Week] Mixed fortunes for public and private sectors

12-14-2018 | 19:30:00
The public and private sectors have this week recorded heightened activities with partnerships, trade and capital markets dominating headlines.

[Africa Tech Week] More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud in Africa

12-14-2018 | 07:38:40
Questions have also been abound on the security of mobile money transactions platforms, and also on the capacity of African security agencies to tame the fraud. Progress is, however, being made.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Africa’s silver bullet is in its new tribe

12-13-2018 | 13:29:59
In East Africa, a group of vanguard youthful innovators are transforming the region into a tech powerhouse through modern innovations.

[Kenya Business Week] Conquering the skies, an innovation at a time

12-13-2018 | 13:27:58
Weeks after launching direct flights to the United States, Kenya is streamlining its aviation sector further.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Kenya’s focus on SMEs is a welcome Intervention

12-13-2018 | 06:29:00
50 per cent of all new Kenyan jobs are estimated to come from medium and large companies, despite them constituting only 20 per cent of all firms in the manufacturing and services sectors.

[Column] Chetan Goshalia, Kickstarting the future: The South African entrepreneur

12-12-2018 | 12:54:00
South Africa has, according to the report ‘Small Businesses in India, Brazil and South Africa: Basic Characteristics’, far less red tape than Brazil and yet that country manages to produce SMEs at double the rate.

[Interview] Tony Idugboe, Vice President, Itanna, Nigeria

12-11-2018 | 10:15:00
Tony Idugboe is Vice President, Head of Investments at Itanna, an investment vehicle that drives and supports Nigeria's most promising tech-enabled startups.

[SA Business Week] Investment wave boosts country’s earnings, attractiveness

12-08-2018 | 19:02:00
South Africa continues to be the continent’s preferred destination for international investors due to its competitive market, favorable political climate, a booming middle class and strategic location.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Cultivating the Facebook farming revolution to grow African economies

12-06-2018 | 13:31:08
In less than a decade, Africa ICT sector has experienced an unprecedented boom that has caught the world’s attention.

[Kenya Business Week] Manufacturing, automation and job creation nexus

12-06-2018 | 13:28:21
Even with mounting fears that rapid automation could reduce the number of jobs in the Kenya’s manufacturing sector, a new report posits that digital technologies can, in fact, boost job creation.

[Africa Tech Week] Digital payments driving financial inclusion in Africa

12-06-2018 | 12:40:26
Over the last few years, Africa has shown so much potential for mobile money services adoption or what we can call digital payments services especially in regions where financial inclusion is limited.

[Column] Corine Mbiaketcha Nana: Automation vacation – technology driving change in the Kenyan travel industry

12-06-2018 | 08:16:15
It is often said we live for the holidays, and perhaps proof of that is the fact that today, the tourist industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world.

[Column] Ben Leo: Uncovering high-potential retail sites in Zambia

12-05-2018 | 09:32:07
With its open trade environment, loosening tax policies, and development plan that encourages investment, Zambia has become an enticing market for business, especially over the past five years.

[Interview] Lara Onafeko, CEO, Sidney Folarin Consulting, South Africa

12-04-2018 | 10:29:00
Lara Onafeko is a Nigerian entrepreneur, CEO of consulting firm Sidney Folarin Consulting, located in Cape Town, South Africa.

[Column] Frédéric Massé: Tech, transparency hold key to transforming Africa’s agribusiness

12-03-2018 | 13:41:35
According to experts, the African population is expected to double by 2050, which means that food demand on the continent is expected to at least double by then.

[Africa Tech Week] African governments and organisations improving service delivery through digitization of services

11-29-2018 | 16:50:30
Digitization of services has enabled secure identification and access control. It has facilitated more efficient payments collection in major African cities, hospitals and even schools by streamlining processes.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Cementing sustainable African cities agenda

11-29-2018 | 14:03:19
The maxim Africa is the future perhaps rings true now more than ever.

[Kenya Business Week] Leveraging the blue economy wave to boost national purse

11-29-2018 | 13:36:00
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga, Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

11-29-2018 | 10:48:52
A simple gesture. A world built from accessible assets that drive human convenience and interaction. This is the future that’s powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI).