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
The public and private sectors have this week recorded heightened activities with partnerships, trade and capital markets dominating headlines.
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.
In East Africa, a group of vanguard youthful innovators are transforming the region into a tech powerhouse through modern innovations.
Weeks after launching direct flights to the United States, Kenya is streamlining its aviation sector further.
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.
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.
Tony Idugboe is Vice President, Head of Investments at Itanna, an investment vehicle that drives and supports Nigeria's most promising tech-enabled startups.
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.
In less than a decade, Africa ICT sector has experienced an unprecedented boom that has caught the world’s attention.
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.
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
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.
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.
Lara Onafeko is a Nigerian entrepreneur, CEO of consulting firm Sidney Folarin Consulting, located in Cape Town, South Africa.
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
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.
The maxim Africa is the future perhaps rings true now more than ever.
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.
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).