Features

[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: Building greater sustainability, climate resilience in West Africa

02-26-2021 | 15:02:00
Across Africa, urban centres are rapidly expanding as the continent’s large – and growing – youth population seek better fortunes in the city.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Fintech is driving and reshaping the financial sector in Africa

02-25-2021 | 12:07:02
As a key driver of growth in the region, fintech has become a viable alternative to traditional banking in both urban and rural areas.

[Interview] Donaldson Sackey, CEO, Timeless Capital Technology, Togo

02-24-2021 | 06:30:00
Donaldson Sackey, a Togolese international footballer, entrepreneur, stylist, and architect recently launched his cryptocurrency.

[Africa Cloud Review] Simon Ngunjiri Muraya: Africa’s cloud adoption is accelerating with purpose

02-22-2021 | 13:10:00
Organisations across sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly leveraging multiple cloud deployments to achieve digital transformation.

[Column] Rajan Shah: Is Kenya AfCFTA-ready?

02-19-2021 | 13:45:00
For many, the Africa Continental Free Trade Area was a manifestation of the long sought-after Pan African dream – a united continent, bringing together its natural resources in a common market, to the benefit of its people.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: There’s a growing demand for data centres in Africa

02-18-2021 | 13:38:00
This week, a new report from The African Data Centres Association (ADCA) and Xalam Analytics revealed that Africa needs 1000MW and 700 facilities to meet the growing demand

[Column] Howard Plaatjes: Technology - Decades of Disruption

02-18-2021 | 11:03:03
It’s safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in the disruption they’ve brought and the changes they’ve wrought. Mobile networks have upgraded from 3G to 4G and now 5G.

[Column] Dennis De Weerd: Why I switched to a Chromebook and never looked back

02-18-2021 | 08:41:00
I want to share my experience and why changing operating systems can drive cloud adoption, increase productivity, collaboration and security in your organization, while saving costs.

[Column] Åsa Tamsons: IoT predictions in 2021 - smarter tech will make better business

02-18-2021 | 08:33:53
If 2020 was the year to mitigate and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is the year when "the new normal" becomes a cliché.

[Column] Fikile Sibiya: Resilience and continuity - Guiding the CIO strategy in 2021

02-18-2021 | 06:40:25
CIOs are likely to face a tough, albeit slightly more predicable 2021. Fikile Sibiya, CIO of e4 shares her view on the current state of play and what a roadmap for 2021 might entail.

[Column] Grace Goodrich: Driving deal making in Mozambique post-COVID-19

02-18-2021 | 06:24:49
While overall transactions dropped by eight percent in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020, in Mozambique, the number of transactions rose, with 12 deals reported compared to only four deals in 2019, according to a Baker McKenzie analysis.

[Column] Pikie Monaheng: Communications Service Providers must work to meet customers’ changing needs

02-17-2021 | 13:55:49
It’s no secret that CSPs need to transform their businesses to compete in the continent’s highly competitive communications landscape and deliver the experiences that customers are demanding today.

[Rwanda] Delivery drones: Why Zipline is switching to 24/7 operations

02-17-2021 | 06:17:00
Hospitals in Rwanda will now receive much needed medical supplies and personal protective equipment from drone firm Zipline on a 24-hour basis.

[Africa Cloud Computing Review] Simon Ngunjiri Muraya: Looking ahead

02-15-2021 | 14:32:00
The demand for cloud in Africa is growing rapidly. This demand has particularly been accelerated by the ongoing pandemic that has moved everything online

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: E-commerce in 2021 - Kenya’s $1.5 billion industry

02-15-2021 | 12:19:06
As more of Africa’s 526 million Internet users are opting to buy goods at the click of a button, Kenyan e-commerce revenue is projected to hit $1.5 billion in 2021.

World Bank: Is Morocco’s Budget Deficit ‘Under Control’?

02-15-2021 | 08:40:00
The coronavirus pandemic had a remarkable effect on Morocco’s economy, as with most countries around the world, so how is their economy now?

[Column] Akinwale Goodluck: How Successful Spectrum Awards Can Accelerate Digital Agendas Across Africa

02-15-2021 | 05:45:00
Spectrum licensing decisions, and pricing in particular, play a crucial role in accelerating the adoption of mobile services and providing better networks and services for consumers and businesses.

[Rwanda] MTN considers setting up financial tech firm

02-15-2021 | 05:30:00
MTN Rwanda is considering setting up an independent company to take on and operate its financial technology operations.

[Column] Clean mining gains foothold in Mozambique

02-15-2021 | 05:23:00
Mozambique is well-positioned to take advantage of this market boom, with mining operations already expanding across Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Manica, Maputo, Nampula, Niassa, Tete and Zambezia.