Features

[Column] Stefan Nalletamby: COVID-19 bolsters case for technology-based economic resilience

04-15-2020 | 08:19:23
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating impact globally, the African continent, while less affected, is preparing to undergo its own severe social and economic crisis.

COVID-19 affirms urgency for trade facilitation reforms in Angola, UNCTAD

04-10-2020 | 07:18:00
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’s blow to global oil prices has re-emphasized the need for Angola to wean its economy off volatile fuel exports.

[Column] Wandile Mcanyana: Retailers must secure trust with cyber customers

04-09-2020 | 13:23:00
In a dynamic, connected environment where sensitive customer data is highly attractive to hackers and forms the lifeblood of the business, facing a cyber-attack is no longer a case of "if", but "when".

IDC to explore the rise of multi-cloud in Africa as COVID-19 pandemic proves the case for business agility

04-08-2020 | 15:14:00
By 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of on-premises/dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs, according to the latest forecast from IDC.

Coronavirus reveals need to bridge the digital divide, UNCTAD

04-08-2020 | 08:59:00
The global crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed us further into a digital world, and changes in behaviour are likely to have lasting effects when the economy starts to pick up.

[Corona Stats] 6 April: Positive news from almost all severely affected countries

04-06-2020 | 08:57:00
Encouraging news regarding the corona crisis is coming from almost all of the hard-hit countries. In Italy, at the height of the crisis, 15 days ago, 6557 new corona infections were registered, which was 4316 yesterday

[Column] Mhlengi Ngcobo: How African entrepreneurs can use tech to solve continental problems

04-03-2020 | 09:32:37
African entrepreneurs need to be at the forefront of innovation and proactively be looking at strategies that will solve the foreseeable problems that will arise.

[Column] Ushal Moonsamy: Forging alliances to drive innovation and meet market needs

04-03-2020 | 09:29:01
Collaboration and ecosystems are reshaping business relationships for long-term success and sustainability.

[Column] Shabir Ahmed: Mining sector to fast track automation amid Covid-19

04-03-2020 | 09:26:00
Mining companies have been affected by COVID-19 outbreaks, and global restrictions to encourage social distancing have meant that mining projects have either slowed or been put on hold until further notice.

The investment case for energy transition in Africa

04-02-2020 | 07:57:04
Falling technology costs have made renewable energy a cost-effective way to generate power in countries all over the world, which would drive further development and improved economy.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: keeping ports open and cross-border trade flowing in the wake of COVID-19

03-31-2020 | 16:36:02
As the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, the global maritime transport industry is playing a critical role in the response.

[Column] Rentia Booysen: It is time to adopt multi-cloud

03-27-2020 | 10:04:17
Companies have been preparing for a multi-cloud world for some time, even if they were not aware of doing so.

[Column] Guy Ryder: Covid-19 has exposed the fragility of our economies

03-27-2020 | 06:29:00
The human dimensions of the COVID-19 pandemic reach far beyond the critical health response. All aspects of our future will be affected – economic, social and developmental.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Of coronavirus crisis and the silver lining for Africa

03-26-2020 | 09:12:00
As economies take a hit from the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, the crisis is birthing opportunities and continues to create crucial lessons on resilience and adaptation especially in Africa.

[Interview] Jordan Graison, Head of Global Sales, Limonetik

03-25-2020 | 13:23:59
Jordan Graison the Head of Global Sales at Limonetik, a disruptive B2B payment platform providing high standard quality payment services to gateways, acquirers and Tier 1 international merchants.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: Being alert to cyber threats while working at home

03-25-2020 | 13:23:00
The world is in chaos and everyone is vulnerable, this is the ideal situation for opportunistic cyber attackers who are constantly infiltrating networks and accessing large volumes of data, putting millions of people at risk.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: The Mozambique gas promise and why it epitomizes the African dream

03-25-2020 | 09:23:13
It has been almost exactly ten years since Anadarko drilled the well that would give Mozambique its first major gas find in over sixty years of mostly disappointing oil and gas exploration.

[Column] Alain Tshal: Cybercrime and security controls SMEs should adopt

03-25-2020 | 09:12:53
SMEs are the perfect victims for cybercrime. Focused on getting their businesses off the ground, they are oblivious of the vast amounts of data they're accumulating.

[Startup Interview] Cyrus Mulinge, CEO, Trots Technologies, Kenya

03-24-2020 | 14:37:00
Africa Business Communities interviews the Cyrus Mulinge, the CEO of Trots Technologies, a Kenyan based mobile commerce platform.