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[Column] Maria Auma: Let's really talk AfCFTA

08-05-2019 | 08:02:00
When I envision AfCFTA, I see a continent where the cost of trade is cut by nearly 80 per cent. Having been in the importation business for over three years I will say that the one thing that eats up our profits the most was the importation taxes and duties.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: It is time for Kenya to capitalize on its export potential

08-05-2019 | 06:22:00
Pursuing export-led industrialization puts a country in a sustainable socio-economic development path.

[Startup Interview] Lwazi Nongauza, Executive Director, BTN Mobile, South Africa

08-02-2019 | 13:08:00
BTN Mobile is a South African digital telecommunications network that seeks to revolutionize the telecommunications landscape in the country.

[African Blogger interview] Kenn Omollo, Founder, Joon, Kenya

08-02-2019 | 13:05:00
Kenn Omollo is the founder of joon.co.ke one of the top ranked blogs in Kenya that has since 2018 attracted thousands of readers due to its unique content and customer-centric services.

[Column] Greg Whitaker: Embracing VPNs in the wake of government-imposed internet restrictions in Africa

08-02-2019 | 06:10:00
African businesses can find themselves stymied by restrictions and exposed to risk because they have misconceptions about what a VPN can do.

[Column] Elizabeth Adeshina: Technology remains Africa’s saving grace

08-01-2019 | 12:28:01
If Africa is to truly move forward, all sectors of the continent including Health, Education, Infrastructure, Security, logistics, Finance, Media and others must embrace technology.

[Column] Patricia Scotland: Why disaster readiness is critical for Africa

08-01-2019 | 12:22:36
Five months ago, Cyclone Idai ripped through the Southern African region, causing a massive humanitarian disaster that affected three million people.

[Column] Chetan Goshalia: Clear visibility into supply chain complexity

08-01-2019 | 05:32:00
The Internet of Things is refining the capabilities of the supply chain to reduce theft, increase visibility and transform legacy complexity.

[Column] Deon Geyser: If an electron can be in two places at once, why not you?

08-01-2019 | 04:20:33
While it’s unlikely to become a physical reality any time soon, technology has indeed found a way to make it possible for us to be in two places at once virtually.

[Column] Isaac Korir: Winning the war on fake news

07-31-2019 | 13:33:00
Fake news remains a topical hot potato. Some say that winning the war against it is a losing battle.

[Column] Paul Akiwumi: How entrepreneurs can evolve from survivalists to opportunity-driven

07-31-2019 | 10:04:00
Meskerem is a middle-aged Ethiopian woman, who runs a café and bakery with ten employees in an affluent neighbourhood of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

[Column] Jon Tullett: The evolution of the IT operation

07-31-2019 | 08:40:14
The days where the IT operation was a separate fiefdom with autonomy are gone. In most organisations, there are now components that are relatively closely aligned with the business.

[Column] Andrew Cruise: Two years until Infrastructure as a Service boom hits South Africa

07-31-2019 | 08:33:33
Routed, a leading vendor neutral provider of cloud infrastructure, says that the predicted growth of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is in line with the increasing growth forecasts for cloud computing.

[Column] Nikki Summers: The fourth industrial revolution could spark a wave of small business innovation in East Africa

07-30-2019 | 13:13:00
As a business owner, you may have seen technology and business publications use the term 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' and 'Industry 4.0' lately.

[Column] Anne Wambui Gaitha: African Trade Agreement key to Financial Services, Logistics, Tourism industries

07-30-2019 | 08:04:00
I believe that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is a game changer in international trade and will be an amazing opportunity for African brands.

[Column] Rahmon Ojukotola: The AfCFTA - how it affects the Nigerian economy

07-30-2019 | 07:37:13
Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari ratified the African Continental Free Trade Agreement AfCFTA on the 7th of July 2019 following a long consultation with stakeholders in Nigeria.

[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: Public and private partnerships key to Namibian ICT space development

07-29-2019 | 09:15:11
In the spirit of good corporate citizenship, organisations both in the public and private sectors in Namibia have an active role to play when it comes to developing skills.

[Interview] Mary Njoku, Director General, ROK Film Studios, Nigeria

07-29-2019 | 08:23:00
Nigerian Film and Entertainment Studio, ROK, was recently acquired by French media giant, CANAL+. Mary Njoku, the leader of ROK, talks to Africa Business Communities about the aquisition and what it means for the African entertainment industry.

[Column] Tamer Farouk: Using tech to put CFOs in the driver’s seat of their organizations

07-26-2019 | 13:07:00
New innovations in financial IT solutions are opening several opportunities for finance decision-makers in Africa. But realizing the full value of these innovations will require leadership and vision.

[Column] Matthew Kibby: Why technology stands in the way of digital transformation

07-26-2019 | 13:05:00
There’s a common misperception that digital transformation means adopting new technology and jumping on buzzword bandwagons like AI, blockchain, and machine learning.