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[Kenya Business Week] Championing electoral reforms with blockchain

08-23-2018 | 10:08:00
Kenya’s public institutions have this week increased their investments in technology to improve service delivery and address some of the most pressing problems in a development that is receiving thumbs up from both local and international players.

ICT remains panacea for youth unemployment in Africa, FAO

08-22-2018 | 11:30:45
In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of a 1.2 billion population are under the age of 25.

[Column] Michael Hailu: Focus on youth, women will boost agribusiness

08-22-2018 | 09:36:00
There are two strong arguments why we need to get greater women and youth involvement in agriculture – pragmatic and strategic.

[Column] Mehmood Khan: Remaining competitive in the era of AI and IoT

08-21-2018 | 09:05:00
The emergence and proliferation of exponential technologies such as AI and IoT will challenge organisations’ ability to innovate at speed and scale to remain competitive.

[Column] Adebayo Sanni: Nigerian businesses and the GDPR compliance

08-20-2018 | 07:15:00
The deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation has come and gone. And while it happened without too much fanfare in Nigeria, companies that think they can ignore the legislation and maintain a business as usual approach are in for a rude awakening.

[Kenya Business Week] Unity of purpose in war on counterfeits

08-17-2018 | 08:19:00
Each year counterfeit goods cost the Kenyan economy $300 million in a well-oiled illicit trade that has not only taken away the citizen’s right to quality and genuine products, but put their lives at risk by infiltrating their markets with substandard goods.

[Survey] Mental Health Knowledge in Africa

08-16-2018 | 15:19:00
In June 2018, the World Health Organization has released a global manual which aim is to help physicians and mental health professionals to diagnose physical and mental health conditions

Five steps for online startups to take advantage of Black Friday

08-16-2018 | 11:48:00
According to Google Trends last year, South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the retail mega-event was conceived.

[Africa Tech Week] More African retailers adopting mobile payments

08-16-2018 | 10:49:34
More African retailers are now adopting mobile payments, allowing their customers to pay for goods and services using mobile money.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: High power costs threaten Kenya’s manufacturing

08-14-2018 | 14:01:01
The announcement of the new power tariffs by Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has indicated an unexpected increase in energy costs for all in the country.

AfricaCom 2018: Cape Town | 13-15 November | Attend for Free

08-14-2018 | 07:12:00
Africa’s largest tech, media and telecoms festival returns to Cape Town’s CTICC, you can take your place amongst the world’s leading innovators

[Column] Gilbert Saggia: The digital shift of Africa's rail system

08-13-2018 | 10:02:00
Few modes of transport evoke such a sense of history and romanticism as rail.

 [Africa Tech Week] African Startups shortlisted for major awards

08-09-2018 | 11:03:43
This has been perhaps one of the busiest weeks for African startups seeking funding to improve the operations or products.

[Kenya Business Week] Realigning businesses to drive growth

08-09-2018 | 10:42:37
With competition across public and private sector now being driven by innovation, Kenyan institutions have invested heavily in modernizing operations and selling the convenience message to customers.

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

08-09-2018 | 09:14:39
The business landscape is changing, it’s no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape.

[Startup Interview] George Gichuhi, Founder, HCS Errands, Kenya

08-08-2018 | 10:46:44
The quest for convenience from businesses and a growing middle class has opened up doors for errand running businesses that offer a host of services from food deliveries, filling of returns and data entry services among others.

[Column] Nick Altini: South Africa new competition law a boost to SMEs

08-07-2018 | 08:58:00
The Competition Amendment Bill (Bill), introduced in parliament in South Africa recently, has clearly shown that enabling small and medium enterprises and Previously Disadvantaged Individuals to be able to successfully compete in the market.

[Nigeria Business Week] Courting economic expansion one deal at a time

08-03-2018 | 21:15:00
International organisations have shown an increased interest in the Nigerian economy since the stablization of the dollar and the exit from the recent crisis that befell the country.

[Africa Tech Week] Automating efficiency, driving innovation

08-03-2018 | 10:51:56
With a growing body of research pointing to improved efficiency and cost savings for institutions that have embraced innovation, technology has this week informed business decisions across public and private sectors.

[Kenya Business Week] Power clinics prove customer is king

08-03-2018 | 10:49:00
An increasingly disenfranchised customer base that has now been empowered by technology to voice their complaints on poor service delivery is inspiring companies to find innovative way of reaching out to clients.