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[Africa Tech Week] Digital payments driving financial inclusion in Africa

12-06-2018 | 12:40:26
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

12-06-2018 | 08:16:15
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.

[Column] Ben Leo: Uncovering high-potential retail sites in Zambia

12-05-2018 | 09:32:07
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.

[Interview] Lara Onafeko, CEO, Sidney Folarin Consulting, South Africa

12-04-2018 | 10:29:00
Lara Onafeko is a Nigerian entrepreneur, CEO of consulting firm Sidney Folarin Consulting, located in Cape Town, South Africa.

[Column] Frédéric Massé: Tech, transparency hold key to transforming Africa’s agribusiness

12-03-2018 | 13:41:35
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

11-29-2018 | 16:50:30
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.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Cementing sustainable African cities agenda

11-29-2018 | 14:03:19
The maxim Africa is the future perhaps rings true now more than ever.

[Kenya Business Week] Leveraging the blue economy wave to boost national purse

11-29-2018 | 13:36:00
Kenya has this week successfully hosted the first global conference on blue economy that brought together over 16,000 delegates.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga, Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence: The future

11-29-2018 | 10:48:52
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).

[Column] Tobias Alando: Leveraging on regional blocs to spur industrial growth

11-26-2018 | 12:02:00
The core of any economy is the ability of economic agents to convert inputs – capital, labour, energy, raw materials and purchased services – into useful products.

[Column] Donna Rachelson: Careers of South African businesswomen constrained by unsupportive male partners

11-26-2018 | 09:25:00
A supportive relationship with male partners is a key factor in women succeeding in the workplace. This is a rarity in South Africa and it is negatively affecting women’s careers.

[Africa Tech Week] Mobile operators join hands to ensure safe online environment for African children

11-22-2018 | 14:23:01
This week, Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator and government came together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children and young citizens in Kenya.

[Column]Flora Mutahi: Women can boost global value chains

11-22-2018 | 13:08:00
The move by Ethiopia to increase female representation in Government is the latest indication of a global wave of awakening to the reality that increased female participation for development is a must for any economy.

Xalam Analytics: Africa’s 4G Failure(s)

11-20-2018 | 15:20:00
On the surface, 4G service rollout in African markets appears to be going well. Around 115 LTE networks are commercial or expected to launch in the continent before the end of 2018

[Interview] Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, Nexign, Middle East and Africa

11-19-2018 | 11:36:00
Ahmad Sayed is Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, a business support systems provider company currently planning its entry into the African market.

[SA Business Week] Telcos shine at AfricaCom, A2X gains new traders

11-16-2018 | 18:07:00
AfricaCom is Africa’s largest tech, media and telcos annual festival where digital Africa interacts, learns, debates and ultimately make deals.

[Startup Interview] George Karimi, Founder and CEO, SwiftAide, Kenya

11-16-2018 | 04:42:00
George Karimi is the Founder and CEO of SwiftAide, a Kenyan mobile marketplace startup that matches freelance labour with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work.

[Startup Interview] Job Mutai, Co Founder, New Age Media, Kenya

11-15-2018 | 14:26:00
Job Mutai is the Co Founder and the Creative Director of New Age Media agency, a marketing, communications and media company based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Sustainable Development Goals: Redefining context, risk and opportunity across Africa

11-15-2018 | 13:08:00
Africa’s business and finance industries have a critical role to play alongside in helping governments deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

[Interview] Prins Mhlanga, Founder, Ocean on 76, South Africa

11-15-2018 | 11:03:00
Prins Mhlanga is South African entrepreneur with a long career in the Technology and Telecommunications field. He is currently the founder and CEO of the Ocean on 76 group.