News

[DR Congo] Go.Data mobile app boosts data collection in fight against Ebola

09-19-2019 | 12:41:46
Go.Data is a major innovation in outbreak investigation tools for field data collection.

[South Africa] Seacom boosts internet connectivity in Bloemfontein with launch of PoP node

09-19-2019 | 12:38:00
Seacom has launched a point of presence (PoP) in Bloemfontein, enabling delivery of a wider range of Seacom Business connectivity products to companies in South Africa's sixth-largest city.

[Nigeria] U.S. Consulate launches academy for women entrepreneurs

09-19-2019 | 12:36:00
United States Consulate General in Lagos has launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.

SAP Africa Code Week enhances digital skills training capacity in Kenya

09-19-2019 | 11:23:19
More than 1100 Kenyan teachers have completed their digital skills training ahead of this year's Africa Code Week (ACW), which will take place across the continent in October.

European Commission announces €34 million humanitarian funding in African Great Lakes region

09-19-2019 | 07:37:43
The European Commission has announced €34.275 million in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable people in the Great Lakes region in Africa.

USTDA advances procurement training for Kenyan leaders

09-19-2019 | 07:17:05
This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency welcomed a delegation of 14 senior Kenyan government officials to share best practices on innovative, value-based tools that promote fair, transparent public procurement.

Ghana Cocoa Board seals deal on USD1.3 billion cocoa syndicated loan agreement

09-19-2019 | 06:49:17
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has completed a USD 1.3 billion cocoa syndicated loan agreement for the purchase of cocoa beans from local farmers during the 2019/2020 crop season.

East Africa households using solar power have a higher quality of life, GOGLA report

09-19-2019 | 06:42:12
Households using small scale-solar power in East Africa have been found to generate more income, have better health, study more and have a higher quality of life.

[Kenya] Equity Bank’s EazzyBiz platform records 79 per cent growth boosted by uptake from SMEs, corporates

09-19-2019 | 06:37:30
The number of transactions conducted through EazzyBiz platform grew by 79 percent from 800,000 to 1.4 million during the first six months of the year, backed by continued uptake by Corporates and SMEs.

Angola’s taxman launches modern information center to bolster revenue collection

09-19-2019 | 06:32:49
The General Tax Administration (AGT) has as of today a Contact Center and a Tax Information Center (BI Showroom) to serve citizens and businesses.
 
Features

[Column] Deborah Fourie: Transforming visibility into supply chain efficiency

09-19-2019 | 10:50:19
Forbes Insights’ analysis of the supply chain industry believes that changes in the supply chain industry are being driven by advancing technology and the so-called ‘Amazon effect’

[Column] Ugan Maistry: Robotic Process Automation is the answer to Digital Transformation

09-18-2019 | 09:13:52
Businesses of tomorrow are the ones that can successfully transition from ‘things and people’ to ‘technology and networks’.

[Column] Karien Bornheim: Secure digital control

09-18-2019 | 04:33:00
The world is fast embracing the technology and potential of emergent solutions such as the Internet of Things (IoT), automation and digital transformation.

[Startup Interview] Radwa Khairy, Founder, Talents Fit, Egypt

09-16-2019 | 08:49:00
Radwa Khairy has over a decade's worth of experience in the Human Resources, Hospitality and Travels fields. In December 2018, she founded Talents Fit, a recruitment platform servicing human resourcing and employment needs in Egypt.

[Column] Nick Durrant: Investing in digital experiences could make a difference

09-12-2019 | 09:59:18
Providing optimal digital experiences has become a key business differentiator, if companies don’t act quickly and put their customers first, they’ll lose their relevance and a majority of their revenue.

Spotlight Nigeria Business Forum 2019 | 26-27 September, Paris

09-11-2019 | 21:21:00
The Spotlight Nigeria Business and Investment forum is attended by Businesses and Investors from France and other European countries

[Column] Wayne Spaumer: Artificial intelligence key to Africa’s future food security

09-11-2019 | 04:47:00
The cumulative view provided by the confluence of machine learning and decision making in conjunction with third-party data all hosted in the cloud, has given rise to artificial intelligence (AI) in agriculture.

[Column] Nikki Summers: Tech is making accounting invisible

09-09-2019 | 18:42:13
Technology is making accounting invisible. Algorithms, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) handle much of the accounting and compliance process.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Technology farming is the answer to Africa’s growing food demand

09-05-2019 | 12:03:00
The unprecedented population boom in Africa, the highest world over, continues to put more pressure on food producers as they grapple with having more mouths to feed.

[Interview] Kagure Wamunyu, CEO, Kobo360, Kenya

09-05-2019 | 05:47:00
Kobo360 was launched in 2017 by entrepreneurs Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II. Kagure Wamunyu is the current CEO, leading the company's expansion and growth in the African region.