Fetures

Xalam Analytics: Can Data Localization Laws Boost African Cloud and Colocation Markets?

12-18-2018 | 13:10:00
On the surface, requiring companies to host data locally would seem an attractive option to foster local industry and data sovereignty. The question is whether it ultimately does more harm than good

[Africa Tech Week] More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud in Africa

12-14-2018 | 07:38:40
Questions have also been abound on the security of mobile money transactions platforms, and also on the capacity of African security agencies to tame the fraud. Progress is, however, being made.

[Column] Chetan Goshalia, Kickstarting the future: The South African entrepreneur

12-12-2018 | 12:54:00
South Africa has, according to the report ‘Small Businesses in India, Brazil and South Africa: Basic Characteristics’, far less red tape than Brazil and yet that country manages to produce SMEs at double the rate.

[Interview] Tony Idugboe, Vice President, Itanna, Nigeria

12-11-2018 | 10:15:00
Tony Idugboe is Vice President, Head of Investments at Itanna, an investment vehicle that drives and supports Nigeria's most promising tech-enabled startups.

[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] 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] 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).

[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.

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

[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.

[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.

[Startup Interview] Ian Mutua, Managing Director, Vigil CyberSec Inc, Kenya

11-15-2018 | 10:05:00
Ian Wambua Mutua is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Vigil CyberSec Inc., a Kenyan based startup providing cybersecurity and consulting services across the region.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: IoT is as simple as ABC and D! Part 3 - Choosing Connectivity

11-14-2018 | 12:09:30
There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020.