Africa

online
TECHNOLOGY

50% of Africans have been scammed online

Online scams are a serious threat to millions of people around the world, but especially in Africa, where nearly half of the internet users have fallen victim to some form…

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NOVACOM
TECHNOLOGY

NOVACOM has organised yet another prestigious digital summit in South Africa

Africa is a continent of immense potential and opportunities, especially in the field of telecommunications. With a population of over 1.3 billion people, many of whom are still unconnected to…

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sahara group
STARTUPS

Sahara Group Foundation Announces 20 African Social Innovators for its 2023 Fellowship Programme

Sahara Group Foundation, the corporate social sustainability vehicle for leading energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group, has announced the 20 African social innovators who will be part of its 2023…

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AIfluence
TECHNOLOGY

AIfluence has emerged the winner of Visa Everywhere Initiative Kenya Edition 2023

AIfluence, Africa‚Äôs first AI-driven influencer marketing platform, has emerged as the winner of the Visa Everywhere Initiative VEI Kenya Edition 2023. The startup beat four other finalists to clinch the…

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Visa Africa
TECHNOLOGY

Visa Announces Launch of Visa Africa Fintech Accelerator Program

Visa (NYSE: V) has announced the launch of the new Visa Africa Fintech Accelerator program to help enable Africa‚Äôs expanding start-up community through expertise, connections, technology, and investment funding.¬† The…

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healthcare
TECHNOLOGY

How Africa is already using technology to transform healthcare

For a long time, Africa’s healthcare systems have faced significant challenges. According to a 2019 study published in the International Journal of General Medicine, inadequate human resources, insufficient budgetary allocation…

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MPESA Africa
TECHNOLOGY

MPESA Africa Invests $2 Million in Shared Service Operations Centre

 MPesa Africa has launched a Shared Service Operations Centre (SSOC) in Nairobi. The M-Pesa SSOC will oversee service operations and technical support including incident monitoring and resolution, managing platform changes…

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SAP Africa
TECHNOLOGY

SAP Africa Code Week equips 2.6 million African youth with digital skills for the 21st-century workforce

An estimated 230 million jobs in sub-Saharan Africa will require digital skills in 2030, according to a¬†report¬†by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). One program supporting young Africans to take advantage…

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Zipline Drones
TECHNOLOGY

Zipline Drones will now deliver your online orders directly to your homes without noise

¬†Zipline has unveiled its new Zipline Drones platform that provides quiet, fast, and precise autonomous delivery directly to homes in cities and suburbs. The company‚Äôs next generation home delivery platform…

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GOL Season 4
TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft (ADC) has announced GOL Season 4

Microsoft Africa Development Centre launches Game of Learners (GOL season 4) competition for university students across Africa. The new season will offer African university students an opportunity to develop their…

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ALX
TECHNOLOGY

ALX Launches Software Engineering Cohort for Women in Africa

In celebration of Women‚Äôs Month, ALX has announced its first dedicated Software Engineering cohort for women, enabling up to 50,000 women across Africa to participate in the global technology revolution…

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Managed Services
OPINION

Outsourcing done right: The ins and outs of managed IT services

While businesses may be capable of managing their essential components and maintaining dedicated departments, like finance and HR, third-party service providers are there to take the load off and deliver…

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african languages
TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft adds 13 new African languages to its Translator service

Microsoft has added 13 new African languages to its Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services Translator, allowing text and documents to be translated to and from these languages across the entire Microsoft…

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cloud computing
TECHNOLOGY

South Africa and Kenya Lead African Continent in Impact of Cloud Computing on Customer Experience

South Africa and Kenya are worlds apart in their embrace of information technology, but they have one thing in common: they jointly lead the African continent in having the biggest…

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TECHNOLOGY

Visa Foundation announces partnership to uplift women entrepreneurs across Sub-Saharan Africa

At the 10th¬†Africa Sankalp Forum in Nairobi, Kenya,¬†Visa Foundation¬†announced a $1 Million grant partnership with two African organizations highlighting the importance of building an ecosystem for women entrepreneurs across the…

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sankalp africa summit
TECHNOLOGY

The Sankalp Africa Summit 2023 starts tomorrow March 1 2023 at 8 AM

The Sankalp Africa Summit, one of Africa’s largest convenings on impact entrepreneurship and sustainable development, is taking place tomorrow, March 1st, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event, celebrating its 10th…

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ALX
TECHNOLOGY

ALX launches new tech programmes to boost Africa’s digital talent pool 

Thousands of young African prospective students will be able to access world-class courses in the most in-demand technology fields offered by a leading technology training provider, ALX. This announcement comes…

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Cloud & Security
TECHNOLOGY

dx5 Announces the 13th Annual Africa Cloud & Security Summit on 16 & 17 March 2023

dx5 (formerly CIO Africa) is thrilled to announce that the annual Africa Cloud & Security Summit is back for its 13th edition on 16 & 17 March 2023. This year’s…

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sankalp africa summit
TECHNOLOGY

The 10th edition of Sankalp Africa Summit 2023 will be held in Nairobi on the 1st and 2nd of March

One of Africa‚Äôs largest convening on impact entrepreneurship and sustainable development, the Sankalp Africa Summit, promises to positively engage over 1,500 different stakeholders from across the development sector ecosystem, to…

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payment on delivery
TECHNOLOGY

Sendy is now allowing payment on delivery in Africa

Africa‚Äôs leading Fulfillment and Logistics enabler, Sendy, has introduced a  Payment on Delivery product for e-commerce and social commerce vendors in Africa. This product will facilitate secure online shopping in…

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IoT
OPINION

Embracing IoT in Kenya: Opportunities and Challenges in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents a fundamental shift in how we visualise and build the consumer and business technology of today. The modern-day enterprise is defined not just by…

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International Day of Education
LIFESTYLE

African States were urged to prioritize affordable Digital Technologies and Education during International Day of Education

African States have been urged to prioritise affordable digital technologies and internet access, worthy investments, and commitment to education. This call was made today by Ms. Thobekile Matimbe, Paradigm Initiative‚Äôs…

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Partech 2022 Africa Tech Venture Capital Report
TECHNOLOGY

Partech Africa’s 2022 Annual Report Reveals African Tech Ecosystem Grew Faster Than All Other Markets Globally

Partech Africa, the VC fund dedicated to technology startups in Africa, has issued its annual report on Africa Tech Venture Capital. The report, which aims to provide a practical picture…

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ASIP
STARTUPS

Telecel Group and Startupbootcamp AfriTech Select Participants for Africa Startup Initiative Program Accelerator – ASIP

Startupbootcamp AfriTech, a leading tech accelerator in Africa, has joined forces with telecommunications giant Telecel Group to select the participants of the highly coveted Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator….

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pitch live
STARTUPS

Final Call for Startups to Apply to Pitch Live at Africa Tech Summit Nairobi 2023

The final deadline for tech startups across Africa to apply for the fifth edition of Pitch Live at Africa Tech Summit Nairobi  is coming quickly with applications closing, Friday 20th of January. Ten…

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Technology trends
OPINION

State of Technology in 2023: Technology trends to watch out for this year

Since the pandemic struck in 2020, our reliance on technology has increased dramatically. With all the optimism that comes with the start of a new year, 2023 is expected to…

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web3
TECHNOLOGY

Ogilvy Africa and Savannah Labs Partner to Develop Web3 Solutions for Brands in Sub-Saharan Africa

Leading brand communications network, Ogilvy Africa¬†has announced a strategic partnership with Kenyan-founded blockchain company, Savannah Labs, to lead the way in developing Web 3.0 (web3) solutions for brands and marketers…

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investments
TECHNOLOGY

Visa Pledges $1bn Investments in Africa to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Visa has pledged to invest $1bn investments in Africa over the next five years in a bid to promote resilient, innovative and inclusive economies on the continent. The new funds…

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Kwely
TECHNOLOGY

Kwely Launches B2B E-Marketplace to Provide African Producers with Global Platform to Sell Their Products

Kwely Inc. announced the launch of its B2B e-marketplace to provide African producers and manufacturers with a global platform to sell their products. International buyers can now access high-quality, unique,…

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TECHNOLOGY

10Bet Launch in Africa-Perfect Entertainment Hub

For the people of Africa, something that has long since been a trouble point for a substantial number of people is the outright lack of any serviceable online entertainment platforms….

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