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Improving Healthcare Delivery in Africa

July 22, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Healthcare delivery in Africa has long been one of the biggest challenges the continent faces. While funding, inadequate resource allocation, customs gridlock and counterfeit pharmaceuticals are major contributors to the problem, a significant portion of the total delivered cost of medicines in Africa – up to 40% – is made up of supply chain,...

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Regulations could be an innovation enabler for banks

July 22, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Banks are faced with a real conundrum. They are expected to deliver relevant and innovative new services to a discerning customer base and, at the same time, are facing an ever-tightening regulatory regime. However, the astute institution could view these...

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UX is everything – Measure it completely and correctly

July 22, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Forrester Research calls it the “mobile moment”—that brief instant when users first try your mobile app and decide whether they love it or hate it. Multiple studies confirm that the success of your mobile app—and potentially your business—depends on...

Healthcare Innovation Summit 2016

Checkpoint Named Silver Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 21, 2016 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Check Point Software Technologies has been announced as Silver sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton,...

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Huawei joins Smart Africa to drive Africa’s digital transformation

July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Huawei has joined the Smart Africa Alliance as Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) advisor and Platinum member at the Smart Africa Board Meeting. The partnership with the Smart Africa Alliance is one of Huawei’s efforts to drive digital...

Supply Chain Infrastructure Solutions for Africa

Taking a closer look at Supply Chain infrastructure solutions for Africa

July 21, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Along with economic growth in Africa comes increased pressure on supply chain infrastructure, creating challenging business conditions and difficulty in matching supply with demand, particularly in the healthcare arena. Many African countries have experienced...

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United Bank Africa and Mastercard reveal Pan African partnership

July 19, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

United Bank Africa (UBA) and Mastercard have announced a partnership which will see UBA act as the issuer for MasterCard in 18 new markets in Africa. The partnership, which came into effect in 2016, will see UBA issue Mastercard credit, debit and prepaid...

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Veeam Named Gold Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 18, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Veeam has been announced as Gold sponsors of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming...

Bill Gates

Bill Gates says Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth

July 18, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth – and every effort must be made to ensure they thrive… this is according to philanthropist and entrepreneur Bill Gates. Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of...

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Social Media mourns death of SA rally star Gugu Zulu

July 18, 2016 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by News 24, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has confirmed that South African rally champion, Gugu Zulu, has died. The report revealed that Zulu had died while attempting to climb Kilimanjaro on Mandela Day in Tanzania. As revealed by the...

Innovation Africa Summit

Kenya: Top African Ministers to attend Innovation Africa Summit 2016

July 18, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Innovation Africa Summit 2016; Africa’s leading annual Education and ICT forum is proud to announce that they have to date received confirmations from 17 dignitaries from Africa, attending the event alongside their Kenyan counterparts. The event is...

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Seedstars World reveals top 10 startups to pitch in Maputo

July 15, 2016 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is continuing its tour through Africa to scout for the best startups in Maputo. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs...

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Online Safety in the Era of Pokémon Go

July 15, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Staying safe online is becoming an increasingly relevant issue. 30,000 websites are hacked per day, according to Sophos Labs, and there are millions of hacking attacks every day around the world. Even large and secure companies, such as Verizon, experience...

Tigo

Tigo Tanzania to connect secondary schools to the internet

July 15, 2016 • East Africa, Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Tigo Tanzania has entered into a partnership with the Ministry of Communications, Works and Infrastructure to facilitate the roll-out of internet access points in the country’s secondary schools so as to complement the e-Schools Project for a period of 2...

Healthcare Innovation Summit

Fortinet Named Platinum Sponsor for 2016 Healthcare Innovation Summit

July 14, 2016 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Fortinet has been announced as Platinum sponsor of the 2nd Healthcare Innovation Summit (#HCIS2016). From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the...

Top Tech News

IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

July 8, 2016 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

From 24-25 August 2016, healthcare and technology professionals will convene at the Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel located in Sandton, Johannesburg for the upcoming Healthcare Innovation Summit, which will be held under the theme – “Transforming Healthcare...