MENU

North Africa
Category

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina

New technologies will change African agriculture as we know it today

August 10, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed immediately and that evidence from countries like Nigeria demonstrated that technology plus strong...

Read More
Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

July 29, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Smart cities hold the key to a more connected and inclusive future for Africa

Mastercard, technology company in the global payments industry, continues to champion the fundamental role of smart cities in enabling a more connected and inclusive future for Africa. The company reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the development of...

The technologies available in today's world are fundamentally different and part of a new wave of innovation that some have called “Food System 5.0” or the “third green revolution”.

Now might be the time to invest in African agritech

July 18, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Now might be the time to invest in African agritech

The World Bank report, Agriculture in Africa– Telling Facts from Myths 2017 recently noted that economic growth and urbanisation, higher food prices, and change in demographics and climate were all affecting the agricultural environment in Africa and...

Developing talent across the continent in the digital financial services space

Developing talent across the continent in the digital financial services space

July 17, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Developing talent across the continent in the digital financial services space

A recruiter, whether external or internal, formal or informal, plays a crucial role in both a candidate’s and an employer’s work life. If recruitment companies are to survive the proverbial rat race, they have to stay ahead of their game by...

The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

July 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The future of retail will be built on clicks, bricks and data-driven insights

Over the last 15 years, technology has reshaped the face of global retail. With billions of people spending more time online each day, the way we buy things has evolved. Hundreds of billions of dollars of spending have shifted from physical shops to the web...

New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

July 3, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on New mobile app uses IoT to help African farmers

A new mobile application that makes use of the latest technology in a bid to help farmers to produce crops more efficiently and assisting them to use less fertilizer is now available worldwide. AgIQ, will help farmers to use only the correct amount of...

Top 10 wealthiest African countries according to GDP

Top 10 wealthiest African countries according to GDP

July 2, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 10 wealthiest African countries according to GDP

The African continent is rich in natural resources. Some of its 54 countries boast resources like diamonds, sugar, gold, uranium, silver, oil and petroleum. Oil being an invaluable commodity, its production puts countries like Nigeria and Egypt at the top in...

Clemens Weitz, CEO of ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media)

How ROAM is revolutionising Africa’s online marketplace

July 2, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments Off on How ROAM is revolutionising Africa’s online marketplace

To anyone who lives and works in today’s rapidly-digitising world, it won’t come as much of a surprise that research has shown a strong link between a population’s increased access to internet connectivity and a boost in national economic development....

Little Cab

Top 7 African taxi-hailing apps giving Uber a run for its money

June 30, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 7 African taxi-hailing apps giving Uber a run for its money

The taxi-hailing industry is gradually growing in Africa and has brought about a diverse market of competition. Tech entrepreneurs have come up with disruptive e-hailing apps in a bid to give Uber a run for its money. Although competitors may offer better...

Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

June 25, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Study shows that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is increasing

Research conducted by SWIFT indicates that intra-Africa payments clearing and trade is on the rise. SWIFT’s “Africa Payments: Insights into African Transaction Flows” further indicates that there has been a reduction in the number of foreign...

African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

June 23, 2018 • East Africa, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on African countries with the fastest mobile internet speed ranked

Much of 2018’s growth in internet users in Africa has been driven by more affordable smartphones and mobile data plans. Mobile phone users in Africa are up by more than 20 percent, with the reported number of internet users in Mali increasing by almost 6...

Nigeria: Paylater reaches 1 million downloads

What investors are looking for in Africa’s fintech sector

June 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on What investors are looking for in Africa’s fintech sector

Africa has long been considered a global leader in fintech innovation and adoption. The continent’s low penetration rates for traditional banking services coupled with high penetration of mobile phones makes it a rich breeding ground for fintech...

According to De Vasconcelos, the strong presence of post offices in remote and rural areas is extremely valuable.

African post offices at the forefront of financial solutions in rural areas

June 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on African post offices at the forefront of financial solutions in rural areas

Postal services can play a pivotal role in delivering remittances, lowering the transfer costs and providing access to basic financial services in Africa, according to a report released today by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and...

Innovative new products can be designed around future environmental stressors and demands without having to consider old, established systems.

How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

June 17, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on How digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across emerging economies

Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology ecosystem. According to research by the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator, over the past two years alone, Africa has seen the number of innovation hubs double....

Dr. William Mapham, founder of Vula Mobile

African Technology startups showcase Innovative Healthcare Solutions at VivaTech in France

June 13, 2018 • East Africa, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on African Technology startups showcase Innovative Healthcare Solutions at VivaTech in France

Pharmaceutical company, Sanofi’s Afric@Tech initiative – which was created as a part of the recent Viva Technology event in Paris, France, took place this May 2018 with its overall winner emanating from South Africa. Aligned to Sanofi’s objective of...

Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa extends to 12 more African countries

June 11, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa extends to 12 more African countries

Google has announced that applications for Class 2 of the Launchpad Accelerator Africa program are open. Google also announced it is extending the program to include startups from a further 12 African countries. This means it is now accepting applications...