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    Social media is transforming money transfers to Africa

    September 19, 2014 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Social media is transforming money transfers to Africa

    A new World Bank Development Research Group Report released in August, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that digital payments and remittances are playing a key role in increasing financial inclusion throughout the developing world...

  • The Ministry of Health has tapped IBM to provide 2 190 clinics with easier access to 200 life saving drugs.

    Zambia, IBM work to provide access to life saving drugs

    May 22, 2014 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zambia, IBM work to provide access to life saving drugs

    IBM today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s...

  • Project economic growth in key regions across Africa is expected to fuel demand for particularly high-end ICT skills. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Arm yourselves with the right tech skills for 2014

    November 26, 2013 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Arm yourselves with the right tech skills for 2014

    If global forecasts such as Computerworld’s annual Forecast Survey 2014 prove accurate, decision makers across Africa’s ICT sector will have little time to waste in recruiting the very best and most sought-after technical skill sets available. The...

  • Pfungwa Serima, the chief executive officer of SAP Africa. (Image source: SAP Africa)

    SAP Africa’s Skills for Africa Programme gains momentum

    November 1, 2013 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP Africa’s Skills for Africa Programme gains momentum

    On the heels of SAP Africa’s recent announcement of an agreement with the World Bank to consolidate skills development efforts in Africa, SAP Africa today announced that the first group of students, from Kenya, have successfully graduated from the Skills...

  • GoMetro has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge (image:  Ian Landsberg)

    SA tech start-up off to Europe

    October 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on SA tech start-up off to Europe

    GoMetro, a South African mobile start-up in the transport space, has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge, an initiative of infoDev, a World Bank agency. GoMetro is an app that provides contextual public transport information from...

  • Pfungwa Serima, Chief Executive Officer of SAP Africa. (Image source: SAP Africa)

    World Bank, SAP jointly address skills development in Africa

    October 9, 2013 • Company NewsComments Off on World Bank, SAP jointly address skills development in Africa

      SAP Africa, a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), and the World Bank today announced their intention to develop a framework for collaboration on skills development. The document was signed by Pfungwa Serima, chief executive officer of SAP Africa, who is...

  • Rwanda: government looks to cement Smart Days initiative

    June 18, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rwanda: government looks to cement Smart Days initiative

    The New Times reports that the Rwandan government has initiated an information service delivery chain, based on the application of ICT towards socio-economic development, which is expected to be realised by means of private-public partnership. The plan is...

  • eGhana project receives biometric boost

    April 9, 2013 • Security, Top StoriesComments Off on eGhana project receives biometric boost

    Gemalto, an established provider of digital security services, has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) with a highly secure electronic visa and border management solution. This initiative is...

  • Egypt: mobile app directs developers to first prize

    February 22, 2013 • OnlineComments Off on Egypt: mobile app directs developers to first prize

    A popular mobile phone application that assists Egyptian drivers with road assistance and car maintenance has received $3,000 at the first ever Cairo Transport App Challenge. Users of the application tell Bikyanews.com that it has helped them find new routes...

  • 45% of Rwandans have access to mobile phones

    August 29, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on 45% of Rwandans have access to mobile phones

    A media report published in The New Times states that approximately 45% of Rwandans have access to a mobile phone. The article refers to the 2012 edition of the World Bank’s Information and Communication for Development Report and the statement that there...

  • “Mobile money in Kenya needs more regulation” – World Bank

    July 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on “Mobile money in Kenya needs more regulation” – World Bank

    According to the Word Bank, the mobile money market in Kenya is in dire need of further regulation in order to provide a level playing field for all the providers and to provide a platform for fair competition. A report published by the body...

  • Three-quarters of world’s population have mobile phone access

    July 17, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Three-quarters of world’s population have mobile phone access

    Three-quarters of the world’s population have access to a mobile phone according to the World Bank reports Abuja’s Leadership newspaper.   According to the report the global financial organisation and its technology entrepreneurship programme,...

  • Kenyans could soon buy bonds over the phone

    May 8, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyans could soon buy bonds over the phone

    An initiative called “Treasury Mobile Direct” by World Bank and Central Bank will enable Kenyans to purchase bonds using their mobile handsets. The project follows the rise and adoption of mobile handsets in Kenya. According to reports by the...

  • Kenya receives R425-million ICT funding

    May 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya receives R425-million ICT funding

    Kenya’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has received a R425-million injection from the World Bank in a signed loan agreement between the World Bank and Kenya’s Treasury. This is the second time that Kenya received funding from the...

  • World Bank to improve MENA’s broadband

    March 8, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on World Bank to improve MENA’s broadband

    The World Bank yesterday launched a regional initiative to improve broadband connectivity in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region, by optimising fiber optic networks for broadband use. According to the bank, their new focus looks at citizen...

  • World Bank lauds Kenya ICT, telecom sectors

    January 18, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on World Bank lauds Kenya ICT, telecom sectors

    A recent World Bank report has praised Kenya’s efforts to boost its economy through technology and telecom. The report comes as the Kenyan government continues to push forward on ambitious efforts to increase its telecom and ICT industry. The report said...