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Rwanda: Drones deliver medical supplies in remote areas

February 15, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. However, President Paul Kagame has not been credited enough with improving the Rwandan health system with the use of drones. The drones have been improved on and will increase deliveries from 50 to 500. Technology can save lives and this is a reality [&hellip...

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Ethiopia gets $40 mln healthcare boost from the US

February 14, 2019 • East Africa, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

There are many barriers to residents obtaining proper health care in Ethiopia. It is estimated that 76 percent of Ethiopian women live in rural areas and do not have access to health care due to long traveling distances with lack of transportation. There...

2019 Predictions for cryptocurrency

2019 Predictions for cryptocurrency

February 13, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

As we enter 2019, it is an opportune time to reflect on the year that was and strategize for the way forward. The crypto economy celebrated its 10th birthday in 2018, reaching a total market capitalization of approximately $138.6 billion (R1.9 trillion)....

Ecobank Nigeria launches Ecobank Pay Zone in Lagos

Ecobank Nigeria launches Ecobank Pay Zone in Lagos

February 13, 2019 • Finance, West AfricaComments (0)

Ecobank Nigeria, has launched EcobankPay zone at Alaba International Market, Lagos. Ecobank is committed to innovating more payment and financial solutions to serve traders across the country. Patrick Akinwuntan, managing director, Ecobank Nigeria said that...

Take the power of power management back into your hands

February 12, 2019 • Mining & Energy, SponsoredComments (0)

No matter whether they are made up of one or of a host of racks with multiple blades, the datacentre houses your most critical assets, but it is also the most susceptible to power spikes, dips and surges. Simply protecting your power at the external source,...

Your future doctor may be a robot – this is the rise of AI in medicine

February 12, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, HealthcareComments (0)

A new kind of doctor has entered the exam room, but doesn’t have a name. In fact, these doctors don’t even have faces. Artificial intelligence has made its way into hospitals around the world. However, according to an NHS report on the pending...

Data rollover is now free for FNB Connect customers

February 12, 2019 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

After months of speculation, FNB has finally unveiled their soon-to-be-released mobile offering under the FNB Connect. FNB has announced that its customers who use FNB Connect can now benefit from free data rollover and data transfer, in addition to the...

Visa launches fintech fast-track program in Africa

February 12, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Visa has just announced it is expanding its fast-track program to support fintechs in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region as part of its efforts in developing the next generation of digital payment solutions. Already rolled...

The future of e-commerce in Africa

The future of e-commerce in Africa

February 12, 2019 • RetailComments (0)

At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent. However, this will not remain the status quo for...

Fintech’s adoption will continue to revolutionise the postal landscape in 2019

February 11, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Two years ago, Australia Post entered into a joint venture with a company to offer local businesses a single platform to access e-commerce products and other services. Post office branches in the UK offer customers access to the majority of all UK current...

Only 23 percent of global STEM talent is female

February 11, 2019 • Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In an era where South African women have become increasingly prominent in medicine, law and business, why are there so few women scientists and engineers?  Encouragement vs. acumen seems to be the key to speeding up the take-up of careers in science,...

FirstBank and Azuri to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria

FirstBank and Azuri to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria

February 8, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Azuri Technologies, a pay-as-you-go solar technology company, and First Bank of Nigeria Limited announced a partnership that will help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria. Under the partnership, Azuri’s solar home TV product will be co-branded and...

SONA 2019 highlights economic growth through electronic payments

February 8, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Last night’s State of the Nation Address touched on a number of valuable points around the government’s commitment to work together with South African businesses to build a better country for all. Priorities mentioned included the need to accelerate...

Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

Nigeria: Digital Bridge Institute calls for major investment in ICT skills

February 8, 2019 • Education, West AfricaComments (0)

The Administrator of Digital Bridge Institute, Dr Ike Adinde has called for significant investment in skills of the workforce to make them key drivers of the economy. Dr Adinde said the laboratory, worth $1 million, was donated by Huawei Technologies Nigeria...

The challenges and future of e-commerce in Africa

February 8, 2019 • Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

At present, e-business in Africa remains a challenge. It may be better than it ever has been, but the truth is that lower literacy and internet penetration levels continue to limit the growth on the continent. However, this will not remain the status quo for...

South Africa: Fundi opens flagship store in Johannesburg

South Africa: Fundi opens flagship store in Johannesburg

February 8, 2019 • Education, Top StoriesComments (0)

Finance and education fund management solutions company, Fundi opened a new flagship store in Johannesburg on Thursday, 07 February. Featuring the latest edu-tech solutions, the store will bring the brand critically closer to learners, students, academics and...