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The annual Tigo Digital ChangeMakers Awards are upon us

September 27, 2016 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The annual Tigo Digital ChangeMakers Awards are upon us

Tigo Ghana in partnership with International NGO, Reach for Change have launched the Tigo Digital Changemakers Award.  This year, Tigo is looking for innovations that focus on education, broadening digital inclusion and support business entrepreneurship. The annual competition aims to identify and support social entrepreneurs with digital tools and...

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Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa

September 27, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft priotitizes education in Africa

With the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the horizon, the World Economic Forum predicts that over a third of the most important workplace skills will change in the next five years. One of the most important and tough tasks educators are faced with is...

Oticon launches internet connected hearing Aid

September 27, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments Off on Oticon launches internet connected hearing Aid

Oticon has announced the launch of Oticon OpnTM, the internet connected hearing aid that opens up a world of possibilities for IoT devices. Alongside this connectivity, Oticon has made giant strides with Opn’s core function as a listening device. Powered by...

Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

September 26, 2016 • Cloud Computing, HealthcareComments Off on Adventist Health Cures Aging Legacy IT Systems with Oracle Cloud

Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system, has selected Oracle Applications Cloud as part of an end-to-end Cloud deployment to modernize its IT systems and transform the performance of key business functions including HR and Finance....

The role of Technology in transforming education

September 26, 2016 • Education, Sponsored, Top StoriesComments Off on The role of Technology in transforming education

Technology has affected our lives in almost every way. One of the most important revolutionary changes technology has made is with education. Classrooms now have smartboards, students have tablets accessible as learning tools, and technology today makes...

SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

Avanti Communications launches solar-powered ECO Wi-Fi hotspots

September 26, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on Avanti Communications launches solar-powered ECO Wi-Fi hotspots

Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), launches ECO – a new sustainable digital inclusion initiative focused on providing affordable, superfast satellite broadband...

Plastic money and cash will soon lose popularity : Wendy Pienaar

September 23, 2016 • FinanceComments Off on Plastic money and cash will soon lose popularity : Wendy Pienaar

More consumers are seeking online solutions, with over 460 million financial transactions processed by Standard Bank on mobile devices between July 2015 and July 2016. Of these, 23 million transactions refer to value transactions amounting to R92 billion, a...

Africa’s E-Learning Market Doubles to $500 Million

September 23, 2016 • EducationComments (2)

African public-private partnerships are fast-tracking education improvement from primary school to university, potentially levelling the playing field for millions of students worldwide. In the face of electricity shortages and over-crowding, African...

AU calls for greater investment in STEM training

September 23, 2016 • Education, Top StoriesComments Off on AU calls for greater investment in STEM training

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has called for greater investment in the training and mentorship of young men and women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Dr. Zuma made...

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FinTech in Africa: Driving Much More Than Financial Inclusion

September 23, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on FinTech in Africa: Driving Much More Than Financial Inclusion

The rapid transition towards financial inclusion that Sub-Saharan Africa has been seeing in the last decade could not have happened without the successful adoption of mobile money. However, mobile money and financial technologies have brought Africa’s...

HomeSend, Mastercard aim to transform $3bn remittance industry in Ethiopia

September 23, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on HomeSend, Mastercard aim to transform $3bn remittance industry in Ethiopia

HomeSend and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) announced a new remittance service at the US-Africa Business Forum, that will allow more than 100 million Ethiopians to send funds directly to any mobile number in the East African country. Launched in 2014,...

Mukuru, EcoCash simplifiy money transfers to Zimbabwe

September 22, 2016 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Mukuru, EcoCash simplifiy money transfers to Zimbabwe

Mukuru has partnered with EcoCash, a Zimbabwean mobile money provider, to offer a quick and easy way of sending money to Zimbabwe. The partnership was facilitated and structured by Cassava, a wholly-owned financial technology (FinTech) subsidiary of the...

GetBucks snaps up former Barclays digital chief

September 21, 2016 • Finance, People, Top StoriesComments Off on GetBucks snaps up former Barclays digital chief

GetBucks  has appointed  Evans Munyuki as the company’s new Chief Digital and Information Officer.  GetBucks is a subsidiary of Frankfurt-listed FinTech company, MyBucks S.A. Prior to taking up the position, Munyuki was the Head of Digital for Barclays...

Superbalist adopts new technologies to speed up browsing

Visa Checkout hits South Africa

September 21, 2016 • Retail, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa Checkout hits South Africa

Shoppers can now enjoy a digital checkout service that allows them to pay with their cards online and on any device that is connected to the Internet. Visa announced that over 100 merchants are among the first wave of South African online retailers that have...

Banks grapple while nimble players eat their lunch

September 20, 2016 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Banks grapple while nimble players eat their lunch

Financial inclusion is a critical engine of economic development at both macro and micro levels. Technology – and access to mobile phones – could make financial services accessible and available to nearly 4 billion people who are ignored or underserved,...

A study reveals how digital payments can boost tax revenue

September 20, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on A study reveals how digital payments can boost tax revenue

A new study  from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance provides findings about the large potential gains for governments, businesses and citizens when digitizing payments. Many emerging economies are grappling with how to modernize their...