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Online Marketplace for Medical Supplies Launches to Aid Africa-wide COVID-19 Response

An online marketplace, Africa Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), has been launched to provide the purchase, volume aggregation, quota management, payment facilitation as well as logistics & transportation of COVID-19-related medical equipment across the African continent. According to Tech Cabal, the...

Cloud Tech Helps With The Transition into a New Normal

With companies needing to support remote working strategies and with a rise in demand for cloud-based business continuity tools and services during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expected that the global cloud market size will grow from $233 billion...

6 Tech Companies Make Remote Working a Permanent Option

The world has been changed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Almost all points of what we used to know are in some ways now different. These changes will no doubt last as long as the pandemic, and many will...

How Telecoms Can Rebuild Nigeria in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 worldwide pandemic has had and could continue to have long-lasting devastating effects on all social and economic sectors. For Nigeria, the pandemic can be seen as an eye-opener and a rude awakening to a new normal-knowledge economy. Apart...

How Technology Can Help Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

In the second quarter of 2018, youth unemployment peaked at 38% in Nigeria. Although there are no recent statistics, experts in the labour sector say the figure has surged year-on-year. Now with the worldwide reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Coronavirus Could Cost Global Economy $8.8 Trillion

The coronavirus pandemic could cost the global economy between $5.8-trillion and $8.8-trillion, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The BBC reports that this is more than double last month's prediction and equates to 6.4%-9.7% of the world's economic output....

COVID-19: TransUnion Provides Key Info to Kenya’s Financial Services Providers

Global information and insights company TransUnion says Kenya’s financial services providers and consumer credit market will have to drive a robust, proactive response to the COVID-19 crisis if they are to manage the risks to the industry, with the...

3 Key Trends for the FMCG Sector Post-Pandemic

It’s clear that the Coronavirus has changed the landscape for FMCGs (Fast-moving consumer goods) – in some ways permanently. However, despite its similarities, the impact has not been the same across its subsectors and through the supply chain. Itumeleng Merafe,...

How COVID-19 Misinformation Continues to Go Viral

Despite pledges from massive social media companies to remove dangerous instances of coronavirus misinformation - from false causes to false cures - Silicon Valley and fact-checkers around the world are struggling to stem the flow of fake news about...

Doing Business in a Post-Lockdown World

At the beginning of March, few anticipated the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on the lives of all South Africans. As the gradual easing of the strict lockdown conditions continues, thoughts turn to how companies will begin...
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How is technology revolutionizing payment reconciliation for retailers?

As retailers expand into mid-market and beyond, the manual reconciliation of payments becomes increasingly complex and costly. With hundreds...
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