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Posts Tagged ‘economy’

  • Turning urban data into dynamic visualisation with FABRIC

    April 8, 2019 • Digital Transformation, West AfricaComments Off on Turning urban data into dynamic visualisation with FABRIC

    Siemens launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC at the German Africa Business Summit in Accra, demonstrating how crucial data is in transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future. This interactive initiative...

  • Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

    March 25, 2019 • Digital Transformation, East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

    Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063 according to the 2019 Economic Report on...

  • Africa’s TMT sector continues to show impressive growth

    March 13, 2019 • ITU Telecom World, Southern AfricaComments Off on Africa’s TMT sector continues to show impressive growth

    Global mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity in tech and telecoms rose to USD 439 billion in 2018 as transformations within the sector continued and the emergence of disruptive cloud, mobile, social and big data analytics technologies drove deal making....

  • Women in tech who are redefining the industry

    March 8, 2019 • FeaturesComments Off on Women in tech who are redefining the industry

    As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 under the theme “#BalanceForBetter”, let’s not forget to applaud the amazing work done by extraordinary women who are disrupting and revolutionising the technology industry on the African continent. These...

  • Canon reinforces commitment to drive innovation in Kenya

    February 25, 2019 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on Canon reinforces commitment to drive innovation in Kenya

    Kenya has once again attracted another multi-national company with the re-entry of Japanese imaging and business solutions brand Canon. Yuichi Ishizuka, President and CEO of Canon Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) recently visited Kenya as part of a...

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    2019 Predictions for cryptocurrency

    February 13, 2019 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments Off on 2019 Predictions for cryptocurrency

    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)....

  • President Paul Kagame,

    WATCH: Rwanda strengthens ties with fellow African countries

    January 26, 2019 • East Africa, FinanceComments Off on WATCH: Rwanda strengthens ties with fellow African countries

    According to Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, there are chances the continent will increasingly become globally relevant and produce better outcomes, now that Africa is focusing on cooperation and integration. Kagame was speaking in Davos, Switzerland at the...

  • Fintech is for everyone

    Fintech is for everyone

    January 22, 2019 • Features, FinanceComments Off on Fintech is for everyone

    As someone that has always been fascinated by technology, I have looked on in amazement at the last 20 or so years. The way technology has enhanced and somewhat taken over our lives. We don’t seem to run our lives, our smartphones now dictate how we...

  • Startup Grind CEO and founder of Africa Trust Academy

    Interview: Sandras Phiri gives insights on developing startups

    November 16, 2018 • Features, Startups, Top StoriesComments Off on Interview: Sandras Phiri gives insights on developing startups

    Africa is becoming a huge platform for entrepreneurship and start-ups in any industry. As the market for startups builds momentum, it is vital that there is mentorship and leadership in place to guide entrepreneurs and their small businesses. A leader who has...

  • Ali Djire, the country head of Fraym

    Data and tech to transform Nigerian retail market

    October 13, 2018 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Data and tech to transform Nigerian retail market

    The convergence of AI, tech, and data on Nigeria’s multi-billion dollar plus retail market – will be a strategic focus to local & international developers, investors and retailers at the 4th annual West Africa Property Investment Summit taking...

  • South Africa in recession: What does this mean for us?

    September 7, 2018 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa in recession: What does this mean for us?

    South Africa has officially entered a technical recession, after Stats SA announced on Tuesday, 4 September, that the country’s real gross domestic product had decreased by 0.7% in the second quarter of the year. Stats SA data further showed a revised...

  • Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya's tourism

    Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya’s tourism

    August 24, 2018 • East Africa, SecurityComments Off on Increased investment in security, soaring Kenya’s tourism

    Kenya’s tourism industry is increasingly driving exports and providing foreign exchange, earning the country tourism expenditures of about 1.2 billion US Dollars in 2017. This represented a 20% increase from approximately 989 million US Dollars in 2016,...

  • Every course on African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) will be lectured by leading experts from prestigious African and international institutions, providing the AMMI students the best possible foundation.

    AIMS launches African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

    August 1, 2018 • East Africa, Education, Top StoriesComments Off on AIMS launches African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

    The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda...

  • 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...

  • Abraham Ortega, Senior Executive Consultant at Hexing.

    New regulations needed to unlock the potential of smart grids

    June 30, 2018 • Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on New regulations needed to unlock the potential of smart grids

    Africa is in dire need of a solution that will jumpstart electrification on the continent, according to Abraham Ortega, Senior Executive Consultant at Hexing. “The digital technology already being utilised in Africa in the form of smart metering systems, is...

  • Shaping the economy with service

    Shaping the economy with service

    May 31, 2018 • GeneralComments Off on Shaping the economy with service

    The past few years have been categorised by significant changes in the technology landscape across the globe. From emerging technologies to the refinement of entrenched methodologies to the exploration of new technology frontiers – business, country, sector...