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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...

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 World Economic Forum...

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...

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...

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 place...

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...

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, according to...

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 campus in Kigali. “Machine...

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...

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...
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Global Strategic Alliance to Deliver Comprehensive Cyber Resiliency

Kyndryl and Veeam Software have established a strategic alliance aimed at delivering resilient services to customers globally. This partnership integrates...
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