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Sub-Saharan Africa

R781 Billion Gender Funding Gap for Women Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

In Africa while women make up 58% of self-employment and contribute about 13% of the continent’s GDP, there is a gender funding gap in sub-Saharan Africa of US$42 billion (±R781 billion), highlighting the gender imbalance in support for women...

Pandemic Drives Surge in Digital Health Use Across Africa says Vodacom

Across Africa, there has been an exponential rise in the number of people engaging with digital health services through their smartphones, creating a vast potential for countries to deliver access to healthcare digitally. This was a key finding of Vodacom’s...

Is the Global Pandemic an Opportunity to Reimagine Urban Development in Africa?

The need for social distancing and better sanitation could leapfrog development of African cities into a more sustainable future. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director of Market Access & Research at Africa House, and research partner of exhibition organiser...

Satellite TV Continues to Gain Popularity in Ghana and Nigeria

A new study shows that Satellite TV reception increased by 23% in Nigeria and 19% in Ghana in 2019 since the last study, conducted two years ago; SES currently reaches 35 million TV households across the African Continent. SES has...

Africa – The Most Promising Region for Cryptocurrency Adoption says Report

According to a new report by Luno and Arcane Research, the economic landscape across the continent augurs well for cryptocurrency adoption in Africa. The State of Crypto: Africa report says that rapid adoption of cryptocurrencies is likely in Africa in the...

New partnership sees InterSAT expand Satellite Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

Global broadband satellite network services provider, Hughes Network Systems announced that InterSAT, one of the largest providers of Internet solutions in Africa, has selected the Hughes JUPITER System to power its new SkyFi satellite broadband service for consumers and...

Africa Mobile Networks and Intelsat reach significant milestone

On 29 August 2019, Intelsat, an integrated satellite communications company, and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN), a mobile network infrastructure company, announced that they have reached a milestone in bringing mobile connectivity to unserved areas and communities in sub-Saharan Africa....

Africa’s bumpy road to sustainable energy

For years, Kenyans freely used and disposed of plastic bags. The bags were ubiquitous—in the markets, in the gutters, and in the guts out of 3 out of every 10 animals taken to slaughter. Nakuru, a town northwest of Nairobi,...

How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

FinTech remains to be the most appealing industry for investors as African start-ups look to bridge the financial gap An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all...

Satcoms partner to deliver broadband connectivity on-the-move

The first commercially available flat-panel, electronically-steered antenna from Kymeta delivers satellite connectivity where it’s never been before. Stratosat Datacom and Kymeta Corporation, flat-panel satellite antennas, are herewith announcing a partnership agreement. The agreement allows Stratosat Datacom to officially provide Kymeta...
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SAS Unveils Advanced AI for Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector

SAS Clinical Acceleration Repository is a secure, cloud-native data repository designed to drive innovation in life sciences and healthcare...
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