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Mobile technology can set the world ablaze with innovation and opportunities

The World Bank’s Global Findex financial inclusion study shows that 12% of adults in sub-Saharan Africa have mobile money accounts - compared to just 2% worldwide - and of these 64 million adults, 45% of them have only a...

Investment in Africa has never been higher

Investment in Africa has never been higher. According to the World Bank, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the region hit a record $60 billion by the middle of this year. And yet, many multinational companies looking to expand across...

Social media is transforming money transfers to Africa

A new World Bank Development Research Group Report released in August, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that digital payments and remittances are playing a key role in increasing financial inclusion throughout the developing world and...

Zambia, IBM work to provide access to life saving drugs

IBM today announced a collaboration with the Zambian Ministry of Health to provide citizens with improved access to 200 lifesaving drugs. Supported by the World Bank, the Department for International Development, UNICEF and London Business School, Zambia’s Medical Stores...

Arm yourselves with the right tech skills for 2014

If global forecasts such as Computerworld’s annual Forecast Survey 2014 prove accurate, decision makers across Africa’s ICT sector will have little time to waste in recruiting the very best and most sought-after technical skill sets available. The outcomes of this...

SAP Africa’s Skills for Africa Programme gains momentum

On the heels of SAP Africa’s recent announcement of an agreement with the World Bank to consolidate skills development efforts in Africa, SAP Africa today announced that the first group of students, from Kenya, have successfully graduated from the...

SA tech start-up off to Europe

GoMetro, a South African mobile start-up in the transport space, has been selected as a Global Finalist in the VentureOut Challenge, an initiative of infoDev, a World Bank agency. GoMetro is an app that provides contextual public transport information from...

World Bank, SAP jointly address skills development in Africa

  SAP Africa, a subsidiary of SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), and the World Bank today announced their intention to develop a framework for collaboration on skills development. The document was signed by Pfungwa Serima, chief executive officer of SAP Africa, who...

Rwanda: government looks to cement Smart Days initiative

The New Times reports that the Rwandan government has initiated an information service delivery chain, based on the application of ICT towards socio-economic development, which is expected to be realised by means of private-public partnership. The plan is known as ‘Smart...

eGhana project receives biometric boost

Gemalto, an established provider of digital security services, has been appointed as prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide Ghana Immigration Services (GIS) with a highly secure electronic visa and border management solution. This initiative is part of the eGhana...
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A New Extended Partnership for Managing People and Money

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has partnered with Workday, a provider of solutions for managing people and money. The partnership aims...
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