Sunday, May 26, 2019
Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain start-up, is gearing up to roll out zero-fee banking services to the unbanked and underbanked in Uganda. Founded by a pair of Americans, the company has partnered with a Ugandan microfinance institution to enable customers...
By Scott Zoldi The world over, 2018 was a period of intense AI-related creativity. It was a year in which artificial intelligence became better operationalized, with many companies beginning to move their AI systems to the cloud for increased ease...
Financial Technology, or ‘FinTech’, is increasingly becoming a buzzword in parts of Africa’s technology and venture capital circles. Investment is growing at a fast rate and, in 2016, it was measured that there was an 84% increase in the...
In a bid to encourage cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption in Egypt, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) announced that it has joined the R3 Blockchain Consortium on April 22, 2018. R3 is a software enterprise firm that is working closely with...
With rising minimum wages in countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam, there has been hope that parts of Asia’s low-skilled manufacturing industry would shift to African countries, and in the process create much-needed jobs. However, before the continent’s...
The land is the most valuable asset in most of the African countries since the past up to now. However, the major problem in the African land sector is the documentation. There is hope after experts from blockchain technology...
South African on-demand logistics startup, Droppa, is planning to expand to Cape Town and Durban in 2018 having established a decent foothold in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni. Launched in April of last year, Droppa makes it easier and safer to transport household...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and European Union (EU) have jointly organised €33.3m to finance the construction of a national fibre optic backbone for the Central African Republic. The AfDB has contributed €16.7m and the EU €16.6m towards the project...
CEO Byron Clatterbuck eyes a potential option joint venture as the West Africa Cable System runs out of capacity. Seacom may build another undersea telecommunications cable along the east or west coast of Africa, says the telecoms infrastructure group. The company,...
The Internet Society and the African Union Commission launched new personal data protection guidelines for Africa at the Africa Internet Summit held in Dakar, Senegal this week. The new set of guidelines highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use...
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