Thursday, August 22, 2019
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...
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...
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...
Silicon Cape and Wesgro will be hosting the AfricArena 2018 International Africa Tech Conference. The event will take place on 15th and 16th November in Cape Town for the second year in a raw.  The two organizers will also incorporate the...
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...
In sub-Saharan Africa, millions cook by burning wood and charcoal, which can lead to serious health issues. Data shows that between 490,000 to 760,000 people in the continent died due to inhaling cooking smoke in 2015. But there is a...
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) recently launched a report exploring the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the built environment and its impact, and the urgent need for industry professionals to understand how it will influence their...
The inaugural Africa Climate Smart Agriculture Congress is taking place on 6-7 March 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Africa CSA Congress will unite senior representatives from governments, UN and donor agencies, farmers’ associations, cooperatives, NGOs and CBOs, research institutes,...
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,...
Gender equality could have a significant impact on rural electrification moves in sub-Saharan Africa, new data suggests. Fenix International, which sells off-grid solar kits in Uganda and Zambia, has uncovered a gender difference: Although only 20 percent of its kits...
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