Monday, July 22, 2019
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...
Africa set to benefit significantly from blockchain initiatives African Governments Are Among the Most Open to Embracing Blockchain Technology Says Leading Industry Exponent and ensure it creates the most appealing environment for tech innovators Sandra Ro, CEO of the...
Finnfund, a Finnish development finance company, has invested $6m in Jumo, a financial services platform providing mobile financial services in emerging markets. Finnfund’s investment, which takes the form of a debt instrument, will support Jumo’s expansion in Africa and Asia...
Welcome to the bleeding-edge of African innovation, VR, 3D printing, AI, and the rest. The continent isn't just driving technological change for Africa, but for the world. 3D printing - 3D printing is gaining traction in Africa. In 2013, Woe...
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...
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...
Growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market will boost demand for battery metals exponentially, driving exploration and investment in Africa. This was discussed during a live-streamed Mining Indaba panel on energy metals in which Cobalt 27 chairperson Anthony Milewski, Montero...
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,...
Facebook is launching a "community hub" and training program in Nigeria, its biggest market in Africa. The hub will offer support to tech startups and will also train 50,000 young people and SMEs in digital skills across the country. Opening in...
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...
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