Thursday, June 20, 2019
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...
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that fuel cells can be powered by living algae, which is five times more efficient than current models. According to a statement, it is thought they could one day be used to provide...
More than in many other sectors, digitalisation is set to revolutionise the logistics industry. Digital innovations have been introduced at a slower pace in the oldest and most global commercial sector than in other industries. But the now rapidly...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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