Geneva, Switzerland//-A new policy brief from ITU and the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), finds that high costs for Internet access relative to income remain one of the main barriers to the use of information and communication technology (ICT) services worldwide.
When the UK Supreme Court ruled that a group of Uber drivers is not self-employed, the verdict turned the spotlight on the rising global gig economy, including Kenya’s.
Johannesburg, South Africa//- SAP Africa Code Week, Africa’s biggest digital skills initiative, is celebrating a successful 2020 program that included a switch to all-virtual teaching, the launch of a smartphone app, a continent-wide coding competition and a host of online Train-the-Trainer sessions aimed at empowering teachers with critical digital teaching skills.
Abidjan, Ivory Coast//- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has awarded a grant of $320, 535 to the West African Monetary Agency (WAMA) to mainstream gender in ECOWAS’ core digital financial services (DFS) regulatory frameworks.
There is no doubt that Africa’s economic growth story over the past couple of decades has been nothing short of extraordinary. Until the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the continent had shrugged off global economic shocks and its own political challenges to record impressive levels of growth.
Cash handled by mobile agents in January rose by 59 per cent compared to the corresponding month last year, indicating the increased preference for the cashless platforms to settle transactions since the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country.