Category archives for: Software

How Digital Platforms, Blockchain Can Unlock New Markets in Africa

October 20, 2018//-African consumer and business spending is projected to reach a combined $6.7 trillion by 2030, with some reports projecting $2.1 trillion in consumer spending as early as 2025.

Google Launches Motorbike Maps for Riders

October 16, 2018//-Technology firm Google Monday introduced a motorbike mode on its maps, offering routes, traffic information and voice navigation service for riders in Africa for the first time.

AIMS CEO: Africa Cannot Afford to Miss the Digital Revolution

October 16, 2018//-The President and Chief Executive Officer of The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Thierry Zomahoun has bemoaned that, African as the youngest continent of the world has already lost the analogue revolution and therefore cannot afford to miss the digital revolution.

GE Healthcare, Society of Radiography in Kenya Sign Partnership to Enhance Radiography Training

Nairobi, Kenya, October 12, 2018//-GE Healthcare and the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) today announced a two-year partnership to train a minimum of 140 radiographers on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques. 

Africa’s Digital Economy and Matters Arising 

October 6, 2018//-As a continent of entrepreneurs, Africa is going through its own digital revolution, stimulating economic and social development as IT ecosystems emerge from country to country.

Mapping Heavy Industry’s Digital-manufacturing Opportunities

September 30, 2018//-Manufacturing digitization could boost heavy-industry profit margins by three to five points—but only if people can make the new technologies work at scale. The first article in a new series looks at the opportunity and the sector’s progress.

Co-founders of TagPay: Africa is the Silicon Valley of Banking

Paris, France, September 26, 2018//-The rise of fintechs might be shaking up the banking sector in developed countries, but African banks are taking full advantage of this technological revolution.

Why NASA Chose Senegal to Find Out More about an Ssteroid in Outerspace

A telescope pointed at the skies above Senegal to capture the stellar occultation. To be confirmedFrançois Colas, Observatoire de Paris, Insititut de Mécanique Celeste et de Calcul des Ephémérides David Baratoux, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) September 13, 2018//-Dozens of scientists from NASA and France, along with five tons of astronomical equipment descended […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Must not Leave Farming Behind

September 8, 2018//-The Fourth Industrial Revolution has disrupted industry after industry. Better information flows, lower transaction costs and faster communication have made doing business easier and more efficient, and have proven to be major drivers of economic growth.

Research-intensive Universities in Africa? A Model of How to Build Them

Research-intensive universities can produce world class researchers. anyaivanova/Shutterstock Sharon Fonn, University of the Witwatersrand September 7, 2018//-Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 13·5% of the global population but less than 1% of global research output. In 2008, Africa produced 27 000 published papers – the same number as the Netherlands.

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