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South Africa Must Harness Technology in a Way that Helps Fix its Problems

Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa. The country can’t afford to be distracted from problems of poverty, inequality and joblessness. EPA/Nic Bothma Alison Gillwald, University of Cape Town October 5, 2019//-In the three short years that the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been punting the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) as the route […]

Printed Electronics: The Defining Trends in 2019

October 2, 2019//-The printed electronics industry has been quietly refocusing over the last few years, with players seeking specific opportunities where the technology adds strong value for the application.

UNCTAD Unveils 7 Top Advocates for Women in Tech, E-commerce

September 27, 2019//-The tech and e-commerce industry remains a male-dominated playing field globally, but a surge in women demanding a seat at the table – and delivering the goods online – means that this could change.

Egyptian B2B e-Commerce Marketplace Closes Landmark $6.2 Million Seed Round

Cairo, Egypt, September 25, 2019//-  MaxAB, an Egyptian B2B e-commerce marketplace that connects informal food and grocery retailers with suppliers via an easy-to-use app, has secured seed funding of $6.2 million, one of the largest ever seed rounds raised by a MENA start-up.

ECobank ‘Poaches’ Microsoft Executive As its Senior Fintech Advisor

Lome, Togo, September 23, 2019/ — Ecobank Group, the pan-African bank, announced the appointment of Mrs. Aissatou Djiba Diallo, formerly of Microsoft, as its new Senior Fintech Advisor to strategically raise Ecobank’s support for the fintech sector.

AVEVA Paves the Way for Industries to Realize Digital Transformation

Cambridge, United Kingdom,  September 12, 2019 –18 months on from completing its combination with Schneider Electric’s industrial software business, AVEVA is positioned as the first company in the engineering and industrial software market to comprehensively address the end-to-end digital transformation imperatives.

Digital Technologies Are Transforming African Businesses, but Obstacles Remain

Digital technology is being used to improve rice processing in Nigeria. Shutterstock Elvira Bolat, Bournemouth University and Nasiru Taura, Bournemouth University September 11, 2019//-Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a difficult […]

Democratisation Of Innovation and What It Means For Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, September 5, 2019/-Without technological constraints, more people from across Africa are free to innovate and create on the global stage; democratisation of energy is necessary to enable Africans to move into the digital age.

How Potential Of Massive e-waste Dump In Ghana Can Be Harnessed

Separated display screens (TVs) at the site. Alison Stowell Alison Stowell, Lancaster University September 4, 2019//-Agbogbloshie in Ghana is a vast urban area that houses a massive e-waste recycling dump. Situated on the banks of the Korle Lagoon alongside the Old Fadama slum, it is home to around 80 000 people.

Illuminating Economic Growth

Satellite images of the earth at night reveal the pace of economic growth and much more Jiaxiong Yao September 3, 2019//-Scientists have been using satellite images of Earth at night—often referred to as “night lights”—to study human activity and natural events for almost 30 years.

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