A lot of people wonder, but not many people have the guts to come out and ask, “What is an app?” Perhaps a better question might be, “What makes an app an app?” Sure, you use apps every day, and you know lots of businesses have their own apps, but when it comes to what […]
Africa’s Tech Story – Hype Or Substance?
Africa’s tech and startups coverage has grown massively over the past few years.
Artificial intelligence in South Africa Comes with Special Dilemmas – Plus the Usual Risks
3rdtimeluckystudio/Shutterstock Emile Ormond, University of South Africa When people think about artificial intelligence (AI), they may have visions of the future. But AI is already here. At its base, it is the recreation of aspects of human intelligence in computerised form. Like human intelligence, it has wide application. Voice-operated personal assistants like Siri, self-driving cars, […]
Nigeria: TAP Launches Cashless Fare Collection Tech on New Lagos Blue Rail Line
Lagos, Nigeria – 24 January 2023: Touch and Pay Technologies [TAP], a Nigerian fintech company and leading processor of micro-transactions in Africa, announced today that for the first time, rail passengers across Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, can access the newly launched Blue Rail Line using TAP’s contactless Cowry card.
The Next “AMAZON” in Africa Will Need a Functioning Address System
Accra, Ghana//-From the complexities of distribution hubs to a functioning nationwide logistics network, not to mention the minimum consistent business activity needed to make the whole model viable, a housing numbering system performs an essential role in the development of the next Amazon in Africa.
New DFC, Mastercard Collaboration to Provide up to $50M in Potential Financing to Enable Digitisation
Washington DC, US// At the close of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Mastercard announced a collaboration to increase support to financial institutions, agricultural and technology companies, and other businesses engaged with Mastercard Community Pass, a digital platform designed to address infrastructure challenges that arise in digitizing rural communities, such as […]
Cloud, Innovation Key to East Africa’s Economic Growth
Nairobi, Kenya//- When the early days of the pandemic pushed industries across East Africa into survival mode, it sparked a wave of cloud adoption that has swept through the region.
EIB Group Signs Pact with OTB to Raise €150m for Innovations in Deep Technologies sector
OTB Ventures, the leading venture capital firm investing in early growth technology businesses announced the launch of the new OTB Fund II.
Ghana Digitised its Address System: Its Failure Offers Lessons to Other African Countries Creating Smart Cities
Property address has long been a problem in Ghana Wikimedia Commons Louis Kusi Frimpong, University of Environment and Sustainable Development ; Matthew Abunyewah, Charles Darwin University; Seth Asare Okyere, University of Arizona, and Stephen Kofi Diko, University of Memphis Smart urbanism is about using digital technologies to address urban problems. Across the continent, digital technologies […]
Cameroon: Do You Send Money Digitally? Tips To Do It Faster, Easier and Safer
Douala, Cameroon//-After more than a year of closures, movement, and work limitations here in Cameroon, the last year left us many challenges as a society. One of them being how to continue to financially support our families in the most difficult moments.