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Pan-African space challenge drives opportunities for space-tech entrepreneurs

The Africa Earth Observation Challenge (AEO) is poised to propel innovation in the continent’s space sector via a pan-African open innovation start-up challenge, focusing on earth observation data solutions. The AEO Challenge, to be officially opened on August 8 2022, is an annual open innovation initiative which has been sourcing novel applications of space-based technologies since 2016.  Submissions […]

Counting the cost of the biggest BEC attacks

Robust email protection is a necessity for protecting against one of the industry’s most sophisticated attack types; Business Email Compromise (BEC). Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, offers some top tips to avoid falling victim to these types of attacks and highlights the importance of adding an extra layer of protection to your business to ensure […]

Technological inclusion for emerging markets 

RedCloud is on a mission to help small businesses by creating infrastructure for digital marketplaces in emerging economies, such as Peru, Argentina and Nigeria. This helps address the significant technological challenges start-ups face and ultimately improves their financial inclusion and economic development. Soumaya Hamzaoui, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer at RedCloud Technology, provides further insight, telling […]

55 women leaders trained on gender responsive governance in Yambio 

Equal rights for women and girls is a shared struggle across the world.  In South Sudan, the gender gap has been exacerbated by conflict, a patriarchal culture and age-old customs that marginalise women’s rights.  While efforts have been made to ensure women and men are on an equal footing in all walks of life, much […]

Global development finance coalition commits over US$5.5 billion for MSME financing in Africa 

The  coalition for a sustainable and inclusive recovery of the private sector – an international group of 20 development finance institutions that came together in 2020 – has announced commitments of over US$5.55 billion of financing to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa between mid-2020 and end of 2021, beating their set target […]

Uganda National Social Security Fund transforms customer experience with AI-based chatbot powered by Avaya

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) is a multi-trillion-shilling fund mandated by the government of Uganda through the NSSF Act, Cap 222 to provide social security services to employees in the private sector in that country. The NSSF is a secure, innovative, and dynamic social security provider that guarantees safety, security, and a competitive return […]

Google Cloud collaborates with Comair to provide seamless travel experiences in Sub-Saharan Africa

Comair Limited is a regional airline based in South Africa that operates scheduled services on domestic routes as a British Airways franchisee. The aviation group also operates as a low-cost carrier under its own brand. The company’s main base is O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and has focus cities at Cape Town International […]

OIM Consulting MD on delivering sustainable business outcomes through cultural change

A cultural mindset is central to creating a sustainable business. That is the philosophy of OIM Consulting, a South Africa headquartered firm which works predominantly with manufacturing and mining organisations to provide consultancy and training to middle management. Here, Arjen de Bruin, MD, OIM Consulting, talks us through his own management philosophy, company history and […]

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