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atingi e-learning platform reaches nearly one million African youth in first year

atingi, the digital learning platform of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has exceeded expectations in its first year reaching nearly one million youths in Africa. Within twelve months, atingi has reached almost a million people in Africa and already enabled 100,000 of them to access vocational education and self-development courses […]


Economic uncertainty set to shape 2021 cybercrime agenda in Africa

Kaspersky experts expect growing economic turbulence along with the impact of COVID-19 to contribute to an increase in cybercrime across South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria this year. “Even though every country globally has had to deal with the pandemic in its own way, developing economies across Africa have been especially hard hit by national lockdowns […]


Mapping your digital pathway: The power of thinking outside the box in unusual times

Jim Holland, General Manager, Africa, Lenovo Data Centre Group, on the digital economy and why many commentators in the enterprise IT space appear to be missing this new, burgeoning economy. It’s often said that the numbers don’t lie. Yet, sometimes they do – or at least don’t tell the whole story. By looking beyond, the […]


Vertiv experts foresee utility-like criticality for data centres in 2021

As the world moved online seemingly overnight in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the criticality of data centres and the unrelenting reliance on them across all walks of life became an enduring storyline of the crisis. This reality will manifest in new ways in 2021 as the data centre and the information ecosystem orbiting […]


IBM supports African agricultural start-ups through Digital4Agriculture initiative

Tech giant IBM has announced that it is supporting the Digital4Agriculture initiative (D4Ag), which aims to foster African start-ups in the agricultural sector and strengthen the long-term living conditions of local small farmers by increasing productivity and quality. With the help of digital expertise from IBM Services and access to accurate weather data provided by […]


Tony Blair Institute and Oracle launch Africa vaccine management in the cloud

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) and Oracle have brought cloud technology to Africa to manage public health programmes. Initially, Ghana, Rwanda and Sierra Leone will use the new Oracle Health Management System to create electronic health records for their vaccination programmes for yellow fever, HPV, polio, measles and COVID-19, as soon as that vaccine is […]


Nokia and Airtel Kenya lay 5G foundations in Nairobi

Telecoms kit vendor Nokia has announced that it has been selected by African mobile operator, Airtel Kenya in a three-year deal to modernise Nairobi with high speed 4G and 5G-ready hardware from its comprehensive AirScale portfolio. Deployment, which began in June, will cover hundreds of sites and include upgrading existing 2G, 3G and 4G radio […]


KnowBe4 unveils annual security snapshot for Sub-Saharan Africa’s big three

As is often said, Africa is not a country – and few things bring this fact home more than KnowBe4’s African edition of its annual ‘What Keeps You up at Night Report’. The 2020 edition, now available, conducted surveys in 18 African countries, asking more than 500 organisations about their concerns across a variety of […]


Qualys Partners with Google Cloud to add container security support for Google Cloud Artifact Registry

Qualys, a pioneer and provider of disruptive cloud-based IT, security and compliance solutions, has announced it has worked with Google Cloud to provide out-of-the-box support for Google Cloud Artifact Registry for its container security solution. The new integration allows security and DevOps teams to set up automated security scans of container artifacts in Artifact Registry, […]


Raxio Data Centre receives Uptime Institute Tier III Certification

Raxio Data Centre is officially the First Tier III certified data centre in Uganda after it received the Uptime Institute Tier III Certification recently. The certification was achieved after a diligent assessment and evaluation by expert teams from The Uptime Institute in the United States and United Kingdom to ensure it meets the stringent requirements […]


Facebook and Creatives Garage launch #RealpeopleRealstories campaign

Facebook and Creatives Garage have launched #RealpeopleRealstories – a campaign that showcases the stories of ordinary people using creativity and innovation to inspire their communities. Through its partnership with Creatives Garage, a social enterprise that works with creatives, Facebook aims to support the creative industry in Kenya by providing a platform where they can amplify […]


African Development Bank signs grant agreement to support the Rwanda Coding Academy

The African Development Bank has signed a grant agreement with the Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda to support the Rwanda Coding Academy, set up to develop top technology talent to drive a booming, innovation-driven digital economy in the East African nation. The Rwanda Coding Academy was established as a proof-of-concept (PoC) model school […]


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