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Rwanda joins African Development Bank-supported remote data collection initiative

Rwanda has embraced the Remote Appraisal, Supervision, Monitoring and Evaluation (RASME) initiative, a tool that enhances project-related data collection in remote areas. It is the first East African country to do so and the seventh overall in the continent. The initiative is a partnership of the African Development Bank’s IT Department (CHIS), the World Bank’s […]


IDU makes budgeting easier across Africa

IDU Holdings, a financial planning and analysis software company, has set its sights on replicating its success in Southern and Eastern African countries in other markets in Africa. The company’s recent restructuring, including the merger with IDU KZN, has set the company up for the next phase of growth. Margie Whitten rently joined IDU Holdings’ […]


mPharma launches data-driven insights platform to empower African pharmacies

mPharma, a pan-African healthcare technology company, has launched a new customer-centric product, ‘Facility Insights’, on its proprietary data management and pharmacy transformation tool, Bloom. The product empowers pharmacy owners with tailored data-driven pharmacy insights to solve operational problems and make more informed pharmacy management decisions. Facility Insights is now launched in more than 300 pharmacies […]


Meta’s AI machine translation research helps break language barriers

Meta has announced that it has built and open sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art results. Meta is using the modelling techniques and learnings from the project to improve and extend translations on Facebook, Instagram, […]


Flocash and Visa partner to promote digital capabilities for African SMEs

Visa, a global provider of digital payments, has announced that it is partnering with Flocash, Africa’s fastest growing fintech 2022, to promote digital capabilities for African SMEs through digital payments, supplier solutions and access to financial services. The first step in the partnership is the launch of Flostore, powered by a Visa digital wallet and […]


Kenyan HealthTech AfyaRekod launches Universal Patient Portal for worldwide health data mobility management

The subscription-driven Universal Patient Portal is a Blockchain solution, with a consolidated mobile data health passport that allows patients consistent access to their health records. Kenya-based HealthTech company AfyaRekod recently launched a fully automated first of its kind Universal Patient Portal, built on the Blockchain technology that will transform the face of patient care across […]


Unifi mobile app unlocks underserved markets in East Africa

Unifi, a fast-growing personal loans company, is employing sophisticated technology to cater for underserved East African markets. Its USSD-based app, which is called the Uniapp, enhances the company’s brick-and-mortar presence, and allows returning customers to get Unifi loans with their phones, or to complete transactions such as checking their balances and paying their instalments with […]


DP World launches e-commerce platform DUBUY.com in Tanzania

DP World recently announced the launch of its wholesale e-commerce platform DUBUY.com in Tanzania. The online marketplace will give Tanzanian businesses better access to international markets. It will also provide a more secure and reliable supply chain, through DP World’s worldwide ports and logistics network. The latest expansion of DUBUY.com follows launches in Kenya and […]


Cellulant partners with NALA to power low-cost cross-border payments

NALA, a Tanzania based FinTech, has teamed up with Cellulant, a pan-African payments company, to power remittance payments from the United Kingdom and United States into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana. Besides Official Direct Assistance (ODA), remittances make up the second-largest source of external resources for Sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership between Cellulant and NALA […]


eLearning Africa: Let’s seize the moment, say Rwandan Ministers

eLearning Africa Conference is the opportune moment for Africa to reflect on challenges facing African education systems and provide sustainable solutions by outstandingly stimulating African talents. According to Rwanda’s Education Minister, Dr Valentine Uwamariya and Rwanda’s Minister of ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire: “Africa needs even greater mobilisation of all levels of government and private […]


Cellulant has partnered with NALA to power low-cost cross-border payments

NALA, a Tanzania based FinTech company, has teamed up with Cellulant, a Pan-African payments company, to power remittance payments from the United Kingdom and United States into Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ghana. The partnership between Cellulant and NALA aims to facilitate seamless cross-border payments and significantly reduce the cost of sending money from the […]


Redvine Networks capitalises on African growth

Redvine Networks, a fully managed secure SD-WAN and networking service provider and distributor, says that it has been able to consistently grow its customer base over the past five years while also enabling partners to leverage the strength of its SASE solution to make their solutions easier to deploy. “Year on year, Redvine has been […]


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