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Ericsson developing mobile wallet to support humanitarian response to crises

Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organisations and affected populations. The Ericsson Emergency Wallet solution will be designed for use in emergency situations where financial infrastructure is lacking. It will enable the distribution and use […]

African Development Bank to provide technology to mini grid energy developers

The Sustainable Energy for All Africa Hub, hosted by the African Development Bank, recently signed a service contract with a consortium of GVEP International and INENSUS GmbH to provide technical assistance to developers of green mini grids. The Sustainable Energy for All Africa Hub is implementing a green mini grid market development programme to facilitate […]

Impact of fourth industrial revolution on Africa

The debate on industrialisation and how Africa can lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution was discussed during the World Economic Forum on Africa, in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Addressing the opening plenary on Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution, President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank reiterated the importance of energy. “Africa cannot industrialise, it cannot be competitive […]

AfDB commits €52M to Congo for broadband and e-services

The African Development Bank Group approved a €52 million loan for the Government of the Republic of Congo to help finance the Congo component of the regional Central Africa fibre optic backbone project. The loan will fund the deployment of fibre optic telecommunications in Congo and the introduction of new e-services, benefiting the Congolese population. […]

AfDB releases $1.7M to develop telecentres around Central Africa backbone project

The African Development Bank Group and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon signed an agreement under which the Global Environment Facility will provide a grant of $1.7 million to support environmental adaptation of the Central Africa fibre optic backbone project. The grant builds on a €37.4 million loan provided by African Development Bank to the […]

Create Smart Africa debated at African Development Bank meeting

During the 2016 African Development Bank Annual Meetings in the Zambian capital Lusaka, leaders discussed how to harness the ICT revolution to build a Smart Africa. Affordability of ICT technologies, it was heard, should be the focus of governments if benefits are to trickle down to ordinary Africans. There was no debate among high-level panellists […]

Nigerian mobile users to have vehicle registration encrypted using HID goID

HID Global, a vendor in secure identity solutions, announced it has partnered with Media Concepts of Lagos, Nigeria to deploy mobile IDs on Nigerian citizen smartphones using the new HID goID platform. Mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Biometric Central Motor Registry vehicle registration card programme, which provides real time access to […]

Skills, culture, leadership, limiting govt digital transformation

Despite the disruptive impact that digital transformation is having on organisations globally, it is still at the embryonic stage of maturity in government, according to the 2016 CIO Agenda survey by Gartner. Analytics, infrastructure and cloud computing continue to be the top three technology priorities for government CIOs, but shortages of skilled workers and rigid […]

Egyptian ICT Minister meets ZTE and HP top executives

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady received ZTE Egypt CEO Woo Lee and Vice President Tamer Fayed to follow-up on the implementation of the company’s business plans. These were first presented to the ICT Minister in October aiming to build a long strategic partnership between the two parties. During the meeting, the […]

IDC expands relationship in Egypt with government agencies

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, HE Yasser El Kady opened Egypt’s Chief Information Officer Summit 2016, organised by International Data Corporation. The CIO Summit was held in Egypt for the second consecutive year, discussing opportunities of digital transformation and learning about latest trends and best practices in the world of technology. During the […]

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