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Growth in African Fintech drives growth in cyberattacks

According to reports, Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with US$132.8 million raised in 2018, making last year the sector’s best year yet – and proving the sector’s readiness given the high mobile phone penetration levels and […]

African Development Bank’s SEFA approves US$500k grant for clean energy

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a US$500,000 grant to support the development and launch of the Nigeria Energy Access Fund (NEAF). The grant will support specific workstreams to set NEAF in motion and enhance its engagement with private and public sector investors “Nigeria requires bespoke […]

Micro Focus Experience Tour 2019 MEA

In the race for Digital Transformation, you need to innovate faster to stay ahead of the curve. At Micro Focus Experience Tour 2019 MEA, you can meet top-tier executives from Micro Focus, while CIOs from across the region will demonstrate how to leverage critical tools to build, operate, secure and analyse your enterprise. The event […]

Transforming visibility into supply chain efficiency

Forbes Insights’ analysis of the supply chain industry – Logistics, Supply Chain and Transportation 20203: Change at Breakneck Speed – believes that changes in the supply chain industry are being driven by advancing technology and the so-called ‘Amazon effect’. The latter is defined by how the customer wants their delivery now, want to know precisely […]

TIEC collaborates with Huawei to Launch ‘Egypt App Cup’ competition

Egypt’s Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of ITIDA, in collaboration with Huawei, has announced the official launch of the ‘Egypt App Cup’ competition to offer university students and fresh graduates new opportunities to unleash their creativity and develop innovation skills in the technology field. The competition, which is part of Huawei’s ‘Shining Star’ programme, […]

Lenovo partners with Jangala to connect education centres for refugees

Lenovo Foundation is partnering with Jangala to provide Wi-Fi access and hardware donations in education centres for refugees across Africa. Jangala, a charitable non-government organisation (NGO) is working to meet refugees’ needs with its ‘Big Box’ connectivity solution. It creates Wi-Fi that is ‘easy to manage and scale’, to support thousands of users in a […]

How smart agriculture can transform our world

Algeria used to be a Mediterranean farming superpower but has lost its agricultural glory due to erratic rainfall and drought. To address this challenge, a major leapfrog has taken place, enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This, as a Ankur Bhan, Founder and Head of WING Business Line, Nokia, explains, has helped a […]

Minister reveals Egypt to establish seven new technology parks

An Egyptian minister has revealed that seven technology parks will be launched at different universities. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), speaking at the Euromoney Egypt Conference 2019, said the number of technology trainees in Egypt is expected to double because of the establishment of seven more training institutes affiliated to MCIT. […]

‘Location data can transform South Africa’s transport system’

Location technology can transform South Africa’s transport system – but don’t expect to see self-driving cars on our roads any time soon. What’s more relevant is the need for the public and private sectors to work together more closely to unlock the significant social and economic benefits that more efficient transport and mobility systems would […]

StarLink reinforces its presence at GITEX

With all efforts focused on empowering enterprises drive Digital Transformation, StarLink has an integrated suite of best-of-breed technology solutions lined up at GITEX. StarLink has emerged to become one of the top IT distributors in the META region, specialising in IT security, data centre and cloud domains. Prominently positioned at the Sheikh Rashid Hall, Enterprise […]

African Development Bank welcomes investment from the Clean Technology Fund

The Clean Technology Fund (CTF), one of two multi-donor trust funds within the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), has approved US$20 million for the Facility for Energy Inclusion (FEI), a facility sponsored by the African Development Bank to provide sustainable financing for small-scale renewables in Africa. FEI is a US$500 million financing platform whose objective is […]

SAP Africa announces entrepreneurial development initiatives at WEF

The World Economic Forum believes nearly two thirds of children entering school today will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. “Preparing our youth for this uncertain future requires new thinking around issues of education and skills development,” said Cathy Smith, MD for SAP Africa speaking at this year’s WEF Africa event. “In Africa, where […]

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