African Tech Emergence

Africa: The New Frontier for Emerging Tech

Posted by - February 27, 2020

For all the highly publicized ills that the African continent seems to be suffering from – corrupt politics and shortcomings in infrastructure to poor socioeconomic systems, African technology seems to be a shining bright spot. Kay Ugwuede of Tech Cabal writes that African innovation rises to meet the continent’s dire challenges. New startups aim to

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

Posted by - February 27, 2020

Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI is being used from

Jumia is growing as a company

Posted by - February 27, 2020

The eCommerce business is booming and companies like Jumia are making lots of profit. Presently only operating in 6 markets, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Kenya, Jumia recently exited Rwanda, Tanzania, and Cameroon to focus on nations that could aid their long term development as a company. Jumia, in its financial results for

African Company That Won Google Challenge

Posted by - February 21, 2020

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing in Nigeria is one of the seven news organisations that won the Google News Initiative (GNI) innovation challenge and among those to receive $1.93 million in funding. The countries that were awarded were Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Africa Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google Communication Officer, West Africa, said

Carbon launches entrepreneurship fund to champion African startups

Posted by - February 18, 2020

Carbon has set up a $100,000 Pan-African fund to address the lack of funding and support holding back budding tech entrepreneurs on the continent. Carbon’s mission is to empower opportunity globally through frictionless finance. that empowers individuals and businesses with access to credit, simple payments solutions, high-yield investment opportunities and easy-to-use tools for personal financial

Google unveils ‘Be Internet Awesome’ safety programme

Posted by - February 15, 2020

Google announced a $1m pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and safety for families online across sub-Saharan Africa. It also launched its landmark child online safety programme, Be Internet Awesome, in South Africa, the Netherlands and Nigeria. Be Internet Awesome seeks to help minors explore the internet safely and confidently, while

Google Announces $1 Million Internet Safety Fund for African Children

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Google has announced a fund of $1 million for Google.org to support new and innovative ideas in the sphere of privacy, trust and safety in order to make online access across sub-Saharan Africa safer for families, and especially children. The ‘Be Internet Awesome programme’ is being launched in South Africa, Nigeria and the

Facebook partners with 9 African organisations for Safer Internet

Posted by - February 12, 2020

[sg_popup id=”32078″ event=”inherit”][/sg_popup]Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated on 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”. The partners Facebook is working with this year include: Digify Africa, South Africa Phambano Technology Development

MTN budgets $1.6bn for investment in Nigeria

Posted by - January 29, 2020

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has expressed delight as the Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) budgeted 1.6 billion dollars to invest in the Nigerian market within the next three years. Pantami disclosed this in a statement signed by Mrs Phil Oshodin, Director Press and Public Relations, on Tuesday in Abuja, when

Nigeria: Gombe Keys into ICT For Development

Posted by - January 24, 2020

Gombe State government has restated its commitment towards embracing Information Communication Technology (ICT) as panacea to 21st century challenges and socio-economic development. Deputy governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting recently at NGF’s Secretariat in Abuja. The deputy governor, who represented Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya,