Ransomware, malware and phishing are generally seen as threats, though this changes considerably at a granular level The 2020 KnowBe4  African Report based on their "What keeps you up at night?" survey, reveals a landscape with some shared concerns, but many...
At the AfricaTech Festival international trade fair, Orange and its subsidiaries announced the commissioning and commercial launch of Djoliba, the first pan-African backbone. This infrastructure is based on a terrestrial fibre optic network, coupled with undersea cables, offering secure connectivity abroad from West ...
A health technology firm is tackling a huge challenge in Kenya’s health sector; paper-based medical records  At a time when technology is disrupting every facet of our lives, health care records in Kenya and in most of Africa are still paper-based. It’s not hard to see why...
In South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria, APT groups are exploiting the current uncertainty around COVID-19 to steal sensitive information Despite research showing an overall decrease in certain malware families and types in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in H1 2020 (36% decrease in South Africa, 26%...
The digital economy as we know it refers to the economic activities enabled by digital technologies that connect people, businesses, and processes With a shift away from physical commerce, consumers are increasingly taking their daily activities online. This shift has resulted in new...
With low operational visibility, slow, outdated processes and a vision of growing its footprint, one of Africa’s oldest dairy processor & distributor turned to technology to transform its operations and get it in shape for the 21st century digital economy. The Kenya Co-operative Creameries...
Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN Secretary-General The unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on...
he COVID-19 pandemic has strained the global economy and put millions of people under financial stress. Understandably, people from all walks of life started looking for alternative income streams. In honour of Women's Month this August, a global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, (Paxful.com) is shining a spotlight on women...
PataTutor, an edtech startup, will launch Kenya’s first ever education-based online marketplace in Nairobi at the end of August 2020. The web app will allow parents and students to find, compare, book, and pay for affordable, verified, and professional private academic tutors. “Teachers and...
Finalists will compete for the top crown on August 21 and be inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship to pursue commercial partnerships in Ecobank’s 33 markets cross Africa Ecobank Group has announced the finalists from the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge,...