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Technology Needs To Be Harnessed To Aid Africa’s Economic Recovery

By Julien Fouriot, Sales Director for Africa, Crosscall Despite the economic devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic on African economies there is no doubt that the continent has the potential to recover given the fact that with a large youth population it promises to be a major consumption market in the years ahead with significant …

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Empowering Women In Kenya Through Technology

The digital economy is rapidly growing, more so in African countries where traditional job opportunities are scarce and unemployment continues to climb. For example, apps like Uber can enable economic revival while providing earnings opportunities to drivers with enhanced features, unique partnerships and structured support during these uncertain times.  More importantly, ridesharing has allowed women …

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Debunking The Myths, Stereotypes, And The Status Quo By Curating New African Narratives

For decades, the mass media in the world has packaged and depicted a disturbing pattern on African life. This pattern always highlights poverty, corruption, conflict, and disease as the defining factors of life on this vast continent. Information that does not get highlighted very much is the fact that the region is so vast and …

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Technology Can Ensure Safety Is Universally Accessible And Affordable. It’s Time To Make It A Reality

Warren Myers, CEO, AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response platform, reflects on the security environment in South Africa, why safety should be viewed as a right instead of a privilege, and the company’s successful partnership with Uber since 2018. Since it was first established in 2017, AURA’s vision has been to create an …

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Why A Wave Of Technology Giants Will Come From Africa

Ian Lessem, Managing Partner at HAVAÍC, investors in early-stage, high-growth technology businesses, notes a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups. He says startups on the continent are at a distinct advantage because they compete out of necessity. As a result, they can, and very often do stand toe to toe with startups in …

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As West Africa Starts Vaccine Rollout, What Role Should Technology Play?

By Titilayo Adewumi, Regional Sales Director: West Africa at SAP After more than a year of lockdowns and disruption caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, African countries are preparing for the most ambitious vaccine rollout in human history. All eyes are now on the ability of countries to secure, import and distribute the vaccines effectively. …

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What Can The Rest Of The World Learn From Africa’s Approach To Tech And Innovation?

By Ndagi Job Goshi, GM of Liferay Africa  When it comes to listing the regions that have embraced and taken the biggest advantage of digital transformation, most commentators wouldn’t put Africa anywhere near the top. And purely based on metrics, they would be right. According to BCG, Africa trails other regions of the world in …

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The Role Of Media Technology In 4IR

By Mimi Kalinda “Technology is neither good nor bad – it’s what you do with it that makes the difference” – Marc Benioff.  We are in the midst of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – aptly named a “revolution”, for by its nature, it brings about radical change and forcibly establishes a new way of …

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Greater Collaboration, Tech Needed For Effective Vaccine Rollout In Kenya

By Hardeep Sound, Regional Sales Director: East Africa at SAP  As we mark one year since the global COVID-19 pandemic hit Africa, all eyes are on countries’ ability to secure, import and distribute the vaccines that have been proven effective in the fight against the novel coronavirus.  The pandemic has highlighted the glaring gap between …

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Technology Can Help Move Africa Towards A Circular Economy

Behind all our efforts to build a more sustainable economy lies a stark and unavoidable reality. We waste too much for our current economic models to ever be sustainable. According to research by the United Nations, waste generation will drastically outpace population growth by more than double between now and 2050. Put simply: the traditional …

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