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Africa's data revolution probed in UN-backed report
Africa's data revolution probed in UN-backed report

Nairobi, KENYA — Limited capacity, investment and collaboration are among the challenges facing data communities working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Africa's Agenda 2063, according to the inaugural Africa Data Revolution Report (ADRR).

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#CEMAfrica2017: "Be an experience business or be out of business" - Adobe

CEM Africa attendees were presented with a choice of workshops to attend throughout the two-day summit. As the Summit was completely sold out, these sessions were limited to 30 attendees max and it really was a tough choice deciding which to sit in on. I'm so glad I went with the session by James McDonald, solution consultant at Adobe, on how to be an experience-driven business. Here's why.

By Leigh Andrews 1 day ago

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation
Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular. In recent years, countries such as India, South Korea and France have started regulating the use of cash to further reduce its usage, often with transaction thresholds or by eliminating certain note denominations.

By Peter Alkema 14 Aug 2017

Liebmann in action.
#WomensMonth: Become the next global female ad-tech pioneer

Ever wondered if your experiences in the mobile ad-tech space are markedly different from those of females from the other end of the globe? Wonder no more - Australia-based Nicole Liebmann, head of mobile for Exponential Interactive and SA's own Candice Goodman managing director of Mobitainment, share their thoughts, tips and techniques below.

By Leigh Andrews 14 Aug 2017

Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years
Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years

There will be around 1.4-billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just 1 million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch. This will represent an average annual growth of 232%.

14 Aug 2017

Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

For decades, African governments have used varying policy instruments in an attempt to improve farming productivity. But most subsistence and small-scale farmers continue to use traditional tools and processes, resulting in poor yield improvements.

By Howard Blight 14 Aug 2017

Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training
Rwandan entrepreneurs offer free app development training

Three technology entrepreneurs, Ildephonse Mungwarakarama, Theogene Niyonsenga and Jerome Habimana, have launched a programme to teach app development skills to young Rwandans. Code for Good aims to bring technology to youth in order to improve academic outcomes.

14 Aug 2017

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

PARIS - Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news" as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar got its first run-out in public.

11 Aug 2017

Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week
Ghana gets SAP Africa Code Week

Africa Code Week (ACW), which started in 2015 to equip parents, teachers and educators with the coding skills and teaching materials they need to train children and youth in their immediate communities, arrived back in Ghana this week.

11 Aug 2017