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  • Ghana-Born Technology Exec Moves From Apple To Uber

    ghana-born-technology-exec-moves-apple-uber By Staff, 9:36 am

    One of Silicon Valley’s top black female executives, Bozoma Saint John, has left tech giant Apple to join ride-hailing service Uber. Saint John, who was born in Ghana before moving to the U.S. when she was a teenager, was a marketing executive at Apple and has now taken on the role of Uber’s new Chief Brand Officer, the company announced on Twitter. Her appointment comes at a time when Uber has been criticized for its management practices and company culture, TechCrunch reports.

  • Luxembourg Company To Lead High-Speed Communications Infrastructure In Burkina Faso

    By Staff, 9:10 am

    SES has been selected to lead a project to extend high-speed communications infrastructure throughout the country of Burkina Faso. The firm will provide the full end-to-end solution, including wireless terrestrial communication and integration with the available optical fibre backbone, to connect 881 sites for e-government, education, and health in Burkina Faso. SES Networks will also provide managed service and maintenance support from Luxembourg, and through a local presence in Burkina Faso.

  • Angola Has Ambitions To Emerge As A Major Competitive Technology Force In Africa

    competitive technology force By Staff, 8:52 am

    Angola has ambitions to emerge as a competitive technology force and internet hub in Africa. Hans Geldenhuys, Managing Sales Director at Intelsat Africa, say the Southern African country is undergoing a technology transformation underpinned by an increasing need for connectivity and innovations. According to data from the International Telecommunications Union, Angola’s ICT and telecoms sector has recorded an annual growth rate of 55 percent over the past 10 years and has 14 million consumers.

  • Technology Student Population At Ghana Tech University Soars To 8,000

    Ghana Tech By Staff, 8:52 am

    Student population of Ghana Technology University has climbed to nearly 8,000 in 2017 from less than a cohort of 100 when the College was established some decade ago, College President Professor Osei Kofi Darkwa said. Professor Darkwa attributed the growing population to innovative and industry relevant courses introduced by school authorities in recent times as well as effective collaborations and partnerships with local and international institutions to better deliver quality results.

  • Tanzanian Innovators Explore Plans For Smart Cities

    smart cities By Staff, 8:19 am

    Innovators recently converged in Dar es Salaam to discuss issues ways of supporting the creation of smart cities. Organized by the Dar es Salaam-based Sahara Sparks, the event discussed ways by which innovators can contribute towards improving Tanzania’s environment. “We are looking at ways of changing practices in the real estate and informal housing sector and this will directly improve the standard of living by providing settlement options for people,” Sahara Sparks’ Jumanne Mtambalike said.

  • Cape Verde Government Reveals Restructuring And Privatization Plan For National Airline

    privatization plan By Staff, 6:51 am

    Cape Verde outlined the accelerated restructuring and privatization plan for TACV, approved by the Council of Ministers, as follows: One ATR aircraft will cease to operate on August 1st and TACV’s domestic services will be discontinued; Binter Cabo Verde will take over inter-island services and will seek to strengthen inter-island connections, with the aim to provide regular services to all airports. The carrier will also seek intermodal transport connections to islands without airports.

  • Looking At Where Technology Stands In Moroccan Exports

    Moroccan Exports By Staff, 8:08 am

    Technological development is being seen as a key factor in improving a country’s productivity, competitiveness, and growth. Since the 1980s, the increase in technological innovations, along with the influx of new entrants into world markets, has exacerbated competition between economies. Morocco has embarked on a process of structural transformation in order to support its technological competitiveness, implementing sectoral policies, and promoting of internationally oriented professions.

  • Exploring South Africa’s Tech Startup Investor Landscape

    investor landscape By Staff, 7:51 am

    Getting access to the right seed and growth finance is critical to the success of most emerging technology companies. But finding the right investor can be a daunting task for any founding team. You have to deal with different mandates, big egos, various terms and long lock-in periods just to start discussions and there are many boxes to tick. Without significant direction, founders can spend months worth of time and energy in pursuit of an investor instead of focusing on growing the company.

  • Tech Tour Announced To Link European Investors With African Tech Talent

    tech tour By Staff, 7:19 am

    Co-creation Hub, a technology innovation centre in Nigeria and Google for Entrepreneurs, announced the launch of PitchDrive, a three-week, five-city European tech hub tour. This partnership will bring 15 African tech companies to pitch to investors, explore opportunities and learn about technology markets. African startup founders looking to raise funding will be selected by the PitchDrive team to embark on a tour that aims to build networks between European investors and African tech talent.

  • South Africa’s Best And Worst Banks For Digital Experience

    By Staff, 10:58 am

    Columinate has revealed the results of its sixth annual Internet Banking SITEisfaction survey,showing Capitec to be the new king in the digital banking category, ousting FNB.Capitec also picked up top honors in the Mobile Banking category,but FNB beat the newcomer in the Internet Banking category by a fraction of a percentage point.Columinate’s SITEisfaction survey is a measure of customer satisfaction with digital banking.Standard Bank replicated 2016’s results,scoring 70/100 for a second year.