Tom Jackson, 1:24 am AFKI Original
Africa’s telecoms market is in a state of flux, with some operators seeing huge potential and opportunity while others are concerned with the challenges they face. Trends are being set by both those aiming to expand investment in telecommunications across the continent, and those moving away from the telecoms playing field. Orange and Viettel are making big investment moves, while the likes of Tunisie Telecom and Airtel are retreating from Africa.
Kurt Davis Jr., 12:04 am AFKI Original
Recent advances in technology are creating scalability for sub-Saharan African investments, with technology-enabled businesses well-positioned for growth. Financial services provides one such example. As many Westerners complain about the lack of technological advancement with banks on managing their money (i.e., poor identity checks, lack of speed in service, etc.), many sub-Saharan Africans are celebrating some great advancements in their financial services.
Staff, 1:31 pm
In Kenya, youth under 25 years old make up the largest number of people unemployed in the country.Audrey Cheng, 24, is trying to change that.Raised in Maryland, Cheng moved to Nairobi three years ago to work for a global fund. She realized that entrepreneurs in Kenya were struggling to find talent to fill jobs in their company. That led her to co-found the Moringa School, Students are between the ages of 18 and 25 and have the option to join a variety of programs that range from five to 15 weeks
Staff, 1:15 pm
The University of Abuja says it is set to partner with South Korea in research and technology, including an exchange of students and members of taff. The Acting Director, University of Abuja Centre for Asian Studies, Dr. Amos Dlibugunaya, stated this at a Korean Supporters’ and Alumni Inauguration Day in Abuja. Dlibugunaya said the Asian country had sponsored some of the university lecturers to study in its universities, adding that such partnership would engender mutual growth and development.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:37 am
South African IT firm Datatec has confirmed that Thursday would be their final day of trading on the London Stock Exchange. The Johannesburg-listed technology group decided to cancel their London listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the English bourse from. Operating in 70 countries across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, Datatec is an international ICT solutions and services group based in Johannesburg.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:32 am AFKI Original
Women have always been important role-players within the tech scene in Africa, and there have been an increasing number of female-founded tech startups emerging from the continent in recent years. While gender diversity in the tech sector remains an ongoing challenge, women are making their mark on a male-dominated industry by launching their own startups and achieving success. These women show what a passion for tech and strong leadership qualities can produce.
Peter Pedroncelli, 6:55 am
Google has selected a trio of African tech startups to take part in the upcoming fifth class of the Google launchpad accelerator program. A South African and two Nigerian tech startups were chosen to take part in the six-month, equity-free mentorship program. Google’s Launchpad Accelerator aims to help startups by leveraging the company’s latest technologies in an effort to scale their businesses through mentoring.
Staff, 8:35 pm
The Kenyan government in collaboration with the government of Japan has launched a health development program that seeks to integrate technology in the provision of healthcare as it strives to realize universal health care.The project spearheaded by the Japan Policy and Human Resources Development (PHRD) will see medical data collected through a technologically aided platform to allow for early warnings and risk management across the country.It has been a long journey towards healthcare reforms.
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