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Peter Pedroncelli, 7:26 am
South Africans prefer to use their bank’s mobile application rather than other interactions with the institutions in question, including in-branch and contact via telephone. Respondents to a Avaya survey revealed that a digital-first approach to dealing with their basic banking needs is preferred over any direct contact with bank staff, choosing to talk to another individual only if absolutely necessary.
Dana Sanchez, 5:45 pm
Elephant conservation in protected areas has positive economic returns comparable to investing in education and infrastructure, according to new research. In African game parks where elephant numbers are suffering due to poaching, tourist numbers are suffering too. There have always been strong moral reasons for conserving elephants, a study author said. “Our research now shows that investing in elephant conservation is actually smart economic policy.”
Dana Sanchez, 12:08 pm AFKI Original
Gathering robust, near-real-time data from Africa has been slow and expensive in a continent notoriously lacking access to quality data. A U.S.-based market researcher has a new product that it says will make it easier and cheaper for anyone to create and send mobile surveys in Africa. The self-service survey product can jump through hoops, according to its creator. GeoPoll CEO Steve Gutterman talked to AFKInsider about what the product can do for companies that need data from Africa fast.
Staff, 12:50 am
Addis Ababa has the most expensive hotel room rates in Africa, according to hospitality research firm STR Global. It’s all about supply and demand. There’s a dearth of luxury hotels in a country whose economy is growing fast, and whose national airline is growing faster. The city is home to African Union headquarters. “There are parts of Africa that offer very attractive prospects for hotel investors,” a stakeholder said.
Dana Sanchez, 2:02 pm
The appetite for frontier exploration is falling among many oil and gas companies due to the drop in oil prices by about 50 percent over the past year. This will inevitably result in oil and gas companies focusing their spending on assets already in production. One Australian oil and gas company — Australia’s largest — plans to keep looking for prospects, especially in East Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 9:44 am AFKI Original
Survey respondents in parts of Africa hit hardest by Ebola say they are satisfied with the international response to the crisis — perhaps surprising given the negative coverage around lack of supplies and beds, according to Denver-based market research company GeoPoll.
Dana Sanchez, 4:58 pm
South Africans say entertainment is the main reason they use their tablets, but once they’re finished playing Candy Crush Saga, 68 percent turn to online shopping, according to respondents in the annual Mobile and Tablet Survey by online retailer kalahari.com. In 2014, 43 percent of survey respondents said shopping on their mobile devices was safer than shopping in the mall compared to 32 percent in 2013.
Dana Sanchez, 3:09 pm
Opposition to one-party rule in Africa and support for democracy have risen substantially in the past decade, but most Africans don’t think they have democratic governments. Less than half of all Africans responding to an Afrobarometer survey consistently identify democracy as the only form of government they would ever wish to have, AllAfrica reports. “A deeply rooted demand for democracy apparently remains a minority public sentiment,” the report said.
Makula Dunbar, 11:45 am
Kenya is on the forefront of a banking revolution; a majority of Kenyans (56%) make or receive payments using cell phones. The number of Kenyans engaged in this activity is higher than any of the other 24 countries surveyed in our spring 2013 survey. In fact, only in neighboring Uganda do even a plurality of people say they use their cell phones for mobile banking transactions.
Kevin Mwanza, 5:22 am
Nigeria’s population is projected to nearly triple by 2050 , making it the third largest country in the world and bigger than the US, a new report on aging around the globe by Research Global Attitudes said.
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