PRESS RELEASE, 10/10/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- After a year-long international dialogue process, Women 20 (W20), the official engagement group of the G20 that advocates for policies towards gender equality, submitted its recommendations to increase women's participation in economies and societies. The Final Communique was delivered to Heads of State, represented by the President of ...
Gabriella Jeakins, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 10/8/2018
Artificial intelligence is already having an impact across Africa: Nigerian doctors are experimenting with AI for medical diagnoses; Sophia, the robot who was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship last year, was partly developed in Ethiopia; and Google has recently announced that it is opening an AI research centre in Accra, Ghana.
PRESS RELEASE, 10/8/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- The GSMA today launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities. The Fund is backed by the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by the GSMA. The Fund will provide grants up to GB ...
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/25/2018
When it comes to fintech startups, one normally expects to hear about innovative solutions that enable payments and money transfers. Senegal's Sudpay is doing more than that: It recently teamed up with the local tax authorities to use its platform, called Townpay, to track and collect taxes from "micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs)."
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Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/20/2018
Earlier this year, Uganda decided to levy a $0.05 daily tariff on using social networks including Facebook and Twitter, which was met by mass protests. More recently Zambia started collecting $0.03 a day from consumers using VoIP services. Now Kenya is following suit but in a much broader manner, with a move to raise tax across the board on Internet ...
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/17/2018
WiMax may have failed in playing a major role in the 4G world, but that doesn't mean it's without its uses. For example, it's being used to provide Internet connectivity using the spectrum left unused by TV transmission -- so-called TV white spaces (TVWS).
The Staff, 9/12/2018
With just a few weeks to go until the annual Nigeria Com 2018 event opens its doors, Connecting Africa is speaking to some of the key figures shaping Nigeria's telecoms and technology sectors.
Wei Shi, Intelligence Content Manager, Telecoms.com & Site Editor, Connecting Africa, 9/10/2018
Fintech startups are lighting up Sub-Saharan Africa these days. While OlyCash's ecosystem is helping "unbanked" Ugandan consumers pay cash for remote purchase, South Africa's Yoco is going a different route by enabling retailers that don't have card-reading terminals to accept card payments.
PRESS RELEASE, 9/7/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Orange Digital Ventures Africa - the Orange Group's venture capital investment fund for Africa - has made a second investment in one of the continent's most promising fintech companies, the South African Yoco.
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