DEVELOPMENT

Dirt to data – The new revolution in agriculture

Dirt to data – The new revolution in agriculture

It is estimated that, through technological innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to increase agricultural productivity in Africa by 70% by 2050.  Read More

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Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa's development priorities - ReportSocial Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa's development priorities - Report Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? A recent impact report released by Reach for ...
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UN, XPRIZE seek innovation in learning technologiesUN, XPRIZE seek innovation in learning technologies The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World ...
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MainOne joins global effort to support women in ICTMainOne joins global effort to support women in ICT MainOne has lent its voice to the global campaign urging girls and young women to consider ...
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Monday 25 Apr

Dimension Data, Cisco to protect rhino by tracking people

SOUTH AFRICA
In a bid to reduce rhino poaching in South Africa, Dimension Data and Cisco will leverage technology to proactively intervene and stop people entering game reserves illegally.»
Wednesday 20 Apr

Airtel, Microsoft encourage girls to look to ICT careers

GHANA
Airtel Ghana, through its Evolve with STEM initiative, has collaborated with Microsoft Ghana for the maiden edition of the internationally acclaimed DigiGirlz Day in the country.»
Friday 8 Apr

Global partnership launches programme to save children affected by HIV in Lesotho

LESOTHO
Mobile technology will be harnessed to help Lesotho combat the impact of HIV in a new global partnership programme.»
Tuesday 5 Apr

World Development Report addresses persistent digital divide

GHANA
According to the latest World Bank 2016 World Development Report on Digital Dividends, six billion people lack access to high speed internet and 4 billion still have no internet access at all.»
Monday 4 Apr

Huawei Uganda set to Launch “Seeds for the Future”

UGANDA
In a move aimed at deepening ICT among the youth, Huawei is set to officially launch the “Seeds for the Future” Program in Uganda.»
Monday 4 Apr

Rockefeller Foundation funds nonprofit bringing online business course to Africa

In May, the Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) will offer a unique online course designed to provide practical management expertise in emerging platform business models opening up new opportunities across Africa and the global economy.»
Thursday 31 Mar

Bocodol launches online services

BOTSWANA
For the Botswana College of Distant and Open Learning (BOCODOL), climbing new ICT terrains comes as second nature. Just recently, the distant education provider unveilled its online services which are available to all the stakehoders at the college, from staff to college students, from far and near.»
Wednesday 30 Mar

Ethiopia gearing up to transform education through technology

ETHIOPIA
Microsoft and the Ministry of Education in Ethiopia are coming together to transform education, further innovation and develop employability.»
Tuesday 29 Mar

Survey provides glimpse into the world of young entrepreneurs in Africa

The Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s best young entrepreneurs, published the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 this month, which provides a snapshot of the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa.»
Tuesday 29 Mar

Etisalat shows way to realising financial inclusion

NIGERIA
Etisalat has identified four key elements that would ensure that Nigeria achieves the much desired digital financial services and inclusion and align it with the emerging global trend.»
Monday 28 Mar

Ugandan students use technology to promote African Tourism

UGANDA
In a bid to deepen tourism in Africa, two tech oriented students from Makerere University have launched a pan-African tourism news portal that enlists over 50 African countries.»
Wednesday 23 Mar

Ramasedi gives insight into Google Women Techmakers 2016 summit

BOTSWANA
One of Botswana’s rising women techno ambassadors Tirelo Ramasedi, had a rare chance of celebrating the International Women’s Day (IWD) in a fashion she would desire for all the women in the world, at Google’s Women Techmakers Global Event Series summit in Seattle.»
Tuesday 22 Mar

GrowthAfrica selects 19 East African startups for acceleration programme

KENYA
GrowthAfrica, the leading East-African accelerator, has announced their current East-African cohort of innovative and scalable startups to participate in the two acceleration programmes in Kenya and Uganda respectively.»
Friday 18 Mar

WAITRO agitates for knowledge transfer into solutions

BOTSWANA
The World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organisations (WAITRO) and African Research Organisations are meeting in Gaborone to chart a way forward that will see a transfer of technological knowledge into solutions for the improvement of lives.»
Saturday 12 Mar

Inaugural global science forum concludes with pledge to invest in basic sciences

SENEGAL
The Next Einstein Forum’s Global Gathering, Africa’s premier global science and technology forum, wrapped up this week with a clear path forward on how best to drive development through science, technology and innovation across the continent. »
Friday 11 Mar

MasterCard Start Path on mission to engage best startups from MEA

MasterCard Start Path is currently accepting applications for its next class of startups to embark on the six-month virtual development programme.  »

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FEATURED STORY

Criticism over Remita borne out of ignorance, says SystemSpecsCriticism over Remita borne out of ignorance, says SystemSpecs

The CEO of SystemSpecs, the company behind the revenue-saving Nigerian Single Treasury Account (TSA) system, speaks to Biztechafrica.

IN DEPTH

IBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South AfricaIBM Opens First Cloud Data Centre in South Africa

IBM is opening a new IBM Cloud Data Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new cloud center is the result of a close collaboration with Gijima and Vodacom and is designed to support cloud adoption and customer demand across the continent.  

COMPANY NEWS

Keeping up with the mobile banking evolution

Africa especially has witnessed the trend of mobile banking, due to the well-known fact that today more people on the continent have access to a mobile phone ...