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Econet’s Cassava Smartech Set To Challenge Whatsapp Dominance in Africa

Econet’s Cassava Smartech Set To Challenge Whatsapp Dominance in Africa

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited’s (EWZL)’s subsidiary, Cassava Smartech, has successfully developed a multi-purpose application, Sasai which will be launched soon in a development that is set to challenge Whatsapp’s dominance on the African continent. In a statement, the financial technology company said the new application will enable users to go beyond sending texts and videos. […]

Digital Colonialism – Cheap Internet Access For Africa, But At What Cost?

Digital Colonialism – Cheap Internet Access For Africa, But At What Cost?

Mental health services are lacking in Africa in general, with less than one mental health worker for every 100,000 people The African continent is developing its digital infrastructure with the support of know-how and technology from Silicon Valley. But is it giving the tech giants too much power? Yellow is the color of South African […]

Innovation Hub Unveiled For Tech Startups In Lagos

Innovation Hub Unveiled For Tech Startups In Lagos

A new tech-driven platform, otherwise known as New Eko Innovation Hub has been launched in Lagos for what organisers described “as a strategic move to use technology as the key driver to fast-growing and smart economies for the country”. The tech-innovation hub, described as brainchild of Victor Afolabi, the Founder and CEO of GDM Group, […]

Huawei Launches Wi-Fi 6 In Abuja

Huawei Launches Wi-Fi 6 In Abuja

Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited hosted over 150 customers and partners as it launched the Wi-Fi 6 in Nigeria. The event, which took place at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, also witnessed the company’s annual IP Club Technology Seminar themed ‘Rethink IP 2019’.   Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Southern Africa, Mr. Matamela […]

Coding Is As Basic As Reading and Writing for Younger Generations

Coding Is As Basic As Reading and Writing for Younger Generations

Coding is not for the future; it is part of the present. Arming children with knowledge and an understanding of coding is equipping them for everyday life. We consider the reasons for teaching children to code and take a look at such institutions as Nigeria’s 9jacodekids Academy that are doing exactly that. We live in […]

Unleashing The Power Of Women

Unleashing The Power Of Women

This June, thousands will flock to Vancouver for a global dialogue on how to accelerate progress for girls and women under the banner of power, progress and change. At the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the largest in the world for gender equality, delegates will come together to unlock power at three levels: individual, structural, and […]

Rwanda, Morocco Sign Deal To Scale Up Nuclear Technology

Rwanda, Morocco Sign Deal To Scale Up Nuclear Technology

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), and Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security have signed a cooperation agreement to exchange information and experience in nuclear technology. Speaking after signing the agreement, Dr Khammar Mrabit, the Director General of the Moroccan agency, said that they have experience since 2016. “We have to exchange information […]

Solar Tracking Bracelets Protect Nomadic Kenyan Mothers And Babies

Solar Tracking Bracelets Protect Nomadic Kenyan Mothers And Babies

As health workers approached a huge acacia tree that would provide shade for a makeshift clinic, more than 50 women and 30 children were already waiting for them. Local enthusiasm for the monthly check-up made the habitual blasts on the car horn unnecessary in Yabalo Godha village, 40 minutes’ drive from the market town of […]

Technology Is Helping To Advance Gender Equality

Technology Is Helping To Advance Gender Equality

Modern technology is a marvelous thing – it can increase accuracy and efficiency, perform tedious and redundant tasks, improve the decision-making process, and in general, make life and work a lot easier. And if that’s not enough, technology can also help to advance gender equality. When speaking of the ubiquitousness of the internet, it’s important […]

Wholly Made-in-Africa Smart Phone To Debut In 2019

Wholly Made-in-Africa Smart Phone To Debut In 2019

African high-tech player Mara on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. “China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has iPhone and finally Africa has Maraphone,” Ashish Thakkar, founder of Mara Group told a press conference on the final […]

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