Development

IT in Service Economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa, says World Bank

Algiers, Algeria: Investment into digital transformation in the major Cities of the Middle East and North Africa region can unlock huge potential for the service economy to drive growth and job creation across the region, according to the World Bank. “The service industry including through digital transformation, constitutes a new source of growth for Middle […]

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MainOne’s MDXI now most certified Data Center in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 2, 2018/ — MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Centre subsidiary, MDXI has just received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute. With this new milestone, MDXI becomes the leading Data center in West Africa with the top 5 certifications in the industry, being the Tier III Constructed Facility certification, TCCF, […]

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AIMS launches African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) recently announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. It enhances medical diagnosis, improves industrial […]

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Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lion

PRETORIA, South Africa, August 2, 2018/ — Across Africa, e-Commerce platforms flanked by payments, logistics, tourism and big data partners are starting to lift national economies. During “Netrepreneurs: The Rise of Africa’s Digital Lions”, an event jointly organized by Alibaba Business School, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Jack Ma […]

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Facebook partners with Int’l Federation of Red Cross to support the next gen of creative talent

DURBAN, South Africa, August 15, 2018/ — For the third year running, Facebook is sponsoring the annual Facebook Challenge as part of the Student Category at The Loerie Awards 2018 – Africa and the Middle East’s premier award that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the advertising and brand communication industry. During Loeries […]

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First Bank of Nigeria and Clickatell drive Financial Inclusion in Nigeria using WhatsApp

LAGOS, Nigeria, October 30, 2018/ — Clickatell promotes Financial Inclusion in Nigeria by enabling FirstBank to launch Chat Banking on WhatsApp, unlocking the opportunity for millions of new consumers to experience an improved way to initiate day-to-day secure banking activities and digital product purchases from within the chat application. First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership […]

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Web hosting in Africa

With increasing spending power and affordability, the e-commerce business in Africa is on an upsurge. More and more people are now shopping online. It not only saves your time, but also exonerates you from the hassle of exploring and raiding the market to buy the right product for yourself. E-commerce is the significant asset for […]

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Comparison of big marketing players

Internet is a boon for all the budding African entrepreneurs and businessmen. Ever since the internet penetrated into the African markets, majority of the continent’s economies witnessed a rise in their economic and business development. The Internet has connected Africa to the world and there are various technological advancements happening in various sectors. Online business […]