DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - With half a million young Africans engaged over the past two years, 15 Governments and over 100 partners on board already, Africa Code Week speaks volumes on the importance and impact of public-private partnerships in the digital age.
Over the last eight years, travel and tourism have grown by 17.3% in the top 10 fastest-growing global destinations. This rate speaks to the rapid growth of tourism and how the industry, and an increasing priority for countries seeking new growth opportunities. In emerging markets tourism grew from 30% in 1980 to 45% in 2015 and is expected to reach 57% by 2030.
Elias Aad 19 Oct 2017
Nairobi's proposed smart traffic control system will go live in just over two years, officials said of the plan that seeks to ease congestion on key city roads at an estimated cost of Sh1.88 billion.
Constant Munda 19 Oct 2017
Coinciding with International Day of the Girl Child, Mastercard recently launched the African leg of its Girls4Tech programme at Sandtonview Primary School in Johannesburg. Girls4Tech aims to drive interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) studies and careers among primary school girls aged 10, 11 and 12.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Orange has launched its brand in Sierra Leone, building on its strong presence in Sub Saharan Africa, with 50 million customers in 16 countries.
NEWSWATCH: After a database of more than 30 million South Africans had been leaked online, including estimated incomes‚ addresses, and cellphone numbers, one of the country's top real estate companies has admitted to being the unwitting source.
Ilse van den Berg 19 Oct 2017
Us humans have a heuristic bias to sell our winners and hold onto our losers. That's not the way to build wealth. Better to hang onto your winners and cut your losers loose.
Alan Knott-Craig 18 Oct 2017
Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to compete in the Battlefield at TechCrunch's flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018.
Tom Jackson 17 Oct 2017
The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced.
The 20th AfricaCom in Cape Town in November will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, big data, fintech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more.