Africa By Region

MTN to Host Hackathon for African Developers – Here’s How to Participate

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Stadio Launches New Digital Badging Initiative for African Students

JSE-listed higher education provider, STADIO, has launched a new digital badging initiative for African students. STADIO Stripes helps students prepare for the world of work by recognising their skills-based achievements in addition to the traditional qualification transcript. Employers are warning that a traditional qualification transcript is becoming insufficient to help graduates navigate the fast-changing world. To be able to survive and thrive in this new world of work, graduates are being asked to showcase additional skills and attributes that go beyond the traditional qualification. Digital badging is a fantastic way of formally acknowledging these non-accredited learning achievements. Aside from the official tertiary transcript, digital badging involves an additional structured pr...

COVID-19 Deaths in Africa Fall by Nearly 94% in 2022 says WHO

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New Microsoft Initiative to Support 10,000 African Start-Ups Over the Next 5 Years

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Exclusive Networks Africa: Bringing True Value-Added Distribution to the Continent

Following on from the initial acquisition announcement of late 2021, Networks Unlimited has today officially begun its operations as Exclusive Networks Africa, representing the continental arm of this global trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure. The move, as part of Exclusive Networks’ newly expanded Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, is aligned with its strategy to drive value for local and global partners. “We are very pleased to announce the final stage of the acquisition process in which Networks Unlimited, after some 27 years of independent operations, now formally becomes the African entity of a global company that is also listed on the Paris stock exchange, Euronext Paris,” says Anton Jacobsz, Exclusive Networks Africa MD. “We firmly believe that this will c...

Is Africa’s Internet Economy Set for a Boom in the Near Future?

Image sourced from Newsweek. Professional investors are forecasting strong growth in the value of Africa’s internet economy with mobile phones central to the expansion, new global research from blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows. Mobile Internet Will Lead Into a Boom Period The study with professional investors responsible for around $700-billion assets under management by independent research company PureProfile found one in four (25%) expect the value of Africa’s internet economy to more than double over the next three years from the current estimated $115-billion. More than half (51%) expect it to be worth more than $200-billion by 2025. Increased use of mobile phones will be central to the growth which will be further enhanced by improved affordability, the stu...

SA’s Liquid & Telesat Join Forces to Bring “Lightspeed” Satellite Tech to Africa

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Mobile Malware Attacks Across Africa are on the Decline – Why It Isn’t a Good Thing

Image sourced from Sectigo. While analysing the threat landscape of African countries, Kaspersky experts saw a steady decline in attacks on mobile devices in the region, as cybercriminals consolidated their efforts to focus on more complicated, dangerous and profitable threats instead. These and other findings are featured in Kaspersky’s Mobile Threats in 2021 report. Overall, in 2021, South African users faced 38% less mobile malware attacks than in 2020, while other countries in the region have seen even more dramatic changes of their mobile threat landscape: Mozambique saw a 48% decrease, followed by Botswana (58%), Nigeria (59%), Ethiopia (69%) and Ghana (76%). The only countries where the share of attacks increased was Angola, where mobile malware actually grew by 12%. “Indeed, there ...

The Rise of Digital Wallet-Based Apps in Africa

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Facebook Reels Has Finally Launched in These Sub-Saharan African Countries

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Demand for African Developers “At An All-Time High” Says Google

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies Partners With Teridion To Deliver Faster Internet Connectivity

Liquid Intelligent Technologies Partners With Multi-Cloud Platform Teridion To Deliver Faster Internet Connectivity In Africa And Other International Markets Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced a strategic partnership with Teridion, a superior cloud-based global connectivity platform. Teridion’s multi-cloud-based solution has been added to Liquid’s backbone services as part of their efforts to offer internet service that matches the changing Enterprise needs. This will allow Liquid to provide reliable and fast internet connectivity to its global customers. Commenting on the partnership, Chief Business Development Officer for Liquid Cloud & Cyber Security, Winston Ritson said, “The multi-cloud-based solu...