Technology & Science

Africa: Sava, a Spend Management Platform for African Businesses, Gets U.S.$2 Million Pre-Seed Backing

July 1, 2022 | Source: TechCrunch

[TechCrunch] When Yoeal Haile started Aspira, a lending service, in 2017, he wanted to give Kenyans more choice about buying stuff on credit. The business eventually grew to a point where it offered over $1 million in loans to customers monthly. Still,…

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South Africa: SA Information Regulator Ready to Fine and Jail Company Directors for Data Breaches

June 30, 2022 | Source: Daily Maverick

[Daily Maverick] The regulator might slap companies with sanctions, including fines of up to R10m or company directors facing imprisonment for up to 10 years. Companies in the regulator’s firing line would ordinarily have weak control systems that fail…

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South Africa: Steaming (And Streaming) Ahead in the Brave New World of 4IR Education

June 30, 2022 | Source: Daily Maverick

[Daily Maverick] Michael Workman is a retired educator who was most recently principal of St John’s Preparatory School and before that, principal of Carmel Primary. He has an M.Ed (Curriculum Theory, Planning, Development and Contemporary Issues in Cur…

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Tanzania: Technology, Innovation Vital in Country’s Prosperity

June 30, 2022 | Source: Daily News

[Daily News] CONTRIBUTION of research and innovation is recognized by the government as an important tool in improving and simplifying the lives of citizens in saving time on performance, increasing productivity and quality in product production and ev…

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Rwanda: How is Rwanda Faring in Agricultural Bio-Technology?

June 30, 2022 | Source: New Times

[New Times] Agricultural experts are making a case for adopting agricultural biotechnology as crop production remains insufficient for both local consumption and exportation yet Rwanda’s economy relies on agriculture.

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Kenya: Mozilla Unveils New Multimedia Platform in Kenya

June 29, 2022 | Source: Capital FM

[Capital FM] Nairobi — Mozilla, in partnership with Aga Khan University, has unveiled a new app named Pocket, in a move aimed at further improving online user experience.

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Kenya: Konza Starts to Generate Income as Phase One Records 80% Uptake

June 29, 2022 | Source: Capital FM

[Capital FM] Konza — The Konza Technopolis has started bringing in revenue for the government through the national data centre which is the biggest in East Africa.

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Gambia: SRPEP Presents D15 Million Worth of Surveillance Equipment to GLMA, DLS

June 29, 2022 | Source: The Point

[The Point] The Small Ruminant Production Enhancement Project (SRPEP) under the Ministry of Agriculture recently handed over surveillance equipment worth D15,140,000 to the Gambia Livestock Marketing Agency (GLMA) and Department of Livestock Service (D…

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Gambia: Special Report – Bloom Bank Gambia Launches Digital Banking

June 29, 2022 | Source: The Point

[The Point] Bloom Bank Africa (Gambia), one of the leading banks in the Banking Industry on Thursday 23th June 2022 officially launched its newest technology dubbed Digital Banking System.

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Ghana: Bank of Ghana, Cyber Security Authority Collaborate to Improve Cybersecurity in Banking Sector

June 28, 2022 | Source: Ghanaian Times

[Ghanaian Times] The Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Cyber Security Authority (CSA) have pledged to collaborative to improve cybersecurity in the banking sector.

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