Technology & Science

Liberia: The Current and Future Roles of the IT Department

September 17, 2021 | Source: Observer

[Observer] Information Technology (IT) involves the study, design, development, implementation, and the support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware, for the purpose of converting…

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South Africa: Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital Wants a Bigger Slice of the Growing Fintech Pie

September 17, 2021 | Source: Daily Maverick

[Daily Maverick] Business tycoon Patrice Motsepe’s African Rainbow Capital wants a bigger share of the growing telecoms and fintech pie, and is slimming down and changing tack four years after its listing on the JSE.

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South Africa: Creation of Footprint ID Algorithm Could Be Step in the Right Direction for Advancing Tracking and Crime Scene Analysis

September 17, 2021 | Source: Daily Maverick

[Daily Maverick] An ancient skill whose very origin was humankind’s first introduction to scientific reasoning is being given a new technological spin that may help in crime-fighting.

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Nigeria: Telcos May Lose N6.3 Billion to Service Shutdown in Zamfara

September 17, 2021 | Source: Daily Trust

[Daily Trust] SUB: The two weeks telecom services shutdown in Zamfara State may have cost all the four major telecommunications companies in Nigeria at least N6.3billion, a…

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Ghana: Vodafone Business Unveils Packages for SMEs

September 17, 2021 | Source: Ghanaian Times

[Ghanaian Times] Vodafone Business, the enterprise arm of Vodafone Ghana, has announced various support packages for the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the month of September.

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Nigeria: NITDA Advises Apple Users On System Update

September 16, 2021 | Source: Daily Trust

[Daily Trust] The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has advised Apple users in the country to upgrade their devices’ operating sys├ątem (iOS) with the latest patches iOS 14.8 to guard against a dangerous spyware known as Pegasus…

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Benin: Benin Named Fastest Place to Start Business Online – – Thanks to Covid

September 16, 2021 | Source: VOA

[VOA] Benin set up a service early in the COVID-19 pandemic to allow people to register their business online, and now the West African country is the world’s fastest place to start a business, according to a U.N. agency.

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Nigeria: Banks, Telcos Urged to Develop Cross-Sectoral Collaboration to Drive Technology Innovations Necessary for Financial Inclusion

September 16, 2021 | Source: This Day

[This Day] Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the banking sector and the telecoms operators (Telcos), to develop a cross-sectoral collaboration that will further drive technology innovations that are necessary to achieve Nigeria’s financial inclusi…

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Nigeria: Experts – Technology Adoption Will Enhance Development, Growth of AfCFTA

September 16, 2021 | Source: This Day

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Nigeria: Advancing Telecoms’ Development

September 16, 2021 | Source: This Day

[This Day] Following the successful implementation of its Strategic Vision Plan (SVP) from 2015- 2020, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), last week launched a new Strategic Vision (Implementation) Plan (SVP) 2021-2025, which seeks to advance…

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