Technology & Science

Kenya: M-Pesa Is a Critical Resource, It Should Never Fail

December 10, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nation] I have written extensively about the implications of the dominance of Safaricom over the Kenyan economy and its implication as a potential single point of failure.

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Kenya: Safaricom Apologises After M-Pesa Is Hit With Another Glitch

December 10, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nairobi News] Safaricom’s mobile money transfer service M-Pesa was on Monday morning temporarily unavailable.

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Africa: 4G Capital Launches NxtGen a New Credit Solution for Africa’s Banking Industry

December 10, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Business for Africa] At the Africa 2018 Forum in Egypt, 4G Capital announced the launch of NxtGen, a new credit solution developed specifically for the banking industry that will help provide working capital credit to MSMEs across Africa.

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Africa: How New Media Platforms Have Become Powerful Across Africa

December 9, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[The Conversation Africa] Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great organising potential, enhance p…

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East Africa: Are Machines Taking Over Through Robotics Powered By Artificial Intelligence?

December 7, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[CIO] In an industry landscape that is shifting from co-workers to co-robots, how are businesses, organizations and individuals adjusting towards the new dispensation was the big question discussed at CIO100 Symposium in view of Africa’s steady appreci…

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East Africa: 5G Network to Improve Road Safety

December 7, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[CIO] The next-generation mobile network and fast data transmission solutions can be used to collect a huge amount of data on vehicles on the road. The information can be used, for example, to provide road weather services, carry out road maintenance a…

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East Africa: Poa! Internet Launches Unlimited Business Internet for Low-Income Business Communities

December 7, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[CIO] poa! internet recently announced its move into business internet, building on its platform of street Wi-Fi and home broadband services in Kenya’s low-income and rural areas, which have seen the company emerge as Kenya’s fastest growing internet p…

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Nigeria: Telecom Stakeholder’s Engagement Key to Rollout of Infrastructure, Protection – NCC

December 7, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says constant engagement with telecom stakeholders is key to the roll out of telecom infrastructure and protection.

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Nigeria: Kenyan Schoolgirls Win Daily Trust African of the Year Award

December 7, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily Trust] A group of five Kenyan schoolgirls have been selected as the winners of Daily Trust’s 2018 African of the Year award.

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Ghana: MTN to Commit More Resources to Fight Cyber Crime – Mrs Darko

December 7, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Ghanaian Times] TELECOMMUNICATIONS giants, MTN have re-affirmed their stance to commit more resources to the fight against internet bullying and various forms of cyber crime.

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