Africa Business Central
Unlocking Africa’s digital future: Philippe Le Houérou, CEO, IFC
Before Africa can reach the uplands of digitization — the robotics and the AI — it must first do the hard slog of reforming telecoms markets and opening up to competition, argues the outgoing head of the IFC.
Nigerian informal retailers turn tech-savvy to stock up amid pandemic
When the coronavirus outbreak forced shops to close in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos, kiosk store owner Funmilayo Akinola weighed up her safety against the need to make a living.
The New Tycoons Ready For The Next Normal
The change-makers in Nigeria’s new digital economy are turning today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities. They are the tenacious new wealth creators in a country that celebrates its 60th anniversary in October.
Here are 4 technology trends from emerging economies like Kenya
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have shifted further into the digital realm. For many of us, it is hard to imagine what life would have been like this year without the ability to learn, work and socialize online.
Netflix is betting on boosting growth in Africa with mobile-only subscriptions
When Netflix first launched in Africa in 2016, early predictions suggested it was likely run into unique problems it had not faced elsewhere, from users’ spotty internet connectivity to questions over its pricing.
Nigeria at 60: Six Nigerian business leaders to watch
Nigeria’s dynamic business environment is full of rising stars. Mfonobong Nsehe and Seun Adegoke Oyeniyi highlight six Nigerian entrepreneurs likely to be snatching the headlines in the near future.
The race to build facial recognition AI for Africa is being led by this award-winning engineer
Facial recognition technology is not widely employed in Africa, partly because the technology available up till now has not been adept at identifying and differentiating the faces of Black people.
The technology firm digitising health in Nigeria: Video
“We’ve seen that telemedicine can actually change the face of the healthcare system,” Tito Ovia, co-founder of Helium Health said.
Kenyan telecoms giant Safaricom to transform itself into a tech company, says new CEO Peter Ndegwa
Kenyan telecoms giant Safaricom is seeking to transform itself into a technology company, offering new financial solutions to anyone from small businesses to farmers, new CEO Peter Ndegwa said.