Accelerating Innovative Finance, Development & Renewable Solutions for Smart Cities in Africa

The 3rd annual edition of the Urban & Infrastructure Development Conference (UIDC 2017) provides a powerful platform to unlock the growth potential of the African Smart Cities ecosystem and address the continent’s urban and infrastructure opportunities in the mobility & transport, ICT, power & renewable energy, waste management & sustainability, and the big data & IoT sectors. read more

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Tourism and hospitality Industry patterns in Africa

Jumia Travel & Accor Hotels give insights into Africa’s Hospitality Industry, 2017 read more

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Morocco’s advancing the largest CSP&PV Solar array

With vigor and vision, the government of Morocco is racing toward a renewable energy target of 42% by 2020 under the Moroccan Solar Plan (MSP), which entails an investment of USD 9 billion to achieve 2 GW of solar energy installed capacity by 2020. read more

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Digital transformation in Africa: Real change requires a fundamental shift

Global markets are being disrupted by an accelerating pace of technological change, and Africa is close behind. Digital transformation has entered an era of unprecedented change for enterprises, and real change requires a fundamental shift across processes, functions, customer engagement and many other aspects of business. Frost & Sullivan will be discussing these insights at its seventh consecutive Growth, Innovation and Leadership Africa (GIL 2017: Africa) summit, taking place on 17 August 2017 at The Table Bay Hotel, in Cape Town. read more

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FinTech and the Positive Transformation of Banking in Africa

The impact of Blockchain, Open Banking, Mobile Money and Payments innovation are radically transforming the financial services landscape as FinTech disruptors intensify the challenge to Incumbent Banks in Africa and kickstart new opportunities read more

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Digital Shadows Research Reveals Password and Username Reuse is Major Threat to Enterprise Security

Report highlights the growing risk of account take overs and the low barrier to entry to automate attacks read more

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Boards still not grasping cyber threats, say IT decision makers

Key decision makers do not have confidence in their Boards’ ability to manage cyber security threats, according to the latest cyber security analysis from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com). The global ‘Cyber Security Landscape’ survey of IT and Business decision makers found that almost half of respondents reported they believe their organisation’s board-level executives do not take cyber security as seriously as they should. This is despite 77% of respondents citing the C-suite, rather than the historic owner, the IT department, as being most accountable for cyber security management and decision making in their organisation. read more

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UN study: Digitization of Kenyan farmer payments helps tackle poverty

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A new case study (http://APO.af/v5Wxdm) by the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance (www.BetterThanCash.org) shows how agriculture nonprofit organizationOne Acre Fund (www.OneAcreFund.org), in partnership with Citi Inclusive Finance(www.CitiInclusiveFinance.com), successfully digitized loan repayments for farmers in Kenya. This move significantly boosted transparency and efficiency, driving economic opportunity and financial inclusion for thousands of smallholder farmers and their families. read more

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Reliable fast connectivity is key to quality Namibian tourist experience

With over one million tourists per annum, Namibia is known globally as a top ecotourism destination and it’s a sector that’s growing as evidenced by the 5% year on year growth in international traffic into Namibia. read more

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