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A recent study by Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) has revealed that at least 5,000,000 regular users of mobile financial services in Uganda during a 3 months period spent 7,113,356 man hours (296,390 man days) to clear simple financial transactions and saved 57,989,660 productive hours (An average of 19,329,887 million hours a month) that would otherwise be spent on using traditional transactions payment means.
Blockchain, the digital ledger that underpins cryptocurrency Bitcoin, is a software platform for digital assets; a clever piece of distributed database technology, which is waging a silent revolution that could take it way beyond its financial roots to radically change the way our society works.
The Oceans have become the world’s biggest rubbish dump – and Africa’s coastlines are under siege.
Richard van Wageningen, Vice President, IMEAR region, Orange Business Services
The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards announces 20 shortlisted projects out of an unprecedented 307 entered projects situated in 32 African countries
The architects of each of the 20 shortlisted projects will be flown to Cape Town by Saint-Gobain to attend the awards ceremony, which will be held on 28 September 2017
International companies face more challenges than ever – particularly when looking to expand into the burgeoning markets of Africa.
The increasing rate of unemployment represents both extensive unhappiness for individuals and lost economic opportunity for people and for the country over all. On the other hand unemployment on the youth has been shown to have long term effects on income and employment stability because most youths start out with weaker early career credentials and lower confidence and flexibility in dealing with employment opportunities and setbacks over the course of their working lives.
Jumia Travel has announced the launch of customer service for Messenger with Salesforce (world’s leader in Customer Relationship Management). Facebook Messenger is now fully integrated into Jumia Travel’s system as a powerful channel for Customer Service. The integration of customer service for Messenger in Jumia Travel’s system marks a new dawn for its customer service experience, as it offers a live chat experience on Facebook Messenger. The tool can also be used to instantly request for a hotel room on the platform, where the company’s professional Travel Advisors will offer counsel on the best accommodation options as well as make the booking.
The significant economic benefits to host countries of the influential Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) (www.Africa-Conference.com) have been quantified in an independent assessment by the international audit, tax and advisory experts, Grant Thornton. The total contribution to African economies is estimated at $16.8 million and since inception, it is estimated that AHIF has been responsible for deals cumulatively worth over $4billion.
One of the hot topics that will be discussed at AviaDev Africa this October will be the “National Carrier conundrum”– a impediment to or catalyst for economic prosperity?
Xpress Money and TerraPay partner to enable real-time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa
- Initial service rollout includes remittances to all mobile wallets in Tanzania and all mobile numbers in Nigeria
Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands has partnered with TerraPay, the world’s first mobile payments switch, to enable real-time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa. Powered by TerraPay’s global clearing and settlement service for mobile wallets, the partnership will make it faster and convenient for Xpress Money consumers to send money to mobile accounts, in real time.
China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand the full extent of the partnership due to a dearth of data. A new report by McKinsey Africa (www.McKinsey.com) finds that its involvement is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest.
The sixth meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) was held from the 5th to 10th of June 2017, in Niamey, Niger, followed by the third meeting of the Senior Trade Officials (STO) and the African Ministers of Trade (AMOT) from 12th to 14th and 15th to 16th June 2017 respectively.
Digital transformation continues to transform the businesses landscape, affecting business strategies, operations and the development of products and services. Emmanuel Tita Sama, Global Account Director, West & Central Africa, Orange Business services, explains the importance of aligning IT strategies with business operations.