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THE government is developing a smart Zimbabwe master plan anchored on Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the digital economy, ICT Minister Jenfan Muswere has said. The minister says there is a need in Zimbabwe to have a favourable balance of trade, which will see the country, eliminating importing ICT ancillaries such as chargers and batteries....

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During a company livestream, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, with MTN SA CEO, Godfrey Motsa today announced the launch of the MTN Online School, a free online portal that provides a comprehensive digital curriculum for grades R-12 and additional features like video lessons, assessments and extra-tuition lessons for Grade 10 to 12 learners.   The solution...

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Botswana has been ranked low on the Institute for Management Development (IMD) World Digital Competitiveness rankings despite various ongoing initiatives to improve the country’s digital competitiveness. Rankings are based on three key areas – knowledge, technology, and future-readiness. “Overall, Botswana ranks 63rd out of the 64 economies included in the 2021 IMD World Digital Competitiveness report, with...

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The Nigerian government is waging war on its technology industry. Within the last 12 months, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration — through different ministries and regulatory bodies — has enacted a series of bans and operational restrictions in the country’s vibrant tech ecosystem. Most recently, the Central Bank froze the accounts of four fintech platforms this August,...

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Cameroon’s National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC) has rolled out Doc Authentic, a comprehensive software package that will be incorporated in the information management systems of public and private institutions in the country. The software features a digital signature component to maintain the integrity and security of official documents as fraud continues to...

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French telecommunications firm Orange, together with the German Development Cooperation, have unveiled a new Orange Digital Centre in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation. Spread over 1200 sq.m for Côte d’Ivoire, the Orange Digital Centre brings together the four strategic programs of the Orange group, namely: a coding...

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has been announced as a launch partner for Microsoft’s new Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams.  Through its OneVoice platform, Liquid enables Microsoft customers worldwide to seamlessly integrate regulatory-compliant calling plans in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda – initiated from the Microsoft Teams Admin Centre. Operator...