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More than a quarter believe internet connectivity is important for growth and two out of three say it will become more important. African business leaders are confident Sub-Saharan Africa will beat International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts for GDP growth this year and next, new research* for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows. The IMF is predicting real...

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Digital innovations are transforming every aspect of life on the African continent, from healthcare to agriculture; education to transit and logistics; from finance and commerce to media and entertainment. As Africa’s trailblazing fintech solutions have already proven, there’s limitless potential to solve intractable socio-economic problems; to leapfrog costly infrastructural development, and start providing services and...

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Getting paid for work is not an easy task in Nigeria. There’s always some sort of issue with the structures of the banks; it can be transferring money from one account to another or even withdrawing a relatively small amount. Sometimes, obtaining a bank account is impossible due to regulations that are difficult to understand...

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Digital payments network MFS Africa will accelerate its global expansion plans across the continent and in Asia, which includes enabling cross-border digital payments between Africa and China. MFS Africa detailed its roadmap after announcing it had secured an additional US$100-million in equity and debt funding led by Admaius Capital Partners, taking the total amount raised...

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26 open access edge data centres to be live by August; 100 by end-2022 Core-to-edge architecture consolidates edge computing, edge data centres and hyperscale connectivity within a single ecosystem, OADC EDGE Supports 5G rollout and extension of Internet Service Provider (ISP) and fibre operator infrastructure into new locations Underpins deployment of high quality, low-latency applications and...

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Anwar Soussa is a senior corporate executive who now serves as the founding CEO of Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia, a subsidiary of the Nairobi-based telecommunications and financial multinational, Safaricom. Ethiopia announced the opening of the telecom sector in 2018. This materialized with the establishment of the Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) in the same year and subsequent...

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The government of Ghana has signed a grant agreement with the African Development Fund, and a financing agreement with the government of Switzerland, for the Ghana Mini-Grid and Solar Photovoltaic Net Metering project. The project will benefit schools, health centers, and communities across the country. The agreements, for the development of 35 mini-grids and stand-alone...