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What you need to know about the digital economy and its role in Africa

By Patrick Ndegwa, SEACOM Business Sales Lead for SEACOM East Africa   The age of digital transformation has indeed spurred the rise of a digital economy. Inherently different to the ‘established’ economy, the digital economy enables new ecosystems, makes new business models possible, disrupts industries, and opens up new ways to interact and engage with

Ilara Health Secures $1.1M Grant to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes in Kenya

  Ilara Health, the health-tech company which provides a point of care diagnostic testing to small primary care clinics in Kenya, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will be used to develop effective antenatal care (ANC) interventions and tech-based solutions for pregnant women unable to access

Science Policy, Science Literacy: post-COVID education for the developing world during the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact across the globe. For developing countries, this has not only had a negative impact on the economy, but it has also crippled the education system and will take years to recover. Where to go from here? Governments will not only have to re-look their policies on education

Could cloud contact centres ease the traditional pains Nigerian companies currently face?

By Olatayo Ladipo-Ajai Although Nigeria is an emerging market in many aspects and industries, customers in this region like those across the globe have increased their service level expectations which depend on communication. It is especially true for the contact centres that provide customers with support and services – whether it be in the banking

Tanzanian businesses eye digital transformation to help boost customer experience

By Carolyn Lyimo As the telecommunication infrastructure roll-out continues to lag and Internet penetration remains relatively low in Tanzania, an increasing number of businesses are experimenting with digital communication channels. This is largely done in an effort to bolster their digital transformation efforts and ultimately deliver an improved customer experience (CX) to their end user

AU: Science to take centre stage

As an agency that publicises the science and technological development in Africa, we laud the Africa Union for launching Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) which places science, technology and innovation at the epicentre of Africa’s socio-economic development and growth. The STISA-2024 has been developed during an important period when the African

Real food grown real good

By Wairimu Muthike   As the Covid-19 crisis unfolds, production and access of safe and nutritious food to complement preventative measures is paramount. Good food boosts immunity and the body’s ability to ward off and recover from illnesses. As urban dwellers increasingly rely on urban producers for food supply, the safety of these foods becomes

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