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Why identity verification matters for mobile operators in Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 30 July 2018 – According to the 2017 Mobile Economy Report of the GSM Association, Africa currently has 420 million unique mobile subscribers representing a 43 percent penetration. By 2020, the Report predicts that 500 million Africans will be mobile subscribers, making it the fastest-growing mobile market. Perhaps more important, smartphone connections have doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa to nearly 200 million over the past two years1. Ovum, meanwhile estimates that mobile broadband connections in Africa will rise from 419 million at the end of 2017 to over one billion…

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Mombasa’s Pandya Hospital takes 28 hospital processes digital with SAP Business One

MOMBASA, Kenya, 30th July 2018 – Hospitals across the continent are confronted with challenges brought by technological disruption and increased demands. According to the World Economic Forum, in order to deliver continued improvements to the world’s health, healthcare will need to be transformed, with digital playing a vital role. And when a hospital’s technology is inadequate, the knock-on effects can be alarming. Pandya Memorial Hospital is based in Mombasa on the Kenyan coast. It was established in 1947 and has 119 beds and a team of 70 specialists providing medical services to the…

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If Africa is the New Economic Frontier, Rwanda is its Rising Star

News that Rwanda will host the next Commonwealth summit in 2020 has been greeted with much enthusiasm in the UK. Rightly so. Rwanda is not only an example of African success and potential, but of immense transformation in the face of adversity. At a time of new beginnings, this is a powerful signal. With Her Majesty the Queen announcing that Prince Charles will succeed her as Head of the Commonwealth, change is afoot. What better way of ushering in the next era than by having our newest member take on…

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Andela Launches Tech Hub In Rwanda

The pan-African tech firm, which develops software engineers, already has hubs in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. To fuel the expansion, Andela is partnering with the Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Development Board, an organization responsible for transforming the country into a dynamic global hub for business, investment and innovation. A model of technological excellence on the African continent, Kigali was chosen as a strategic location for Andela’s first pan-African hub due to its strong existing infrastructure and ease of access for developers across the continent. Through the partnership, RDB will support Andela’s…

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Growth In Africa is Increasing Again

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has risen from 4.7% last year to 5.2%. Investments in raw materials and infrastructure, but also a strong family consumption stimulate activity in the region. This is what the World Bank reports in Africa’s Pulse, a new report on the economic prospects of Africa that appears twice a year. The economy is growing rapidly especially in countries such as Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Rwanda. A number of African countries are among the fastest growing economies in the world. According to Makhtar Diop, vice president at…

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Founder of Beauty Chain Sorbet Questions the ‘Lean and Mean’ Business Philosophy

In order to build the solid and happy home detailed in the previous chapter [of the book], you need every pillar to be secure and in place. Each pillar is as important as the other and all four are critical to the success of your business. The conventional business paradigm is as such: In order to run a successful business you need to focus on the bottom line. There is no other way. Without a focus on the numbers, your business will surely fail. It’s the way things are, the…

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Strong Growth in Data and Transparency in Africa say Global Leaders

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 30, 2018/ — “In this year’s version only 10 of the 15 African markets have improved, which has been led by Nigeria and Kenya.”  –  Jeremy Kelly, JLL “Measuring data is challenging in Africa, but dynamic. ” – Charles Ballard, Sagaci Research Creating a platform for African and global real estate data and transparency experts to share insights, best practice and solidify global and regional investor confidence in Africa’s high growth economies are some of the primary objectives of the 9th annual API Summit & Expo (www.APIsummit.co.za)…

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African Society for Laboratory Medicine Conference (ASLM 2018) Berths In Abuja In December

ABUJA, Nigeria, 23 July 2018– The 2018 edition of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine biennial conference – ASLM2018 – is set to be held in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, from December 10 to 13, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference is: ‘Preventing and Controlling the Next Pandemic: The role of the laboratory’. ASLM is an independent, pan-African professional body that coordinates, galvanises and mobilises relevant stakeholders towards improving access to world-class laboratory services. The body also has the mandate to ensure healthy African communities. This year’s edition of the conference…

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Kigali Will Host The 2019 AFRICA CEO FORUM

In less than 7 editions, the AFRICA CEO FORUM has become the event of the African private sector that’s not to be missed. An outstanding networking platform, it fosters high-level business relationships and promotes African companies on the continent and internationally. After a record attendance for the 2018 edition, including the presidents of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Zimbabwe, the continent’s major decision-makers will meet once again in Kigali, Rwanda, on 25th and 26th March 2019. The gateway to a regional market of more than 150 million people and a signatory of…

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Fact Sheet: Global Opportunities in Nigeria’s Technology Hub

The Vice President has spoken extensively about the commitment of Government to supporting the growth of technology and creative industries in the country through its policies and reforms ABUJA, Nigeria, July 10, 2018/ — *As VP Osinbajo leads roadshow to showcase growth of Nigeria’s technology & entertainment sectors Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will be leading a public-private sector collaborative investment roadshow to the United States, where he will be speaking to global industry leaders in information technology and entertainment at the Silicon Valley in San Francisco and Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, from…

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