Technology

Bitcoin economy boosting entrepreneurship in Africa

Blockchain technology and the role of entrepreneurship in driving Africa’s prosperity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), were some of the key topics taking centre stage at this year’s World Economic Forum…

Africa’s youth see a future for Bitcoin beyond speculation

Seeing a significant growth in digital currency transactions on the African continent in recent years, driven largely by users under the age of 35, leading global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, is on…

Standard Chartered launches digital bank in Botswana

Digital banks now available in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe as part of the Bank’s digital transformation strategy for Africa. Standard Chartered announced yet another multi-market launch of its digital bank in Botswana, Zambia…

‘Africa lags behind in affordable broadband access’

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa have evolved significantly during recent decades. Still, in comparison with other continents Africa lags behind, for example in terms of widely available and affordable broadband…

Subex wins 5-Year multi-million-dollar contract with BTC

Subex, a leading telecom analytics solution provider, says it has signed a five-year multi-million-dollar deal with Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC), a leading telecommunications services provider in Botswana. As part of the…

Orange brings phone with voice recognition to Botswana

At Mobile World Congress, Orange partners with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to launch a phone with voice recognition at $US 20 in 16 countries in Africa and the Middle-East : Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon,…

Alibaba establishes electronic world trade platform hub in Rwanda

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an eWTP (electronic world trade…

IBM to buy Red Hat for $34 billion

IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Red Hat (NYSE:RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source cloud software, has announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire all of…

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