Can the digital economy decrease Africa’s inequality?

As our nascent digital economy emerges, we have seen signs that enormous possibilities exist for it to reduce the many divides in our society. By Tonny Tugee, MD of Seacom East and North East Africa From the education gap and a shortage of technological and technical...

AfricaCom Awards 2020 shortlist released

The shortlist for the 2020 AfricaCom Awards has been released. The annual awards are an industry benchmark acknowledging those who are leading the way in the telecommunications and technology sectors in Africa. Despite the challenges that have beset the world...

Africa and the Covid-19 challenge

Although the world has been forced to its knees as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries in Africa are facing a severe decline in future investments, high debt obligations and massive backlog of economic infrastructure. Professor Meshach Aziakpono, a professor...

Reforms needed for oil & gas uptick

Across the world, the Covid-19 pandemic, along with its subsequent travel restrictions and historic crash in oil prices, is deferring major final investment decisions and billions of dollars of capital that were expected to flow into Africa’s energy industry. Or...

Ugandan women lag men in online usage

Women in Uganda use the internet far less than men according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation which found that 27% of men in the country are online, compared with just 19% of women. Uganda had by far the largest gender gap in internet access among...