Nokwary wins Ecobank Fintech Challenge

Ecobank Group has announced the winners of its Ecobank Fintech Challenge after an virtual event streamed live from Accra Ghana. Nokwary Technologies edged out the rest of the finalists to emerge winner of the competition. The first and second runner up spots were...

Regional integration as a tool for African wealth creation

By Khaled Sherif, vice-president: regional development, integration and business delivery at the African Development Bank The Covid-19 pandemic and its health and economic impacts has forced a global rethink of the current multilateral framework and what it means for...

The future of payments in Africa

By 2050 the population of Africa is expected to grow to 2 billion, while the rest of the world experiences flat or declining population curves. By Murray Gardiner, MD of Bluecode Africa Globally, about 1,7-billion adults (31% of adults) remain unbanked — without...

Workonline grows West African footprint

Workonline Communications, a pan-African provider of IP transit, has selected PAIX’s carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre in Accra, Ghana to deploy its first point of presence (POP) in West Africa. The PAIX Accra (ACC-1) data centre (initially founded as...

Harvard course focuses on scalable business in Africa

Africa has complex and unique business opportunities. Harvard Business School professors are launching a new online course to teach entrepreneurs how to build scalable businesses designed to solve core problems in Africa. The business course focuses on identifying...

Driving efficiency through gas-generated energy

Industries require reliable energy to operate optimally. When energy supplies are unreliable, it can interrupt manufacturing processes which ultimately leads to a loss in revenue. Organisations are therefore increasingly looking at spreading their risk and...