World Economic Forum

500 young African women join third CyberGirls fellowship

This year's cohort was selected from over 20 000 applications received from across Africa, highlighting the growing interest in cyber security among African women.
Staff Writer
Mar 10, 2023

Roam opens mega electric motorcycle plant in Kenya

The new 10,000-square-meter facility, Roam Park, unveiled yesterday, will house the company’s East African headquarters, and electric motorcycle production lines.

Digitising Africa’s customs, borders could net US$20bn a year

World Economic Forum, Deloitte, release report reflects on DX and its role in increasing intra-Africa trade.
Apr 1, 2022

Rwanda, WEF launch Africa’s first C4IR

Data governance and emerging technologies, such as data governance, artificial intelligence and machine learning, will be critical areas of focus.
Jun 15, 2021

Polymateria Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Polymateria, the London-based British tech company that last year produced the world’s first fully recyclable and biodegradable plastic, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”.
Mar 9, 2021

Google, Microsoft invest millions to empower African women

In light of International Women's Day, the tech giants establish initiatives to help create pathways to prosperity for women and girls across Africa.
Jun 1, 2020

Are you ready for the 4IR?

Organisations will need to understand and learn to harness four major technologies – 5G, cloud technology, big data and AI.
Jan 17, 2020

Africa gets social over Blockchain

United Africa Blockchain Association heads to Cape Town to host the first of a series of tech awareness events.
Sep 6, 2019

Mboweni calls for aggressive broadband adoption in Africa

Broadband is key to technologies that promote greater equity, and broader social and economic participation, says finance minister.

Orange mobile tech to aid vaccine coverage in Côte d'Ivoire

Investment worth US$ 5.47 million will be rolled out over the next five years in partnership with the Vaccine Alliance.
Jan 25, 2018

Africa pushes broadband agenda via Davos

Rwanda President to co-chair UN’s Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development.
Sep 28, 2017

'Africa can beat the 2020 connectivity deadline'

Network connectivity expert believes that while the continent has made progress, internet access remains limited.