Nigeria’s OPay shuts down e-commerce services to focus on Fintech

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in the West African country.

New Telepresence Robot to Reduce CO2 Emissions by Thousands of Tons

Blue Ocean Robotics' subsidiary GoBe Robots announces a new generation of its climate-friendly telepresence robots with significant demand driven by COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 killed traditional disaster recovery

Pandemic has highlighted a number of other technology areas where conventional wisdom no longer applies - especially Disaster Recovery.
30 Jun

Naspers readies to weather COVID-19 storm with $22.1bn revenue

The company believes it is well-positioned to navigate the coronavirus uncertainty ahead after its revenue grew 23% for the year ended 31 March.

Record ecommerce performance offers some hope for local economy

The adoption of ecommerce should be seen as a very positive sign after the depressing financial metrics of late says Peter Harvey, MD of DPO South Africa.

Africa’s e-health sector booming

Start-up numbers and investment reach record high according to research.

Digitalising customer engagement vital for retail insurance growth

The road ahead for life insurers might be difficult to predict, research suggests that there may be a number of long-term positive benefits for the sector.

COVID-19 hits Malawi’s remittance market hard

Reserve Bank of Malawi cites economic crisis brought about by COVID-19.
24 Jun

COVID-19 comms platform launched to support Africa

MTN, UN ECA, Africa Centre for Disease Control collaborate to establish ACCIP, Set to reach more than 600 million users across the continent.
19 Jun

Africa’s ‘Amazon’ for COVID-19 medical supplies launches

The Africa Medical Supplies Platform unlocks access to critical COVID-19 medical equipment for all member states of the African Union.

Remittance market expected to bounce back from COVID-19

Adoption of digital financial services expected increase and ecosystem will grow despite barriers, including cost.