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EU, Germany, Estonia launch digital transformation centre in Kenya

The $29 million, three-year project seeks to strengthen Kenya’s digital economy.
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Tanzania unveils broadband project supported by World Bank

The project will see all 26 regions across Tanzania's mainland reached with quality and reliable telecommunication services, said President Hassan.
8 May

Kenya bets on digital economy in youth empowerment drive

The Kenyan president says his government has put in place ‘robust measures’ to ensure successful implementation of the country’s digital economy.
Apr 11, 2023

World Bank endorses Kenya’s digital plans

The financing of $390 million is for the first phase of a digital programme that aims to expand access to high-speed internet, and build skills for the digital economy.
Mar 28, 2023

Nigeria’s Axia Africa hosts free tech skills training camp

The camp, with 1 000 young people in attendance, covers a wide range of technology business topics.

World Bank punts tech in Africa’s fierce fight to tackle joblessness

World Bank says it is critical for African countries to increase the uptake of digital technologies to drive employment growth for the more than 22 million Africans joining the workforce each year.
Jan 27, 2023

Ivory Coast’s rural mobile money agents under threat

World Bank and CGAP concerned over financial storm brewing as Wave Mobile takes out rural mobile money agents.
Jan 16, 2023

Malawi's Central Bank debuts new instant money transfer tech

Reserve Bank of Malawi urges local financial services market to help drive financial inclusion through digital channels.
Dec 12, 2022

William Ruto banks on broadband for economic recovery in Kenya

World Bank predicts resilience in Kenya’s market to continue into the new year.

Ethiopia agrees to open up mobile money services to competition

Safaricom Ethiopia granted licence to operate M-Pesa mobile money services.
Aug 29, 2022

Uganda strengthens broadband backbone with RCIP

Country rolls out 600 free Wi-Fi hotspots.
Jun 9, 2022

World Bank projects 7.1% rise in remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa

Increase in adoption of digital payments infrastructure as markets look to recover from economic hardship exacerbated by COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia conflict.