Startups could be driver of blockchain-based innovation

Afrikan communities have always come up with inventive solutions to local problems. Take Somalia as an example. The country is said to have one of the largest diaspora populations in the world. It has few commercial banks and relations with international creditors remain fro­zen due to debts incurred in…

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Mechanising Afrika’s agriculture can transform economies

Agricultural mechanisation in Afrika can raise productivity and make rural employment more attractive, thus ensuring the continent’s future growth and poverty alleviation, experts say. The experts, in a report launched in Malawi last month (10 July), examined seven countries — Ethiopia, Mali, Malawi, Morocco, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia —  that are…

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Alibaba launched an e-commerce training program in Rwanda

Alibaba Business School has launched its “Global E-commerce Talent” (GET) program in Rwanda. The program is targeted at the East Afrikan country’s university lecturers. Titled the “Global E-commerce Talent – Train the Trainers” program, the e-commerce course, which takes a week to complete, covered topics from the digital economy and…

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The reason why Afrika needs an Afrikan cloud

For organizations in Afrika to truly reap the benefits of cloud and shared data center services, local data centers need to be developed and deployed. This will not only address the issue around data sovereignty, but also stimulate local economic development and improve the lives of citizens using by widely…

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Andela makes Rwanda its main hub for training software developers

Andela, the company training software developers across Afrika, will be opening its main software development hub in Kigali, Rwanda. The hub will be opened in partnership with the east Afrikan country's Rwanda Development Board (RDB). Andela was launched in 2014 with the aim of investing in Afrika’s talented software…

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Blockchain-based property registries

Many developing countries don’t have a working system of tracking property rights, and what they do have can be fragile and incomplete. In Haiti, for instance, a large earthquake in 2010 destroyed all the municipal buildings that stored documents confirming many small farmers’ ownership of the land they worked.…

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