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Network of drone testing corridors extended

Sierra Leone and Namibia become part of a global network of drone testing corridors for humanitarian projects.

Africa in the digital era

This year's Adebayo Adedeji Annual lecture focused around the question of digital transformation in Africa.

How to enable youth entrepreneurship in Afrika

If entrepreneurship is to support Afrika’s youth to counter poverty and unemployment, the tools created to assist them must be innovative and speak to their most pressing needs.

Afrika's youth need to become job creators

Despite Africa’s impressive growth in past 25 years and its entry into the digital economy, the job market continues to be in a depressed state as youth unemployment continues to rise.

Connecting the next 4 billion

Global leaders convened to discuss how to leverage broadband to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Ethiopia in discussions to use digital solutions to improve financial inclusion

Ethiopia's new leadership is interested in using digital technologies to improve financial inclusion in the East Afrikan country. This comes after the United Nation's ECA Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, Ant Financial’s CEO, Eric Jing, and the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) VP and Treasurer, Jingdong Hua, met with President

Unspent $10 million in South Africa's fund meant for the provisioning of Internet access

A new report has revealed that South Africa has $10 million sitting unspent in Universal Service and Access Funds meant to for the provisioning of Internet access in the country. The report, Universal Service and Access Funds: An Untapped Resource to Close the Gender Digital Divide, Furthermore, the report (published