Unlocking a New Era : Biometrics Redefining Security and Revolutionizing the Education sector

Unlocking a New Era : Biometrics Redefining Security and Revolutionizing the Education sector

By Eugenia Marina, Business Development Director, MENA As the world marks the sixth International Day of Education on January 24, 2024 with the theme “Learning for lasting peace,” our search for transformative education tools acquires great significance. In light of the urgent global problems such as violent conflicts, discrimination, racism, xenophobia and hate speech, education…

Chrome Introduces AI Features for a Better Browsing Experience

Chrome Introduces AI Features for a Better Browsing Experience

For the Google Chrome browser, Google has revealed new generative artificial intelligence (AI) features. The business started integrating these functionalities with the most recent Chrome update (M121), and they will be accessible on Chrome for Mac and Windows machines as well. The browser currently has two new AI functions, and a third is scheduled to…

Microsoft is now valued at $3 trillion, second only to Apple, thanks to AI investments.

Microsoft is now valued at $3 trillion, second only to Apple, thanks to AI investments.

Just behind Apple, Microsoft’s stock market valuation crossed the $3 trillion milestone on Wednesday. This kept Microsoft’s ranking as the second most valuable corporation in the world. Since the beginning of the year, Microsoft and Apple shares have been competing to be the most capitalized stock on Wall Street; earlier in January, the software giant…

Anambra Receives Multiple Technology Awards at National Innovation and Digital Economy Council Meeting.

Anambra Receives Multiple Technology Awards at National Innovation and Digital Economy Council Meeting.

Anambra State has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, securing an incredible four prestigious awards during the ICT peer review session at the 11th National Council on Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy (NCCIDE) meeting held in Kano. The meeting was chaired by the Honorable Minister of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun…

MyShopLauncher (MSL) Launches to Empower African SMEs with Revolutionary E-Commerce Platform, Unparalleled Support
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MyShopLauncher (MSL) Launches to Empower African SMEs with Revolutionary E-Commerce Platform, Unparalleled Support

Today marks a significant milestone as MyShopLauncher proudly announces its official launch, bringing forth a groundbreaking e-commerce platform designed to redefine the landscape for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. According to statista, the revenue in the E-commerce market in Africa was forecast to continuously increase between 2024 and 2028 by in total 15…

Anambra Government Gains Nationwide Acclaim at the 11th General Meeting of NCCIDE

Anambra Government Gains Nationwide Acclaim at the 11th General Meeting of NCCIDE

The Anambra State Government represented by a resourceful delegation from the State ICT Agency, led by the MD/CEO Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata, is actively participating in the 11th General Meeting of the National Council on Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy (NCCIDE). The week-long event, which commenced on Monday, 22nd January, to end on Friday, 26th January,…

Nigeria: Ministry Shares Plan to Equip 1,500 Students With Tech Skills

Nigeria: Ministry Shares Plan to Equip 1,500 Students With Tech Skills

For 1,500 secondary school students, the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy is preparing to start a Build-A-Thon program. A statement claims that pupils from 150 schools spread over three locations—Owerri, Maiduguri, and Abeokuta—will participate in the four-day event. A Build-A-Thon, according to the organizers, is an ecosystem that provides a range of…

UNDP Announces “timbuktoo,” a Financing Initiative for African Startups

UNDP Announces “timbuktoo,” a Financing Initiative for African Startups

Together with African nations, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced the “timbuktoo” initiative, which it claims is positioned to be “the world’s largest financing facility,” bringing together commercial and catalytic resources to assist Africa’s startup ecosystem. Achim Steiner, the UNDP administrator, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, Secretary General Wamkele…

Key Industry Experts Share What to Expect in the African Web3 Space in 2024

Key Industry Experts Share What to Expect in the African Web3 Space in 2024

This past year may have been comparatively calmer for Web3 development on the African continent, but experts in the cryptocurrency space are heading to Nairobi for the 6th Africa Tech Summit. As we covered in our 2023 African Crypto Roundup, certain steps were taken to encourage adoption despite the general slowdown in the cryptocurrency industry…

Anambra Govt Forges Strategic Alliance with Leading US High-Tech Companies

Anambra Govt Forges Strategic Alliance with Leading US High-Tech Companies

During a groundbreaking meeting held over the weekend, at the US Consulate General in Lagos, the Anambra State Government’s Executive Council delegation, led by His Excellency, Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR, engaged in strategic discussions with the US Consul-General, William Stevens, and influential leaders from 26 renowned US high-tech companies. This distinguished Executive Council delegation…

Redefining Governance through Digital Revolution in Anambra State

Redefining Governance through Digital Revolution in Anambra State

The Managing Director and CEO of Anambra State ICT Agency, Mr. Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA), in collaboration with the Governor, Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR has embarked on series of projects to bring the digital revolution in the state through the introduction of various ICT projects to achieve the Governor’s mantra of ‘Everything Technology, Technology…

The Life of a Product Manager: Q&A with Moniade Adeniyi

The Life of a Product Manager: Q&A with Moniade Adeniyi

Moniade Adeniyi is a seasoned Product Manager with over 8 years of hands-on experience in the Financial Inclusion/Agency Banking and Fintech sectors. With a strong background in product growth management, Moniade has overseen more than 15 projects and managed hundreds of high-ticket clients, demonstrating a track record of delivering successful outcomes. Testimonials about his work…

Collaboration key to bridging the digital skills gap in Africa

Collaboration key to bridging the digital skills gap in Africa

Written by André Zitzke, Manager: SAS Global Academic Programs in Africa The rapidly evolving digital landscape has had a massive impact on the public and private sectors, especially in terms of data science and analytics skills. A staggering 1.5 to 2 million global data science jobs remain unfilled. This gap is projected to widen, with an estimated…

South Africa: Application is now Open to Exness’ Fintech Scholarship Program

South Africa: Application is now Open to Exness’ Fintech Scholarship Program

Exness, a multi-asset broker, is currently taking applications from deserving South African students for its Fintech Scholarships program. This year represents the program’s second year of operation in our nation, underscoring Exness’s continued commitment to promoting STEM education in South Africa. Exness Fintech Scholarships are intended to give exceptional, impoverished, and talented people a road…

Nigeria: CcHub, Mastercard Foundation are Accepting Applications for the 2nd edition of Their ed-Tech Fellowship Program

Nigeria: CcHub, Mastercard Foundation are Accepting Applications for the 2nd edition of Their ed-Tech Fellowship Program

The Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) and Mastercard Foundation in Nigeria are hosting the Ed-Tech Fellowship Program’s second edition, and applications are now being accepted. According to Disrupt Africa In February 2023, CcHub announced that it would be launching a US$15 million ed-tech accelerator effort in Kenya and Nigeria through a new relationship with the Mastercard Foundation…

LG Set to Introduce Washtower, Styler, Others for a More Hygenic and Sustainable Lifestyle in 2024
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LG Set to Introduce Washtower, Styler, Others for a More Hygenic and Sustainable Lifestyle in 2024

For a More Eco-Conscious Way of Living, LG Washtower, Styler, mycup Makes Tumbler Users’ Daily Lives Cleaner and More Convenient. LG Electronics (LG), a pioneer in home appliances, is delighted to introduce a range of cutting-edge products designed to enhance the daily lives of Nigerian consumers. Embracing the essence of hygiene, comfort, efficiency, and a…

HabariPay, Nigerian Fintech Startup Announces Hackathon, Targets Undergraduate Innovators

HabariPay, Nigerian Fintech Startup Announces Hackathon, Targets Undergraduate Innovators

To empower Nigerian companies and young innovators, HabariPay Ltd., a fintech company based in Nigeria that offers best-in-class payment solutions to support the expansion and success of businesses throughout Africa, has announced the commencement of its inaugural hackathon, “Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0.” The goal of the Take on Squad Hackathon 1.0 is to find…

Application is now Open to MEST’s 12-month Entrepreneurial Training Program

Application is now Open to MEST’s 12-month Entrepreneurial Training Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 12-month tech entrepreneurship training program offered by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST). MEST is a pan-African software and entrepreneurship training program, seed fund, and incubator that was founded in Ghana in 2008 by serial entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen. It assists in the establishment of technology firms around…

IFC Announces $20M Equity Investment in the Africa50 Fund to Facilitate Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Africa

IFC Announces $20M Equity Investment in the Africa50 Fund to Facilitate Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Africa

IFC has announced a $20 million equity investment in the Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (IAF Fund), which will fund projects related to digital infrastructure, renewable energy and power, transportation, logistics, and water and sanitation. The goal of the IAF Fund is to support sustainable infrastructure development throughout Africa. The fund seeks to engage in initiatives…

Experience the Ultimate Sports-Watching Experience with LG OLED TVs’ Cutting-Edge AI Processing Technology
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Experience the Ultimate Sports-Watching Experience with LG OLED TVs’ Cutting-Edge AI Processing Technology

LG has recently unveiled its most luminous OLED TVs to date, effectively addressing a longstanding drawback of this panel technology: its compatibility with well-lit, sunlit spaces. The C3 OLED of 2023 has garnered rave reviews, with critics hailing it as an exceptional television devoid of any significant flaws. Numerous other assessments have also lauded it…

LG’s Bigger Screen Means a Better Game Day Experience

LG’s Bigger Screen Means a Better Game Day Experience

…LG’s 2024 OLED TVs Unleash Unparalleled Immersion with Enhanced AI Processor and Cutting-Edge Features. There are more aspects to take into account apart from screen size and color representation when searching for a TV that is ideal for watching sports. Achieving an authentic stadium or arena experience necessitates exceptional motion control handling. Easily stay up…

Apply: BlueInvest Africa’s 2024 Edition

Apply: BlueInvest Africa’s 2024 Edition

Applications for the second edition of BlueInvest Africa, an initiative for investors and entrepreneurs in the blue economy, are now being accepted. The call for projects is directed at businesses that have their formal registration, are based in Africa, and are currently engaged in one or more blue economy areas. Additionally, African small, micro, and…

Today’s Cryptocurrency Price: Profits Dominate Crypto Charts as 11 BTC ETFs Receive Historic US Approval

Today’s Cryptocurrency Price: Profits Dominate Crypto Charts as 11 BTC ETFs Receive Historic US Approval

On Thursday, January 11, the price of Bitcoin continued to trade at $46,331, showing a slight benefit. The US SEC has officially approved 11 Bitcoin ETF applications, including those from Blackrock, Fidelity, and Invesco, in a historic move. Even while Bitcoin did not respond to the news right away, it has nevertheless created a sense…

231Data, Liberian IT Firm Unveils Free Computer Literacy Program

231Data, Liberian IT Firm Unveils Free Computer Literacy Program

In Paynesville, Liberia, an IT business called 231Data has launched a free one-month course on digital transformation training. This program is intended for Liberians aged 11 to 35 and is sponsored by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA). The program’s goal is to give participants the fundamental digital skills they need. It started on January 2nd…

Nigeria: CBN Approves Naira Stablecoin, to Debut February 27

Nigeria: CBN Approves Naira Stablecoin, to Debut February 27

The Central Bank of Nigeria gave the Africa Stablecoin Consortium’s cNGN Naira stablecoin initiative the go-ahead on January 4th, according to the CBN’s regulatory sandbox. In order to maintain compliance, transparency, and a focus on consumer safety, the ASC has said that they want to collaborate closely with regulators from the CBN, Nigerian Securities and…

ChatGPT App Could Replace AI Google Assistant on Android Phones

ChatGPT App Could Replace AI Google Assistant on Android Phones

The emergence of generative AI apps, such as Microsoft’s Copilot and OpenAI’s ChatGPT, has rendered typical AI voice assistants, such as Siri and Google Assistant, outdated. AI assistants on phones are limited in what they can do, whereas sophisticated chatbots can carry on human-like conversations, answer questions on a variety of subjects, and can even…

How African Growth-stage Startups Fared in 2023 and What 2024 Holds

How African Growth-stage Startups Fared in 2023 and What 2024 Holds

It was a challenging year for tech entrepreneurs in Africa. As previously projected, obtaining venture funding proved to be challenging; bridge and down rounds were commonplace; and rumors of fire sales, layoffs, and business closures spread over the continent. Startups and scale-ups in Africa have experienced far-reaching implications as a result of the overall amount…

Facebook Launches Mobile App ‘Link History’ to Monitor Website Visits: How to Turn It On or Off

Facebook Launches Mobile App ‘Link History’ to Monitor Website Visits: How to Turn It On or Off

Facebook’s mobile app now has a “Link History” setting that records every website you’ve visited over the last 30 days. Now accessible through the Facebook app for iOS and Android, the setting is enabled by default but is optional. According to reports, Facebook users are seeing an in-app pop-up that explains the link history feature…