Source: Africa.com |

Digital Consumer Trends that Will Continue to Dominate Daily Life in Africa

The series kicks off on Wednesday, July 8 at 16:00 South Africa time

Africa.com kicks off another five sessions of its successful webinar series in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders - the largest ever gathering of c-suite executives in Africa. The series kicks off on Wednesday, July 8 at 16:00 South Africa time. The first…

Carbon
Source: Carbon |

Carbon releases its 2019 financial results

Carbon began operations in 2012 and within the space of six years, it grew revenue steadily, reaching an all-time high of $17.5mm in full-year 2019

Nigeria’s leading digital financial services company, Carbon (https://getCarbon.co), has released it’s 2019 financial statements audited by KPMG, detailing its product growth and $17.5mm in revenue. Download socument: https://bit.ly/3g74D6I Carbon began operations in 2012 and within the space of six years, it grew revenue steadily, reaching an all-time high of $17.5mm in…

Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Nigeria Extends Zero Charge for Digital Money Transfers

The zero charge for mobile money transfers by Ecobank commenced in March as part of the bank's corporate action to cushion the rising spread of Coronavirus

Ecobank (http://www.Ecobank.com) has extended its zero-charge fee for digital money transfers below N5,000 till the end of September this year. In addition to the free USSD session fee currently enjoyed by Ecobank customers, users of Ecobank Mobile, Ecobank Online, USSD - Ecobank *326# can continue to enjoy zero fee charge…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Over 600 million mobile subscribers in Africa to benefit from first-of-its-kind digital health platform

The platform will also allow COVID-taskforces to deploy health and economic resources to mitigate the pandemic’s impact

“With this platform, we have the possibility of reaching between 600 million and 800 million mobile subscribers in Africa,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), during the virtual launch of the Africa Communication and Information Platform for Health and Economic Action (ACIP) on 23…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook supports African SMB’s through Economic Impact Programmes offered virtually in wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

These programmes, available virtually from June 23rd 2020 will include 90 minute long Instructor-led live webinar sessions featuring presentations, demonstrations, lectures and virtual discussions

Today, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) announced that all its Economic Impact Programmes will be offered virtually as the platform seeks to equip small businesses with digital marketing skills to help them stay open, connect with and acquire new customers to survive challenges presented by Coronavirus.  Facebook’s Economic Impact Programmes include Boost with…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Coronavirus - Africa: The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and Partners to launch the Africa Communications Information Platform in response to COVID-19

The rollout of Phase One starting June 23 2020, will cover mobile users across more than 23 countries

Africa is about to roll out a groundbreaking mobile based public communications platform to provide more than 600 million users across the continent with the latest public health advice. The Africa Communications Information  Platform will also furnish national and regional COVID task forces with user generated survey data and actionable…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus – Chad: Understanding Remittances Behaviour in Chad Amid COVID-19 - International Organization for Migration (IOM) Launches First Study on Remittances

Landlocked, Chad faces substantial obstacles, including growing security challenges, compounded by a low-income economy, with a large informal sector

Toumaï, “hope of life” in Gorane, is the name given to the oldest human ancestor discovered in Northern Chad two decades ago. But where humanity is believed to have begun, it is slowly being threatened by the consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak.    Landlocked, Chad faces substantial obstacles, including growing security challenges, compounded…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: Innovative sexual health app to help prevent surge in teenage pregnancy due to COVID-19

Pregnancy complications are number one killer of girls in Sierra Leone, accounting for a quarter of all deaths of girls age 15-19

Disruption due to COVID-19 in Sierra Leone could lead to 23,000 extra teenage pregnancies by the end of the year, according to new analysis from Save the Children. To combat this, the organisation has launched an innovative, interactive game app for boys and girls which provides reliable information on sexual…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook launches “My Digital World” to meet Digital Literacy Needs across Sub-Saharan Africa

My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programs including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe Lam, and eZibo and will be offered virtually this year

Today, Facebook (www.facebook.com) announced the launch of “My Digital World” a programme designed to equip the youth and general public across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills needed to navigate the digital world. My Digital World is a consolidation of all Facebook digital literacy programs including Safe Online with Facebook, Ilizwe…

Source: Pulse Africa |

Pulse launches a dedicated Mobile Gaming Channel in Partnership with Good World Games

Pulse Games powered by GameTrove rolls out across Pulse web platforms in Africa

Africa’s leading innovative media company Pulse (https://Pulse.Africa/) and Good World Games today announced the introduction of Pulse Games channels across all its African digital media platforms (Pulse Nigeria, Pulse Ghana and Pulse Live Kenya). The channels will feature hundreds of premium hypercasual games along with new engaging media content. “We…