Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

Kenya adopts Trusted Travel digital tool for COVID-19 test result verification

It allows travellers to upload their COVID-19 test results online for easy verification by port health and travel officials and helps in the detection of forged certificates

On 9 January 2021, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Travel platform, becoming the first country to adopt the platform for managing travels during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ministry has collaborated with the African Union and Africa…

Wari Group
Source: Wari Group |

Wari and Lycaremit enter strategic partnership to facilitate cross-border remittance

Lycaremit users will benefit from Wari’s highly secure network to access low-cost fund transfers across 30 African countries, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East

Wari (www.Wari.com), a global platform offering digital financial services, is partnering with Lycaremit to strengthen its global network; Lycaremit users will benefit from Wari’s highly secure network to access low-cost fund transfers across 30 African countries, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East; Services will be available online immediately, via WhatsApp…

Source: African Union (AU) |

Digitalisation of economic sectors will kick-start a new growth cycle after COVID-19, Africa’s Development Dynamics report shows

The COVID‑19 pandemic is the hardest shock to African economies in 25 years

The response to the COVID-19 crisis builds momentum for Africa’s digital transformation to overcome the pandemic and create more productive jobs, according to the 2021 edition of Africa’s Development Dynamics (AfDD) launched today. The COVID‑19 pandemic is the hardest shock to African economies in 25 years. Gross domestic product (GDP)…

Source: Amdocs |

Customers demand greater digital engagement from Communication Service Providers (CSPs)

Communication service providers need to transform their IT systems, as well as their approach to customer experience, to meet the growing need of customers in Africa, writes George Fraser, VP: Customer Business Executive - Africa at Amdocs

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the move to digital, as large proportions of the population have continued to work, learn and be entertained remotely, while others have trialled services such as remote health care for the first time. These were amongst the findings of a recent Amdocs (www.Amdocs.com) survey (https://bit.ly/3956itb)…

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African messaging app ayoba assures users of full privacy and security protection, safe for younger users

The app features peer-to-peer private messaging which are end-to-end encrypted

ayoba (www.ayoba.me), the African messaging app, has reiterated its focus on protecting their users’ privacy and security. In the past few days, the global community has spoken, and it's clear that these are critical issues. Across the world, users have taken to social media to express their opinions, and ayoba is listening.…

Source: Network International |

Malawi’s NBS Bank launches ecommerce platform and online payment gateway with Network International

Enables bank to expand its offering to power digital payment acceptance among SMEs, large corporations, public institutions and individuals

NBS Bank, a leading commercial bank in Malawi, launches its state of the art e-commerce platform, powered by Network International (www.Network.ae), the leading enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East. The implementation of Network International’s N-GeniusTM Online payment gateway will enable NBS Bank to offer Malawian small…

Source: Tizeti |

Tizeti rolls out high-speed 4G LTE in Edo with N4000/month broadband service

Installations are expected to commence in Benin City on April 1st, 2021

As part of its commitment to ensuring access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa’s underserved populations, Tizeti (www.Tizeti.com), West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider is rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State, with monthly fixed broadband costs pegged at four thousand Naira ($8). With this move, millions…

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IOM Somalia supports new ‘telemedicine’ enhancement for migrants and host communities

This new project unveiled by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Somalia is part of a continuing effort to address this health care delivery shortage

Somalia’s health system has been in a severely weakened state for decades due to conflict and humanitarian crises which have led to the displacement of more than 2.6 million Somalis.    Moreover, frontline healthcare workers fighting against COVID-19 and other threats of epidemic potential often have limited expertise and experience treating…

Source: Instinctif |

atingi eLearning platform reaches nearly 1 Million African youth in 1st year

Digital learning enables Africa’s youth to reach their personal potential

800,000 people in Africa reached with over 100,000 registered users; digital learning enables Africa’s youth to reach their personal potential. atingi (www.atingi.org), the digital learning platform of The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has exceeded expectations in its first year. Within twelve months, atingi has reached…

INFINOX Capital
Source: INFINOX Capital |

Safeguard yourself from falling victim to online trading scams

Many would-be traders are concerned about the security and safety of personal funds and data, and are therefore hesitant to start trading

“The rise of the digital age has resulted in an information overload and often a lot of this information is made up of unqualified opinions and regurgitated statements,” says Jay Mawji, Managing Director of INFINOX (www.INFINOX.bs), an online trading partner which is now available in Africa with the aim of…