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Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation
Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular. In recent years, countries such as India, South Korea and France have started regulating the use of cash to further reduce its usage, often with transaction thresholds or by eliminating certain note denominations.

By Peter Alkema 2 days ago

Transforming agricultural education through technology
Transforming agricultural education through technology

For decades, African governments have used varying policy instruments in an attempt to improve farming productivity. But most subsistence and small-scale farmers continue to use traditional tools and processes, resulting in poor yield improvements.

By Howard Blight 2 days ago

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news
Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

PARIS - Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news" as fact-checking software backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar got its first run-out in public.

11 Aug 2017

Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation
Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation

LUANDA, Angola - In what is considered a watershed moment for the African internet, the installation of the first direct subsea link, the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), is considered a strategic project for Angola to advance the region's digital economy and to improve global communications.

10 Aug 2017

Nzola Swasisa. Credit: True Africa.
DRC inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailing

Consider how email has changed the world. It is estimated around 269 billion emails are sent daily, with the average office worker receiving 121 every 24 hours. But for some - especially in many parts of Africa - email technology is just not attainable.

10 Aug 2017

PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring bills
PayU Nigeria's new payment solution for recurring bills

LAGOS, Nigeria - PayU Nigeria has introduced a PayU Subscription service which helps merchants boost collections and revenue in a quick, convenient way.

10 Aug 2017