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Africa in the Digital Era – Hype or Reality?

Africa in the Digital Era – Hype or Reality?

Business, Internet, Startups, Women
Former Nigerian Minister for Communications Technology, Dr Omobola Johnson, delivered the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) annual Adebayo Adedeji at the ongoing Conference of Ministers in Marrakech. Held in memory of the Nigerian scholar Adebayo Adedeji – arguably one of Africa’s leading proponent of regional integration – the lecture focused around the question of digital transformation in Africa: Hype or Reality? “There is enough evidence that Africa can be digitally transformed. But what is holding us back? asked Dr Johnson when she delivered the lecture to ministers and a host of experts attending the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Conference of Ministers. As the world-wide-web celebrates 30 years, its inventor Tim Berners-Lee told a Nigerian audie
Kerb, the Australian ‘Airbnb for Parking’ launches in Kenya

Kerb, the Australian ‘Airbnb for Parking’ launches in Kenya

Business, Mobile, social media, Startups
Kerb, the Australian ‘Airbnb for Parking’ has launched in Kenya to allow car users find parking easily as well as let homeowners rent out their spare spaces to make extra cash. Launched in Australia in October 2016 by Rob Brown and Matt Salmon , Kerb is live across the world in 19 languages and localized in 300 cities. The Kenya launch will be shortly followed by a regional expansion across East Africa. “We’re really excited about the benefits that Kerb is going to have for users”, says Co-founder Rob Brown. “The app allows you to list an entire car park up in minutes, and each individual bay can be customised by availability, price and vehicle type.” Kerb changes the conventional view about where people can park their cars, motorbikes, boats and even helicopters! Kerb
Volkswagen Rwanda launches Move app

Volkswagen Rwanda launches Move app

Business, Technology
Volkswagen Rwanda has announced that their Move app is currently available for download on Google Play for Android users and on the App store for iOS users. The company initially announced their plans to launch their Mobility Solutions through a statement posted on their website. “We are pleased to introduce “Move” by Volkswagen a modern mobility solutions platform offering car sharing products and services,” reads a statement on their website. Volkswagen Rwanda made the announcement via their official twitter handle stating: “Choose Move for your next outing with friends. Download the Move app off Google Playstore or the App store and order your first ride!” Choose Move for your next outing with friends.Download the Move app off Google Playstore or the App store and o
The Traditional Resume is dying, new technology is on to find ideal candidates

The Traditional Resume is dying, new technology is on to find ideal candidates

Business
In the next three years, top HR executives and employers have asserted that the biggest impact on recruitment will be Technology Augmenting the Hiring Process. In other words, how technology will make the hiring process more effective through easier filtering and more accurate matching. This discovery, along with other invaluable insights into the evolution of the job market has been pioneered through in-depth research conducted by ROAM (Ringier One Africa Media) (https://www.ROAM.africa/). ROAM encompasses the market-leading job portals in West Africa (Jobberman) and East Africa (BrighterMonday), as well as Executive recruitment and HR solutions firm, The African Talent Company. The company periodically surveys over 50,000 employers who use their services, to understand h...
Telkom & Airtel binding merger agreement to named Airtel-Telkom comes to force

Telkom & Airtel binding merger agreement to named Airtel-Telkom comes to force

Broadband, Business, Technology
Rumours have been running for over a year that Telkom and Airtel were planning to merge their operations in a bid to augment their product and service offerings to match the services of Safaricom. Safaricom had also been mentioned in the competition clause by both Telkom and Airtel that highlighted their inability to grow based on Safaricom’s lion’s share of the local mobile operator business. India's Bharti Airtel anouncement on Friday reut.rs/2SyMMhc that its unit, Airtel Networks Kenya Ltd, has agreed to merge with Telkom Kenya Ltd, the East African nation's smallest telecom operator is now active. A report that investigated the claims is yet to be fully examined by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) and parliament, and there is a likelihood it will be discarded