Africa

The State of Mobile Money in Southern African Countries

By Guest Writer on September 9, 2020 Being a young Zimbabwean who holds no faith in our banking system – mobile money has been a big part of my life. Around 49% of Zimbabweans are registered with a mobile money service. 1 in 2 Zimbos is a significant number and this got me wondering – Is the story […]

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Apply Now: $1,000,000 for African Online Safety Solutions from Google

By Wayan Vota on August 10, 2020 Over 500 million people have access to the Internet on the African continent – 40% of the population. Over 250 million Africans use smartphones for going online. Sign Up Now for Grant Funding Ideas This Internet, smartphone and mobile network usage has created extraordinary new opportunities for economic development. However, Internet access, especially by novice […]

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Data Protection During a Pandemic – African DPAs Respond

Amanda Manyame Tech Law and Policy Advisor LinkedIn Profile In an attempt to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, governments are using citizens’ personal data by collecting health data and contact information of people suspected to have been infected by the virus. This has led to countries adopting contact tracing measures which involve the surveillance of citizens […]

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Determinants of mobile broadband use in developing economies: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Download page https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/telecommunications-policy/vol/44/issue/5 Author links open overlay panelMaudeHasbiaAntoineDubusbShow morehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.telpol.2020.101944Get rights and content Highlights •The ownership of a SIM card is an important driver of mobile broadband use. Positive correlation between financial inclusion and mobile broadband use. Determinants of mobile broadband use depend on countries specificities.• Non-mobile owners being unemployed more likely to use mobile Internet […]

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Coronavirus: This could be the right time to get home internet

By Nixon Kanali -March 31, The demand for home internet and wireless connectivity in Kenya might go high as more Kenyans work and learn remotely due to global concerns over the current coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.Advertisement As we have previously mentioned, the disrupted business environment, as a result of this pandemic, has made it essential to provide everyone in the organisation […]

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MEST AFRICA CHALLENGE

MEST AFRICA CHALLENGE 2020 FOR AFRICAN TECH STARTUPS (WIN $50K IN INVESTMENT) Deadline: April 18, 2020Applications are open for the Mest Africa Challenge 2020 and we are calling all tech start-ups in Abidjan, Accra, Addis, Kigali, Dakar, Dar Es Salaam, Lagos, Nairobi, and Johannesburg to apply for the Mest Africa Challenge 2020.The Mest Africa Challenge is […]

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Tracer Study AFriSIG Schools- Request imput

Every year since 2013, the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the African Union Commission (initially through the NEPAD Agency) and, from 2016, Research ICT Africa, have organised an African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). This school brings together people from different African countries who are already involved in internet governance, or who are involved in […]

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All Africa Digital Economy Moonshot #DigitalAfrica

“A plan for building an inclusive digital future across Africa.” Digital innovation is creating unprecedented opportunities for Africa to grow its economy, create jobs, and transform people’s lives. With the aim to digitally connect every individual, business and government in Africa by 2030, the African Union, with the support of the World Bank Group, has […]

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Job Opportunity

Paradigm Initiative is currently looking for a Program Officer to join our East Africa office! He/She will lead our Digital Rights advocacy efforts in the region & demonstrate competence in policy intervention, research, etc. in the region.Apply via https://paradigmhq.org/program-officer-ea/

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Call for Workshops

The Organising Committee of the 12th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries (AFRICOMM 2020) invites proposals for workshops to be conducted along with the main conference. The purpose of these workshops is to discuss work in progress and explore opportunities for new research related to e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries. […]