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IBM to set up quantum coding camps in 16 African universities

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Quantum computing is an experimental science that is being explored to replace the current computer processor technology. It is a technology geared towards enabling businesses solve the most difficult problems

Bus sharing app SWVL to launch in Lagos

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Egyptian bus sharing app SWVL has now set its eyes on Lagos, Nigeria, continuing with its expansion strategy one city after another. After successfully launching its first project in Cairo,

Uganda massive gold exports draw attention

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Reports indicate that Uganda exported massive amounts of gold in March alone worth USD 363 million, an equivalent of KES 36.71 billion. It is the biggest amount of gold ever to be exported

Kenyan startups led the rest of Africa in attracting funding in 2018

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146 African tech startups attracted a total of USD 1.163 billion of funding in 2018, out of which USD 348 million (KES 3.8 billion) went to 44 Kenyan firms.

Regional agri tech conference set for Nairobi this May

A modern agri tech conference is set to take place in Nairobi this May 21 – 22. The AFTI East Africa Summit will see at least 450 delegates meet to ‘explore the emerging technologies poised to revolutionize day-to-day functions of food production and how to capitalise on the evolving East

East Africa fastest growing subregion for fifth year running

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East Africa at 5.9 percent is still the fastest growing subregion in Africa with Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania making the top 10 fastest growing economies 2019. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), the subregion leads North Africa (4.4 percent), Central Africa (3.6 percent), West Africa (3.6 percent) and Southern Africa (2.2 percent)

How to send and receive MPESA money Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda

How to use MPESA Global service

Cross border mobile money transfer services are now available throughout East Africa. You can now send and receive money via MPESA from or to Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Zimbabwe to allow foreign firms to own mines again

Finance Minister Ncube

Zimbabwe will repeal the laws that saw foreigners driven from diamonds and platinum mines ownership. While talking to Bloomberg in an interview, the Zimbabwean Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube said foreign investors will be allowed to invest

Museveni assents to Uganda data protection law

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President Museveni has signed the Data Protection and Privacy Act bill, officially making it law. The bill was tabled and discussed in parliament in December 2018 and assented to on 25th February 2019.