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COURE Software & Systems Limited (“COURE”), an indigenous information technology (IT) firm located in Lagos, will be marking 25 years of existence, 15 of which have been spent deploying IT solutions and services in Nigeria and other African countries. From telecoms to financial to the public sector, the company has made tremendous strides in various sectors of the economy.
Speaking to the media, COURE’s CEO, Uche Onwudiwe described the company as, “a platform services provider with a focus on the provision of accurate, secure and relevant data to improve its clients’ business processes and operations.” He reflected on the journey so far, noting that the company “started out in the US in 1998 at a time when the internet and modern technology, as we know it, were taking off. At that time, we were focused on networking and physical systems integration.”
Morocco unites global tech community’s commitment to advancing African digital economy at momentous GITEX Africa launch
Debut of Africa’s largest tech and start-up show to welcome 900 companies to explore, discover, and connect to real opportunities in world’s rising digital economy
H.E Dr Ghita Mezzour: “We’re witnessing a historic event, the largest tech networking and business event in the African continent”
Morocco will centre the global tech community’s attention on Africa’s united commitment to advancing the digital economy next week, converging the best minds from governments, businesses, big tech, start-ups, investors and youths to accelerate and catalyse the continent’s ambitious digital transformation journey.
GITEX Africa 2023, now the largest tech and start-up show in the African continent, will make its highly anticipated debut from 31 May-2 June, with the final preparations underway across ten halls and 45,000sqm of exhibition space in a purpose-built super venue at Place…
The global economy faces a perfect storm of stubborn inflation, high interest rates in key economies, trade wars, supply chain difficulties and fallout from the Ukraine crisis which has heightened geopolitical risks. This is having a big impact on emerging and developing market economies, including African economies in the form of fuelling price rises, constrained trade volumes, reduced access to capital markets and food supply problems. African economies as a whole will slightly outperform the global economy this year, with most enjoying higher levels of growth than in 2022.
Published by African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) the Africa’s 2023 Growth Prospects: Securing growth resilience in a ‘polycrisis’ world report highlights the various factors that are currently plaguing the global economy: stubbornly high inflation, U.S. and Chinese trade and tech wars, geopolitical tensions and supply chain problems. Following a strong economic recovery from the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, global growth of 3.4% in 2022…
Liquid Dataport and Viasat sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve connectivity services for business and consumers in West Africa
Liquid Dataport, a business of Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid) (https://www.Liquid.tech/), a pan-African technology group, and Viasat (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to engage in business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) service opportunities across West Africa.
Liquid and Viasat intend to focus on the potential commercialisation and distribution of satellite broadband to reduce internet connectivity costs and improve data connections across the region. Under the terms of the MOU, Liquid Dataport will offer Viasat’s connectivity services working through local partners.
As a part of Viasat’s expansion into Africa, the Company’s next-generation ViaSat-3 satellite constellation is expected to deliver connectivity services to Europe, The Middle East, and Africa (EMEA).
The reduced costs for connectivity is good news for our enterprise customers businesses
“Liquid Dataport is delighted to announce our collaboration with Viasat, and we believe there will be…
Africa Investment Forum showcases $1.475 billion in green and renewable energy deals at African Development Bank 2023 Annual Meetings
The Africa Investment Forum presented four renewable energy and sustainability projects worth nearly $1.5 billion to investors on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s (www.AfDB.org) 2023 Annual Meetings.
The curated projects, which are drawn from all of Africa’s regions, are sourced from the Africa Investment Forum’s pipeline. They reflect gathering urgency in Africa, the world’s most vulnerable region to climate change, to accelerate climate action, including closing financing gaps by securing an ever-increasing share of global capital for the continent.
The African Development Bank’s 2023 Annual Meetings are being held under the theme, Mobilizing Private Sector Financing for Climate and Green Growth in Africa.
The investment roundtable, held in Sharm El Sheikh, attracted a range of private investors, including venture capital and private equity firms.
From hydropower to plastic recycling green projects showcase ample opportunities on the continent
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The Solar Africa Expo 2023 ended perfectly. HINEN (www.Hinen.com) achieved great success at the exhibition with the innovative concept “Bring the Sunshine at Night”, generating the sunshine and storing it in the battery system in the daytime, then outputting solar power at night.
During the exhibition, what drew people’s great attention was HINEN’s 3000W Portable Power Station PS3000
During the exhibition, what drew people’s great attention was HINEN’s 3000W Portable Power Station PS3000, which could totally replace small diesel generator sets, the savour for home users and small business owners.
As a whole-chain energy storage company, HINEN also showcased its latest solar energy solutions, which included LiFePO4 battery cell production and recycling, small storage systems, home battery systems, and C&I storage systems.
HINEN is actively establishing relationships with distributors and partners in Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria to expand the practicality and impact of its energy…
As discussed during the recent Kaspersky Cyber Security Weekend – META 2023 (www.Kaspersky.co.za), for the first quarter of 2023 (Q1 2023) the share of users attacked1 with spyware in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria increased steadily. Kaspersky recorded an increase of 18,8% in South Africa, 12,9% in Kenya, and 14,6% in Nigeria from Q4 2022 to Q1 2023. Spyware continues to be a threat to users of different types of devices, including thin clients.
Thin clients are used in corporate networks around the world to set up workspaces at a much lower cost than when using traditional laptop or desktop computers (thick clients). A thin client on a traditional operating system (OS), Linux or Windows-based, could potentially be targeted by different types of attacks, including spyware. A compromised thin client could serve as an entry point to the corporate network, and it could be used to…
Microsoft Airband to Connect nearly 40 Million People across Latin America and Africa (By Vickie Robinson)
By Vickie Robinson, GM, Microsoft Airband Initiative (https://www.Microsoft.com)
Today, we’re announcing new and expanded Airband partnerships set to provide high-speed internet access to nearly 40 million people across Latin America and Africa. These partnerships in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala and Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda mark significant progress in our commitment to extend high-speed internet access to 250 million people living in unserved and underserved areas around the world, including 100 million in Africa.
Across both Latin America and Africa, limited access to broadband can mean that people have fewer opportunities to develop the digital fluency and skills needed to participate in the digital economy.
At Microsoft, we believe that internet access and meaningful connectivity is a fundamental right. The Microsoft Airband initiative was launched to bring transformative connectivity to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Through the Airband initiative and its partners, Microsoft is…