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    Telemedicine To Be Rolled Out in Ghana After Successful Trials

    Ghana’s has successfully piloted telemedicine and experts say the move could improve access to healthcare. Ghana is now in the process of rolling out telemedicine — a remote method of diagnosis and treatment of patients using telecommunications technology — to expand health care delivery, especially to women and children,...
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    This Project In Ghana Uses Drones To Monitor Coastal Erosion

    Scientists using drones to assess a project for preventing coastal erosion in Ghana have identified a need for investing in monitoring to ensure such projects effectiveness and sustainability. Scientists from Germany and Ghana who are studying the US$90 million Keta Sea Defence project (KSDP) — completed in 2004 —...
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    Expresspay Launches Direct Bank, an Inter-bank Money Transfer Service

    Ghanaian payment solutions provider, Express Pay has launched the first interbank and mobile cash instant money transfer service in Ghana and West Africa as a whole. Ghana’s ExpressPay, financial technology, and payments starts have partnered with local banks and Visa to launch Direct Bank – an inter-bank instant money transfer services...
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    Meerkat Launches Houseparty – A Live-streaming App for Groups

    The team behind Meerkat unveiled a new app today: Houseparty – a live-streaming app which offers group video chat capabilities. Unlike Google’s Duo which focuses on one-to-one video calls and Twitter’s Periscope which let you broadcast and explore the world through someone’s live videos, Houseparty allows users to create and join groups (referred to as “rooms”)...
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    Jamii Africa Announced Winner of Seedstars Tanzania 2016 Competition

    Jamii Africa – a health insurance product for low-income families at just US$1 a month was selected the best startup in Seedstars World pitch competition in Tanzania last week. The second place went to Colifly – a startup focused on delivering medicine using custom made drones to rural parts of...
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    Visa Launches mVisa to Compete Against Kenya’s mPesa Mobile Money

    Visa has rolled out a mobile money application called mVisa to enable cashless transactions in Kenya and to also give some form of competition to mPesa. The app’s rollout begins with four African banks and mVisa will enable transactions for subscribers with accounts at KCB Group and Co-operative Bank...
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    Watch: iPhone 7 Jet Black And Matte Black Unboxing Video

    Last week, Apple unveiled their latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus which came in Rose Gold, Gold, Silver, Black, Jet Black colors. According to reports, Apple iPhone 7 Plus sold out globally ahead of their release last Friday. YouTuber Marques Brownlee, who managed to obtained the new phone, has posted...
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    Ethiopian Startup Gebeya To Start Training African Software Developers

    The 2012 Information Economy Report prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) revealed that Africa was directly involved in only about 3% of the US$1.3 trillion in global IT revenue. For context, Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent — with 1.2 billion...
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    All You Need to Know About Twitter’s 140 Character Update

    Twitter has announced that photos, videos, animated GIFs, polls, and quotes will no longer apply to the 140-character limit for tweets in their recent update. In a recent blog post, Twitter Senior Product Manger Todd Sherman announced a slew of new handy features and updates. Twitter’s blog post reads; Over the past...
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    Why Small Businesses really do Need IT Support

    If you are running a small business, the chances are that the last thing on your mind is IT support. This is understandable, after all, you have a long list of other things to worry about, and do. How most start-ups approach their IT When it comes to technology,...
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    How Can SMEs Keep Their Overheads Low?

    It’s all about the bottom line when you’re in business, and if you’re a small or medium enterprise (SMEs), making as many savings as possible is just as important as your revenue. Thankfully, even small adjustments can have a profound effect on your profits if you apply them carefully....
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    Dubai’s Innovation for Impact Seeks Applications from African Startups.

    African startups invited to apply for Dubai Innovation for Impact competition Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) and Thomson Reuters in collaboration with the American Muslim Consumer Consortium are seeking innovative entrepreneurs across the globe whose solutions will disrupt the status quo across the digital sphere for its Innovation for...
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