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In 2001, the University of Mauritius established the Virtual Centre for Innovative Learning Technologies (VCILT) to promote the use of ICT in teaching and learning and to use e-learning as an enabler for our students to have a quality learning experience anytime, anywhere. At that time, technology and high-speed...
By Yeremi Bolton Akpan As the adoption of cryptocurrencies continue to grow across the world, and more and more cryptocurrency wallets in profit in the third quarter of 2020, Africa has become the emerging frontier for this global march of a payment revolution. This article explores factors that have influenced...
If there is one thing coronavirus has highlighted, it is the fact that our educational institutions across Nigeria were not ready to handle the digital shift needed to decentralise education and take teaching and learning online. With no end of coronavirus within sight, businesses and schools have had to...
You must have heard the mantra, “Content is King”. If you thought for a moment that was no longer the case, think again. As more and more businesses become web-centric, digital disruptions are taking place in virtually all sectors that you can think about - even traditional brick and mortar businesses...
"The success of the HTA bond issue demonstrates the value of the EAIF/PIDG business model in African economic development," says EAIF fund managers The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which is part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), acted as an anchor investor in a bond issued in London...
A digital literacy programme was recently launched by Facebook to equip the youth and general public across Sub-Saharan Africa with digital skills needed to navigate the digital world. The programme dubbed ‘My Digital World’ will be offered virtually to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. While speaking about the programme, Phil Oduor,...
Sugaba, a regional platform which focuses on building solid entrepreneurial ecosystems for "missing middle" entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs in West Africa to promote regional integration, has partnered with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Mercy Corps to promote the Afrikhaliss program Afrikhaliss, which was initiated by Suguba and Mercy Corps,...
A new partnership has been launched to provide digital skills training to rural and remote communities in Kenya. The DigiTruck project, a brainchild of Huawei, has been launched in partnership with Belgium nonprofit organization, Close the Gap, at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World in Budapest, Hungary. It is Huawei's...
There is a close link between the human capital of a country and its economic success. The healthier and better educated a nation is, the better placed its workforce will be to improve both their own financial situation and that of their country. And the wealthier the country, the...
IBM multinational information technology company announced that it will expand its activity in the Middle East and Africa by opening two new centers in Egypt. The company announced in a statement Tuesday it would open an Innovation and Industry Client Center and a Marketing Services Center in Cairo. IBM has...