Credit scoring: How the splinter is hurting Africa's financial system

Finance

Credit scoring: How the splinter is hurting Africa's financial system

With numerous mobile lenders flooding the market, lack of information sharing such as user credit score hurts more than helps the industry.

Regulating fintechs in Kenya

Finance

Regulating fintechs in Kenya

Fintechs are taking over the financial space, but without much legal oversight.

How researchers foiled a suspected nation state attack targeting an African bank

Cybercrime

How researchers foiled a suspected nation state attack targeting an African bank

There's been much talk about the cyber-attack affecting one of Africa's largest banks, but how was it detected and mitigated? We spoke to the CEO of the company...

The state of AI in South Africa

Artificial Intelligence

The state of AI in South Africa

A look at some of the most recent developments in artificial intelligence in South Africa, the key challenges facing the sector and the long-term prospects for growth....

AI across Africa and the Middle East: The Microsoft view

Artificial Intelligence

AI across Africa and the Middle East: The Microsoft view

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic around the world. A new report from Microsoft offers fresh insights into the way this new technology is seen, and is...

Why SMS hasn't died in the era of messaging apps

Mobile Communications

Why SMS hasn't died in the era of messaging apps

SMS is not dead yet even as the ubiquity of OTT services are cementing in Africa. Here's why.

How big data can fight disease in Africa

Data Mining

How big data can fight disease in Africa

Diseases and epidemics are still rife in Africa. But can big data beat their patterns?

Jumia's unicorn flotation: Harbinger of change, or lone outlier?

Business Management

Jumia's unicorn flotation: Harbinger of change, or lone outlier?

Africa's first 'unicorn' - a company valued at $1bn or more before acquisition or IPO - has just burst onto the world stage. But is Jumia a unique one-off, or merely...

It's time to get Africa properly cabled up, says Facebook

Internet

It's time to get Africa properly cabled up, says Facebook

Why is Facebook thinking of building a new telecoms cable under the sea around Africa? IDG Connect gets to the bottom of it.

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Blockchain

Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

Support for a decentralised derivative platform could open financial opportunities beyond stock exchanges

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