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

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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.

The state of AI in South Africa

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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....

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

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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

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How big data can fight disease in Africa

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

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

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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

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Blockchain could unlock Africa's undeveloped derivative market

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

Data silos hurting digital transformation in Africa

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Data silos hurting digital transformation in Africa

Government departments have been accused of poor handling of citizen data. Could a centralised, standard citizen database be the cure?

Tech trends: Africa expected to charge ahead with mobile banking, blockchain & IoT in 2019

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Tech trends: Africa expected to charge ahead with mobile banking, blockchain & IoT in 2019

Mobile banking, Blockchain implementation, IT policies and a dawn for IoT systems will mark Africa's 2019 trends

Why Africa needs to rethink education to grasp software development opportunities

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Why Africa needs to rethink education to grasp software development opportunities

The bulging working population in Africa could present an opportunity, only if governments act fast.

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