Posts Tagged ‘africa’

African Banks not offering desperately needed mobile solutions

In Africa, banking the unbanked remains a pressing need. Roughly 700-million Africans are financially excluded – denied economic citizenship. Discussions on the issue raise the same question, time and again: why aren’t traditional banks offering mobile solutions to potential customers who desperately need them? The American Bankers Association claims it costs between $150 and $250 […]

Innovation and tech disruption potential for Africa

A new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo estimates “large and robust negative effects of robots on employment and wages” in the United States. The study appears to contradict the authors’ 2016 study, which concluded that a rise in automation lowers the cost of production using labor, “and thus […]

Feature phones still have firm foothold in Africa

Feature phones have managed to keep a firm foothold in Africa, driving the growth in total mobile handsets on the continent, while smartphone sales slow. Naysayers predicted basic cheaper cellphones would be phased out by now as smartphone prices came down and users’ need for ‘smarter’ features grew − like access to applications and mobile […]

Survey, Desktop vs Tablet vs Mobile: which device leads in Africa?

There is a place we all go to on a daily basis, some people once or twice a day whereas others let it consume their lives, taking up every waking moment of their existence. It is of course the internet. The internet provides users with a plethora of content and interactions and has become a […]