storage technology will be the priority in the coming years (IRENA)

(Ecofin Agency) – In South Africa and Malawi, the Norwegian company Scatec recently got involved in two renewable energy projects with large storage capacities. The Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, Mr Francesco La Camera (pictured), told Daily News Egypt (DNE) that storage technology will be a priority in the coming period to … Read more

South Africa: Google will establish a data center in Cape Town in 2023 to compete with Amazon

Two of the biggest players in the cloud computing sector, Amazon Web Services and Google have strengthened their presence in South Africa in recent months. The aim is to establish data centers on the African continent in the next few years. Dr Alistair Mokoena, Country Director of Google South Africa, announced the opening in 2023 … Read more

Contribution to financial inclusion: A new application to facilitate trade in the markets

Everyone is welcome to take advantage of this new application. (Ph:Dr) “Momo App”, a new application to facilitate financial transactions in the markets of Côte d’Ivoire was launched by the mobile financial service of Mtn Côte d’Ivoire for traders, customers and wholesalers on Friday July 29, 2022 , in Abidjan-Plateau. It will take into account … Read more

University of Rwanda to launch nuclear science and technology training soon

(Ecofin Agency) – With regard to the development of nuclear power in Africa and particularly in Rwanda, this sector needs qualified human resources. A challenge for the continent where the majority of workers in the sector are trained abroad, for lack of courses on the continent. The University of Rwanda, the country’s main public higher … Read more

authorities accuse Google of distorting competition to create a monopoly in the advertising market

(Agence Ecofin) – In 2021, France ordered Google to pay a fine of 220 million euros. The group had favored its own services in the online advertising sector, which had caused the loss of sales of advertising space to the media. South Africa reacts in turn. In South Africa, the competition commission accuses Google of … Read more

the automotive technology company Autochek is expanding into French-speaking Africa, with the acquisition of CoinAfrique

(Agence Ecofin) – After the acquisition in the third quarter of 2021 of two online car sales platforms, Autochek is continuing its buyout operations, but this time in French-speaking Africa with CoinAfrique. Autochek, a Nigerian company that provides financing for the purchase of motor vehicles, proceeded this Wednesday, July 6, to the acquisition of CoinAfrique … Read more

MTC will use technology to support WFP in its fight against hunger

(Ecofin Agency) – The WFP aims to provide humanitarian aid and development assistance, to help nations achieve the “zero hunger” objective by 2030. The UN body wants to put technology to profit in the achievement of this objective. The Namibian operator Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) announced on Monday June 20 that it had signed a … Read more

The African Union offers scholarships for civic technology professionals in Africa

(Ecofin Agency) – Improving citizen participation through technology is the ambition pursued by the AU Civic Technology Fund. The institution offers a skills building program for civic tech professionals in 7 African countries, including Mali and Morocco. The African Union Civic Technology Fund (AUCTF), a German Cooperation-funded project that promotes the use of civic technology … Read more