Women’s issues amid corona pandemic: The Standard

Women carry food donation distributed by wellwishers in Pumwani, Nairobi, on May 11, 2020. [Collins Kweyu, Standard] African governments have come under the spotlight for not considering women’s issues while developing covid19 policies.   Some 47 per cent of participants in a poll conducted by Africa.com on May 13 stated that women’s issues are not […]

Ghana coronavirus: 5,918 cases, update on hot spots, jumbo recoveries awaited

May 19: govt to explain boom recoveries and address hot spot case management Total confirmed cases = 5,918 (new cases = 183)Total recoveries = 1,754 (new = 0)Total deaths = 31 (new = 2)Active cases = 4,137 Figures valid as of May 19, 2020 5,918 confirmed cases with 1,754 recoveries and 31 deaths.#JoySMS pic.twitter.com/osFwVeckwf — […]

Two more East African countries to benefit from the 2Africa subsea project.

Kenya and Tanzania are set to join 14 other African countries to benefit from a subsea 4G and 5G internet project, 2Africa, which would link up the continent with Europe and the Middle East. The 2Africa project, championed by a group of telecom giants including Facebook, aims to bridge the digital gap and accelerate internet […]

Exploring Consumer Perception Of Digital Payment Methods In Ghana

One of the fastest growing digital payments markets in Africa, Ghana, gives the digital revolution a new meaning. The unprecedented growth of the digital economy in Ghana in recent years, especially its penetration in rural areas, speaks of the opportunities it offers in terms of social inclusion and accessibility. This is furthermore important now, where […]

Opera’s OPay still plans Africa expansion on Nigerian super app – TechCrunch

Opera’s Africa fintech startup OPay remains committed to building a multi-service super app in Nigeria as the foundation to expand on the continent. OPay also continues to operate ORide for limited passenger service — though the company is shifting the motorcycle ride-hail operation toward logistics businesses. These were some of the updates offered by Opera’s […]

COVID policies fail to address women’s issues

A second question asked respondents if they agreed with the statement, “Compared to Western countries, do professional women have community resources and support to remain resilient to the challenges posed by COVID-19?”  70% disagreed with this statement, 18% agreed, and 12% neither agreed nor disagreed. A third question showed optimism.  Respondents were asked if they […]

African e-commerce firms get coronavirus boost

Seydou Sall sprays antiseptic on bags of food freshly deposited by an e-commerce firm at his home in an upmarket quarter of Senegal’s capital Dakar. In a pattern repeated across the continent, the researcher has turned to online deliveries to get basics such as sugar, milk and coffee during the coronavirus pandemic. “Home delivery allows […]

ICC mobilises Sub-Saharan Africa regional network to fight impact of COVID-19 – ICC

ICC convened a landmark Sub-Saharan Africa regional meeting this week bringing together participants from close to 20 African countries. The virtual meeting, which took place on 14 May, aimed to augment the voice of African business into global discussions, identify ways to build private sector resilience, and pave the way for a sustained economic recovery […]