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Savvy Rwanda becomes Africa’s leading innovator

Savvy Rwanda tech savvy

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI – BOASTING a young and tech savvy population, political stability and zero tolerance for corruption as well as dynamic economic growth, Rwanda has positioned itself as a continental leader in innovation and technology. The East African country, with economic growth of some 7 percent annually, is leading in […]

Dangote to save Nigeria the embarrassment of fuel shortages

Nigeria fuel shortages

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS, (CAJ News) – WHILE it is the continent’s biggest producer of crude oil, the irony is that Nigeria suffers recurrent crippling fuel shortages. It is possibly the only oil-producing country still struggling with the importation of refined petroleum products. The chronic shortages of the commodity are seen as […]

Number porting to enhance competition at call centres

call centres

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE imminent introduction of number portability is anticipated to inject competition into the South African call centre market. Number portability enables fixed and mobile telecommunications customers to keep their existing telephone numbers when switching from one provider to another. South African independent telecommunications provider, Otel, believes the further […]

Expert: Lack of clarity deters SA IoT adoption


by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH African businesses have embraced the internet of things (IoT) but adoption is hindered by a lack of clarity among stakeholders on digital transformation plans. This is according to industry executive, Alexander Jenewein, as IoT emerges as technical priority ahead of other major focus areas such as robotics […]

6 000 killed in Nigeria anti-Christian violence

Remnant Pentecostal Church leader Pastor Phillip Mugadza

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – ABOUT 6 000 Nigerians, mostly Christians, have reportedly been killed by the Boko Haram banditry and clashes perpetrated by nomadic herdsmen over the past three years. This is according to the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety), which disclosed the […]

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