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How Rwanda is spurring a generation of women in technology

Rwanda is renowned as a pioneer of gender equality. In 2020, it was the only African country ranked in the top 10 of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report. It ranked in the top four in the Report’s political empowerment category, in recognition of the high proportion of Rwandese women lawmakers and ministers. The country therefore seemed a natural fit for a 2018 pilot program of the African Development Bank’s Coding for Employment initiative, with Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. The Coding for Employment flagship program is…

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Sudan embraces digital payments to build a more inclusive economy

As part of its vision to transform its economy, Sudan announced a new commitment to accelerate the transition from cash to digital payments. By joining the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance, the government commits to increasing financial inclusion and transparency, taking steps to build an economy that benefits all citizens. Moving from cash to responsible digital payments is central to the government’s economic recovery and reform strategy. In particular, digital payments will be critical to the success of the recently announced Sudan Family Support Program, which will provide monthly…

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TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa

Since making its debut in the South African social media scene in 2018, the uptake of video-sharing app TikTok has been “astonishing”. This is one of the key findings from the South African Social Media Landscape 2020 report, unveiled virtually yesterday by World Wide Worx and Ornico. The 2020 edition of the report is based on a corporate survey conducted among more than a 100 of SA’s biggest brands and consumer behaviour data sets from on-the-ground research. The report zones in on the size and penetration of popular social media…

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How To Be  A Successful Brand Ambassador, Social Media Influencer —  Ashmusy

A rising brand ambassador and in influencer, Amarachi Amusi, popularly known as Ashmusy, has charged aspiring younger ones to be ready to surmount the challenges ahead in building a career for themselves. Ashmusy, who started her social media career on Instagram in May 2018, said she has since found a platform and eventually a career in skit making which she birthed along with other engagements she is currently involved with on the social platform. However, according to her, a lady that is going into the business should be ready to…

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UK Aid-Backed Drone Technology Facilitates Ghana’s COVID-19 Fight

A partnership between the UK aid and Gavi – the Vaccine Alliance – is supporting Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect COVID-19 test samples from across the country. A statement issued by the British High Commission, in Accra, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said this world-leading technology had also increased the country’s ability to deliver immunisation kits and vaccines for diseases, such as yellow fever, polio, diphtheria and measles. Already Coronavirus test samples have been collected from more than 1,000 health centres in rural…

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