Brexit, trade wars flatten global IT spending

July 12, 2019 9:00 am1 comment

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG – WORLDWIDE spending on information technology (IT) is projected to be marginal this year on the back of anxiety around Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) and ongoing trade spats between rival economies, mainly China and the United States. This is according to Gartner, the research and […]

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Kenya hosts first Afro-Asia fintech fest

July 10, 2019 10:26 am1 comment
KCB Bank Chief Operating Officer, Samuel Makome hands over a dummy cheque of Kshs 10 million to CBK Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge. Photo, supplied

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI – PLANS for the inaugural Afro-Asia Fintech Festival have received a financial boost after the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) committed KSh10 million (US$975 000) for the event. The festival is scheduled for July 15 and 16 under the theme, “Fintech in Savannah”, modelled along the Singapore Fintech […]

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Sudanese internet shutdown causes stir

10:07 am1 comment
Internet blockade

from RAJI BASHIR in Khartoum, Sudan KHARTOUM – HUMAN rights experts have criticised a shutdown of the internet by the military administration in Sudan amid tensions in the Northeast African country. The internet blockade is seen as part of a campaign by the administration to quash dissent despite an agreement reached with civilians on […]

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