Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 64 - Page 24



NALA , a Tanzania-based FinTech company , has teamed up with Cellulant , a Pan-African payments company , to power remittance payments from the UK and US into Kenya , Uganda , Rwanda , Tanzania and Ghana . The partnership between Cellulant and NALA aims to facilitate seamless cross-border payments and significantly reduce the cost of sending money from the UK and the US into Africa . Despite a decline in remittance inflows in sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic , countries such as Kenya and Ghana experienced an increase in cross-border payments .


Liquid Intelligent Technologies , a business of Cassava Technologies , a pan-African technology group , has announced it has acquired a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable , allowing Liquid to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits , bringing a much-needed increase in international connectivity in Western and Southern Africa . With older sub-sea cables almost at the end of their lifespan , Liquid through the Equiano cable system will address the growing need for Internet capacity supporting cloud services in both coastal and landlocked countries on the continent .




In the new global economy , where technology is front and centre , obtaining a future-ready skillset is a necessity for both personal and professional growth and opportunities . Power Learn Project , a Pan African impact organisation announced recently launched its flagship programme “ One Million Developers for Africa ” Scholarship Programme to train one million young people and empower them with tech employability skills . Africa faces a huge digital skills gap , which is diluting economic opportunities and development .
Women farmers in Cote d ’ Ivoire will more easily find markets for their crops , thanks to a digital platform recently launched by UN Women . Blaatto , part of the UN agency ’ s “ Buy From Women ” initiative , is targeting women smallholder farmers and members of women-led agricultural cooperatives in the country ’ s central region where access to markets is relatively poor . The word ‘ blaatto ’ means ‘ come and buy ’ in the region ’ s Baule language .


eLearning Africa , one of the continent ’ s first major global , inperson conferences since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic is scheduled to take place in the Rwandan capital , Kigali , from May 11th to 13th . eLearning Africa Conference is the opportune moment for Africa to reflect on challenges facing African education systems and provide sustainable solutions by outstandingly stimulating African talents .
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