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Banking In A Cashless Society Will Require African Solutions For African Problems


By Nnamdi Oranye

African economies are well positioned to benefit from rapidly accelerating technological change if they can harness the current open landscape for innovation.

East Africa is already a global leader in mobile payments, while mobile money accounts in sub-Saharan Africa are on an upward charge. Apart from being able to leapfrog the limitations and costs of physical infrastructure, the continent stands to benefit from having the youngest, tech-savvy workforce in the world in the next decade.

Africa’s working age population is expected to grow by 450 million people by 2035, according to the World Bank and the continent is projected to have the largest working population of 1.1 billion by 2034, notes the World Economic Forum on Africa. Recent GSMA data shows that mobile money…

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Ipsidy Inc and Safetrade Africa launch biometric identity authentication solutions for African, Indian Ocean market…



Ipsidy Inc (), a provider of biometric identification and electronic transaction processing services, said Wednesday that it had forged a pact with Safetrade Africa to launch biometric identity authentication solutions for the African and Indian Ocean markets.


Under the terms of the agreement, Safetrade Africa will partner with to offer the US company’s suite of biometric identity and authentication solutions in South Africa and nearly 20 African countries south of the equator. The partnership will also extend to the Indian Ocean islands of Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles.


The joint offering will initially include Ipsidy’s Access, a novel cost-effective mobile biometric tracking system and Verified, which simplifies caller identification.


“We are…

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Africa’s Environment Ministers Urge Action on Environmental Challenges through Innovative Solutions | News | SDG Kn…


21 September 2018: Ministers of environment and government representatives of African countries have committed to promote and invest in innovative solutions while implementing concrete actions to overcome environmental challenges facing the continent. The Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) saw ministers commit to integrating innovative solutions into their countries’ national development agendas, and issued a declaration in which African governments agree “to enhance innovative environmental solutions and capacity building of human capital to achieve sustainable development in Africa.”

AMCEN met under the theme, ‘Turning Environmental Policies into Action through Innovative Solutions,’ from 17-21 September 2018 in Nairobi,…

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Africa’s Environment Ministers call for action through innovative solutions


Nairobi, 19 September 2018 Guided by global environmental concern, ministers of environment and government representatives of African nations have committed to promote and invest in innovative solutions while implementing concrete actions to overcome environmental challenges facing the continent.

In a ministerial declaration issued today at the closing of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), African governments agreed to enhance innovative environmental solutions and capacity building of human capital to achieve sustainable development in Africa. 

Speaking on behalf of the President of Kenya H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Environment said:” It is important to note that environment is the foundation and the basis of the…

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African environment ministers meet in search for solutions


More than 50 African ministers will from today gather at the UN Environment headquarters, Nairobi, for the seventh special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN).

Environment experts, representatives of African civil society, partners and media are expected to attend, UN Environment Africa office head of communication Mohamed Atani said yesterday.

“It will consist of a meeting of the expert group to be held from September 17 to 18 and a ministerial segment to be held on September 19,” he said.

The special session is jointly organised with NEPAD. The conference will be followed by the first meeting of the Africa Environment Partnership Platform from September 20 to 21.

“The special session will consider key issues to be discussed at the fourth United Nations…

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African ministers set to meet in Kenya to seek environmental solutions





African environment ministers are set to meet in Nairobi from Monday to deliberate on strategies, plans and investments required to implement innovative environmental solutions, organizers said on Saturday.

The UN Environment said the seventh special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment that starts on Sept. 17 will be attended by 54 African ministers of the environment, experts and representatives of African civil society groups.

“The ministers will be looking at possibility of turning environmental policies into action through innovative solutions,” said the UN Environment in a statement.

It said that the outcomes of the conference will shape African countries’ position and their inputs into the UN Environment…

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