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Dolapo Amusat on data and the future of job creation in Nigeria

Dolapo Amusat talks to us about data analytics and job creation in Nigeria. He says more jobs, even jobs that are not necessarily traditional data analytics role, jobs like finance, marketing, HR now require data analytics skills.

Wearing masks saves lives according to this data-driven model

Dr. Biplav Srivastava, professor of computer science at the University of South Carolina, and his team have developed a data-driven tool that helps demonstrate the effect of wearing masks on COVID-19 cases and deaths. His model utilizes a variety of data sources.

Ferdie Pieterse, CEO at Experian South Africa, answers questions on data breach

Ferdie Pieterse, CEO at Experian South Africa, answers iAfrikan's questions on the data breach the company suffered. Pieterse confirms they didn't detect that the person was impersonating a customer and they sent them the database.

COVID-19 could prove to be a springboard for R&D across Africa

COVID-19 is taking heavy toll on Africaโ€™s already fragile healthcare systems. It has also led to increased R&D for creating long-term solutions that could help the continent.

Burkina Faso's Marie Korsaga is West Africaโ€™s first female astrophysicist

Marie Korsaga hopes to open astrophysics to other women in Africa. She says astronomy can boost development through jobs and infrastructure.

Seni Sulyman explains what's happening at Andela

According to Seni Sulyman, Vice President of Global Operations at Andela, the company started noticing problems with placing junior level engineers in 2016. As such, they have now resorted to hiring more experienced engineers.

Aisha Pandor on building South Africa's SweepSouth

The on-demand economy has in some quarters been punted as a possible solution to South Africa's unemployment problem. We had a chat with Aisha Pandor, CEO and Co-founder of South Africa's SweepSouth, on her journey building an on-demand startup in South Africa.