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E-commerce app usage in South Africa rose by 93%

It's being reported that there was a 93% growth in in-app purchases between April and May 2020 in South Africa, following the COVID-19 lockdown at the end of March 2020.

In Cameroon, online religious activities are becoming a new normal

Following the implementation of various COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions, religious gatherings in Cameroon are increasingly now happening via online platforms as a new way of life.

New WhatsApp platform for COVID-19 pre-screening in South African public schools

South Africa's Department of Basic Education has launched HealthCheck, a new COVID-19 pre-screening tool developed in partnership with E³. It will be available on the newly launched TeacherConnect platform.

M-PESA has achieved a key milestone in Kenya

The number of businesses in Kenya using Safaricom’s popular Lipa na M-PESA service has now crossed the 200,000 mark according to the company.

Mobile laboratories to bring accredited food testing to rural parts of South Africa

South Africa's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is collaborating with Mobile Agricultural Skills and Development Training (MASDT) to introduce mobile laboratories for food testing in rural areas.

Public contracts in Cameroon to be awarded exclusively online from 2023

The process to dematerialize the process of awarding public contracts in Cameroon was launched in 2018 by a decree of the country’s Prime Minister at the time, Philemon Yang. From 2023, procurement will happen online.

High-speed internet for Cameroon universities to boost e-learning

Students and staff of Cameroon’s state universities will soon be able to carry out online learning and administrative activities much smoothly thanks to a partnership deal that seeks to install broadband high-speed internet.