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DCA Digital Digest: Is Technology Africa’s Biggest Undiscovered Gold Mine?

1. Is Technology Africa’s Biggest Undiscovered Gold Mine?

Africa has gone a long way in its digitization journey from mobile telephony to broadband – connecting and digitizing entire sectors economies, jobs, education, healthcare, government and societies. As digital infrastructures and interactions become increasingly central to the functioning of Africa’s societies and economies, affordable broadband access will need to be extended to billions of individuals.

2. How mobile, AI and drone tech are fighting food insecurity in Africa

Across sub-Saharan Africa, a young and dynamic population is embracing agriculture technology (agritech) based on artificial intelligence, mobile platforms, and drones that offer ways to combat the various threats to agriculture.

3. 37% jump in mobile phishing attacks in 2020 due to COVID-19

A new study from cybersecurity company Lookout has found that there is a 37% increase in enterprise mobile phishing in the first quarter of 2020. Cybercriminals now deliver phishing attacks through a wide variety of methods, including SMS, social media, and messaging apps in addition to email.READ ON>>

 

 

 

4. The Impact of COVID-19 on Youth Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Roadmap for the Mobile Industry

The overall impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in the mobile industry is not easy to affirm, and will likely be dependent on actions taken by mobile operators and other industry actors. Operators will be able to tap into new digital-centric opportunities for growth, bringing potential job opportunities across all skill levels.
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