Author Archives: Paul Ndiho

HOW ZAMBIAN JOURNALISTS ARE COVERING COVID 19

The covid-19 pandemic has strongly impacted the journalism industry and affected journalists’ work. In Zambia, many journalists continue to risk their lives to produce human interest stories, combating misinformation, providing public health updates, and help people cope with the virus’s impact.

For more insight, Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho via Skype, spoke to Arthur Davies Sikopo,SABC correspondent

UGANDA ELECTRIC BUSES CAUSING A BUZZ AND PROVIDING SELECT SHUTTLE SERVICES

Kiira motors corporation (KMC), a Ugandan government enterprise, is betting on manufacturing commercial electric buses as a new game-changer. Analysts say this initiative will create employment for thousands, add value in the regional automotive industry, and diversify the economy.

The locally assembled buses are already are causing a buzz and providing select shuttle services.

For more insight, Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho via Skype, spoke to Paul Isaac Musasizi

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN LAGOS NIGERIA

Unemployed Women in Nigeria often feel alone and isolated. But, in Lagos, Nigeria, Abiola Idowu, owner, and lead designer, Ojufin Fashion is using her fashion label and skills to empower underprivileged women in her community. She trains young girls and women how to sew and create their small businesses.

AFRICA 54’s Paul Ndiho via Skype, spoke to Abiola Idowu, Owner, and Lead Designer, Ojufin Fashion.

THE RISE OF ONLINE EDUCATION IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Across the world, one of the first measures taken to contain the spread of covid-19 was the closure of schools. In Africa, millions have been affected. In Kenya, e-learning platforms have been set up to address the challenges.

For some insight, Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho via Skype, spoke to Dr. Utheri-Kanayo, co-founder, children in freedom school – based in Nakuru, Kenya is offering e-learning classes to all its students.

Fintech Market In Kenya Growing Rapidly

Africa is leading in the fintech market, and it’s rapidly adopting digital finance, mobile payments, digital credit, cryptocurrency faster than the western world, according to a study done by Master card last year.

In Kenya, Popote pay, a platform that enables businesses to go 100% digital, is making it easy for companies and businesses to monitor payments, sign checks, and other management and accounting requirements.

Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Sam Wanjohi, Founder & CEO, Popote Payments, Ltd.

UNDP PARTNERS WITH JUMIA UGANDA

The united nations development program (UNDP) in partnership with Jumia Uganda, the leading e-commerce company,  have launched an online platform – to empower the informal sector, market vendors, small and medium enterprises, by connecting them with potential buyers as part of the measures to curtail further transmission of the novel Corona virus (covid-19) pandemic.

For perspective, Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Ron Kawamara, CEO, Jumia, Uganda

UGANDAN FINTECH SCHOOLPAY MAKING IT EASY FOR PARENTS TO PAY SCHOOL FEES ONLINE

A new generation of entrepreneurs is setting up startups that focus on honing mobile technology by creating tech-based products and solutions, including mobile money, and online payments. School pay, a Ugandan fintech company, is making it easy for parents to pay school fees online. But COVID 19 is giving them a run for their money.Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Kiiza Joseph, Co-Founder, SchoolPay app

KENYAN TECH FIRM COOL4SCHOOL EMPOWERING YOUNG STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITIES

A Kenyan social enterprise, Cool4skul, which seeks to empower young students at universities with digital tools and resources through the provision of affordable laptop computers, is trying to come up with innovative ways to cope with COVID 19.

Cool4skul offers a financing scheme that is bundled into student tuition fees to assist students who cannot otherwise afford a full upfront payment of a laptop.

Africa 54 Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Sankei Ole Kenga, CEO, Cool4Schools

COVID 19 CHANGING THE WAY EDUCATION IS DELIVERED IN GHANA

The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across Africa. And the way education is delivered has changed dramatically, with the rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.

In Ghana, Wolo E-Learning Platform is trying to keep up with the sudden rise in demand for quality and affordable education through the use of digital technology.

Africa 54th Paul Ndiho, Via Skype, spoke to Joseph Anim, Founder, and CEO Of Wolo – E-Learning.

TANZANIAN BUSINESSMAN FINDS NEW WAYS OF GENERATING REVENUES DURING THE COVID 19 CRISIS.

Tanzanian businessman, and owner Global Publishers Eric Shigongo has made his mark selling gossip, entertainment, sports, and popular culture newspapers.

Lately, he ventured into online radio and television. Like most entrepreneurs, Eric has had to adjust and adopt new ways of generating revenues during the COVID 19 crisis.

Africa 54 reporter, Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Eric Shigongo, owner Global Publishers

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