Author Archives: Paul Ndiho

AMERICAN BUSINESSES EYING AFRICA FOR BUSINESS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Africa is projected to recover in 2021 from its worst economic recession caused by the global pandemic COVID–19, according to a report by the Africa development bank released earlier this year.

Most economies are reopening with people on the continent getting vaccinated, and now American companies are discussing Africa as a business destination.

For more insight, Africa 54’s tech correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke with Scott Eisner, president of the U.S.-Africa Business Center, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce based in Washington DC.

EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH DIGITAL SKILLS IN GHANA

With regional hubs in Ghana, Rwanda, Madagascar, and headquarters in Canada, VIAMO, a global social enterprise specializing in mobile engagement, information, and communication technology for development, empowers individuals, especially women with digital skills overcome daily challenges. Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Sandra Abrokwa, Viamo Country Director, based in Accra, Ghana.

CHANGING TUNISIA’S EDUCATION ECO SYSTEM

A Tunis-based EduTech company GoMyCode is changing the education landscape in the North African Country. Their goal is to train the next generation technology entrepreneurs on the most innovative and recent technologies and connect them with tech opportunities worldwide.

For more perspective, Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Rahma Hammami, Chief Marketing Officer, GoMyCode in Tunis, Tunisia.

BRIDGING THE DIGITAL SKILLS GAP IN UGANDA

A Ugandan non-for-profit Organization, Digital Literacy Initiative, uses local languages to empower young people and women with digital skills training and improve their chances of getting employment in the growing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.

Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Joan Katambi, Team Lead, Digital Literacy Initiative in Kampala, Uganda.

91JAKIDS Edu-Tech company founded by three sisters

Briter Bridges, a London-based data-driven research firm focusing on Africa, reveals that the African EduTech ecosystem is robust, and Nigeria takes the lead.

In Lagos, 9 -I-JAKIDS, an EduTech company founded by three sisters, has developed an online and mobile platform that helps children ages 3-13 years understand and retain knowledge using interactive fun games. For more, Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Titi Adewusi, Co-Founder, 9IJAKIDS, in Lagos.

Ghanaian Award Winning Techno-preneur

An Awarding winning Ghanaian techno-preneur and software developer is trying to make her mark on the tech scene in the West African nation of Ghana. Her ability to use technology as a tool to teach, mentor young people and women with computer skills to overcome daily challenges is just remarkable.

Africa 54’s Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Sandra Juliet Ahiataku, program manager, Viamo, in Accra, Ghana.

Software and Digital Skills for Nigerians

The importance of having a digital skill-set in today’s world of the internet and social media has become more critical than ever for employees and employers alike. For example, in Nigeria, the demand for digital skills is at an all-time high.

Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Ommo Clark, Founder & CEO, iBez, a Lagos-based Digital Products Agency specializing in web and software application developments and training in Lagos, Nigeria.

XEND FINANCE HELPS CREDIT UNIONS SAVE AND INVEST IN STABLE CURRENCIES

A Nigerian startup Xend Finance uses decentralized finance to address currency devaluation. It gives credit unions, and cooperatives access to the global money market to save and invest in stable currencies, such as the US dollar.

Backed by Binance, Google Launchpad, Xend Finance is the first decentralized finance Smart Chain-built company to launch out of Africa.

For more insight, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Aronu Ugochukwu, CEO and Cofounder Xend Finance, based in Enugu State, Nigeria.

A Conversation with Anas Aremeyaw Anas, A Ghanaian investigative journalist

Investigative reporters often generate shock waves worldwide for their reporting as media houses and independent journalists invest more money into in-depth reporting.

VOA’s Paul Ndiho recently sat down with Anas Aremeyaw Anas, a Ghanaian investigative journalist – in an undisclosed location whose works have exposed various individuals and organizations engaged in crime, corruption, and human rights abuse. He talks about the challenges he faces.

TEACHING COMPUTER SKILLS TO UNDESERVED COMMUNITIES

A Nigerian start-up, WE LEAD, exposes young boys in undeserved communities to the world of digital literacy and equips them with the basic digital knowledge required to succeed in the 21st-century.

Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Dayo Oladele-Ilori, founder of WE LEAD- a Lagos, based non-profit initiative that trains young boys and girls with social competence skills and mental well-being.

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