Africa ICT Industry

Absa ARO Moves to Fiserv for Card Management and Processing Across Nine African Nations

Brookfield, Wis., and Johannesburg, August 4, 2020 – Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology, today announced that Absa Regional Operations (ARO) has moved to Fiserv to support credit card management and processing in nine African nations. What started as a program to enable Absa to separate its […]

Opinions

COVID and Common Sense

Kaushik Basu ITHACA – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, our understanding of it is improving. Through a combination of epidemiology and physics – including knowledge of the virus’s character and how aerosols float in the air – we are learning more about how the microbe infects new hosts. This understanding is fueling hopes that […]

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Should Governments Spend Away?

Raghuram G. Rajan CHICAGO – Advanced economies have already spent enormous amounts providing pandemic relief to households and small- and medium-size businesses. The International Monetary Fund’s June outlook estimates that, including fiscal measures and credit guarantees, spending reached approximately 20 percentage points of GDP. In the United States, Congress is considering new spending ranging from 5% of […]

Africa Industry Travel

Kenya Airways Resumes International Passenger Flights With A Colourful Event

Kenya Airways resumes international flights to 30 destinations across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East Nairobi, 30 July 2020 – Kenya Airways (KQ) today resumed international passenger services following the easing of movement restrictions as directed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta. The first international flights depart today 1st August to the following international destinations; London, […]

ICT Opinions

Tech Titans at Bay?

Diane Coyle CAMBRIDGE – Big Tech is back in the spotlight – and not in a good way. On July 29, the chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook spent more than five hours fielding tough questions about their overwhelming market power from a bipartisan antitrust panel in the US House of Representatives. Is […]

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Nature by the Numbers

Robert Watson NORWICH – When Cyclone Amphan came barreling up the Bay of Bengal this past May, South Asia’s first named storm of the year appeared to pose a massive threat to the people who live on the coastal floodplains and to the animals and plants – including many endangered species – that rely on […]

Africa Industry Tourism

Kenya Airways Resumes International Passenger Flights To 30 Destinations

Kenya Airways resumes international flights to 30 destinations across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East  Nairobi, 30 July 2020 – Kenya Airways (KQ) will be resuming its international passenger services on Saturday 1 August 2020 following the easing of movement restrictions as directed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta. The first international flights on 1st August […]

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Revisiting the White Swans of 2020

Nouriel Roubini NEW YORK – In February, I warned that any number of foreseeable crises – “white swans” – could trigger a massive global disturbance this year. I noted that: “… the US and Iran have already had a military confrontation that will likely soon escalate; China is in the grip of a viral outbreak that could […]

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Keeping Poverty Reduction Front and Center

Juan Manuel Santos and Sabina Alkire OXFORD – Today’s pandemic-induced humanitarian and economic crisis represents an unprecedented opportunity to go beyond emergency responses and address our economies’ structural flaws. Many governments’ stimulus and recovery packages are already shaping the future. But leaders across all sectors of society should recognize this moment as a rare chance […]