How can digital technology boost growth in Africa?

first_imgThe digitalisation of the economy offers a huge leapfrogging opportunity to Africa, as the continent bypasses older technology to immediately embrace the new. This was the starting point of a World Economic Forum on Africa discussion on the economic potential of digital technology, held on 11 May 2016.From left, Siyabonga Cwele, Tobias Becker, Elizabeth Migwalla, Pascal Lamy and Charles Muritu discuss technology and economic growth in Africa at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, on 11 May 2016. (Image: WEF Flickr)How, the panellists were asked, can this economic potential be unleashed?The session was moderated by Pascal Lamy, political consultant, businessman and former director-general of the World Trade Organisation.The other speakers were South African Minister of Telecommunications Siyabonga Cwele; Charles Muritu, the head of African telecoms and strategic partnerships at Google; Elizabeth Migwalla, senior director of government affairs at Qualcomm; Tobias Becker, senior vice president and director for Africa at ABB Ltd; and Cote d’Ivoire government spokesperson Bruno Nabagne Kone.In discussing how technology can transform Africa’s digital marketplace, the panel examined the fostering of online entrepreneurs, enabling cross-border data exchange, and overcoming traditional barriers to trade.Watch the full session:last_img read more

JPV finally plays on Marikina home pitch, hosts Global; Davao opens season bid vs Kaya

first_imgView comments It will mark the first time that JPV is actually playing at MSC, whose pitch underwent repair last year to comply with league standards.“We’re excited to finally play a match on our home pitch,” said JPV coach Dan Padernal. “We want to promote football in Marikina and hopefully we can do that through good performances in the PFL.”Padernal lost some of his key cogs from last season like Takumi Uesato and Takashi Odawara, who moved to Ceres and Davao, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Davao Aguilas host Kaya Iloilo at Davao del Norte Sports Complex at 4 p.m. on Sunday, capping opening weekend for the league which will be reduced to six teams this season following the pullout of Ilocos United and Meralco Manila.Ceres-Negros and Stallion Laguna were supposed to play at Panaad Stadium on Saturday, but the league decided to move the match to June.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe six clubs will play against each other five times in the league competition to comply with the minimum number of games set by the AFC.A Cup competition will be introduced this year, which will be held in the middle of the year. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosacenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving After a cloud of uncertainty following the pullout of two clubs early this year, the second season of the Philippines Football League finally takes off on Saturday when JPV Marikina makes its home debut against Global Cebu at Marikina Sports Center.Kickoff is at 7 p.m. with JPV hoping for a positive start to its league campaign after limping to a disappointing fifth place finish last season.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Weather draws attention to capital’s twin sports bids Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

Jayson Castro lifts TNT over SMB, sends series to do-or-die Game 3

first_imgMOST READ “We just tied the series. Nothing to celebrate. Our goal tonight was to stay in the series,” said TNT coach Bong Ravena. “I’m just glad we’re making our outside shots which we were missing in the last game.”“We just played harder this time. Hopefully next game, the intensity and our energy stays the same. Or even improves,” he added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsRR Pogoy led all of TNT in scoring with 20, while Troy Rosario and Don Trollano registered 15 and 12, respectively.The Beermen’s frontcourt of June Mar Fajardo and Christian Standhardinger shouldered the most of the burden of keeping their opponents within striking range. The former had  26 markers and 19 boards while the latter 18 and 8.    Terrence Romeo, who dealt the most damage for SMB in Game 1, scored 12.The victory by TNT forged a double do-or-die showcase on Wednesday night still at the Big Dome with Magnolia also extending its series with a blowout victory over Barangay Ginebra earlier.The scores:TNT 93 – Pogoy 20, Castro 19, Rosario 15, Trollano 12, Reyes 9, Washington 5, Semerad, A. 4, Williams 4, Taha 4, Heruela 1, Carey 0.San Miguel 88 – Fajardo 26, Standhardinger 18, Cabagnot 16, Romeo 12, Ross 6, Lassiter 5, Santos 5, Tubid 0, Ganuelas-Rosser 0, Nabong 0, Pessumal 0.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Quarters: 20-19, 54-43, 73-68, 93-88.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDragged into a back-and-forth battle, TNT kept its composure behind its chief playmaker Jayson Castro and held off four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer, 93-88, in Game 2 of their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals series Monday night at Araneta Coliseum.Castro was brilliant all game long, accounting for 19 markers and nine assists in KaTropa’s campaign that faced its biggest threat in the final five minutes of the game.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Rookie Jennifer Nierva shows leadership for NU SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedlast_img read more