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The DRC must participate in the regional bloc's industrial revolution to help influence regional and global manufacturing and economic growth.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), about the size of Western Europe, is sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest nation.
The DRC has opted for unity, regionalism, and multilateralism.
The entry of the DRC into the EAC, with a population of 95 million, has been heralded as a game-changer.

Structure and economic profile
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), about the size of Western Europe, is sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest nation. DRC i...

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  • Africa desperately needs employment transformation, an increase, especially in the employment percentage of wage jobs
  • Evolving technology advancements are transforming jobs worldwide, which has been a cause of both pleasure and grief, but mostly grief, in recent years
  • Most people are now able to work from home due to enhanced video technology and the internet of things (IoT) and a  handful have lost their jobs to sophisticated robotics

Evolving technology advancements are transforming jobs worldwide, which has been a cause of both pleasure and grief, but mostly grief, in recent years.

Most people are now able to work from home due to enhanced video technology and the internet of things (IoT) and a  handful have lost their jobs to sophisticated robotics.

The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted this challenge when workers the world over were forced to adjust to the “new normal”. Predicting the influence of emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

The African tech sector taking flight and with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) upon us, the continent has to harness all its resources to benefit from the opportunities therein.

While the 4IR offers immense prospects which could turn the continent’s economy around, a lot needs to be done to ensure that the decade-long lament of a poor Africa does not continue.

The 4IR technological revolution has important implications for education, employment, and the future of work on the continent which will have 1.6 billion people by 2030.

Read: How is Africa suffering from US-China trade wars?

4IR is characterized by accelerating digitalization and the use of new technologies— including Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, robotics, 3D printing, the internet of things and advanced wireless technologies.

According to the African Economic Outlook 2020 by the African Development Bank (AfDB), Africa needs to prepare for the implications of the 4IR just like …

The potential of the fourth industrial revolution in Africa report shows an African tech sector taking flight the report was funded by the African Development Bank.

The Technopolis Group carried out research and study of the report. The report was presented during a seminar hosted by the African Development Bank last week.

According to the report, in 2019, approximately 6,500 technology start-ups were identified in Africa, among which about 10% develop applications that characterize the fourth industrial revolution.

Francie Sadeski, partner and lead in emerging markets at Technopolis, said the foundation has been laid for the fourth industrial revolution.

“The figures exceed forecasts and indicate that the basis for Africa’s growth into the fourth industrial revolution is already there,” she said during a presentation on the report.

By 2019, the report notes that venture capital of more than $100 million was invested in African Internet of Things start-ups making it …

The need for intelligent products and technologies has seen continuous growth in the world today with demand growing as needs change around the world.

To address this, Riara University has launched robotics, embedded systems and digital lab that is going to enhance the studies of students at the University while equipping them with the necessary skills needed for the ever-changing job market.

UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

The robotics laboratory answers to the need of the Fourth Industrial Revolution which is characterized by the convergence of breakthrough technologies – such as advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, the internet of things, virtual and augmented reality, wearables and additive manufacturing – which allows individuals to use connected technology to enhance and manage their lives.

This comes at a time when the world has committed to the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda where there will be an increased demand for more environmentally-friendly and socially …

Uganda’s use of innovation to solve social challenges drive its development and creates new employment opportunities, Dr. Ruhakana Ruganda, Prime Minister of Uganda, said during the Global Business Forum Africa, GBF Africa 2019, in Dubai.
Speaking during an opening session, Dr. Ruganda discussed on how Uganda is fostering innovation and technology to unlock its economic potential.
He gave an example of mobile technology being used to register and track valuable data, improve access to education and address existing issues.
“These efforts in innovation taking place in Uganda – especially by the younger generation – are also being replicated in similar settings in a number of African counties in East Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa and North Africa,” Dr Ruganda said.
While discussing Uganda’s need to create 600,000 jobs every year for the next 10 and Uganda’s new programme set to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dr