All posts by David Whitehouse

About David Whitehouse

David Whitehouse’s career as a journalist includes 17 years as an editor with Bloomberg News in Paris. He now works as a freelance writer and editor for a range of publications including The Africa Report. David is the author of In Search of Rwanda’s Génocidaires, which examines the issues raised by the presence of alleged genocide participants in France. He is also the co-author of the English language autobiography of Cambodia’s long-time opposition leader Sam Rainsy.
  • UK plans African cities centre

    The UK is to set up a specialist centre that will help to improve the way African cities are planned, built and run, with the aim of making urban centres

    • Posted January 22, 2020
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  • Report showcases public sector AI use cases

    The public sector has trailed the private sector in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), but governments are making progress in catching up, according to a primer on AI in

    • Posted December 9, 2019
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  • Blockchain: hype or hope?

    A year ago, people got very excited about blockchain. Then the shine wore off – but David Whitehouse finds that, behind the hype, the technology is beginning to find real

    • Posted November 10, 2019
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  • South Africa scouts state-backed digital currency

    The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is calling for solutions providers to help it with a feasibility project investigating the creation of a digital currency that would allow consumers to

    • Posted June 12, 2019
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  • Ghana launches Africa’s first national e-procurement system

    Public sector e-procurement is gathering momentum in West Africa, with Ghana in April becoming the first country in the region to establish a national system. The initiative, funded by the

    • Posted May 14, 2019
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  • Enabling e-government: Estonia’s National Digital Advisor Marten Kaevats

    Widely recognised as one of the world’s digital leaders, Estonia has built a public IT infrastructure offering unparalleled convenience, security and data-exchange. The country’s lead digital adviser Marten Kaevats tells

    • Posted January 6, 2019
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  • Canadian and Brazilian innovation win mixed reviews from OPSI

    Public sector innovation is advancing in Canada and Brazil, but has yet to be a core objective, according to the preliminary findings of research by the OECD’s Observatory of Public

    • Posted December 5, 2018
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  • New toolkit navigator aims to stimulate innovation

    A new ‘Toolkit Navigator’ has been launched by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), with the goal of helping public servants to identify innovative techniques and technologies for

    • Posted November 29, 2018
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  • Should we put our trust in blockchain?

    Blockchains could validate people’s rights – but, misused, they could as easily steal them. David Whitehouse finds that building trust will be key to realising the technology’s potential Blockchain has

    • Posted November 6, 2018
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  • Beating the jams in France’s journey to electric vehicles

    France has ambitious plans to shift to electric vehicles, finds David Whitehouse – but its focus on encouraging big corporates to drive the agenda has proved ineffective: it’s time to

    • Posted October 19, 2018
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