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Finding technology-based solutions to tackle gender-based violence

Johannesburg, South Africa – 11 August 2020: Microsoft South Africa, together with leading gender-based violence NPO partners, 1000 Women Trust and TEARS Foundation, have launched the Safe@Home Hackathon to address gender-based violence in South Africa. The virtual hackathon, which will run from 22 September to 19 October, invites the South African developer community to create and develop technology-based solutions to help victims of gender-based …

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Elon Musk And Dr. Thomas Mensah Continue To Achieve Major Milestones In Technology as Africans

Elon Musk born in Pretoria South Africa and Dr. Thomas Mensah from Kumasi Ghana in West Africa continues to make history through innovation and spectacular achievements. Astronauts in a SpaceX capsule Elon Musk successfully returned American Astronauts from the International Space Station to Earth, 45 years since Apolo Astronauts returned by landing their spacecraft into the ocean which was retrieved …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Kematim Concepts Donates Pioneer Nigeria Made Automated Handwash Device

TheAfricanDream.net in its Heroes of COVID-19 series continues to celebrate individuals and organizations who are performing their duties or contributing their effort to preserve humanity while the world fights against the novel coronavirus. And for this month of August in 2020, our hero of COVID-19 is Kematim Concepts, a cutting-edge leader in tech design, development, and manufacturing based in Nigeria …

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Ghana’s creative industry to get specialised court

Ghana’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Barbara Oteng-Gyasi has announced the creation of a specialised court that will cater to the country’s creative sector. Barbara Oteng-Gyasi According to a statement signed by Oteng-Gyasi last week, the Arts Rights Court will function as a division of Ghana’s High Court and attend to issues such as “copyright and other related matters pertaining to …

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Second Digital Africa Diaspora Conference holds July 2020 amidst COVID-19

The Second African Diaspora Conference & Gala (ADC) intends to convene Africans from the Caribbean, South and Central America, and North America for discussions of the opportunities offered by the implementation of AfCFTA. This Conference is a follow up to the recommendations and Initiatives of the first ADC held in Dallas, Texas in November 2019 in the United States. Some …

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Beyoncé unleashes new video for ‘Already’ with Shatta Wale and Major Lazer

Beyoncé has premiered the video for ‘Already’ her collaboration with Ghanaian artist Shatta Wale and Major Lazer, taken from the 2019 album ‘The Lion King: The Gift’. File photo of Shatta Wale (left) next to Beyoncé The video features Beyoncé dancing in a myriad of locations, like in an empty warehouse and among the treetops to name just a few. The release of …

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Ghana central bank keeps benchmark policy rate steady at 14.5%

ACCRA (Reuters) – Ghana’s central bank on Monday maintained its policy rate at 14.5%, citing a need for macro-economic stability despite the slowdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Respective denominations of the Ghanaian cedi currency Ghana’s economy, which relies heavily on natural resources like cocoa, gold and oil, is expected to grow in 2020 at its slowest rate in …

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