Technology

Isaac Sesi: Ghanaian Engineer Featured In 50 Next’s Inaugural Class

Isaac Sesi, an entrepreneur, engineer and innovator, has been included in the inaugural class of 50 Next – a global list of young innovators shaping the future of gastronomy. As CEO and Head of Product Development at Sesi Technologies, he leads a team of young innovators who develop affordable technologies to solve problems in the world’s food systems with a …

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WhatsApp now has ’view once’ feature for photos and videos

WhatsApp messaging has introduced a new privacy policy that allows for a’view once’ feature for photos and videos. The feature is currently for specific beta testers but will soon be available for Android users. WhatsApp announced earlier this year that the expiring media feature would soon be available. Ghanaian develops WhatsApp Status Viewer downloader App [Download here] So how does it …

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Black Scientist and Inventors in The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Black Scientists & Inventors team have joined forces with Kemtology to bring you a summer of programmes around the theme: INDUSTRY 4.0. A must-attend S.T.E.A.M.i programme for the whole family. Whether you like it or not, you and your children’s lives will be affected by the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To find out more, join us and listen to our international esteemed black scientists, …

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Modern economics policy & technology can prep Africa’s agricultural future

According to insight by one of the world’s top consulting firms, McKinsey & Company, the agricultural sector remains one of the most important sectors of the economy for many African countries. McKinsey sights that more than 60 percent of the population of sub-Saharan Africa is smallholder farmers, and as of 2019 about 23% of sub-Saharan Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) comes …

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Google launches Vertex AI, a fully managed cloud AI service

Google I/O 2021 kicked off today, and the developer keynote was packed with news pertinent to Android programmers, web devs and machine learning experts. Android developers were told by Google’s Jacob Lehrbaum, director of Android developer relations, to be ready for Android 12, which he described as “one of the biggest design changes ever” in Android’s history. As part of …

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Leanali, TecHerNG To Train 10,000 Africans On Technology Skills

A leading massive open online course platform in Africa, Leanali, has partnered with TechHerNG to train 10,000 Africans on technology skills. In a statement issued by TechHerNG Communications Officer, Ofim Kelechi Ofim, in Abuja yesterday, Learnali and TechHerNG are poised to reach a larger audience of Africans who are enthusiastic about learning a tech skill during the TECHIFY AFRICA 2021 …

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STEMi Makers Africa and Oracle Academy empowering Nigeria educators

STEMi Makers Africa partnered with Oracle Academy to empower tertiary educators in Nigerian Universities, Polytechnics and Monotechnics through Computing Education Bootcamp from  April 14-15, 2021. The 2-days virtual Bootcamp offered hands-on lab sessions in Oracle Cloud Compute VM – Install Apache and PHP, Oracle Cloud Compute VM – How to Create a Simple Load Balancer and Hands on Lab in …

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Ghana’s Gov’t signs agreement with AirtelTigo for transfer of ownership

The government of Ghana has signed an agreement with telecommunications company AirtelTigo for the transfer of ownership to the state. The government of Ghana and the parent companies of AirtelTigo, Bharti Airtel Ghana Holdings B.V., MIC Africa B.V signed the transfer after they concluded negotiations to transfer the shares of the company to the Ghana government. The transfer of ownership …

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All need you to know about African Union’s digital Covid-19 passport for travelers

The African Union has developed a common continental Covid-19 digital passport for travelers and airlines. It is an initiative by African Union’s lead health agency, the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). The technology is known as Trusted Travel, a platform that will enable passengers across Africa to securely and easily verify compliance with Covid-19 test or …

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Why did Twitter choose Ghana as its African headquarters?

Social media giant, Twitter has announced that Ghana will host its Africa head quarters. The company’s co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. In a statement the company said “in line with our growth strategy, we’re excited to announce that we are now actively building a team in Ghana. To truly serve the public conversation, we must …

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