Technology

Are you an IT professional, well here are 20 jobs to be ambitious about

4M ‘well-paying’ IT jobs over the next decade will require practitioners certified in IoT, converged infrastructure, cloud and more, IDC/Cisco study says. What should your next role in IT be? Maybe a security management expert? Or a change management guru? “Factors such as the proliferation of network-connected devices, adoption of cloud services and exponential rise in security threats are affecting …

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First home-designed cube satellite by Kenya launched into space

Kenya

Kenya joins the list of African nations with space ambitions launching its home-designed satellite on May 11, 2018. The cube satellite will be launched from the Japanese module of the International Space Station. It was brought there by a SpaceX rocket during an April re-supply mission. The cube satellite will be utilized in various sectors including weather forecasting, food security …

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South Africans’ personal information still not properly protected

Information

As was revealed by the recent data breach at Facebook, we live in a world where the protection of private information is ever more important. But in South Africa, the body established in 2016 to regulate the use of personal information is still not properly functional. That’s what Parliament heard on Tuesday April 24, 108, when Information Regulator Pansy Tlakula …

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Africa’s scientists encouraged to become the next Einstein

Scientists

South African geneticist Vinet Coetzee held up a malaria-diagnosing scanner that she said can be developed for use in Africa’s rural areas without the need for blood samples or lab tests. “This can be rapid, affordable and non-invasive,” she said. “It can reduce health inequality and bring us one step closer to a world free of malaria.” The prototype was …

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The African Academy of Sciences appeals for more Africa-based funding

The African Academy of Sciences

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is appealing for contributions from African governments and the continent’s private sector to help it to, among other future projects, establish regional scientific research hubs that will contribute to an increase in science output on the continent. AAS President Felix Dapare Dakora, in a website message outlining his strategic goals, said the centers would be …

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Nuclear Technology will Enhance Nigeria Position in Africa – Russia

Nigeria

The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Nigeria, Nikolay Udovichenko, has said the development of nuclear technologies will greatly enhance Nigeria’s position as one of the leading economies in the African continent. The envoy, who stated this during a roundtable with journalists in Abuja on relations between Nigeria and Russia in the outgoing year, noted that nuclear technologies apart from …

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Google’s Project Loon Test Flight in Ghana?

At the time of writing this article, a Google’s Project Loon balloon is in flight, reported at 60,000 ft (18km) up in the sky, somewhere near Nkawkaw in Ghana, thanks to a live feed from FlightRadar24. I am fond of once in a while tracking what’s flying in Ghana’s airspace. And lo and behold, I see this Project Loon flight …

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US-based Ghanaian inventor lauds ‘One-District, One-Factory’

Renowned US-based Ghanaian Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Innovator of Fibre Optic Technologies, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has lauded the government’s initiative of establishing a factory in each district to reduce the high unemployment rate. He, however, says the initiative can be sustained when the country is able to build a high-speed train system to easily link the districts. Dr. Mensah was speaking …

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New Google Mentorship And Launchpad Space For African Startups

Google

Google has launched a mentorship program that is specifically focused on supporting African tech entrepreneurs, with a new Google Launchpad space now available in Nigeria. Google Developers Launchpad Africa, which will operate from a new Google Launchpad Space in Lagos, is a mentorship program that aims to provide tech startups based in Africa with the tools to build sustainable businesses, according to ITNewsAfrica. The …

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