Technology

Elon Musk becomes world’s second richest person

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has topped Microsoft founder Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest man after a meteoric rise in his personal fortune. Mr Musk’s net worth jumped by $7.2bn (£5.4bn) to $128bn after shares in his car firm Tesla surged. Only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is richer, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. It comes after news Tesla …

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The 4th African Space Generation Workshop slated for Ghana

Due to the current global health situation associated with COVID-19, the African Space Generation Workshop (AF-SGW) is postponed to the 25th and 26th February 2021. The safety of our event attendees is our top priority and we have been monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation carefully. Based on the most up to date policies involving travel and event attendance, and …

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COVID-19 management: Ghana adjudged one of best three in the world – Ofori-Atta

Ghana has been adjudged one of the best countries that have effectively managed the COVID-19 crisis, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has said. Presenting a budget to cater for the first quarter of 2021 in Parliament today, 28th October 2020, the Minister explained that an increase in business and consumer confidence was a sign of the government’s efficient management of the …

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Samsung becomes top five in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2020

Samsung has announced that it has become number five in the Best Global Brands 2020 list announced by Interbrand, a global brand consulting company, with its largest-ever brand value of USD 62.3 billion. Despite the challenging business environment brought on global companies by COVID-19 in 2020, Samsung saw a 2% rise in brand value from USD 61.1 billion in 2019 …

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Ghana’s Prempeh College wins 2020 Robofest World Championship

A team from Prempeh College has snatched a Robofest World Championship win for the second time in a row. The team, MikoGolf, took the first position at the 2020 event after beating teams from Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Canada and the USA. MikoGolf on Saturday impressed judges with their robot during the Senior Division Golf Bowl competition. Two …

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STEMi Makers Africa Hosts Kuongoza confab celebrating Int’l Girl Child Day

There are 1.1 billion girls alive today who could grow up to change the world if they are simply given access to things like secondary education, proper nutrition, career opportunities and family planning services. File photo of some of the participating speakers It is no doubt that young women and girls contribute majorly to the socio-economic development and prosperity of …

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World Space Week: Africa prepares to celebrate space sciences and education

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World Space Week – the largest annual space event in the world – celebrates and inspires interest in space sciences and technology. World Space Week will be observed globally to celebrate and inspire interests in space. In addition, several African countries will be celebrating the contributions of space sciences and technology.  WORLD SPACE WEEK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW DATE …

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Telegram Gets Video Calling Feature in Beta Version: Report

Telegram users can now make a video call to their contacts as the instant messaging platform has rolled out the feature in its beta app, an online report has said. If you want to test the beta features, you need to download the version 0.7 beta or newer of the app from Microsoft’s App Center platform. The app will be …

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Here’s why Africa needs to invest in home-grown science

African scientists play a crucial role in fighting poverty after the devastation wreaked by COVID-19. There are still far too few African scientists – only 198 researchers per million, compared to 4,500 per million in the UK and the US. But their contributions are vital to solving a broad range of problems. African governments need to invest more in research …

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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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