Technology

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Ghana unveils locally assembled Volkswagen cars (Photos)

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday unveiled Volkswagen vehicles assembled in the West African country for the first time. The cars were assembled in VW assembly plant established in Ghana this year. The investment was announced during German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s official visit to Ghana in August 2018. During the announcement the Government of Ghana and Volkswagen signed a Memorandum of Understanding …

Read More »

Tunisia’s first satellite to highlight country’s technology

outer space

When 35-year-old Tunisian farmer Azyz Ben Mustapha looks to the future, he feels a growing sense of unease. In recent years, climate change and pests have reduced harvests in the region, making life difficult for farmers like Ben Mustapha. “Climate change is already visible—especially with the cultivation of cereals,” he says. “Winters are getting shorter, hotter and dryer. Water shortages during the …

Read More »

Investing in Africa’s health-care & STEM workers can help fight next pandemic

As industrialized economies start to see Covid-19 cases decline, the threat the coronavirus poses to much of Africa will soon become front and center. This is certainly not the first time a disease or virus has drawn attention to the vulnerabilities of health systems in the global south. However, the truly worldwide nature of the Covid-19 pandemic offers an opportunity …

Read More »

Africans Excel In Technology When Given The Chance: How Elon Musk And Dr. Thomas Mensah Have Changed The World

Dr. Thomas Mensah described by CBS Television in America, as one of the Engineers who revolutionized the Modern Internet platform that supports Social Media worldwide, and Elon Musk who developed the Dragon I, Spacecraft that recently took two US Astronauts to the International Space Station, a spectacular feat by Space X his private company in America. Elon Musk like Dr …

Read More »

5G connections in Sub-Saharan Africa to hit 28 million by 2025 – GSMA

The Global System for Mobile Telecommunications Association (GSMA) has stated that about 28 million devices in Sub-Saharan Africa – representing a total of 2.7% of total mobile connections – will be connected to a 5G network by 2025. The Head of Sub-Saharan Africa for the GSMA, Akinwale Goodluck said this during a Huawei online interview. He explained that when 5G …

Read More »

Ugandan made electric buses hit the road amid Covid-19

Ugandan made electric buses have now hit the road amid the coronavirus pandemic with improved health guidelines. The buses were assembled by Kiira Motors Corporation, a local manufacturing company which has Equity Partners made up of Government of the Republic of Uganda represented by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (96%) and Makerere University (4%). The company is now …

Read More »