Technology

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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GhanaPostGPS The Cost Analysis Paying Google Maps $400k a year?

[UPDATE] 28 Oct 2017 15:04 To those making the point that because the GhanaPostGPS is paying so-called 400k$ to Google Maps, that’s why the map images are clearer, my message to you is this: The Fact: The image below is a comparison of the Google Maps image as found on GhanaPostGPS website and from the native Google Maps standalone website. …

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The rise of Artificial Intelligence in Africa

Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) was first coined in 1956 by the scientist John McCarthy at Dartmouth College. Nearly 60 years later, it is now enjoying a major resurgence thanks to the exponential increases in computing power, the development of more sophisticated algorithms and the vast availability of data. The convergence of these technological developments has fueled AI’s rapid progress, making it …

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Iran First Fiber Optic Telephone Network Inaugurated

Fiber Optic Telephone

Telecoms Minister Mahmoud Vaezi of Iran inaugurated the country’s first fiber optic telephone network in Tehran July 15, 2017. Mobile operators were given carte blanche in 2013 to upgrade to the latest 4G systems. Traditional telecom companies only recently signed contracts to replace aging copper lines with fiber optic cables. To show that the new network is part of a …

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