Technology

Tunisia’s first satellite to highlight country’s technology

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ghanaian woman appointed to Facebook, Instagram oversight board

Human rights lawyer and Program Manager at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa from Ghana, Senegal and South Africa Afia Asantewaa Asare-Kyei has been appointed as Board Member to the newly created Facebook and Instagram oversight board. The Oversight Board will review certain content decisions by Facebook and Instagram and make binding decisions based on respect for freedom of …

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When It Comes To Sensible Drone Policy Africa Leads The Way

It has taken an event of almost biblical proportions to demonstrate just how much we truly rely on the care and services medical practitioners give us. But the pandemic has also shown us how these services worldwide need to adapt to better face another such challenge should, or when, it next arises. A 2018 UK Royal College of Physicians report …

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Remote working calls for cybersecurity overhaul of regional organizations

Dr. Moataz Binali, Vice President for Middle East & North Africa, Trend Micro

Trend Micro’s MENA VP highlights the importance of taking a multi-layered approach to security amidst the Covid-19, as hackers exploit new ways to lure organisations and attack their digital estates. It is hard to recall another circumstance in living memory equal to that of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic we all now face. Indeed, it has proved to be mankind’s great …

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Dr. Thomas Mensah Appointed To Two International Boards

The world Bank has approved the appointment of the Famous Fiber Optics Innovator and Founder of the Silicon Valley of Ghana to the International Board of Advisors at the Energy University of Sunyani. Dr. Mensah served as the Keynote Speaker at the recent launch of the World Class Innovative Energy Center in Sunyani which is funded by the World Bank. …

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WhatsApp puts new limits on the forwarding of viral messages

With heightened scrutiny on the potential of private message apps to spread misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic, WhatsApp on Tuesday said it would place new limits on the forwarding of messages. Starting today, messages that have been identified as “highly forwarded” — sent through a chain of five or more people — can only be forwarded to a single …

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