Dr. Alexander Anim-Mensah Among Ghanaians in the US Making Great Strides caught up with Dr. Alexander Anim-Mensah after he was recognized with a Distinguished Patent Fellow award for his innovative ideas. This encounter was to learn from him and share his thoughts to inspire youths all over, specifically those in developing countries. We also wanted his thoughts on how policymakers, governments, and generally people in key positions in developing worlds especially African countries could …

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Fiber optics expert Dr. Thomas Mensah receives prestigious global award

Fiber optics

Ghana’s technology icon, fiber optics inventor and Nanotechnology expert, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has received the 2019 International Nanotechnology Conference award. The award was presented at the World Nanotechnology Conference held in Dubai from April 15 -17, where he was also the guest speaker. Dr. Mensah at this international conference was also appointed to the European Commission on Advanced Nanotechnology Education …

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South African National Space Agency and CNES of France Sign MoU

South African National Space Agency

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and the French national space agency (CNES) have signed an agreement outlining future space cooperation between the two countries. The agreement was signed on February 28 in Pretoria by France’s Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu, Jean-Pascal Le Franc, CNES …

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Five things to look out for in the 2019 tech industry

Tech Industry

It’s been a long year for the tech industry, with data breaches, privacy scandals and new regulations in Europe and California. So what’s in store for 2019? Marketplace Tech’s Molly Wood told host Adriene Hill that stakes are getting raised for trust, data and devices in the new year. Here are five things Wood is looking for: 2019 Tech Industry and Security …

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Top Global Blockchain Experts Head To South Africa


For some, blockchain is a word they hear thrown around from time to time, but they don’t have a clue what it all means. For others, blockchain represents an incredible chance to shake things up, thanks to the opportunities offered by digital currencies and blockchain technology. If you fall into that latter category, you should already have heard about the annual …

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Why African Governments need to budget more for Outer Space

outer space

The concept of outer space may mean nothing to the common man in the streets of Lagos, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Cairo. Africa’s most pressing challenges include poverty, inadequate health care, poor infrastructure and education. In essence, governments in Africa should give priority and commit resources to address these pressing challenges. It may sound Utopian to ask African governments to pursue …

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African Innovation and Integration of WordCamp Conferences


WordCamp attendee William Derek Jackson is of the opinion that the unmistakable truth to mastering technology is understanding the reality that 80% of all tech careers require the ability to read and comprehend the written word, no matter what language. African nations are realizing the empowerment of thought leadership using tech. There can be several hundred dialects and language nuances …

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A Black Founder’s Manifesto…

Navigating a treacherous terrain without a compass Facebook tagged me in a memory recently of me on stage, pitching to 500 folks at Technori for my company 4 years ago. I was really left in a place of gratitude and humility looking at the pictures. Wow…I’ve been at this for quite some time. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 19 years, but this is …

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Google built an AI lab in Accra because ‘Ghana is the future of Africa’


Accra, Ghana (CNN) — “Google is just a giant scientific research company that happens to make money,” this was my first impression when I visited their offices in Mountain View for the first time. I was not wrong, a lot of what Google does is to push the boundaries of human knowledge through research and discovery. It is that curiosity that has led …

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An Insight into the 2018 Upcoming Smart Cities Global Summit

Between 27 and 28th June 2018, Algerian capital Algiers will be privileged to host the Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit 2018. The summit will be organized to assess the global Smart City partnership opportunities and growth strategies with the primary focus on the Global Growth and Africa markets. The event will have the presence of Blue Mena Group, …

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