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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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