Tag Archives: Africa technology

Dr. Alexander Anim-Mensah Among Ghanaians in the US Making Great Strides

TheAfricanDream.net 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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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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FarmConnecta wins 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange presented the 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge prize to FarmConnecta on December 15, 2015 during the Cairo ICT event. FarmConnecta, a Botswana-based start-up that has developed an information sharing and billing system designed for the agricultural community, received a prize valued at 10,000 euros. The 2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge was launched in August in France and 11 other countries in …

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Cisco believes Rwanda’s Kagame really gets I.T. relevance

Cisco believes Africa’s first smart city could be in Rwanda. Cisco executive chairman John Chambers told ITWeb on the side-lines of the Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), in Dubai, that he is bullish about the growth potential for the Internet of things (IOT) in Africa. “If you look at Rwanda, what president Paul Kagame is doing there is amazing. …

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Dr. Thomas Mensah identifies paths to industrialize Africa

Dr. Thomas Mensah, the renowned scientist and inventor in Atlanta, USA, received the prestigious International Business Leadership (IBL) Award for 2015 from the African Leadership Magazine (ALM). This happened at the ALM’s annual awards event from November 11-12, 2015 at the Westin Atlanta Hotel on 7 Concourse Parkway, North East of Atlanta in Georgia, USA. Dr. Mensah who is the Chairman of Lightwave …

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