Category archives for: Internet

Digital Tool to Help African Youth Learn to Code Unveiled

 Egypt, December 4, 2019//-The African Development Bank and technology firm Microsoft  today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform (https://Coding4Employment.org/), an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent.

The Hidden Costs of Social Media Use in Elections: A Ghana Case Study

Gabrielle Lynch, University of Warwick; Elena Gadjanova, University of Exeter, and Ghadafi Saibu, Bayreuth University December 4, 2019//-Social media is becoming increasingly central to election campaigns around the world. In the process, it is transforming politics in a number of ways.

Miss Geek GH: 10 Ladies to Go Head-to-head in Tech Power Context Finale

December 3, 2019//-After weeks of stiff competition between some 200 female contestants who entered the maiden Miss Geek Ghana 2019 Competition, 10 young ladies have made the final cut and they will be going head to head to determine and winner this week.

Electronics Developers Start Extensive Co-operation to Advance Circular Economy

November 28, 2019//-Companies and research institutes involved in the development of electronics and optics will begin co-operation under the leadership of VTT.

Why Smartphone Gambling is on the Up Among African Millennials

Victor Odundo Owuor, University of Colorado Boulder November 26, 2019//-When one talks about young Africans using smartphones, the dominant narrative is that these gadgets serve mostly as platforms for connection so that users can communicate and share greetings and information via text and images.

ServerFarm Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center Program to Help Enterprises Deploy AI

Los Angeles, U.S, November 21, 2019 – ServerFarm, the innovative data center developer and operator, has joined the NVIDIA DGX-Ready Data Center program, which connects service providers and enterprises with AI-ready facilities for smooth, quick, and cost-effective AI deployments.

KNUST Boosts Teaching of ICT in Less Endowed Schools in Ghana

Kumasi, Ashanti Region, November 20, 2019//-The management of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in its effort to improve ICT education, has donated 560 pieces of brand new customised smart laptop computers to 74 selected less endowed Senior High Schools and basic schools in Ghana.

Internet Connectivity Aids Response to Boko Haram Crisis

Maiduguri, Nigeria, November 11, 2019//-A global network of organisations working together to provide shared communications services in humanitarian emergencies, has provided internet connectivity services to over 4 000 aid workers in northeastern Nigeria this year.

New ITU Data Reveal Growing Internet Uptake But a Widening Digital Gender Divide

Geneva, Switzerland, November 6, 2019//  – New data released by ITU today reveal that in most countries worldwide women are still trailing men in benefiting from the transformational power of digital technologies.

Cloud Computing Market Revenue to Exceed $250bn in APAC by 2023 

November 6, 2019//-Cloud computing continues to be the catalyst for growth of IT vendors globally. Being one of the most scalable and best supporting technologies, the cloud computing market revenue in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to reach $256bn during the outlook period 2018-2023, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. 

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