Category archives for: Software

Rwanda and the Dreamers of Digital Health in Africa

September 4, 2018//-Rwandans in remote villages are using an artificial intelligence-based algorithm on their mobile phones to get a diagnosis for their health problems addressed.

How an App is Helping to Collect Genetic Data in Ethiopia and Ghana

Genetic data holds a wealth of health information. CI Photos/Shutterstock Shane C Quinonez, University of Michigan September 4, 2018//-Genetic technologies are poised to change the world. Want to eradicate a human disease such as cystic fibrosis or improve a person’s ability to run impossible distances or lift unimaginable weights?

President Akufo-Addo: E-Waste Recycling Facility to be Constructed in Agbogbloshie

Accra, August 29, 2018//-Ghana’s President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has revealed that the construction of an integrated e-waste recycling facility, at Agbogbloshie, a suburb of Accra, will commence in October this year.

Nigeria’s Startup Paystack Raises $8 Million in Series A Round

Lagos, August 28, 2018// – Paystack, a Nigeria-based startup providing payments tools to businesses in Africa, has raised $8 million in Series A funding.

Aurecon Eyeing to Become SA’s First Registered Engineering Consultancy Drone Operator

August 28, 2018//-Aurecon is aiming to be the first consulting engineering company to become a registered drone operator in South Africa.

West Africa ICT Action Network Holds Digital Security Training for Female Journalists        

Monrovia, Liberia, August 24, 2018//- – The West Africa ICT Action Network (WAICTNET) has kicked off a two-day Digital Security for female journalists in Liberia.

What’s Stopping Young African Scientists from Achieving Their Potential

Young African scientists face persistent barriers which cause them to leave academia. Shutterstock/WAYHOME studio Anna Coussens, University of Cape Town; Abidemi James Akindele, University of Lagos; Badre Abdeslam, Université Mohammed V de Rabat; Fridah Kanana, Kenyatta University, and Mona Khoury-Kassabri, Hebrew University of Jerusalem August 22, 2018//-Young African scientists face persistent barriers which cause them […]

African Agric Has a lot to Gain from Increased Access to Big Data

August 20, 2018//-African scientists are about to get unprecedented access to enormous amounts of satellite data. This is thanks to a deal signed by the African Union with the European Commission’s Copernicus programme, which describes itself as the world’s third largest data provider.

Ghana: Uber Partners with DPO Group, MTN Mobile Money

Accra, Ghana, August 17, 2018//-Uber has announced a new partnership with DPO Group and MTN Mobile Money in Ghana.

True or Falso: People Are Priceless

August 15, 2018//-Award-winning speaker, author and non-executive director Dr Kirstin Ferguson doesn’t believe in throwing down a ladder once you have reached the top to help another woman climb.

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