231Data, Liberian IT Firm Unveils Free Computer Literacy Program

231Data, Liberian IT Firm Unveils Free Computer Literacy Program

In Paynesville, Liberia, an IT business called 231Data has launched a free one-month course on digital transformation training. This program is intended for Liberians aged 11 to 35 and is sponsored by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA). The program’s goal is to give participants the fundamental digital skills they need. It started on January 2nd…

Embrace Eco-Friendly Living: Discover The LG Smart Cottage For A Sustainable Lifestyle
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Embrace Eco-Friendly Living: Discover The LG Smart Cottage For A Sustainable Lifestyle

Discover the LG Smart Cottage, a revolutionary sustainable living concept that wholeheartedly embraces and champions eco-friendly practices. This groundbreaking and innovative space serves as a testament to LG’s unwavering commitment to creating a greener and more sustainable future for all. The LG Smart Cottage is a haven of cutting-edge technology and energy-efficient solutions that seamlessly…

Kenyan Government Share Plans to Build 1,450 ICT Hubs
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Kenyan Government Share Plans to Build 1,450 ICT Hubs

The Kenyan government has revealed plans to build 1,450 ICT hubs in the country as part of its efforts to implement the recently launched Digital Master Plan 2022-2032. The project, set to begin in 2024, will offer Kenyans digital literacy training, film production, and public access to government services across the country. Eluid Owalo, the ICT cabinet…

Meta Announces New Safety Tools for Kenyan Families

Meta Announces New Safety Tools for Kenyan Families

Meta just opened a Family Center with Supervision Tools and an Education Hub in Kenya to help families have safer and better experiences. The family center’s parental monitoring tools provide access to professional-driven services for safety and well-being. These apps help kids intentionally manage their online time by alerting them when time limits are set,…

MMTC Shares Plans to Build 3 Additional Smart Cities in Africa

MMTC Shares Plans to Build 3 Additional Smart Cities in Africa

The shipments of new construction equipment for the new smart cities in Congo, Botswana, and Sierra Leone, which are scheduled to start in January 2024, are being finalized by Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC). The building will take place after the first Marathon at MMTC, which is set for December 16, 2023, at MMTC…

How Fundall Keeps Blazing the Trail for Financial Inclusion in West Africa
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How Fundall Keeps Blazing the Trail for Financial Inclusion in West Africa

The fintech sector is pioneering the financial inclusion revolution and driving economic growth in Africa. During the second quarter of 2023, African FinTech companies collectively raised $189m in funding with Nigeria dominating the continent’s FinTech ecosystem with a 42% share of deals.  Innovative startups now offer solutions to teeming users who readily embrace them. Among…

TGI Group Launches Women in TGI Webinar Series
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TGI Group Launches Women in TGI Webinar Series

Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group, a leading contributor to the Nigerian economy, announces the inaugural edition of the Women in TGI Webinar Series, aimed at fostering gender inclusion within the conglomerate and beyond. This initiative, spearheaded by the Women in TGI Committee, is designed to empower and promote inclusivity for women in the workplace, reflecting TGI’s…

Rwanda: Kaspersky Unveils First Africa Transparency Center in Kigali

Rwanda: Kaspersky Unveils First Africa Transparency Center in Kigali

The World Bank reports that internet penetration in the African region increased steadily from 26% in 2019 to 36% in 2022. As part of the African Union’s Digital Transformation Strategy, which aims to provide digital empowerment to all Africans by 2030, Kaspersky has established its first Transparency Center in Kigali, marking a significant turning point…

Nigerian Government Opens Startup Support and Engagement Portal
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Nigerian Government Opens Startup Support and Engagement Portal

Bosun Tijani, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, announced the inauguration of the Startup Support and Engagement Portal. The portal is a feature of the Nigeria Startup Act aimed at bringing together businesses, investors, and support organizations such as accelerators, incubators, and innovation hubs. “The launch of the portal will allow us [to]…

Ugandan Government Introduces Digital Number Plates

Ugandan Government Introduces Digital Number Plates

The initiative to replace the outdated license plates with digital ones has been made official by the Ministry of Works and Transport. The Intelligent Transport Monitoring System will be implemented by /S Joint Stock Company Global Security, a Russian company, and the digital number plates will be equipped with bluetooth chips. Speaking at the rollout…

South African School Kids Build World-class Robotics
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South African School Kids Build World-class Robotics

In a brand-new competition that focused on using robots to clean up the environment, South African youngsters demonstrated their robotics expertise. The robotics program at Reddam House Bedfordview is booming and incorporates both extracurricular and core curriculum activities. At the most recent Inspired Builds International Robotics Competition, the school won first place in three age…

KeNIC Reveals Second Level Domain Auction Dates

KeNIC Reveals Second Level Domain Auction Dates

Dates for the forthcoming Second Level Domain (SLD) auction have been released by the Kenya Network Information Centre (KeNIC). The online auction will take place between October 1 and November 3, 2023. The third auction was held in 2017, the second in 2021, and the third in 2022, making this year’s auction the fourth. Internet…

Tech Company of the Week: STEM METS Resources Limited 
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Tech Company of the Week: STEM METS Resources Limited 

STEM METS Resources Limited was founded in 2013 by Jadesola Adedeji and Late Dr Funmi Ogunwuyi. It’s a social enterprise committed to nurturing, enriching, and inspiring young minds by providing quality, innovative, and alternative educational learning platforms. The indigenous company is bridging the skills gap in the Nigerian educational sector using STEM-based programs from early…

Elon Musk’s X to Feature Video Calling Support
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Elon Musk’s X to Feature Video Calling Support

Future additions of X video calls to the app have been confirmed by the platform’s CEO in an interview. As part of the billionaire’s strategy to make X into an “everything app,” Elon Musk is attempting to introduce support for new features to the microblogging platform he runs that was formerly known as Twitter. Users…

African governments and tech entrepreneurs are working together to improve the health supply chains
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African governments and tech entrepreneurs are working together to improve the health supply chains

According to recent study, African governments are working with tech entrepreneurs to boost regional health supply chains. Nearly 50 partnerships between health startups and African governments were found to be aimed at streamlining supply chains and enhancing health outcomes throughout the continent. The new annual market intelligence report from healthcare consulting firm Salient Advisory highlights…

Kenyan electricity bus manufacturer BasiGo expands to Rwanda
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Kenyan electricity bus manufacturer BasiGo expands to Rwanda

BasiGo, a Kenyan electric bus maker, plans to enter the Rwandan market in the fourth quarter of this year. The startup has announced plans to deliver its first unit to Rwandan public transportation providers. Jit Bhattacharya, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of BasiGo, stated that the agreement will see the buses distributed to public transportation…

Egypt’s EdVentures and Saudi Arabia’s VMS team up to revolutionize the MENA ed-tech market.

Egypt’s EdVentures and Saudi Arabia’s VMS team up to revolutionize the MENA ed-tech market.

EdVentures, an Egypt-based ed-tech corporate venture capital firm, has established a strategic alliance with VMS, a leading venture studio supporting entrepreneurs and startups in the Middle East, to advance education technology in the area. EdVentures, the investment arm of Egypt’s Nahdet Misr Group, has been in the forefront of investing in innovative ed-tech startups since…

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5: Delivering Flexibility and Versatility without Compromise
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Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5: Delivering Flexibility and Versatility without Compromise

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has announced its fifth generation of Galaxy foldables: Galaxy Z Flip5 and Galaxy Z Fold5. The form factors offer unique experiences for every user with sleek and compact designs, countless customisation options, and powerful performance. The new Flex Hinge makes the foldable experience possible, while offering an aesthetically balanced and solid design….

To assist African institutions in fostering student-led innovation, CcHub and GIZ have launched.

To assist African institutions in fostering student-led innovation, CcHub and GIZ have launched.

In collaboration with the Make-IT in Africa project run by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) has announced a new co-funded initiative to support innovation within African universities. The new program, known as UNI:NNOVATORS Startups-in-Residence, will see CcHub…

Kenya Unveils “VTabu” it’s First Virtual Library

Kenya Unveils “VTabu” it’s First Virtual Library

The first virtual library in Kenya, called “VTabu,” has been formally opened by the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS). Ababu Namwamba, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Youth Affairs, Sports, and the Arts, unveiled the $1.7 million startup in Maktaba Kuu in Nairobi. Over 200,000 reading items, including digitized books, magazines, academic papers, and official publications,…

Nigeria’s Astravest assists retail clients in increasing their wealth by diversifying their investments.
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Nigeria’s Astravest assists retail clients in increasing their wealth by diversifying their investments.

Astravest, a Nigerian business, is an investment platform that enables retail users to diversify their investments in dependable assets like commodities, fixed income, and real estate in order to increase their wealth. Astravest, a company that helps Africans conserve, diversify, and develop their money, was founded in 2022 by serial entrepreneur Chibuike Goodnews, formerly of…

My 1Health Transforming Accessto Specialised Healthcare with the Launch of Innovative Platform
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My 1Health Transforming Accessto Specialised Healthcare with the Launch of Innovative Platform

My 1Health, a leading health-tech startup and a top medical facilitator, is proud to announce the official launch of its global platform, connecting patients to world class specialised healthcare services worldwide. This innovative platform results from a merger between two industry leaders, MyHealth Africa and International Medical Treatment, combining their expertise to create a unified…

Over 30 million users have signed up to Meta’s Threads according to Zuckerberg
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Over 30 million users have signed up to Meta’s Threads according to Zuckerberg

According to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, 30 million people have already downloaded the company’s brand-new Threads app. He marketed the application as a “friendly” rival to Twitter, which Elon Musk acquired in October. According to experts, Twitter users dissatisfied with recent platform changes may flock to Threads. Although Twitter is “often imitated,” according to…

Meta Now Allows Secure Chat Transfer Using QR Code on WhatsApp Between Devices
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Meta Now Allows Secure Chat Transfer Using QR Code on WhatsApp Between Devices

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, unveiled a new function for WhatsApp, the platform’s instant messaging application, on Friday. The CEO of Meta claims that customers will now be able to easily and securely move their chat history between devices. Currently, the transfer can only occur if both devices are running the same OS (operating…

Egyptian startups Paymob and Chefaa collaborate to change pharmacies digitally
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Egyptian startups Paymob and Chefaa collaborate to change pharmacies digitally

The digitalization of pharmaceutical payments in Egypt will be fueled by a partnership between the Egyptian entrepreneurs Paymob and Chefaa. Paymob was established in 2015, and our omnichannel gateway helps over 200,000 SME merchants to run and grow their businesses by providing access to more than 40 different payment options. The Chefaa healthcare benefits platform,…

ChatGPT App can now Surf the Web
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ChatGPT App can now Surf the Web

Now, ChatGPT on mobile can access the internet. solely through Bing. Today, OpenAI revealed that users of ChatGPT Plus, the company’s AI-powered chatbot’s premium edition, may use a new function called Browsing to instruct ChatGPT to look up information on Bing. By selecting “GPT-4” in the model switcher and “Browse with Bing” from the drop-down…

Somalia Rolls out National Payment’s QR Code Standard

Somalia Rolls out National Payment’s QR Code Standard

Unified National Quick Response(QR) Code was released by the Central Bank of Somalia (CBS). The Somali Quick Response Code (SOMQR) will be the abbreviation for the QR code standard. The Quick Response Codes (QR) that merchants and consumers in the nation will get will be issued in accordance with the SOMQR standard by payment service…

Microsoft Announces  New Computing Service

Microsoft Announces New Computing Service

Microsoft unveiled a new computing service on Wednesday with the goal of assisting chemical industries in hastening the development of novel materials. The program, Azure Quantum Elements, uses computational power to assist chemical businesses in simulating a large variety of atom combinations. The idea is to virtually investigate potential new materials using computers before simulating…

LinkedIn is developing a product for video advertising that targets users of streaming platforms.
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LinkedIn is developing a product for video advertising that targets users of streaming platforms.

LinkedIn, which is owned by Microsoft, announced on Thursday that it was developing a video advertising solution that would let advertisers target visitors to the professional networking site while they browsed streaming media. In an effort to grow its advertising business during a period of economic uncertainty, LinkedIn has released AI technologies to aid marketers…