Tag Archives: Technology

24 November 18

This non-profit wants to pay refugees to train AI algorithms

According to the latest figures from UNHCR, there are approximately 30 million refugees and asylum seekers around the world, plus a further 40 million people internally displaced within their own countries -totalling 68.5 million people worldwide. The global refugee crisis is
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28 February 18

Why 2017 was the year Africa’s tech startup scene really kicked off

Africa has been gaining attention in the tech scene for a number of years now, but the excitement surrounding Africa’s technology prospects focuses on its potential rather than the current state of things. Africa is a continent to watch with
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31 January 18

Rwanda’s first robotics boot camp aims to inspire students

Rwanda’s first robotics boot camp has come to a close after a three-week programme designed to inspire secondary school students.

27 November 17

Tanzania turns to drones in fight against malaria

Tanzania is turning to drones in the fight against malaria in a partnership with Aberystwyth University.

30 September 17

Why South Korea is investing big in Rwanda

Chinese investment in Africa gets a lot of attention in the media. In fact, you’d be forgiven for thinking China is the only Asian country with an interest in the African continent if you rely on the mainstream media for
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21 September 17

Africa is already solving problems with artificial intelligence – but it needs to be careful

Terms like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and automation are dominating technology discussions around the world right now. The pros and cons of each divide experts across a wide range of industries. Some predict a digital utopia; others the end
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24 January 17

Small plot farmers in East Africa go digital with new agtech platform

Small plot farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are going digital with a new agtech platform launched by Mastercard.

14 September 16

Can Social Media Help Build a Better Africa?

There’s no denying the impact social media has had on the geopolitical landscape. Its perceived role in the Arab Spring uprisings between 2010 and 2014 hinted at the power a connected world can have. The phrase Twitter revolution is now
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01 June 16

South Korea to Help Establish Technology Institute in Kenya

Kenya has signed a deal with South Korea that will see the Asian country help set up a technology centre in the East African nation.

15 March 16

Kenya: 200 Kiambu County Girls Take Part in Microsoft’s DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

More than 200 high school girls from Kiambu County have participated in Microsoft’s fifth DigiGirlz High Tech Camp.


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