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TechTalk with Solomon

Solomon Mulugeta Kassa is the producer and host of TechTalk with Solomon television show on Ethiopia Broadcasting Services (EBS). He is the recipient of the 2016 Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora (SEED) award in recognition for his extraordinary commitment to teaching science and technology for millions in his native language Amharic. He also currently works as a Senior Technology Consultant at a Fortune … Continue reading TechTalk with Solomon

Mozambique

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN MOZAMBIQUE: FACT, FICTION, FAIRY TALE?

One of the most challenging things for me is to explain to people what I was actually doing in Mozambique. Officially, I was an advisor for e-learning at a local university. So far, so good. However, what impact does such a project have on the sustainable development of a country? Do people in Mozambique have computers to go and study online? Isn’t it an elitist … Continue reading LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN MOZAMBIQUE: FACT, FICTION, FAIRY TALE?

TECHNOLOGY

Google for Nigeria: All the Key Announcements at the #GoogleForNigeria Event 2019

Google made a couple of exciting announcements for its customers and partners in Nigerian and Africa during the 3rd edition of the annual Google for Nigeria event that took place on Wednesday, July 24 2019 in Lagos. Google launched new apps, added new features to existing offerings, and made other key announcements. In case you missed the event here are some of the key announcement … Continue reading Google for Nigeria: All the Key Announcements at the #GoogleForNigeria Event 2019

TECHNOLOGY

The 77 Percent —Digitalization in Africa

From mobile money transactions to start-ups digitalization is making an impact in Africa. The Africa Union plans to have all people, governments and businesses connected by 2030. But how realistic is this when the World Bank says only 24% of the people are using the internet? Continue reading … Continue reading The 77 Percent —Digitalization in Africa

HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS USING CATAPULT TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE FOR 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

In 2018, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Catapult agreed a deal to make athlete monitoring technology available to all 54 of the national federations under CAF’s jurisdiction. As the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations approaches, participating nations are using Catapult wearable devices to help inform practice and decision making around team and player performance. One of the squads making preparations for the tournament in Egypt is the … Continue reading HOW SOUTH AFRICA IS USING CATAPULT TECHNOLOGY TO PREPARE FOR 2019 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one district in 2016, was successfully rolled out to all the 14 districts … Continue reading Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Norrsken opens East Africa startup fund and hub in Kigali

Startups in East Africa have a new source for investment and mentorship. Sweden’s Norrsken Foundation — a co-working space and investment fund based in Stockholm — opened its tech fund and entrepreneurship hub in Rwanda today to support ventures across the region. Norrsken’s Kigali center is located on the former École Belge campusand will begin with seed investments of $25,000 to $100,000 for early-stage startups in all … Continue reading Norrsken opens East Africa startup fund and hub in Kigali