Google’s first artificial intelligence lab in Africa opened in Ghana. The Internet tech giant aims to provide researchers with the necessary tools to build products that can solve Africa’s problems in every field, particularly in health and agriculture.
Technology will be the key to unlock the opportunities that agriculture offers our continent, especially given the challenges posed by the changing climate, says Dr Richard Munang.
This is Africa spoke to Ekene Odigwe, one of the makers of a film aimed at raising awareness of the fight against Female genital mutilation (FGM).
Gani Taiwo is a 41-year-old artist and social activist who paints colourful murals on public toilets in the Ijora Badia slum of Lagos to help improve the settlement’s profile and its inhabitants’ quality of life.
The Lion Science Park of the University of Nigeria, the first university-based science park in Nigeria, is attracting global attention with its recent induction into the global body of International Association of Science Parks in Iran. The Science Park is designed as an innovation hub, an economic transformation initiative and a sustainable development project.
We need to re-align our areas of research so that they inform our development priorities, says Dr Richard Munang.
With no external source of funding and support, Anoziva Marindire has succeeded in teaching girls to code, opening up prospects in the job market and in their communities that they never had before.
Africa’s fifth-largest bridge has been opened in Jinja, the eastern region of Uganda, dubbed “Source of the Nile Bridge”. The cable-supported bridge is 525 metres long and is expected to “last for 120 years”, according to President Yoweri Museveni.
On 15 October, Africa joins hands with the people of Burkina Faso to celebrate the life and work of this great African icon.