After the death of Sudan; the last male northern white Rhino; the extinction of the species seemed imminent. Scientists have however managed to create two embryos using eggs from the two remaining female Northern White Rhinos and frozen sperm from deceased males. A step that may lead to the revival of the sub-species.
Andela, the most elite engineering organisation in Africa, working with more than 200 of the world’s most respected technology companies laid off 400 of its developers. The tech firm said it is providing support programs for those affected by this shift, which includes access to learning programs and job placement services.
The G5 Sahel heads of state recently held a summit in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on “Harnessing solar energy for the socio-economic development of the G5 Sahel countries”.
An African counterpart for Apple Inc’s virtual assistant, Siri, that focuses on banking and financial management, and speaks four of South Africa’s official languages, is breaking ground on the continent. A group of University of Cape Town (UCT) students are behind the novel idea.
As the fourth industrial revolution becomes part of our future, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Joyce Mwangama is leading the way with the development of Africa’s first 5G testbed.
According to a joint statement by Africa Check and Facebook, the number of languages covered by the social media platforms fact-checking effort will expand by 10 in an effort to monitor the accuracy of news shared on Facebook and curb fake news
Team Brain Squad, a group of five Nigerian girls was named the People’s Choice award recipients for their app, Hands Out, at this year’s global Technovation held in Silicon Valley, California. The girls’ aptly named Hands Out app is a fundraising tool to help finance education for indigent children.
Rwanda is set to host the first Cybertech Africa Conference and Exhibition in 2020. An MoU was signed yesterday between the Government of Rwanda and Cybertech.
Africans keep modelling their democracy against the West. Few are critical enough to speak about Africa modelling its own democracy against its own context. At a time when democracy in the West is being questioned due to the influence of companies such as Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, where does that leave Africa’s democracy?