If Ghana is to fully harness the benefits of space technology, it will need space legislation and regulations.
Technovation is the world’s largest global tech entrepreneurship program for girls. This year, girls from Nigeria won the junior category of the competition for their app named FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector), a life-saving app that spots fake drugs.
Samasource is social enterprise on a mission. Its aim is to reduce global poverty by outsourcing digital work to unemployed people in impoverished countries.
Googles Project Loon is using a network of balloons to provide internet connectivity. The technology is ideal in disaster scenarios and for facilitating connectivity to remote areas around the world.
Girls in ICT Rwanda celebrated the fifth anniversary of Ms Geek with the second edition of Ms Geek Africa, a competition that judges women on brilliance rather than beauty.
Various countries on the continent are encouraging young boys and girls to learn robotics. Namibia’s first robotics school, ROBOTSCHOOL, will be launched, in June this year by Bjorn and Kirstin Wiedow.
Maintaining its status as a technological hub, Kenya now houses the fourth outsourced Microsoft testing centre, joining others based in India, China and Poland.
The first ever Kenyan-made nanosatellite, a creation of the University of Nairobi and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, will be deployed from the International Space Station on 11 May 2018 at about 1pm Kenyan time
Sophia, the Saudi-Arabian citizen and first Android national in history, will attend Egypt’s Creative Industry Summit from 17th to 18th April in her first appearance on the continent.