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Ghana launches its first satellite into space

Ghana launches its first satellite into space

Ghana has successfully launched its first satellite into space. GhanaSat-1, which was developed by students at All Nations University in Koforidua, was sent into orbit from the International Space Centre. Cheers erupted as 400 people, including the engineers, gathered in the southern Ghanaian city to watch live pictures of the launch. The first signal was […]

US Finally Grants Gambian Students Visas for Robotics Contest

US Finally Grants Gambian Students Visas for Robotics Contest

There is a happy ending for a team of Gambian students who planned to compete in a major global robotics contest in Washington later this month. The five-members were granted visas Thursday to come to the United States after being turned down earlier this week. They say they are still disappointed that their mentor, education […]

Resolution Insurance realises expansion plans with SSP Pure Insurance

Resolution Insurance realises expansion plans with SSP Pure Insurance

Resolution Insurance has chosen global insurance technology specialist SSP (www.SSP-Worldwide.com) to provide a new, robust, flexible IT system to underpin its expansion plans. Following private equity investment, the insurer has diversified into the general insurance market and expanded from its Kenyan base into Tanzania. The deal will see SSP Pure Insurance deployed as a single […]

GROHE SPA® F-digital Deluxe – Transform your bathroom into a Home Spa

GROHE SPA® F-digital Deluxe – Transform your bathroom into a Home Spa

Leaving the daily stresses behind and finding some inner peace doesn’t have to mean travelling to a remote retreat. A domestic bathroom can be turned into a source of fresh energy and inspiration. You can create your own space at home dedicated to multisensory indulgence, where you can treat yourself to the feeling of a […]

The powerful Y’ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

The powerful Y’ello Box is bringing 24/7 electricity to Nigeria via your mobile phone

In a world first, Nigeria is pioneering a new solar electricity service and it is already transforming lives. The Y’ello Box is a solar electricity system that officially launched earlier this year and allows families and business owners to harness the power of the sun cheaply and efficiently, in a way we’ve never seen before. […]

President John Magufuli Meets Energy Experts From Ethiopia

President John Magufuli Meets Energy Experts From Ethiopia

President John Magufuli Wednesday met a delegation of electricity and dam construction experts from Ethiopia. The delegatation was sent by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on request from Tanzania, according to a statement from the State House released today. The team was led by Ethiopia’s water, irrigation and electricity minister, Dr Seleshi Bekele. According to […]

Could Big Data Help End Hunger on the Continent?

Could Big Data Help End Hunger on the Continent?

Computer algorithms power much of modern life from our Facebook feeds to international stock exchanges. Could they help end malnutrition and hunger in Africa? The International Center for Tropical Agriculture thinks so. The International Center for Tropical Agriculture has spent the past four years developing the Nutrition Early Warning System, or NEWS. The goal is […]

SIMcardgate Shows Uganda Would Come Second in a One-Country Race

SIMcardgate Shows Uganda Would Come Second in a One-Country Race

Last year, Nigeria’s National Space Research and Development Agency announced plans to send a man into space by 2030. The howls of derision that followed the announcement could be heard from Jupiter. Some of the dismissals were, no doubt, fuelled by ignorance after all the agency has launched five satellites since 2003, including one designed […]

President Museveni Extends SIM Card Registration to August 30

President Museveni Extends SIM Card Registration to August 30

President Museveni has ‘agreed’ to have the Sim card verification exercise extended by at least an extra 3 months. Since Saturday last week, May 20, telecoms switched off unverified Sim cards following the expiry of the registration exercise. The registration exercised has been marred with controversies. Several subscribers have complained that even validated Sim cards […]

WhatsApp update lets users ‘pin’ conversations, allowing people to ignore annoying chats

WhatsApp update lets users ‘pin’ conversations, allowing people to ignore annoying chats

WhatsApp has launched a new feature that lets you prioritise certain conversations over others. As its name suggests, pinned chats lets you pin up to three contacts and groups to the top of your WhatsApp conversation list. That also makes it easier to ignore notifications from the conversations that you aren’t especially interested in, no […]

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