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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 […]

ICT – Pushing Girls Into Friendlier Terrains

ICT – Pushing Girls Into Friendlier Terrains

Over 200 girls from 15 schools in the FCT gathered at the IBI training centre to gain better understanding of the world of Information and Communication Technology. Encouraging them not to relent in their efforts, the representative of the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Salisu Kaka, noted that pursuing a […]

Six Seychellois Students to Participate in Robotics Challenge in U.S. Capital

Six Seychellois Students to Participate in Robotics Challenge in U.S. Capital

Six secondary students from Seychelles will participate in an international robotics challenge in Washington D.C. in July. A robot kit was handed over recently to the team in Seychelles, a group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean, by the International First Committee Association through the local National Institute for Science, Technology and Innovation […]

Place your cell phone next to a full bottle of water and something interesting happens

Place your cell phone next to a full bottle of water and something interesting happens

Do you struggle to receive the proper amount of signal when you are using your cell phone? If so, this story can provide you with a much needed hack, so that you can steer clear of this problem once and for all. This is the type of story that proves just how important the concept […]

Nigeria A Mobile First Nation: Nigerian Mobile Trends 2017

Nigeria A Mobile First Nation: Nigerian Mobile Trends 2017

Jumia Nigeria is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the African Mobile Trends Paper. This is the third white paper presentation from Jumia delving into mobile trends across Africa and specifically Nigeria. The study takes a look at the how the market has democratized mobile internet use, the consumer behaviors driving increased smartphone adoption […]

Windows Vista is officially dead, here’s why you need to stop using it

Windows Vista is officially dead, here’s why you need to stop using it

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it’s ending all support for Windows Vista, effective immediately. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer pictured above has famously called Windows Vista his biggest regret. It was eventually replaced two years later by Windows 7. Your copy of Windows Vista isn’t just going to stop working, but there are many reasons why […]

Tigo Launches First State-of-the-Art Call Centre in Tanzania

Tigo Launches First State-of-the-Art Call Centre in Tanzania

Tigo, Tanzania’s leading Digital Lifestyle company, has announced the opening of a new state of the art Call Centre, the first of its kind in the country. Boasting the latest technology, the Call Centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer Tigo customers dedicated world-class […]

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