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How spinach can be used to detect explosives

Spinach is no longer just a superfood: By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives

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China, Kenya set up virtual marketplace to enhance trade

Kenyan business people can now trade virtually with their Chinese counterparts following the rollout of an e-commerce platform. The digital platform, China-Central & East Africa

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Internet promises to connect Africa to economic prosperity

It is now common knowledge that internet holds immense potential for Africa, with economic and financial experts in agreement that technology is the springboard the

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Why Africa’s agribusinesses can’t wait any longer to go digital

Every sector of African economy has suffered grave consequences thanks to the raging pandemic. One of such sectors is agribusiness. All forms of businesses are

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TUGEE: How African businesses can benefit from AI

By Tonny Tugee Artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like the stuff of science fiction, but it is already being widely used in businesses and in

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Africa’s internet economy worth USD180 billion by 2025

e-Conomy Africa 2020, a new report released by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), estimates that Africa’s Internet economy has the potential to reach

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Enhancing high speed internet in rural Africa

Econet Group, a leading telecoms and technology group in Africa, has teamed up with X’s Project Taara to expand and enhance affordable, high speed connectivity

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African banks urged to use tech to build resilience

African banks have been urged to leverage on emerging technologies to help the continent sail out of the stormy business environment caused by the Covid-19

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Kenya rolls out ambitious digital plan to lift farmers

Kenya is betting big on technology to transform agriculture, which is the mainstay of the economy, in a bid to enhance production and boost livelihoods

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California voters classify ride-hailing drivers as contractors

The US state of California has voted to hand ride hailing startups Uber and Lyft a big victory — and labor unions a big setback

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Tech key ingredient in Africa manufacturers’ recipe for success

Future African businesses will need to scale up their operations along digital solutions if they are to survive the ongoing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) disruption,

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10 priorities for sustainable energy transformation

Siemens Energy has published the main priorities to enable facilitate a successful long-term energy transition and enable countries to thrive in the lower-carbon world. These

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Using technology to transform the electric power industry

At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, IDC and Huawei jointly released the white paper for the electric power industry — Building the Future-Ready Power Enterprise: Road to

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Technology changes face of land mapping in Ghana

About 90% of rural land in Africa is not formally documented, making it vulnerable to land grabbing and expropriation. Weak property rights result in communal

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Orange collaborates with Smart Africa to improve One Africa Network

Orange, a platinum member of the Smart Africa Alliance, is bolstering the One Africa Network (OAN) project which has the aim of reducing the cost of

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CHEN: How to connect people with the future of finance

 By Vincent Chen In the banking industry, the stable running of IT systems is imperative. This is what drove the industry to begin IT construction

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Webb Fontaine helps Ethiopia digitise its customs management system

Webb Fontaine has officially been recognised for its support to the Ethiopian Customs Commission (ECC) in its effort of digitalising its border and trade management

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Huawei to offer digital payment services in Africa via Mondia Pay

Huawei, in cooperation with digital payment entity, Mondia Pay, will now be offering Direct Carrier Billing service (DCB), for seamless, contactless payments for users in

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AfDB partners with Nigerian government and Microsoft to launch e-learning platform

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the government of Nigeria and Microsoft have launched the Digital Nigeria eLearning Platform, to provide marketable digital skills to the country’s youth. The platform

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Why banks are ramping up bid for digital services

Ever since mobile financial services, spearheaded by Safaricom’s M-Pesa, a Kenyan innovation, came on the scene, the mainstream banks have been compelled to rethink their

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Huawei’s quest to bolster digital transformation

Chinese tech giant Huawei has stated that the shift to a new paradigm of industrial digital transformation is urgently needed for the development of future

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Zoho Workplace reimagines the future of work

Zoho Corporation has announced major updates to Zoho Workplace — a single software platform that brings together collaboration, productivity, and communications tools and integrates them

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Understanding Africa’s sense of urgency in digital race

Africa is now banking on smart solutions to resume cross-border trade and kick-start economies badly ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic. With health experts warning that

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How 5G will transform the global air travel industry

SITA, the leading IT provider for the air transport industry, has made six predictions about how ultra-fast 5G networks will bring major change for airports,

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How AI, VR, 5G and cloud computing will create the Internet of Bodies (IoB)

The term ‘Intelligent Connectivity’ is gaining popularity across the early adopters of Industry 4.0 technologies, as the future of human living gets reconstructed each day.

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Gene editing: All questions answered

This year, scientists in the United States used a gene editing tool inside a human body to try to correct a gene carrying an inherited form of blindness, for the

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How Kenya’s balloon internet can boost telemedicine adoption

Whenever Zenah Chesire falls sick, she travels to Eldama Ravine Sub County Referral Hospital, located 43 kilometres from her home village in Radat, Baringo County.

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The internet is getting 11 new users every second – Report

When global populations went into lockdown in a bid to control the Covid-19 pandemic, internet  and social media traffic rose to an all time high, moving millions of users online every

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How digital identity will revolutionise airport experience

The use of biometrics to speed up and enhance the passenger journey through airports has been a key area of discussion in the past few

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Tapping tech to attain affordable universal healthcare

That a doctor is just a click away is no longer a dream but a reality. Daktari Africa, an online medical provider, has made it