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Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Embassy Celebrates Successful Conclusion of Ethiopia Debates! Competition

The final debate competition took place at Addis Ababa University on August 20-21 and included 28 participants from 14 universities

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa celebrated the successful conclusion of the first Ethiopia Debates! Competition on August 21, 2019 in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia Debates! is a nationwide program that creates an interactive platform for university students to engage in a series of debate competitions, during which they learn public…

WorldRemit
Source: WorldRemit |

Arsenal and WorldRemit launch second edition of Future Stars

Two community football coaches, one male and one female, will attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Football Development coaches in London

Arsenal and online money transfer service, WorldRemit (https://www.WorldRemit.com), are offering one male and one female football coach from Africa or the Americas the chance to attend an exclusive training programme with Arsenal Football Development coaches in London. Now in its second edition, the “Future Stars” programme was developed by WorldRemit…

Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

South Africa Energy Minister, State Companies to Lead National Energy Investment Drive at Africa Oil & Power

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) 2019 will create opportunities for investment and encourage intra-Africa cooperation across the oil, gas and power sectors

In a dedicated power program, AOP (https://AfricaOilandPower.com) 2019 puts spotlight on South Africa, focusing on the Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Northern Cape provinces, examining petroleum exploration, gas infrastructure and IPPs; Hon. Gwede Mantashe, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy of South Africa and Deputy Minister Hon. Bavelile Hlongwa will join…

Kaspersky
Source: Kaspersky |

Kaspersky: The dark side of apps

6 Android apps that were downloaded a staggering 90 million times from the Google Play Store were found to have been loaded with the PreAMo malware

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it’s not hard to see why. In 2019 the number of worldwide mobile phone users is forecast (http://bit.ly/2Hga58i) to reach 4.68 billion of which 2.7 billion are smartphone users. So, if you are looking for a target, it certainly makes sense…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Progress at Last for Kingdom of Eswatini’s Energy Mix Dream (By: Koketso Lediga, Managing Director & Lead Consultant, Infra-Afrika Advisory, Sandton)

The request for qualification comes delayed given that Eswatini has publicized its intent to have a 46MW solar PV power plant online since 2017

By: Koketso Lediga, Managing Director & Lead Consultant, Infra-Afrika Advisory, Sandton After a long wait, the Kingdom of Eswatini issued a request for the qualification and development of a 40MW solar PV plant to be developed via the First Tranche Procurement Programme and a 40MW biomass-to-energy plant to be developed…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Progress At Last For Kingdom Of Eswatini’s Energy Mix Dream (By Koketso Lediga, Managing Director & Lead Consultant, Infra-Afrika Advisory, Sandton)

The request for qualification comes delayed given that Eswatini has publicized its intent to have a 46MW solar PV power plant online since 2017

By: Koketso Lediga, Managing Director & Lead Consultant, Infra-Afrika Advisory, Sandton After a long wait, the Kingdom of Eswatini issued a request for the qualification and development of a 40MW solar PV plant to be developed via the First Tranche Procurement Programme and a 40MW biomass-to-energy plant to be developed…

TECNO Mobile
Source: TECNO Mobile |

The First TECNO Device running KaiOS is here: Meet the T901

KaiOS enables a new category of affordable smart feature phones that require limited memory, while still offering a rich user experience

TECNO (www.TECNO-Mobile.com), the leading mobile phone brand in Africa, today announced the launch of the latest 3G smart feature phone T901, the first TECNO device running on KaiOS (www.KaiOSTech.com), the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones. This is a significant step for both companies in closing the digital…

Source: IT News Africa |

Johannesburg Gets Ready For 5th Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa 2019

This year’s Healthcare Innovation Summit Africa plans to tackle clinical and systemic challenges facing African healthcare and offer real-world technology solutions

It is that time of the year again, when healthcare professionals, industry experts and leaders gather to discuss the impact of emerging technologies on their industry. Taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg on 8-9 October under the theme “Digital Building Blocks for a Patient-Centred Healthcare System”, the…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook, together with Africa Check, expands its local language coverage as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking Programme

Facebook's fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review

Facebook (www.facebook.com), today with Africa Check announced that it has added new local language support for several African languages as part of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme - which helps to assess the accuracy of news on Facebook and aims to reduce the spread of misinformation. Launched in 2018 across five…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Geospatial information crucial for Africa’s economic development, says The Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Chinganya

It is imperative for every African country to deliver relevant information that can promote and sustain economic growth

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) views geospatial technology as a significant component that will help push Africa’s transformative development agenda even further, says Oliver Chinganya, Director of the Commission’s African Centre for Statistics (ACS). In a keynote address at an event marking Digital Earth Africa Day, Mr. Chinganya said…