Mara announces first African-made smartphone

African high-tech player Mara on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be...

$60m supercomputer to advance science, engineering research

America’s National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $60 million to fund the largest and most powerful supercomputer ever. The supercomputer to be called Frontera, will...

Carter praises Ghana elimination of trachoma

The Carter Centre has sent congratulations to Ghana, for being the first sub-Saharan African country to be validated by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

Nigeria hits top-5 in Fall Armyworm Tech Prize

Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future, today announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. The...

Korea to work with Africa on smart techs for rapid growth

African Governments and the Republic of Korea have pledged to work together to explore smart technologies to boost the continent’s rapid industrialization and make...

AfDB explores partnerships to scale up investment in scitech

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) signed a Letter of Intent with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aimed at finding opportunities for potential partnership...

AfDB, AIMS to build Africa’s MIT to transform industry-led research

The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a landmark relationship aimed at building an industry-led research...

AAS, South Africa devote $2m to fund antimicrobial resistance research

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) today announced an investment of $2 million to fund research...

Kapersky uncovers “Slingshot” malware

Kaspersky Lab researchers have uncovered a sophisticated threat used for cyber-espionage in the Middle East and Africa from at least 2012 until February 2018. The...

Can science look to nature for water solutions?

"Nature or Water, exploring how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century“ is the theme of this year‘s...

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