Technology & Science

Ethiopia:Informed Social Media Use-to the Youth

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Ethiopian Herald] Unless the youths consciously use social media, the platform may end up being destructive. Particularly in times of such broad-based reform efforts our country is engrossed with, ill-intent social media users can have all the potent …

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Ethiopia:ERCA Implements New Customs Management System

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA) introduced new electronic Customs Management System (CMS), which would help to comply with international custom standards.

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Ethiopia:Countering Rising Contents of Digital Hate Speech

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Ethiopian Herald] With the expansion of social media and heated political debate on national issues, the contents of hate speech and tribalism/racism are arguably on the rise which some experts advice for serious measures and more stricter legislation…

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Zimbabwe:Safaricom Responds to Alipay and Wechat With New Messaging APP, Bonga

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[The Exchange] Safaricom has unveiled its much anticipated social communication app, Bonga which comes with an integrated Mpesa feature that allows users to request and send money. This is a feature that has been integrated by other players like WeChat.

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Africa:Nigerian Teens Emerge World Tech Champions in the Us

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[This is Africa] Nigeria was jubilant recently when five Nigerian high-school girls were announced world champions at a tech competition in the US. Most importantly, this feat is sure to motivate and awaken a new generation of young tech champions in t…

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Nigeria:Sale, Use of Pre-Registered SIM Cards Booms Despite Fines, Arrests

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Guardian] The unlawful sale and use of pre-registered of SIM cards has continued and is now hobbling the efforts to get the true identities of mobile phone users in Nigeria.

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Africa:President of Ghana Launches Africa-Wide Award Promoting Innovation for SDGs

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[CIO] The President of Ghana and Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched a pan-African award for a new generation of early stage social innovators in Africa who …

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Tanzania:Airtel Health Mobile Service Hailed

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily News] AIRTEL Tanzania’s health information SMS service has been recognised by the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA) with huge impact in educating customers facing challenges of accessing reliable health information.

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Nigeria:PTDF Don Invents Technology to Curb Oil Pipeline Corrosion, Save Nigeria $600m

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Daily Trust] A Professor of Environmental Microbiology at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI) Ebonyi State, Prof. Chuma Conlette Okoro has reported from a research the potency of cow urine as a major raw material that can be…

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Tanzania:Airtel Health Mobile APP Reaches 500,000 People

August 17, 2018 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Half a million people have benefited from Airtel Tanzania’s maternal health mobile application alerts over the last six years. Most of these beneficiaries are low income people.

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