Technology & Science

Kenya: Whatsapp Upgrade to Allow You Ignore Group Invitations in Advance

February 19, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nairobi News] WhatsApp is planning an update that will allow you to review group invitations in advance, ultimately silencing the serial group admins who add everyone without prompting them.

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Zimbabwe: Vaya to Extend Services to Include Tractors and Ambulances

February 19, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[263Chat] By the time the next planting season starts, farmers will be able to find a tractor within minutes, anywhere in Zimbabwe.

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Rwanda: Senators Call for Use of Data to Fix Health Sector Gaps

February 19, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[New Times] Statistics from Integrated Living Conditions Survey (EICV 5) published in December 2018 by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda exposed gaps in the country’s health sector, despite the significant steps that have been taken to boo…

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Africa: How Smart Africa Secured Operational Budget

February 19, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[New Times] At a time when a number of continental and regional bodies seem to be struggling with raising operational budgets, Smart Africa, the continental tech alliance seems to have figured it out.

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Rwanda: Could $11 Million Tech Investment in Rwanda Define Future of Solutions Design?

February 19, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[New Times] Nigerian innovation hub, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), last week extended its physical presence beyond its home country for the first time in its eight-year history to launch Africa’s first ‘Design Lab’ in Rwanda.

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Kenya: Launch of Pilot Biometric Registration Kicks Off in Nyandarua

February 18, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The pilot program of the National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) better known ‘Huduma Namba’ commenced on Monday in 15 selected counties.

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Zimbabwe: E-Banking Sector Reaches Climax

February 18, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[263Chat] Zimbabwe’s electronic banking sector has reached climax after the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) reported a massive 96% surge in transactions being processed through mobile banking platforms, internet banking and point of sale machines.

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Africa: Science and Technology Hosts Scifest Africa Festival, 6 to 12 Mar

February 18, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Govt of SA] This year marks the 23rd anniversary of Africa’s largest science festival, Scifest Africa. The science extravaganza will be held from 6 to 12 March 2019 in Makhanda (Grahamstown) in the Eastern Cape.

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Africa: The Role Technology Can Play in Fighting Climate Change and Deforestation

February 18, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[IPS] Paramaribo -At 51, Roberto Wong Loi Sing has spent nearly half of his life working in the field of engineering. But as he spends his days designing more efficient stormwater management systems, or water purification systems, for instance, the chi…

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Malawi: Airtel Improves Rural Network Coverage

February 18, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Nyasa Times] Malawi’s leading mobilephone network provider Airtel Malawi has intensified rural areas network towers installation in a bid to improve coverage as an overall economic development strategy of the country as it will enable people to access…

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