Technology & Science

Angola: Africa’s richest woman makes offer to buy 25.6% of Oi Brazilian telecom

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[allAfrica] Isabel dos Santos, surprised the market by offering ? 1.2 billion by the holding Portugal Telecom SGPS; Brazilian board says proposal is ‘inopportune’

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South Sudan: New App Seeks to Reunite ‘Lost Children’ With Families

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -While more than 6,000 children have been reunited with their families, thousands are still living with temporary foster families or in care centres

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South Africa: New Local SMS App Planned

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Balancing Act] London -Technologies change quickly but behavior changes much more slowly. SMS is still the default messaging platform for millions of Africans. But little attempt has been made to update or improve what it can do. Russell Southwood spo…

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Botswana: Making High-Quality TV

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Balancing Act] London -Everybody knows about Africa’s high-profile production markets like Nigeria and South Africa but how does a production company thrive in a small market like Botswana? Russell Southwood spoke to Mohau Mannathoko, Managing Directo…

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Africa: MTN Group Launches Africa’s First AI Service for Momo

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Ghanaian Times] The MTN Group has launched Africa’s first Mobile Money (MoMo) Artificial Intelligence (AI) service or “chatbot”.

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Ghana: Vodafone Cash Targets Five Million Subscribers

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Ghanaian Times] Vodafone Ghana has assured Ghanaians of adequate security and excellent mobile money services as it ups campaign to move the more than five million subscribers onto the Vodafone cash wallet.

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South Africa: Leveraging On Technology to End the HIV-Aids Epidemic

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[SAnews.gov.za] The use of innovation and technology has been punted as the key tool to end the scourge of HIV and Aids in the country at the 9th South African Aids Conference.

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Liberia: House to Investigate LTA

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[New Dawn] The House of Representatives instructs its Committee on posts and Telecommunications to investigate the Liberia Telecommunications Authority or LTA on the rationale behind shutting down of the internet and all social media networks in the co…

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Liberia: Lonestar Cell MTN Employees Empower Youth During 21 Days of Y’ello Care

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[New Dawn] Liberia is characterized by a youthful population and they possess enormous potential to drive economic growth and help their communities thrive.

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Africa: Africa Tech Summit 2019 – a Rich Mix of Blockchain, Fintech Start-Ups, Interesting Pitches and Advice On When to Seek Investment

June 14, 2019 | Source: AllAfrica News: ICT and Telecom

[Innovation in Africa] Africa Tech Summit goes from strength to strength as an event bringing together successful start-ups, new contenders and key investors. Russell Southwood picks his way through the menu on offer.

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