A solar-powered tool using AI and machine learning-enabled cameras to swiftly detect and identify agricultural pests and diseases has won Africa’s largest prize for engineering innovation. Esther Kimani is the third woman and the second Kenyan innovator to win the Africa Prize, receiving £50,000. Her tool reduces crop losses for smallholder farmers by up to […]

2024 signifies a seminal moment in South African history. Not only does it mark three decades since the first democratic election, but it could also be the year that potentially heralds us into a resurgence. As the country commemorates Youth Day, it’s crucial to remember and honor the resilience and courage displayed by the youth […]

Dell Technologies in partnership with Computer Aid International, CDW, and Small Projects Foundation, has launched a new Solar Community Hub in Newlands, South Africa, to connect underserved communities with access to technology, enable skill development, and increase community capacity building. “This Hub marks an important milestone in how we can support the community in both […]

Dell Technologies in collaboration with Computer Aid International, CDW, and the Small Projects Foundation has established a new Solar Community Hub in Newlands This initiative aims to strengthen community capacity building, promote skill development, and connect underserved populations to technology. “The project will benefit many generations with the opportunity to participate in higher education and vocational […]

As many algorithms process face recognition by mapping the central face, any procedures performed on the central face are most likely to hinder the system. Cosmetic surgeries that affect the side view of the face, such as Botox, neck lifts, or lower facelifts, are less likely to impact facial recognition systems. “It’s also important to […]

Africa’s top entertainment firm, MultiChoice, has revealed a shocking R4.1 billion (about $222 million) loss. A sharp decline in subscriptions, especially in Nigeria, has caused the biggest financial crisis in the company’s history. In response to changing customer preferences and market developments in the streaming service industry, MultiChoice is aggressively modifying its . . .

The African Development Bank has named Léandre Bassole as Deputy Director General for the East African Region, effective June 1, 2024. Dr. Bassole is a native of Burkina Faso and has over eighteen years of expertise in consulting services, designing national programs and strategies, and high-level policy debate. He has effectively implemented successful operations and […]

Media24, a leading South African media house, is reported to have announced the closing of its numerous newspapers, including City Press, Rapport, Beeld, and the Daily Sun. This choice is a clear indication of the company’s strategy change toward a digital-first approach in response to changing trends in media consumption. MoneyWeb reports claim that the […]

Economist Lamin Barrow has been named the Director General for the West Africa Region by the African Development Bank Group, with effect from June 1, 2024. Having joined the African Development Bank in 2000, Barrow, a Gambian national, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his current position. He was the Vice President for […]

Its 6.6-inch HD+ 90Hz display provides an outstanding visual experience, complemented by the new Dynamic Port feature. This facilitates actions like background calling, charging reminders, and smoother multitasking, all accessible on the screen while you engage in other activities on your phone. Plenty of Space for Pictures and Videos The SPARK 20P’s 50MP dual rear […]

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