Trends & Innovations

Nigeria: Researchers Develop App to Address Communal Clashes

Nigerian researchers have developed software application solution for cattle rustling, designed to address the frequent deadly clashes between herders and host communities in the country. According to them, the app was developed in such a way that if embraced and deployed, it might signal the dead end of repeated herders/farmers …

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Uganda: Makerere Makes Ebola Testing Kit

Makerere University College of Health Sciences has made an Ebola diagnostic testing device, which will be used to test the disease among Ugandans in case of an outbreak. Ebola, which is currently affecting the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), attacked Uganda last year, but government and the Ministry of …

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South Africa: Namibian Researcher, Cape Town Municipality Collaborate On Water Saving

For her masters, a young Namibian researcher at the University of Stellenbosch in SA collaborated with two governmental departments, two universities, a radio station and 98 corporate companies in an effort to save water at schools in the province. The SmartWaterMeterChallenge campaign was born – focusing on using real time …

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Rwanda: Rwanda Eyes U.S.$1 Million to Promote Green Building Technologies

Rwanda is one of the ten countries that are competing for an award of $1 million under the ‘Million Cool Roofs Challenge’-a global competition to accelerate access to affordable, sustainable cooling through rapid deployment of cool roof materials for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. The competition is an initiative of …

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Malawi: Poly Student Makes Innovation to Ease Mobility in Hospitals

In an effort to show that engineers are indeed problem solvers, a Polytechnic second year Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Energy) student Immanuel Magombo has developed a prototype which he calls Umbrella wheel chair bed. Magombo: Umbrella wheel chair bed This is a design which is made using metal …

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Zimbabwe: Embrace Technology or Become Irrelevant – Minister Murwira

HIGHER and Tertiary Education Minister, Amon Murwia has challenged youths in the country to embrace technology saying the country’s future now lies in robotics and artificial intelligence. Murwira was talking to journalists in Victoria Falls ahead of the 6th session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (AFRFSD) which …

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Nigeria: Add Value Through Creativity, Innovation & Use of Technology – Osinbajo

[Nigerian Govt] *Says university should not just be an incubator of ideas, but also provide solutions to the nation’s challengesRead More

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Africa: Off-Grid Solar Connects About 1 Billion People Globally

[CIO] Leading off-grid solar energy companies, governments, development partners, and investors this week agreed to further grow the off-grid solar market. The renewed commitment will accelerate progress towards universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy by 2030.Read More

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Nigeria: Leverage Technology to Play in 4th Industrial Revolution, MAN Told

[Vanguard] The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN) has been advised to leverage on Smart technology for the country to be a player in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.Read More

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Nigeria: Partner Mobile Unveils New Smartphone

[This Day] Partner Mobile, a smartphone brand, has launched the Evolution 1 (EV1) smartphone into the Nigerian market.Read More

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