Science and Technology

Japan typhoon death toll climbs as hopes for missing fade

October 15, 2019

Search and rescue crews sort through the debris of a destroyed building [Carl Court/Getty Images] The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan in decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing. Thousands of homes remained without power or water. […]

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Facebook to flag fake news in Kenya

October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 Facebook has included Kenya in a list of 10 African countries in a project that aims at ensuring false stories are not posted on its platform. Feedback from the Facebook community is one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review. Local articles will be fact-checked […]

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Rwanda Opens the First Smartphone Factory in Africa

October 8, 2019

The first made-in-Africa smartphone factory has been launched in Rwanda by the Mara Group, a move that is aimed at establishing a brand of African-made smartphones The factory, located in Kigali’s special economic zone, has the capacity to manufacture more than 1,200 smartphones per day while employing over 200 people. Speaking at the launch ceremony, […]

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October 7, 2019

October 7, 2019 The tectonic plates of the global political economy are shifting, and with an accelerating pace: “Trade wars”; “Brexit”; “fake news” and election manipulation; “populism”; the appointment of a “geopolitical commission” in Brussels; unprecedented protests in Hong Kong; South China sea military confrontations; an increasingly assertive Chinese Communist Party—the list goes on. Facing […]

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Canada:3 Ontario hospitals recover from ransomware attack

October 4, 2019

The Ryuk malware is known to store a ransom note in infected computers./CBC The impact of the malware attack has been wide-ranging for the three affected hospitals, located in Toronto and southwestern Ontario. Email systems were taken offline, health-care records became harder to access and patients were warned of longer wait times. By CBC News […]

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How to track your lost phone

September 29, 2019

By Mkarimu Media A recent study shows that more than 70 million phones are lost each year. Without a SIM card, GPS location or Internet access, it may seem like all is lost when your phone goes missing. But did you know that you can use the IMEI number to track your lost Android phone? […]

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More than 130 US firms request licences to sell to Huawei

August 28, 2019

Despite being blacklisted by the US Commerce Department in May, Huawei’s revenues accelerated in the first half of this year, growing 23.2 percent [File: Kacper Pempel/Reuters] The United States Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell US goods to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, three sources said, nearly […]

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DR Congo announces new government seven months after President is inaugurated

August 26, 2019

Sworn-in. DR Congo’s newly inaugurated president Felix Tshisekedi raises an official plaque of the presidency after he took an oath of office in Kinshasa on January 24, 2019. AFP PHOTO The Democratic Republic of Congo announced a coalition government Monday, seven months after the inauguration of new President Felix Tshisekedi. “The government is finally here. […]

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Huawei remains world’s no. 2 smartphone seller despite US sanctions

August 3, 2019

FILE – A man uses his smartphone outside of a shop selling Huawei products at a shopping mall in Beijing, May 29, 2019. By VOA  Huawei remained the No. 2 global smartphone vendor in the past quarter despite tough U.S. sanctions imposed on the Chinese technology giant, market trackers said Wednesday. The Chinese firm managed […]

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Google takes on ‘Africa’s challenges’ with first AI centre in Ghana

April 14, 2019

Google is working with universities and start-ups in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa to enhance AI development regionally, he said. AFP PHOTO By AFP “There’s a clear opportunity for companies like Facebook and Google to really go in and put a pole in the sand,” said Daniel Ives, a technology researcher at GBH Insights […]

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