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Innovation Hub Unveiled For Tech Startups In Lagos

Innovation Hub Unveiled For Tech Startups In Lagos

A new tech-driven platform, otherwise known as New Eko Innovation Hub has been launched in Lagos for what organisers described “as a strategic move to use technology as the key driver to fast-growing and smart economies for the country”. The tech-innovation hub, described as brainchild of Victor Afolabi, the Founder and CEO of GDM Group, […]

Rwanda Moves To Regulate Social Media Content Amid Misinformation

Rwanda Moves To Regulate Social Media Content Amid Misinformation

The Government is going to devise strategies to regulate social media content, a move which is intended to curb the spread of misinformation, the Minister for ICT and Innovation, Paula Ingabire, has disclosed. Ingabire made the revelation on Friday while responding to MP Jean Claude Ntezimana’s concerns over abusive social media content and false identities. […]

Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract U.S.$1.2 Billion

Nigeria, Kenya Lead As African Tech Startups Attract U.S.$1.2 Billion

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa received 78 per cent of the total funding of $1.163 billion for Africa’s technology startups last year confirming the attractiveness of African entrepreneurs and their ability to transform the continent into a global power house. According to Partech Africa’s 2018 annual report on the financing on the continent, this include […]

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

 ‘Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills. Three times a year Ideario runs a free, […]

Akeredolu’s Wife Gives Tablets Containing JAMB Questions To Female Students

Akeredolu’s Wife Gives Tablets Containing JAMB Questions To Female Students

WIFE of the Ondo State governor, Betty Ayanwu Akeredolu, has given out one hundred tablets to secondary school girls after the completion of one month training programme on    Information Communication and Technology (ICT). The beneficiaries were picked from 23 secondary schools in Akure, the state capital. They got the tablets,  loaded with JAMB questions, […]

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

#AfrSS2017 – A ‘Kill Switch’ Is Slowing the Spread of Wannacry Ransomware

Friday’s unprecedented ransomware attack may have stopped spreading to new machines — at least briefly — thanks to a “kill switch” that a security researcher has activated. The ransomware, called Wana Decryptor or WannaCry, has been found infecting machines across the globe. It works by exploiting a Windows vulnerability that the U.S. National Security Agency […]

Let There Be Greater Access To Women In ICT

Let There Be Greater Access To Women In ICT

Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) are radically transforming how we live and work, our future opportunities, our societies, and our economies. But what if fifty percent of the population doesn’t have the same access to education and technologies as others? Education and ICTs have been two of the most powerful forces of change in the […]

Bridging The Stem And ICT Gender Gap In Tanzania

Bridging The Stem And ICT Gender Gap In Tanzania

If the Chinese City of Beijing comes to mind every time you talk about gender issues it’s probably advisable not to read beyond this first sentence. But, if gender will possibly mean little else beyond pub talk, or coinage floated around in policy corridors, then please read on. It’s a bit weird, also, that every […]

FG To Assist Sokoto To Develop ICT

FG To Assist Sokoto To Develop ICT

The Federal Government said it will assist Sokoto with expertise and other logistics to ensure rapid development of ICT in the state. Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, stated this when he visited Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at the weekend. “We will deploy logistics and personnel to assist the state government develop its ICT sector. Already, […]

Rwanda: Girls Urged to Use ICT for National Transformation

Rwanda: Girls Urged to Use ICT for National Transformation

After undergoing information communication technology training sponsored by Imbuto Foundation, girls who excelled in last year’s Senior Six exams have been urged to use the skills acquired to spur national development. A total of twenty three students underwent a tree-week intensive training of Cisco IT essentials, including introduction to personal computer, computer assembly and disassembly, […]

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