West Africa technology news

Electronics for the Human Body

 follow us on twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork JAMA SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY AND THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE The human body is soft, curvilinear, and continuously evolving; modern electronic devices are rigid, planar, and physically static. Recent research has yielded a complete set of advanced materials, manufacturing approaches, and design layouts that eliminates this profound mismatch in properties. The resulting …

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Nigeria: Airtel rolls out Wi-Fi service in Lagos

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Airtel Nigeria has launched a Wi-Fi service to enable residents and visitors to Lagos to access the internet in public places through their smartphones, tablets, laptops and other smart devices. According to Airtel Nigeria, the service is available to all mobile phone users, irrespective of their network. According to Airtel, …

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Having a Robot in an Ebola ward

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork In November, with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa showing no signs of slowing, the list of people climbing aboard planes to Liberia and Sierra Leone was not terribly long. Deborah Theobald, the co-founder of Cambridge-based health care company Vecna Technologies, was one of them. Accompanying her were two new …

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Africa’s Top 20 most connected countries by user numbers

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork According to worldometers.info, the population within South Africa sits at just over 53 million individuals. To add to the figures, Nigeria currently has over 183 million individuals populating its city’s. Africa has always been viewed as a continent that isn’t very connected in terms of internet speeds and the number …

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Facebook takes Internet.org to Senegal

Social media giant, Facebook, has revealed that it has now set its sight’s on Senegal – in order to launch Internet.org as well as more than a dozen free basic services within the country. According to Facebook, the services will be available to will be available to Tigo SIM card holders. Facebook originally launched Internet.org …

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Cargo drones in Africa: Going the last mile?

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Drones are a controversial topic when it comes to national security. However cargo drones, with their potential applications for last mile delivery in remote areas and humanitarian emergency situations, are tipped to be an exciting area of innovation for Africa. But who is behind the push for cargo drones in …

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Nigeria: RLG inks manufacturing deal with Airtel

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork According to a report via cp-africa.com, Airtel Nigeria has inked an agreement with device manufacturing firm, RLG. The deal will see RLG produce handsets for potential Airtel subscribers. The regional director of RLG in West and Central Africa, Tosin Ilesanmi, stated that the company will begin to produce handsets, tablets, …

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Ghana sees 400K increase in mobile phone subscriptions

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Ghana’s mobile phone sector is booming. The country’s regulator NCA reported that the country’s mobile phone operators signed up some 400,000 subscribers during February, a sign that the sector is prime for a new round of promotions. The regulator said that the total number of customers has now reached 31.03 …

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MTN Business launches Pan African Internet of Things platform

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork MTN Business today unveiled the first truly Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing African enterprises with greater control and advanced management features for their connected devices and sim cards. The launch also sees the introduction of a global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sim card, which gives customers the same rate …

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Microsoft opens Skype Real-time Translator preview to all Windows 8.1, 10 users

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Microsoft is broadening its Skype Translator preview to include all Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 users. Skype Translator, a real-time voice/video translation service, has been available to select testers only since late 2014. On May 12, Microsoft opened the testing program by removing the sign-up and waiting processes. To test …

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