Monday, April 22, 2019

Google’s first AI Lab in Africa opens in Ghana

In line with its desire to position itself as an AI first company by opening research centres around the world, Google has opened its...

Diamonds are from Africa

According to Shimansky’s History of Diamonds in South Africa the global history of diamonds dates back around 3.3 billion years, but diamonds were only discovered...

Ethiopia deposists instruments of ratification of AfCFTA

The Chairperson received the instruments of ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) from the representatives of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia...

The world’s largest square emerald-cut diamond came from Botswana

Discovered in November 2015 at the Lucara Karowe mine in north-central Botswana, the hypnotic Lesedi La Rona weighing 1,109 carats (formerly known in media as Karowe...

African migrations: opportunity not crisis, says Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Debating and discussing African migrations, youth and jobs, the 2019 Ibrahim Governance Weekend, held in Abidjan 5-7 April, heard that the global view of...

Mobilizing communities in Ethiopia against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Ten years ago, Tadelech Ermias, 23, defied her family’s wishes and endured ridicule in her community over her decision to get married without having...

Mobile phone app that discovers disease and saves lives in Africa

What if a mobile phone could prevent a health epidemic? It may sound like science fiction, but the World Health Organization's (WHO) Polio Geographic...

Africa’s global deal for nature

by Abiodun Jacob Aderibigbe Africa is experiencing a dramatic loss of biodiversity. By the end of this century, climate change alone could cause the loss of over half...