Monday, November 26, 2018

Meet Betelhem Dessie, the 19-year-old tech genius coding at Ethiopia’s first...

By Alice McCool and Thomas Lewton, for CNN At 19-years-old, Betelhem Dessie is perhaps the youngest pioneer in Ethiopia's fast emerging tech scene, sometimes referred...

Ethiopia’s first drone soars

Ethiopia's Ministry of Science & Technology has successfully launched its first drone, carrying cargo weighing five kilograms and flying at 5,000m altitude. The Ministry invested four...

Shireen Mentor, South African PhD student, has been named one of...

Shireen Mentor, a 29-year-old resident of Montevideo, near Manenberg, has been named one of the world’s top young scientists. Mentor, a PhD student from the...

Africa’s top 10 fastest Internet speeds

At 24.9 megabits per second, Madagascar’s broadband speed is more than twice the global average. Not only does this mean the African island nation...

Ghana is the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma

By Molly Anders, Christin Roby Ghana has become the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma, the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. Experts credited...

Fourth Edition of Africa Code Week kicks off in Madagascar

The 2018 edition of Africa Code Week (ACW) officially kicked-off in Madagascar yesterday with its first-part series of Train-the-Trainer (TTT) workshops. More than 200...

Young Ethiopians eye a fertile future in Artificial Intelligence

by Thomas Lewton A lab in Addis Ababa is on a mission to use AI to disrupt conventional development models and inspire a new generation of...

Claire Karekezi, Rwanda’s first and only female neurosurgeon

Claire Karekezi dreamed of becoming a doctor amid a childhood scarred by genocide. In early July, the 35-year-old will return home as the first and...