Category Archives: Technology

Google Launches Election Hub Portal in Nairobi


In line with Kenya’s elections on March 4, 2013, Google has launched an election hub portal in the capital city, Nairobi. The hub will provide updates on campaigns, news and information related to the polls. Kenya will be the third African country to use the portal for polls, after Senegal and Ghana used similar portals Continue Reading

Lagos State to Launch ‘Blue Light Rail Project’ in June


The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday announced that the first phase of the state Blue Light Rail project would be completed by June. The Governor made this known during an inspection of ongoing projects in the state. He expressed confidence that Lagosians would start enjoying the services immediately. The first phase would run from Marina Continue Reading

Ghana to Build Africa’s Largest Solar Photovoltaic Plant

Nzema Project

In a move that could spark a renewable energy revolution in West Africa, Blue Energy has announced that it would build Africa’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Ghana. The project called the ‘Nzema Project’ will be the first to go ahead under Ghana’s 2011 Renewable Energy Act. The 155 MW Nzema project is expected Continue Reading

United Nations – Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana Made the Most Progress in ICT Adoption

Measuring the information society

According to a new report by International Telecommunications Union (ITU), in its annual flagship report, Measuring the Information Society 2012, the UN agency notes that Rwanda, Kenya and Ghana have increased efforts to bridge the “digital divide.” These three African countries were identified to have made the most progress in adopting information and communications technology. Meanwhile, the overall Continue Reading

United Nations Launches ‘mHealth’ – a Mobile Health Initiative


The United Nations, through two of its agencies – the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – has launched the ‘Mobile Health’ initiative (mHealth). ‘mHealth’ involves the use of mobile phones for healthcare purposes. The agencies are currently testing mobile solutions to help people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, cardiovascular Continue Reading

Germany Joins in the Construction of the World’s Largest Telescope in South Africa


Germany has become the 10th member of the organisation that will participate in the detailed design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope, joining existing members Australia, Canada, China, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden and the United Kingdom. India is an associate member. Construction on what will be the world’s largest and Continue Reading

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