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Artificial Intelligence: Human Capacity Reimagined

By Adlyne Wangusi   Following successful events in San Francisco, New York and London, the AI Summit Cape Town will be launched at AfricaCom this November with two days of stimulating presentations, debate and insights.  The world’s leading conference on artificial intelligence and machine learning, it is aimed at CxOs, CDOs and leading innovators keen to future-proof their

Leading satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, have announced the official launch of its South Africa-based operations as of 29 August 2018. The announcement is underpinned by Avanti’s continued commitment to investing in Africa through a direct local presence backed

Africa Rising: How millennials and entrepreneurship are driving the African economy

By Clemens Weitz In recent months, Africa has seen several big announcements of international multi-million-dollar awards to build more inclusive, sustainable economies in the region. Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Award, France’s $76m Africa Start-up Fund, MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge, and many other similar initiatives are recent evidence of this mindset shift. We believe Millennials are at

Avanti Communications signs Master Distributor contract for HYLAS 4 with iWayAfrica

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading satellite operator and provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), has signed a HYLAS 4 Master Distributor contract with iWayAfrica, a pan-African service provider proving telecommunication solutions across the African continent, to provide satellite broadband services across Sub-Saharan Africa. The contract

Konza takes off with Ksh39 B infrastructure project commencement

The Kes.39 billion Konza Technopolis Phase 1 infrastructure project has officially commenced following the approval of the financing by the government of Kenya. The government and UniCredit SpA of Italy signed a financing agreement on June 2017 to fund Konza Technopolis Development Authority (KoTDA) horizontal infrastructure through Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Financing (EPCF) model to

Ghana’s Kumasi Hive wins 2018 Miss.Africa Digital prize

Kumasi Hive from Ghana was announced Tuesday as winners of the 2018 Miss.Africa Digital Seed Funding for STEM Programmes Grand Prize while, INTELLECT-Team at Laboratory of Technologies for Smart Systems (CRNS) Tunisia and Eco-Sol Consulting (Full STEM Ahead!) Seychelles will take home the Second category prize of 1,000 USD. The winners were announced by the

Imperial College London, MIT launch search for African research collaborators

Imperial College London and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have launched a seed fund for ‘blue-skies’ research, with a regional focus on Africa. Consequently, the two are also searching for collaborating institutions in Africa to drive innovation from across the continent. With this seed fund, researchers and educators at Imperial and MIT aim to

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