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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

Innovative hazardous waste management system launched in South Africa

Averda South Africa has introduced Averda TruTrak, an innovative waste management system that gives clients access to automated waste tracking and record keeping capabilities via an online customer portal – a first to market innovation in South Africa. The system will help healthcare institutions to manage their hazardous waste is managed responsibly as stipulated in

How smart technologies will drive Africa’s electrical expansion

The use of advanced metering technologies is steadily on the rise in Africa, but, to evolve the business models of the electrical utilities operating on the continent, utilities still need to harness the full digital potential of technologies such as smart metering. This is according to Abraham Ortega, Senior Executive Consultant at state-of-the-art electrical equipment

Cape Town wins right to host Annual Wikipedia Conference, the first  in sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Town has won the bid to host the 14th annual Wikimania 2018 conference, the annual gathering of volunteers from around the world to celebrate Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, from 18-22 of July. More than 700 volunteers from around the world will come together to discuss and share ideas around the future of Wikipedia

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