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Scale-up of TB prevention among people living with HIV possible, reveals new study

In an important moment for tuberculosis (TB) control, a new study finds that a shorter regimen to prevent TB can be safely co-administered with dolutegravir (DTG)—the first-line drug to treat HIV in many high-burden TB countries. Presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the study found that weekly administration of rifapentine and

Lenovo delivers automated cloud platform tailored to applications

Lenovo Data Center Group, one of the fastest growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) vendors(according to IDC) is further expanding its ThinkAgile portfolio to provide an innovative solution for customers who desire the agility of the public cloud and the security of a private cloud. To address this growing customer trend, Lenovo – together with Cloudistics, the

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

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