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Key content confirmed for Innovation Africa 2019

Innovation Africa 2019 (https://innovation-africa.com/2019/) is rapidly shaping up to be a next-generation-driven gathering of the highest accord, bringing together global technology entrepreneurs, cross-industry leaders, institutional regional investors and forward-thinking government officials, a first in its class venue to be held within Accra, Ghana from December 3-5. Through its recently-confirmed and distinct content, the Forum will

Important gene variants found in certain African populations

In the nearly 20 years since the Human Genome Project was completed, experts in genetic variants increasingly have raised concerns about the overemphasis on studying people of European descent when performing large population studies. A study appearing October 31 in the journal Cell aims to address some of this disparity by focusing on populations living in rural

Kenya begins to nationally vaccinate girls with Cervical Cancer Vaccine

Kenya has Friday launched the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine into the country’s routine immunisation programme. Around 800,000 girls across Kenya will be protected against cervical cancer annually, Sicily Karuiki Cabinet Secretary for Health announced. The vaccines, provided through support from Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will aim to reach all girls aged 10 in two doses administered six

Software firm lays strategies to achieve customer experience for SME’s

  By Africa Science News Correspondent                                                               Freshworks, a leading provider of cloud-based business software, has on Friday laid down strategies aimed at achieving customer-for-life experience. Vishal Chopra, head of field marketing at Freshworks said technology and digitisation of services have accorded SME’s the much-needed push to acquire customer experience. Mr Chopra explained gaining top-notch

Leapfrogging Africa’s innovation agenda with local cloud solutions

By Adlyne Wangusi   Pan-African connectivity provider, BringCom, in partnership with science and technology investor, Imprimatur Capital, and European edge cloud software company, GIG Technology, have together birthed what is to provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty – afriQloud. Today launched in Uganda, afriQloud will provide, at internationally competitive rates, local and foreign

The Innovation Hub to host International Science, Technology Parks Workshop

The Innovation Hub – the Innovation Agency of the Gauteng Province will host the prestigious 2019 International Association of Science Parks (IASP) Africa Division Workshop on 23rd to 24th May 2019, at The Innovation Hub, Tshwane, South Africa. The workshop is part of a series of Science and Technology Parks’ build-up events that are taking

Firm to support African Artificial Intelligence ecosystem  

A vibrant African AI Ecosystem is emerging in Africa,participants at the inaugural Artificial Intelligence for Development (AI4Dev) workshop at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya stated. The AI workshop, whose theme was “Toward a Network of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa” brought participants from various parts of the world. This workshop saw

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

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