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Africa’s gene firm makes into Fast Company’s 2020 World’s Most Innovative Companies List

54gene, the African genomics research, services and development company has been named in Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020. The list honours the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. This year’s MIC

Crosscall’s tougher mobile phones now available in South Africa

French phone maker Crosscall has supplied MTN South Africa for equipment of the Nelson Mandela University employees with 1000 of its waterproof Core X3 smartphones including PTT application.  Extensively tested, the handsets are resistant to damage from being dropped and protected from scratches. In addition, they have a battery life of several days and can

Paratus is first to bridge Africa from East to West

Paratus, a leading telecoms operator with operational offices in six African countries, is the first telecoms operator to bridge Africa from East to West. The company has now implemented additional routes for redundancy and is in the process of an aggressive rollout plan, building even more routes across the region to ensure maximum uptime for

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

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