Computer boffin wins Microsoft Award for HIV work

A University of Stellenbosch computer scientist has been honoured for his contribution to better understanding HIV. Professor Konrad Scheffler was awarded the TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for...

New program aims to spur farm science innovation across East Africa

Launched at the International Livestock Research Institute: Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program NAIROBI (16 March 2011)—A new program that provides grants...

MTN introduces Android technology to Uganda

MTN Uganda signed up the first Android-FROYO powered mobile phone in Uganda, the IDEOS U8150. Introducing the first and most affordable Android Smartphone onto...

The Square Kilometre Array belongs in Africa

Africa is bidding to host the world's most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). When constructed, in 2025, it will have 50...

South Africa: Samsung Academy to enhance tech skills

Electronics giant Samsung has launched the Samsung Electronics Engineering Academy to tackle the shortage of technical and engineering skills in South Africa, aiming to...

Nigeria: WIPO to assist Universities

THE World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has indicated its readiness at strengthening the existing national capacities in the nations technology sector. This it said...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 24 February–9 March 2011

Below is a round up of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 24 February–9 March 2011 African Academy of Sciences appoints...

EIB finances international fibre-optic cable to Seychelles

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced here Friday an 8 million-euro loan to the Seychelles Cable Systems Company (SCS)...

South Africa: New CT scanners for Baragwanath Hospital

Pretoria - Two new multi-detector CT scanners are expected to be delivered to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital today. Gauteng Health and Social Development MEC,...

One Face Behind the Translation of Software into African languages, Pheledi Mathibela – Surfing...

"If you want to know the real person, you must speak to them in their own language,” says Pheledi Mathibela, “Because when you are...

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