Kenya: Where can innovators develop ideas?

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Many researchers when they come up with innovations hope that their works would improve the lives of people. For instance, when a...

India: Tech firm’s long-term IT plans in Africa

BANGALORE: Infosys Technologies is planting the seeds for a long-term IT services play in the African continent. The company's CFO V Balakrishnan told...

SKA South Africa and NRAO to deepen collaboration in 2011

News article republished with kind permission from SKA Africa. By Debra Shepherd, MeerKAT project office, Cape Town On 17 September 2008, the South African SKA Project...

India providing Africa with Technology & Education

New Delhi (AsiaNews/Agencies) – India cannot match China’s massive investments in Africa, but it is using its information technology capabilities to establish relations that...

South Africa: Tech incubator launched by Google

Cape Town - Google has launched a "tech incubator" in Cape Town to help drive development of innovation in Africa. "In keeping with its ongoing...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 10–23 March 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 March 2011 Africa's ability to handle GM organisms questioned Namanga...

South Africa: Energy efficiency vital for growth – Motlanthe

Johannesburg - Energy efficiency is vital for South Africa's economic and developmental growth, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe. Motlanthe was speaking at the launch of...

Innovation challenge to cut childbirth deaths launched

New approaches to cutting the number of deaths during childbirth in developing countries will be targeted by a US$50 million fund launched last week...

Small-scale support counts for social science in Africa

Solving Africa's problems needs not just technology, but social science — and a culture of debate, says Jonathan Harle. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa face numerous challenges —...

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...

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