It was reported that at least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.
The administrator of Masisi territory in eastern Congo’s North Kivu … Read More
The United States says Ethiopia must open up its political space if its is to cement its place in the future as a “strong, prosperous and democratic nation.”
This was contained in a press statement released by the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa. The September 19, 2017 statement was referring … Read More
A new paper-based sensor patch developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could allow diabetics to effectively measure glucose levels during exercise
Today’s most widespread methods for glucose self-testing involve monitoring glucose levels in blood. Conventional measurements, however, are not suitable for preventing hypoglycemia during exercise, … Read More
Four African countries have lost their voting rights at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The vote ban is over their lack of payment of membership dues.
A Voice of America journalist, Harun Maruf, disclosed the information which affects his native Somalia and Guinea Bissau in West Africa. The other … Read More
Odu’a Investment Company Limited on Tuesday launched a N500m real estate project, which was completed in nine months.
The estate which is a residential accommodation, situated in the high end of Jericho Government Reservation Area (GRA), Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The estate consists of three luxury units of 5-bedroom … Read More
Economic growth in South Africa looks set to remain behind the rate of population growth for four years ending in 2018, ensuring that more people will be poor. As things stand 40 percent of South Africans are chronically poor and a further 40 percent are what economists call the temporally … Read More
After Hurricane Irma hit, there was a major concern about South Florida’s bridges, mainly the ones in the Florida Keys. Would the structures be safe to cross for drivers anxious to get back home? Would relief efforts be impaired due to damage caused by massive winds? Fortunately, all 42 bridges … Read More
Zimbabwe’s Harare International Airport is set to be renamed after the southern African country’s long-time president Robert Mugabe, a report say.
Harare International Airport is located 15 kilometres south of Zimbabwe’s capital. It has Africa’s longest runway at 4 725 metres.
A memo issued in early September by the Civil … Read More
African countries have made significant steps in nuclear science development under the guidance of the United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Authority (IAEA) and its key member states. IAEA organizes a rolling program of training and courses for African professionals from across the continent to gain knowledge and skills in the … Read More
In a statement by the by Paul Osu of the Public Affairs Department, The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) is set to roll out a digitalization programme to automate its critical operations, enhance the efficiency of its regulatory deliverables and accelerate recovery of outstanding revenues due to the government.
The … Read More
The body responsible for registering businesses, Ghana’s Registrar General Department (RGD), has successfully implemented an online registration of businesses, issuance of certificates to commence business and the registration of marriages.
The online operations of the RGD, which faced some challenges initially when it was deployed in 2014, is now fully … Read More
Tanzania has partnered with Zipline International Inc. to launch the world’s largest drone delivery network in January, with drones transporting blood and medicines out of the skies to save the lives of women giving birth and children struck by malaria.
California’s Zipline will make 2,000 deliveries a day to more … Read More
Equatorial Guinea being one of Africa’s biggest Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) producers, exporting 3.4 million tonnes of LNG to destinations worldwide annually, has signed a MoU to supply Burkina Faso with LNG.
Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima said, “We are very pleased to … Read More
Somalia is launching its first community-based tech innovation hub in the capital Mogadishu this month. The iRise Hub will offer Somali entrepreneurs, innovators, developers, investors, technologies and startups the working space to share ideas, connect and collaborate with each other.
A group of young men who hope to transform Somalia … Read More
Protesters who blocked and barricaded roads and train tracks in the town of Kamsar following persistent electricity cuts, have caused Guinean Bauxite mining Company CBG to halt its operations.
The roadblocks and barricaded train tracks ensured CBG’s workers were unable to reach its mines to work.
One CBG official when … Read More
Kerala, historically known as Keralam, is an Indian state in South India on the Malabar Coast. It was formed on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the … Read More
Men far outnumber women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). According to Sharon Jones, the dean of the School of Engineering, there are far fewer female students than male students in the engineering department, with women making up about 26 percent of the department last year.… Read More
South African software developers that service the financial sector are in high demand locally and internationally as they capitalize on expertise gleaned from operating in one of the most sophisticated banking and advanced mobile tech environments in the world.
The country’s highly progressive banking system, good technical skills, mobile know-how … Read More
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a US$3.8bn contract for the fourth phase of its solar park to Shanghai Electric and ACWA Power of Saudi Arabia.
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park located about 50km south of Dubai, had its first phase of … Read More
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed that the number of people using the internet in Nigeria decreased in the month of July 2017. The number of users declined from 91,629,066 in June 2017 to 91,450,252 in July 2017, a decrease of 178,814.
The telecommunications industry regulator made this known in … Read More