Africa: Global Mining Leaders and SAP Discuss Digitized Mine of the Future

Johannesburg — African Media Agency (AMA)/- SAP SE announced that more than 15 members of the SAP Advisory Council for Mining are meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, for two days of in-depth discussions on the processes and technologies that will support and drive the digital mine of the future.

This Modular Hi-Tech Buoy Is Helping Africa to Monitor Its Coasts

A hi-tech buoy that provides real-time data can play a key role in helping South Africa manage its coastal waters. It could also be deployed beyond the country’s waters.

Devised and tested virtually using 3D computer simulation technology, the buoy will feature locally sourced components as opposed to the current fully imported flotation systems.

The coastal observer is a compact modular data-collecting buoy purpose-made for a range of commercial and scientific applications at sea.

Uganda's Infinity Computers Awards Services and Cloud Deal To IBM

Leading Ugandan IT services provider Infinity Computers has chosen IBM (NYSE: IBM) to deliver cloud, analytics and IT services to support a wide range of new web and mobile offerings for its clients.

Infinity Computers –or I3C –provides a range of services to clients in East Africa, South Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. The portfolio includes services for developers in the vibrant East African tech startup community, Internet domain registration, Web and cloud hosting, as well as fiber optic and mobile communication installation.

Kaymu Kenya sellers to utilize Facebook to increase sales

Kaymu Kenya just recently launched a Facebook shop aimed specifically at increasing sales for its sellers.

The shop is an automized feature that displays the seller’s Kaymu shop on their Facebook page. To set up the shop a seller presses a button, located on their Kaymu account page, which redirects them to Facebook for the creation.

“This shop will allow sellers to share their products on their Facebook feed, access analytics and tracking on their shops performance and also create and manage Facebook campaigns,” a press release by Kaymu read.

Kenya: Biometric Exercise Boosts Kenya Adolescent Girls

Nairobi — Thousands of Kenyan girls that regularly attend school, as well as their households, are set to benefit from a biometric registration exercise a United Kingdom aid agency is supporting.

UKAid is supporting the Adolescent Girls Initiative- Kenya (AGI-Kenya) to conduct a biometric registration exercise for 3 000 adolescent girls in 60 schools in Wajir County.

Implemented by Save the Children, the exercise uses easy-to-use and inexpensive equipment to read students' fingerprints to record daily attendance.

Ethiopian schools connectivity project boost with China Huawei

ADDIS ABABA (Xinhua) -- Chinese telecom solution provider Huawei has delivered a project that aims to promote resources sharing and educational exchanges among schools in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

The Addis Ababa School Net Project will create connectivity among 65 education institutions, including 64 secondary schools and one university college through information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.

E-learning system wins Seedstars World competition in Ethiopia

Software development startup AhadooTec won the Ethiopian leg of the Seedstars World competition in Addis Ababa yesterday for Fidel, its e-learning and school management system.

AhadooTec will now progress to the global Seedstars World final in Geneva, Switzerland next year to compete for up to US$500,000 in equity investment.

The Ethiopian leg – which came after African heats already took place in Mozambique, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast,Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya – was hosted at iceaddis.

Rwanda to Host World's First 'Drone Airport'

The government has moved to set up a regulatory framework for remotely piloted aircraft, popularly referred to as 'drones,' following investor interest to establish the world's first drone airport (drone port) in the country beginning next year.

Last month, Norman Foster, a renowned British architect, expressed interest by his firm, Foster + Partners, alongside business partners to build the world's first drone port in the country to facilitate transport of urgent medical supplies and electronic parts to remote parts of the region using drones.

Happy Independence Day Nigeria! Google joins celebrations with a Doodle

It’s exactly 55 years ago now since Nigeria got her independence from British colonial rule and became sovereign nation.

It’s been 55 long and difficult years plagued by a Civil War, insurgency and bouts of economic depression. Nevertheless we Nigerians have managed to remain some of the happiest people on earth, not just because we choose to be happy, but because there’s still so much of a bright future to look forward to. For that reason alone, there’s a reason to celebrate.

MTN Business completes Hybrid Cloud offering with Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute

MTN Business has taken another step in moving African enterprises closer to accessing cloud services. The company today announced it would offer Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute to its clientele.

Customers can use Azure ExpressRoute as a value added service, to enable a security-enhanced, SLA-backed network connection to Microsoft Azure. Azure ExpressRoute will also give customers connectivity access to additional services on Azure.

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