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Rwanda launches First-ever Satellite To Connect Remote Schools To The Internet

Rwanda launches First-ever Satellite To Connect Remote Schools To The Internet

Rwanda in partnership with a UK-based communications company known as One Web launched on Wednesday 27, a satellite broadcaster that will connect remote schools to the internet. Rwanda’s Ministry of Information Telecommunication Technology and Innovation said in a statement that the global Satellite named ‘Icyerekezo’  which means ‘Vision’ in English, is a symbol of Rwanda’s commitment to building the local space industry, build local capacity, inspire the younger generation and


Nigerian healthtech platform 54gene secures $4.5m

Nigerian healthtech platform 54gene secures $4.5m

Nigerian healthtech platform 54gene has secured a $4.5-million seed round from several investors — including Y Combinator, Fifty Years, Better Ventures, KdT Ventures, Hack VC and Techammer, among others. The announcement was revealed by TechCrunch in an articleyesterday. The platform which aims to improve drug discovery by researching the genetically diverse African population, was founded by Abasi Ene-Obong (pictured above) and has offices in Lagos and San Francisco. According to a Y-Combinator blog piece in March, 54gene was being developed at the time by Stack Diagnostics, a


Machine learning helps robot harvest lettuce for the first time

Machine learning helps robot harvest lettuce for the first time

Engineers from the University of Cambridge have developed a vegetable-picking robot that can autonomously identify and harvest iceberg lettuce, one of the more manually demanding crops for human pickers. Vegebot was trained using a machine-learning algorithm that helped it distinguish healthy lettuces ready for harvest, in a variety of different weather conditions. Agricultural harvesting is one area of industry that has always embraced new technological advances. Some crops, such as


5 Ways to Recover Your Facebook Account

5 Ways to Recover Your Facebook Account

So you forgot your Facebook login and password and can’t log into Facebook anymore? Or was your Facebook account hacked, meaning you can’t access it anymore? If so, you are not alone. Fortunately, Facebook offers several automated ways to recover your account. Whether you forgot your Facebook password or can no longer log in because a hacker changed it, you have several options. In this article, we’ll show you how


Here’s how Uganda’s RideLink grew its revenue by pivoting from a B2C to B2B model

Here’s how Uganda’s RideLink grew its revenue by pivoting from a B2C to B2B model

A pivot from a business-to-consumer (B2C) to a business-to-business (B2B) model helped Ugandan on-demand transport service RideLinkgrow its revenue says founder and head of operations Daniel Mukisa. In April, Mukisa (pictured above), 25, was awarded the Revenue Growth Growing-Phase Award by the Anzisha Prize in recognition of how he posted the greatest financial gains in 2018 among other Anzisha Fellows. Mukisa says he was “shocked” when he found out that he


WhatsApp update – 5 upcoming features to get excited about including new ‘share to Facebook’ tool

WhatsApp update – 5 upcoming features to get excited about including new ‘share to Facebook’ tool

Below is a roundup of some of the most anticipated features that could change your WhatsApp experience for the better. As Facebook works towards making one super social media app, it looks like they could be taking a step in the right direction with this WhatsApp status feature. WhatsApp beta users can now sling their status updates over to their Facebook Story at the push of a button. WhatsApp beta


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