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Afrikans should welcome video assistant referees at the 2018 FIFA World Cup

African fans have always seen match officiating at the World Cup as one reason why their teams fail to do better than they have done so far. Now technology is set to come to the aid of African teams and their fans during the World Cup in Russia. Earlier this

Nigeria will not use electronic voting

Nigeria's House of Representatives has decided that there will be no electronic voting system used for the country's upcoming 2019 general elections. Smart card readers (PVC readers) have however been approved by Nigeria's policy makers for accreditation purposes before the 2019 elections. This comes after the House of Representatives removes

Seedstars opens Seedspace Cape Town co-working hub

Seedstars has opened their second Seedspace co-working hub in Cape Town, South Africa. Seedspace Cape Town is the second such hub in Afrika by Seedstars after it opened Seedspace Cairo in earlier in 2018. Seedstars is a Swiss-based company that brings together key stakeholders focused on driving technological change in

Going beyond piloting technologies for agriculture

Creating and scaling up technologies to increase agricultural productivity and combat climate change in Sub-Saharan Africa requires formulating and implementing policy frameworks that use innovative solutions, experts say. These policies, according to the experts, should be synchronised from key sectors such as agriculture, energy and transport to help address the

Looking at Viva Tech 2018 from an Afrikan perspective

From 24 to the 26 May 2018, technologists, investors, government representatives and top business leaders came together in Paris, France for VivaTech 2018. The conference was a three-day event dedicated to technology and innovation. In its third edition, VivaTech gathered 80,000 visitors and gave the opportunity to 8,000

Applications open for science and technology vacation programme for students

South African students have been invited to apply for a science and technology vacation programme run by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The programme, which is sponsored by South Africa's Department of Science and Technology, is designed to provide students with experience and understanding of research, development

Digital infrastructure key for Afrika to be able to compete in the 4th Industrial Revolution

In order for Afrika to compete and thrive in the world as it is today and in the future, it has to invest more in training people as well as digital infrastructure. These were the words of Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank, speaking at the opening