Technology Archive

Cameroonian students create application to track drivers traffic signals

Cameroonian students from the School of industrial engineering at the University of Douala, in the economic capital of the country, have just created an application which can track undisciplined drivers on the road, particularly those who do not respect the traffic lights. Called “Man Read on » » »

South Africa To Invite Bids For New Nuclear Power Plants

  Africa is rich in uranium but most of it is exported to power other countries. South African power utility Eskom will this week invite bids to build six nuclear reactors in the government’s push to increase nuclear capacity, its acting CEO said on Read on » » »

Uganda Just Launched East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant

  The Soroti Solar plant.  Uganda has placed itself on the map of countries like India embracing solar energy, as it has launched the largest solar plant in East Africa. located on 33 acres of land in Soroti District, is made up of 32,680 Read on » » »

South African Teens Design Satellite to Safeguard Continent’s Food Sources

They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions — to launch Africa’s first private satellite into space. They are part of a team of high school girls from Cape Town, South Africa, who have designed and built Read on » » »

Kenyan Software To Prevent Fraud In U.S. Election

  Ushandi.   The Kenyan non-profit company Ushahidi has launched a website which lets voters report irregularities on polling day. The creators want to promote transparency – with a tool they invented in a time of bloodshed. Kenya was in turmoil in late 2007 Read on » » »

UK:The world’s largest aircraft crashes after 2nd test flight

The world’s largest aircraft crash landed at the end of its second test flight on Wednesday. The 300-feet long Airlander 10 nosedived on its return to an airfield north of London after spending more than an hour and half in the air. “The Airlander Read on » » »

World’s largest aircraft completes its first flight

  Airlander can spend more than two weeks in air The giant blimp-like Airlander 10 spent 20 minutes in the air on Wednesday, after months of flight preparations and years of searching for funding, and landed safely at Cardington Airfield north of London. Part Read on » » »

Google new 1-to 1 video calling app to rival whats app, Skype vibes etc

Google has launched a new 1-to 1 video calling app to rival whats app, Skype and others. According to Google this Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. Read on » » »

Cameroon’s First home made helicopter takes off in Kumbo

What started like a joke ended up wowing the public. Despite repeated mechanical issues that punctured the helicopter from taking off, the inventor, Suimo Nsaitenla Jude, finally broke the spell few hours ago when his helicopter took off for a few minutes amid a Read on » » »

Cameroon’s groundbreaking scientist is worried about how little of his funding comes from Africa

Last year, Wilfred Ndifon, a Cameroonian scientist, announced that his research into the human body’s immune system had solved a 70-year-old immunological mystery. His discovery promises to make it easier to produce more efficient vaccines. In the long run, Ndifon’s pioneering research could reduce Read on » » »

Fab Lab and Other Organizations Helping Rwanda Become a Technology Hub

FabLab in Rwanda (Photo via Solidworks.com) You would expect to see the words ‘Made in Rwanda’ on a jar of coffee, but probably not on a laptop. Rwanda is becoming a hub of tech activity with its recently launched innovation hub FabLab, a space Read on » » »

Zimbabwe:TelOne to connect 50 000 homes

  FIXED telephone network service provider TelOne is planning to connect 50 000 homes under the company’s Fibre to the Home project at a cost of $25 million through partnership with Wuhan FibreHome Technologies. Currently, 15 000 homes have been connected under project and an Read on » » »

Made In Tanzania Helicopters Set To Take To The Skies

African countries must produce more and buy less from foreigners.  Tanzania has started to build its own helicopters in a project that will see the first batch of such choppers taking into the sky sometimes in 2018. Already, the prototype model, a two-seater aircraft Read on » » »

Zimbabwean Chemical Engineering Student Turns Plastic Into Diesel

Farai Musendo.  A final year Chemical Engineering student of the National University of Science and Technology, Farai Musendo has tapped into Zimbabwe’s waste problem, designing a machinery that turns plastic to diesel. The innovative student engineer who stood out at the 57th edition of Read on » » »

Ethiopia To Expand Vehicle Manufacturing Industry

Ethiopia is already and experienced vehicle manufacturer.  Ethiopia has grand ambitions for its tiny auto industry, seeking to transform a handful of assemblers that bolt together imported kits into a network of factories that can make the country Africa’s biggest car manufacturer over the Read on » » »

Cameroonian born Arthur Zang wins Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Cameroonian born inventor Arthur Zang has won the Africa prize for Engineering Innovation worth the sum of £25,000 ($37,000) for his device used in examining the heart. MrZang’s invention was awarded the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering Read on » » »

Cameroon Signs Finance Deal to Extend Optic Fiber Cable Network

photo for illustration purpose only Cameroon’s state-owned telecommunications provider Camtel said it agreed on a financing arrangement with U.S. lender William F Clark & Co. LLP to extend the country’s optic fiber cable to 20,000 kilometers (12,427 miles), more than three times its current Read on » » »

Video:BBC names Buea, Innovation centre of Cameroon

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Zambia:Huawei showcases tech products

LUSAKA – Chinese tech firm Huawei on Wednesday held a show in Zambia of its high-end products and services. Among those on display were products linked to cloud computing and big data. Huawei Zambia says it aims to provide the government and the public Read on » » »

Nigeria Plans To Send Astronaut To Space By 2030

– Nigeria has announced plans to send an astronaut into space by 2030, as part of its drive to develop a world-class space industry. “The space program is very important,” said Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, during a speech in the Read on » » »