Technology Archive

The Telecomms Masterplan for the Southern Cameroons

At the moment there are three main GSM operators who have deployed networks in the BSC as part of their operations which are based in French Cameroun. Notwithstanding the licenses which were granted to them by the government of French Cameroun which gives them Read on » » »

Google coding champion whose Cameroon hometown is cut off from the internet

Image copyrightNJI COLLINS GBAH The first African winner in Google’s annual coding competition is 370km (230 miles) from home, sitting outside his cousins’ house in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, because the government has cut off his hometown from the internet. As cocks crow in Read on » » »

Southern Cameroonian teen wins google hacking contest

Collins Nji This West Cameroonian Kid is the First African to Win Google Hacking Competition With the crippling Internet shutdown which occurred in the English Cameroons for some weeks now; Collins Nji a 17 year-old Upper Sixth student at the Government Bilingual High School Read on » » »

Cameroon Cyber ​​Force hacks MINESUP website .

. After claiming this piracy, the hackers say they are from the English-speaking Regions. They imply by their action that they can no longer remain insensitive to the ill-treatment inflicted by the authorities on their brothers in the Southwest and the North-West. This information Read on » » »

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 » » »