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TECHNOLOGY

How Africa is already using technology to transform healthcare

For a long time, Africa’s healthcare systems have faced significant challenges. According to a 2019 study published in the International Journal of General Medicine, inadequate human resources, insufficient budgetary allocation…

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TECHNOLOGY

How Visa and Hand in Hand helped Kenyan entrepreneurs increase their incomes amid Covid-19

Hand in Hand, Kenya’s Micro-Enterprise Success (KMES) programme funded by Visa, has resulted in participating entrepreneurs increasing their incomes by an average of USD $156 (Approximately KES 20,000) per month….

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BUSINESS

Glovo Launches Glovo Local, a Portfolio of Solutions for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Glovo a pioneering multi-category app, has launched Glovo Local, a new program for small and medium-sized businesses in the retail and restaurant industries to enable them to digitise their products…

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TECHNOLOGY

Paybill charges set to drop as Safaricom reinstates Bank-Mpesa transaction fees

Mobile payment provider Safaricom is set to lower its Paybill charges for customers and businesses starting January 1, 2023. This move is in response to the increasing demand for mobile…

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FEATURED

What the Government should focus on, in Pandemic Preparedness and Health System Strengthening – Dr Davji Atella

Like in all other continents, the COVID-19 pandemic caught Africa unawares, exposing glaring gaps and long-ignored risks within the continent’s health systems; from weak primary healthcare, overreliance on medical imports,…

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TECHNOLOGY

Private Symposium Africa Invites Women In Media and Civil Society To Address Gender & Data

The advancement of technology has enabled us to connect and share important information. But it has also provided additional fertile grounds for gender-based violence against women and girls to an…

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TECHNOLOGY

The African Union Commission has launched a consortium for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

As the world focuses on finding a vaccine for COVID-19, Africa has not been left behind. The African Union Commission has today launched a new initiative, the Africa Centres for…

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TECHNOLOGY

Technology companies are taking action on misinformation, but more transparency is needed

Yes, it is no doubt technology companies have been at the forefront in the battle against the COVID-19 misinformation. Facebook is supporting the global public health community’s work to keep…

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TECHNOLOGY

UNICEF and Microsoft announce new partnership to address the COVID-19 education crisis

More than 190 countries have closed schools forcing over 1.57 billion students out of their classrooms.  UNICEF and Microsoft Corporation has today announced the expansion of a global learning platform…

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TECHNOLOGY

Kenyatta University students lauded for innovating COVID-19 ventilators

Fears of shortages of medical supplies and equipment continue to grip the Kenyan government and its citizens as COVID-19 pandemic slowly expands in the country. Cabinet Secretary for Health Mutahi…

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OPINION

I still don’t understand why Kenyan universities have closed

It’s no doubt the coronavirus has gripped the whole world. Hundreds of thousands of cases and deaths have been reported leaving many students, educators in academic institutions and employees in…

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LIFESTYLE

Top 4 free software for COVID-19 video conferencing

The only available option now for people to interact closely during the coronavirus outbreak is going to be virtual through video conferencing applications. The physical gatherings, meetings, parties, and events have…

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TECHNOLOGY

Usiku Games to offer free rates to mobile gamers during COVID-19 lockdown

As the coronavirus outbreak widens and continues to put Kenyans under key and lock at home, Kenya’s mobile games company, Usiku Games wants to entertain you with its free-rated mobile…

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TECHNOLOGY

Twitter will verify public health experts to fight COVID-19 misinformation

As the world continues to face unprecedented lockdowns caused by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, Twitter is working with global health authorities to identify and verify accounts of public health experts…

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TECHNOLOGY

WHO partners with WhatsApp to bring COVID-19 facts to billions

The World Health Organization has struck a partnership with WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned messaging platform to bring COVID-19 facts to the billions of people on the app. WHO yesterday launched the…

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LIFESTYLE

Three things for productive remote working during the Covid-19 lockdown

Remote working has in the last two months gained popularity following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan China and the subsequent spread of the virus to many countries around…

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TECHNOLOGY

Racism Against Individuals Of Asian Descent Is Spreading Faster Than The CoronaVirus

The Coronavirus is slowly transitioning from being an epidemic to a pandemic as the COVID-19 continues to spread outside China and Asia at large. Europe and the United States of…

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