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Renewable Power Heads for Its First Decline in Two Decades

For the first time in two decades, renewable power generated from wind and solar is set to fall. The construction of new wind and solar farms are being delayed by factory closures, workers’ needs for social distancing. Also, there are developers’ financial concerns as they emerge from the coronavirus crisis, according to the International Energy […]

Mologic and Senegal to develop a hand-held coronavirus test kit

A UK-based laboratory, Mologic is working with scientists in Senegal to make a diagnostic test for coronavirus that can produce test results within 10 minutes. In a statement by Mologic announcing the UK-funded initiative, the handheld device is going to be the first diagnostic kit developed in the UK to be jointly manufactured in Africa. […]

How the coronavirus is Impacting the Global Tech Industries

The spread of the coronavirus has continued to wreak havoc on global economies, industries and the global technology industry. A lot of companies have shut down factories and banned business-related travel to china and other regions battling the spread of the coronavirus. Major events in the global tech industry like Facebook F8, the Geneva Motor […]

The first smart feature phone in Tanzania

Tanzanian cellular network company, Vodacom announced the launch of the country’s first smart feature phone, Smart Kitochi, operating on KaiOS on Friday, 1 November 2019. This new launch serves as a milestone for both the companies and the country, as it is the first smart feature phone available in the Tanzanian market.  Firstly, The Smart Kitochi comes […]

VISA Upgrades Security to Avert Fraud

VISA financial service corporation and makers of the VISA branded credit card has unveiled a suite of innovative security capabilities. The new security capabilities are to help prevent and disrupt payment fraud. This innovation is a ground-breaking achievement in cybersecurity Fraud prevention across Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEMEA). The innovative […]

Tigo Tanzania announces Zantel Takeover

The MIC Tanzania PLC which trades as Tigo Tanzania has officially announced the completion of Zanzibar Telecom PLC (Zantel) takeover. Also, the company announced that the process to transfer ownership of the shares of Zantel to Tigo has been completed. The successful takeover will enable the two companies merge their operations in the mainland and […]