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Science & Technology

This 3D-printed hydrogel material could be used to build homes one day

Scientists have successfully tested a nanocellulose-based biomaterial for greener architecture. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the Wallenberg Wood Science Centre in Sweden 3D printed a hydrogel material made of nanocellulose, a substance derived from cellulose fibres found in plants. The nanocellulose 3D-printing technology has been used on a much smaller scale, mostly within biomedicine due to the material’s biocompatibility and wetness. But it has not previously been used […]

todayFebruary 28, 2024 3

Business / Economics

Exploring the future of digital transactional banking

By Nedbank Namibia’s Head of Transactional Banking, Reginald Obaking The ongoing digital transformation has sparked several trends that have influenced the way Nedbank Namibia’s Corporate and Investing Banking (CIB) division revolutionises its solutions for businesses, corporations, and other large entities. CIB recognises the pivotal role of technology in transforming transactional banking services to enhance the overall client experience. ‘The fascinating way transactional banking continues to evolve day by day is […]

todayFebruary 27, 2024 89


UNDP launches “timbuktoo” initiative in Davos to revolutionize Africa’s startup ecosystem

  In Davos, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the "timbuktoo" initiative in collaboration with African countries. The initiative, unveiled during a special session at the 24th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, aims to be the world's largest financing facility, uniting catalytic and commercial capital to bolster Africa's startup ecosystem. H.E. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, the Secretary-General of the African […]

todayFebruary 21, 2024 5


Agritechnica exhibition expands reach in growing Asian markets

    Agritechnica Asia expands into Vietnam – Organizer DLG to meet high market demand for agricultural machinery knowledge in Asia with tailored country-specific Agritechnica formats – HortEx exhibition for horti- and floriculture to be held in parallel – DLG’s “Agritechnica Asia” event in Bangkok continues as hub for Asia. (DLG). The German Agricultural Society (DLG) is strengthening its services in Asia to meet greater demand and new requirements of […]

todayFebruary 14, 2024 2


100 years of radio in Africa: from propaganda to people’s power

  By Sisanda Nkoala, University of the Western Cape; Christina Chan-Meetoo, University of Mauritius; Jacinta Mwende Maweu, University of Nairobi; Marissa J. Moorman, Indiana University; Modestus Fosu, Ghana Institute of Journalism, and Stanley Tsarwe, University of Namibia   Radio is thriving across Africa. Exact figures are difficult to come by because audience research differs across countries. But studies estimate radio listenership to be between 60% and 80% of the continent’s […]

todayFebruary 13, 2024 7


Google and Oracle ramp up cloud in Africa to tap fast-growing e-Conomy

    By Seth Onyango, via bird story agency   Google Cloud announced on Friday (February 2) that it had opened its first cloud region for Africa, located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new region will offer its core cloud services, such as computing, storage, networking, and security, to customers across the continent. The move comes as research from McKinsey showed that while cloud-native startups in Africa are luring tech […]

todayFebruary 5, 2024 2