EU: Africa Hackathon looking for participants and partners to jumpstart cross-continent innovation

“Cooperation between African and European scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs can make a decisive contribution, not only to defeat the pandemic, but crucially also to accelerate economic recovery. This hackathon will make an important contribution to enable such partnerships and it is, thus, an initiative, South Africa is delighted to support.”Dr. Blade Nzimande, SA Minister Higher Education, Science and Innovation

Rwanda launches first ‘Made in Africa’ Smartphone

Reuters, Kigali. Rwanda’s Mara Group launched two smartphones on Monday, describing them as the first “Made in Africa” models and giving a boost to the country’s ambitions to become a regional technology hub. The Mara X and Mara Z will use Google’s Android operating system and cost 175,750 Rwandan francs ($190) and 120,250 Rwandan francs […]