The Nigerian tech scene is booming. Last year, Lagos-based startup Andela received $24m (£18.5m) in funding from Mark Zuckerberg. In 2015, financial technology startup Paystack – one of the first Nigerian tech companies to be accepted into renowned California-based startup accelerator Y Combinator – secured approximately $1.3m in seed investment from international investors. Within this growth, women are emerging as influential forces, and changing the … Continue reading Female developers are emerging as influential forces in the country’s booming technology sector.
In Cameroon, the authorities are illegally detaining and torturing people, and some are not surviving. Why are they doing this? Because the Cameroon government is fighting a war against the armed group Boko Haram. They will stop at nothing to win, including arresting people and torturing suspects until they confess. This means that if you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time … Continue reading Torturing in the name of security.
The French ambassador however, expressed concern that some other French companies were having challenges with Nigeria’s unclear fiscal policies in the Oil and Gas sector. The French Government has said that it has set aside one billion euros, which translates to about 410 billion Naira to be invested in the Nigeria Oil and Gas industry. France Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Denys Gauer, declared this … Continue reading There is a ray of hope for Nigeria’s foreign direct investment.
Microsoft Corporation has blamed the National Security Agency (NSA) for the recent ransomware cyber attack that has affected over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The computer giant blamed NSA for storing data on software vulnerabilities which it discovered and such data was accessed by hackers. According to Microsoft, NSA (a military intelligence organization and a constituent of the United States Department of Defense (DOD) had … Continue reading Cyber attack victims failed to update software- Microsoft
As part of Microsoft’s update to its Windows 10 operating system, the version includes a technology to bridge applications across devices. The Fall Creators Update of the operating system will include “Pick Up Where You Left Off,” a self-described feature that will allow users to finish editing a document, for example, on an iPhone that they started on a Windows PC. The feature requires Cortana, Microsoft’s … Continue reading New Features Released In The New Windows – Microsoft
Mobile phones release low radiofrequency energy which is a form of non-ionizing radiation. The frequent exposure of the body to this forces it to absorb the energy which can lead to serious health issues. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has labelled mobile phones radiation as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Accordingly, Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency gathers ways to reduce radiation when you … Continue reading 8 Guaranteed Tips To Minimise Radiation When You Use Your Mobile Phone
Hirst’s latest exhibition features a “golden head” reminiscent of ancient African art Exhibition curator says the Ife kingdom is referenced and the show tells a story. (CNN) English artist Damien Hirst has been accused of cultural appropriation after his exhibition, “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable,” featured a “golden head” that appears to mirror sculpted heads created by African artists from Ile-Ife Nigeria. “For … Continue reading Damien Hirst accused of copying African art at Venice Biennale
In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict.“I would probably more properly concentrated on what I consider to be three main challenges we are facing in the world today,” he … Continue reading In London, Secretary-General Guterres spotlights UN reform initiatives to rescue multilateralism
Amazon.com Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new Echo speaker with a screen that will incorporate video-calling capabilities, keeping the online retailer one step ahead of technology rivals in seeking to control smart homes. The Echo Show announcement, which confirmed a Wall Street Journal article on Monday, also allows users to make internet-based calls between devices and apps to start, setting the speaker up to be … Continue reading Amazon launches new Echo with touch screen, video-call capabilities
The scientific team that made headlines in 2015 by unearthing a previously unknown ancient human relative says its latest discoveries could change the way we look at human evolution. The findings, which are being published this week in the scientific journal ELife, include the discovery of a second chamber of fossils of the small-brained hominin Homo Naledi — and the surprisingly young age of the … Continue reading Amazing haul of ancient human finds unveiled