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Top 20 Most Visited Websites in Kenya 2019

According to Alexa Inc website traffic statistics for 2019, Google is the most visited website in kenya while Nation.co.ke is the most visited indigenous website in Kenya. According to Alexa Inc website traffic statistics for 2019, Google is the most...

Rwanda Launches First ‘Made Entirely in Africa’ Smartphones

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...

Africa Has the Highest Number of Female Inventors in the World

Africa has the highest number of Female the world, a new study by UK’s Intellectual Property Office has revealed. The research titled: ‘An analysis of female inventorship’, found that the highest share of female inventors are in Africa. The study found...

Facebook Adds Yoruba, Igbo other African Languages to Better Monitor Fake News

Social media giant Facebook says it has added new African language capabilities in its effort to curb misinformation and “fake news” on political issues. That means that posts shared on Facebook can now be checked for accuracy in Yoruba and...

Young South African Develops App to Help Farmers Sell Beef

Launched in 2015 with 26 cows, the project now includes more than 2,000 cows and has taken in 50 million rand, with 10 percent of investors coming from outside South Africa. A pioneering app in South Africa lets investors, eager...

Fight Against Cybercrime: Nigeria Ranked 57th Globally, 5th in Africa

Nigeria's campaign against the menace of cybercrimes in the country have been ranked 57th out of the 175 countries surveyed in 2018/2019 to have commitment towards a safer online space. It ranked fifth in Africa. The International Telecommunications Union (...

South Africa, Kenya Ranked Most Innovative Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

South Africa is Africa's most innovative country according to the latest rankings by the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released its 2019 Global Innovation Index which gauges levels of innovation in 126 economies...

Google Launches New Products, Including Navigation Instruction In Nigerian Voice and Informal Transit Routes

Commuters making their way through Nigeria can now hear travel advice in a local voice on Google Maps under new features aimed at attracting more users in Africa that were unveiled by the company on Wednesday. The local accents feature,...

GSMA: Sub-Saharan Africa Remains the Fastest-growing Mobile Region in the World

A new study by GSMA has revealed that Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time. The report, “The Mobile Economy, Sub-Saharan...

South Africans Can Now Get Medicine From Vending Machines

An innovative system to dispense medicine to patients with chronic illnesses has taking off in South Africa. The award-winning “Pelebox,” created by South African engineer Neo Hutiri, is a computer-controlled vending machine stocked with prescription drugs, which patients access...

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The Heroro-Nama Genocide: Germany’s Brutal Genocide in Namibia in the early 20th Century

The Herero and Namaqua Genocide is considered to have been the first genocide of the 20th century. It took place between 1904 and 1907 in German South-West Africa(modern day Namibia), during the Herero Wars.

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s First President, and the Last African Independence Leader from the 1960s Dies at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 97.

Artefacts Looted From Ethiopia 150 Years Ago Withdrawn From Uk Auction After Ethiopia’s Appeal

Two artefacts that were stolen during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed in a letter.

World’s Third Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world.

The Earliest Obtainable Map of the Whole Continent of Africa

Mapped by Sebastian Münster, the map below is the earliest obtainable map of the whole continent of Africa. The map was published in the 1552 edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia.