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African researchers purpose to rescue languages that Western tech ignores

African researchers aim to rescue languages that Western tech ignores

LAGOS, Nigeria — Computers have become amazingly precise at translating spoken words to text messages and scouring huge troves of information for answers to complex questions. At least, that is, so long as you speak English or another of the world’s dominant languages. But try talking to your phone in Yoruba, Igbo or any number … Read more

South African Tech Agency Creates App to Deal with Gender-Primarily based Violence

South African Tech Firm Creates App to Tackle Gender-Based Violence

JOHANNESBURG —  In the shadows of the coronavirus pandemic, violence against women has been on the rise around the world, including in South Africa, where half of the country’s women report at least one incident of violence in their lifetime. Now, a local tech company has developed an alarm system to help stop the abuse. … Read more

EMERGING MARKETS-Shares fall on Chinese language tech losses, South African rand leads FX good points

China gears up for sci-tech development, focusing more on self-reliance

* Chinese tech spooked by Didi U.S. delisting * Evergrande plummets on debt warning * Turkey’s lira leads EMEA losses By Ambar Warrick Dec 6 (Reuters) – Emerging market stocks fell close to a one-year low on Monday, tracking losses in major Chinese technology stocks, while South Africa’s rand rose on early signs that the … Read more

Shares fall on Chinese language tech losses, South African rand leads FX good points

Australian shares slip as tech, gold stocks track Wall Street sell-off

Chinese tech spooked by Didi U.S. delisting Evergrande plummets on debt warning Turkey’s lira leads EMEA losses Dec 6 (Reuters) – Emerging market stocks fell close to a one-year low on Monday, tracking losses in major Chinese technology stocks, while South Africa’s rand rose on early signs that the Omicron coronavirus variant may be causing … Read more

Roundup: African well being tech agency Helium Well being acquires Meddy, Hexarad creates share scheme to draw radiologists and extra briefs

Roundup: African health tech firm Helium Health acquires Meddy, Hexarad creates share scheme to attract radiologists and more briefs

Helium Health acquires doctor booking platform Meddy Inc. African health tech provider Helium Health has announced the acquisition of doctor booking platform, Meddy Inc., which has operations in Qatar and the UAE. Helium, which is present in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, Kenya, and Uganda, plans to deploy its electronic medical record (EMR) technology and healthcare … Read more

World Financial institution Group’s IFC Companions With South African Tech Group to Increase Digital Infrastructure | Expertise Information

World Bank Group's IFC partners with South African tech group to boost digital infrastructure

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with South Africa’s Liquid Intelligent Technologies to expand data centre capacity and roll out fibre-optic cable on the continent, the groups said in a joint statement on Monday. The link-up with Liquid Intelligent Technologies, formally Liquid Telecom, aims to increase digital connectivity … Read more

World Financial institution Group’s IFC companions with South African tech group to spice up digital infrastructure

World Bank Group's IFC partners with South African tech group to boost digital infrastructure

A participant stands near a logo of World Bank at the International Monetary Fund – World Bank Annual Meeting 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, October 12, 2018. REUTERS/Johannes P. Christo JOHANNESBURG, Nov 8 (Reuters) – The World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) has partnered with South Africa’s Liquid Intelligent Technologies to expand data … Read more

Who’s constructing the tech infrastructure for African companies? — Quartz Africa

Who is building the tech infrastructure for African businesses? — Quartz Africa

API fintech startups are thriving in Africa’s tech ecosystem as they build the infrastructure to facilitate payments, banking, e-commerce, and insurance. By creating the technical foundations, they are allowing businesses to focus on serving their customers rather than work on a non-core business of building tech. An API, or application programming interface, is a group … Read more

Cardano Plans To Showcase Tech Throughout African Continent After Ethiopia Deal

Cardano Plans To Showcase Tech Across African Continent After Ethiopia Deal

The director of African operations at Input Output (IOHK) unveils the team’s plan to showcase Cardano’s technological capabilities in Ethiopia and other nations across the continent. In an interview with crypto YouTuber big pey, IOHK director of African operations James O’Connor highlights Cardano (ADA) and the group’s plans for its digital identity infrastructure in Ethiopia.  … Read more