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Kalangala islands energy divide: struggle and potential for farmers

Kalangala, an archipelago of 84 islands with a population of 66,000, was shrouded in darkness and limited opportunities until 2015. That year marked the establishment of the Bukuzindu Power Plant, a hybrid 1.6 MW solar-diesel facility located on the main island of Bugala in Lake Victoria. The impact of this reliable energy source has been …

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UN reports that the accumulation of discarded electronic devices is increasing, outstripping recycling efforts.

E-waste from trashed electric devices is piling up and recycling isn’t keeping pace, UN says NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. agencies have warned that waste from electronics is piling up worldwide while recycling rates remain low and are likely to fall even further. The agencies were referring to “e-waste,” which is defined as discarded devices with a plug or …

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Moroccan solar plans hampered by dispute over technology

A dispute over concentrated solar power (CSP) technology is behind years of delays to Morocco’s biggest planned solar project after problems at another prominent plant that caused long shut downs, three sources close to the project said. Morocco has some of the most ambitious green energy goals of any developing nation, aiming for renewables to …

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Ghana: Northern College of Science and Technology Wins Top Agricultural Education Award at Farmers Day Celebration.

In a highlight of the 39th annual Farmers Day celebration held in Yendi, the Northern College of Science and Technology was honored as the leading educational institution in agriculture, receiving esteemed recognition for its contributions. Acknowledged as the Best Educational Institution in Agriculture during the celebration, the college was presented with a commendable award package …

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Cameroonian Women in Science Awarded Prestigious Prize.

In the rural regions of northern Cameroon, a career in the field of science remains a rarity, especially for women. However, breaking away from this norm, two young Cameroonian women achieved a significant milestone by winning a prestigious science award on November 8. Sabine Adeline Fanta Yadang, aged 32 and a doctor specializing in neuroscience, …

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Sophos anticipates AI-based attack techniques and prepares detections

Sophos has released two reports about the use of AI in cybercrime. The first report—“The Dark Side of AI: Large-Scale Scam Campaigns Made Possible by Generative AI”—demonstrates how, in the future, scammers could leverage technology like ChatGPT to conduct fraud on a massive scale with minimal technical skills. However, a second report, titled “Cybercriminals Can’t …

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South Africa: 2024 to see tighter IT budgets, more local cloud uptake, says Routed

Predicting the future can be tricky, and some may say even more so in the world of IT. Though not for Routed who confidently shares that it’s likely we’ll see a 2024 with tighter budgets, increased local and sovereign cloud uptake, and more AI hype than action, according to Andrew Cruise, Managing Director at Routed, …

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Bahrain, first country in the Middle East to acquire the latest system used for human genome sequencing

​The Kingdom of Bahrain, through its Ministry of Health, has become the first country in the Middle East to acquire and inaugurate the use of the cutting-edge NovaSeqTM X Plus system for human genome sequencing. This decision is part of the Kingdom’s commitment to continue to develop therapeutic and diagnostic services in line with the …

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South Africa: BT Joins Forces with Digital Realty to Empower Customers in Leveraging Data Value.

BT has unveiled its revolutionary Global Fabric network-as-a-service (NaaS) in collaboration with Digital Realty’s carrier neutral facilities (CNFs) across strategic locations worldwide. This innovative initiative aims to assist customers in maximizing the potential of their data by ensuring secure and compliant access across their businesses, providing IT leaders with centralized control of connectivity and enhancing …

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Bolt Suspends Over 5,000 Drivers in Kenya Over Safety Non-Compliance.

Bolt, an on-demand mobility platform, recently disclosed the suspension of more than 5,000 drivers from its platform within Kenya over the past six months. These suspensions were attributed to various safety-related issues and non-compliance matters, highlighting the company’s unwavering commitment to prioritizing the safety of both riders and drivers. Linda Ndungu, Bolt Kenya’s Country Manager, …

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