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Mon,20Nov2017

Technology

Trend Hunter: Taxi! Take me and my smartphone into town

Photo©RICHARD PERRY/THE NEw YoRk TImEs-REDUX-REAGetting around the continent's bustling cities is about to get a whole lot easier.

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China's Huawei to roll out 4G service in Ethiopian capital

Photo©ReutersEthiopia's state-run Ethio Telecom said on Thursday it had picked Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , the world's second largest telecom equipment maker, to roll out a high-speed 4G network across the capital Addis Ababa.

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Innovation: RapidSMS enhances Africa's data transfer

File photo©ReutersA technological innovation to boost Malawi's food security surveillance four years ago has become a secure tool in the area of data transfer around Africa. In Nigeria, the system has had a huge impact on the lives of many.

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Mobile technology: Time to rethink Universal Service Funds

Mani Manimohan, Director for public policy, GSMA. Photo©Ben PhilliPsThe mobile sector in Africa has witnessed unprecedented growth in recent years.

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Technology: Agricultural innovation gives small farmers advantage

Kenya has 5 million farmers, including small subsistence growers and large industrial agriculturalists. File Photo©ReutersA cloud-based mobile platform that keeps track of pesticide residues in produce now makes it possible for small-scale farmers in Kenya to store and manage data on the pesticide content in their crops before exporting them.

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Technology: Herders embrace Young Kenyan's invention

Cattle are important to the Maasai culture and their way of life, and cows are a form of currency. Photo©Andy Lederer, Flickr In spite of their environmental and economic value, wildlife can wreck great havoc to livestock. But a simple local invention by a young Kenyan Maasai is easing human-wildlife conflict, especially in an area where cows are considered as a form of currency.

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Infrastructure: Liquid Telecom goes local

the nairobi data centre is the largest in east africa. Photo©Jonathan cole photography ltdLiquid Telecom, a Mauritius-based group, has built Africa's largest fibreoptic network stretching 15,000km across Southern, Eastern and Central Africa, and is now shifting its strategy towards linking homes and businesses to broad-band networks.

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