A South African startup says it will soon start building smartphones, but claims of the first “made in Africa” phones have been around for years.
Stories Tagged "africa"
Pay-as-you-go solar systems have begun to light up homes in underserved parts of the continent, but will need to pack more punch to leapfrog the grid.
An overwhelming majority of the data collected is from people of European ancestry. But researchers are trying to change that.
Many African countries have been reluctant to permit GM foods to be grown or imported, but opposition has softened amid a punishing drought.
Africa is becoming a test bed for solar power, on scales both large and small.
Intrigued by fossils of a new humanlike species dubbed Homo naledi, researchers and students use 3-D printing to handle the bones and search for clues.
In a first-of-its-kind endeavor, electricity-starved Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are trying to get power from a lake—and avert catastrophe.
In Macha, Zambia, where uploads fail 75 percent of the time, a smart file sharing system can store data locally when necessary.
The creators of Ushahidi, a crisis mapping platform, have developed hardware that keeps wireless communication going in the midst of chaos.
The largest-ever release of mobile-phone data yields a model for fixing bus routes.