Gilat, SES restore DRC Internet with satellite

High-performance internet connectivity was restored in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within just four days after the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut, thanks to the combined efforts of Gilat Telecom and SES. The recent cable cuts affected...

E-commerce improves the lives of women

An e-commerce platform is helping women in East Africa access menstrual care, personal care and women’s health products. The platform is optimised to provide confidential access to products such as contraceptives and HIV self-test kits that are stigmatising to...

African governments need to be proactive in education

African governments must foster innovation and provide hands-on education solutions to young people if the continent is to beat the challenges of the next decade and meet global development targets. “Reality on the ground and the statistics do not meet, they are...

Leapfrog, collaborate, innovate

Satellite technology enables communication and collaboration across the African continent, writes Sean McCormick, MD of Globalstar Africa. The African continent is vast. Its rugged landscapes and limited infrastructure impact on its ability to drive economic growth...

African startups invited to take business to the next level

Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are invited to take part in a global tech project to take their businesses and ideas to the next level. Go Global Africa, a scheme run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport through its International...

Last push to eradicate polio from the world

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450-million to support the global polio eradication effort. “Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners,...