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5G roll-out in Africa may be slow, experts warn

Technology: 5G roll-out in Africa may be slow…

The fifth technical standard for wireless networks, or 5G, promises more speed, less lag when connecting to the network and the ability to connect many devices to the internet without bogging it down. But before…

Kenya to consolidate spike in tech use during COVID-19

Media Watch: Kenya to consolidate spike in tech…

Kenya’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Joe Mucheru, says use of technology spiked because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, “we are working with the internet providers to ensure…

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Science technology

Digital rights in Africa: advocates must team up…

Digital rights advocates need to better team up to advance their objectives across Africa given the hard terrain in which they operate, according to a digital rights report released in March 2020. Paradigm Initiative’s 2019…

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Mining

First Major Cobalt refinery expansion study

The feasibility study for an expansion of the Glencore-backed First Cobalt refinery, in Ontario, Canada, is in the final stages and will be concluded in the coming weeks. Commenting on the current market developments, First…