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(Posted 21st September 2023)



Google brings its AI chatbot Bard into its inner circle, opening door to Gmail, Maps, YouTube.
CTV News
Google is introducing Bard, its artificially intelligent chatbot, to other members of its digital family — including Gmail, Maps and YouTube..Read More>>

Pfizer forecasts 24% COVID vaccination rate in US this year
Pfizer (PFE.N) expects 24% of the U.S. population, or about 82 million people, to receive COVID-19 shots this year, CFO David Denton said at a conference on Monday, reiterating the vaccine maker’s estimates from earlier this year…Read More>>


Nigeria, South Africa Leaders Look to Advance Economic Cooperation
Voice Of America News
The leaders of Nigeria and South Africa held talks Monday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, with the goal of increasing cooperation, especially in mining and telecommunications. Experts say more cooperation between Africa’s two largest economies in line with the African Continental Free Trade Agreement would boost growth and development across the continent… Read More>>


U.S.$1.75 Million Fund for Nuclear Reactor Regional Training Hub for Ghana
All Africa
Ghana is to benefit from a $1.75 million support fund towards establishing the country as a Small Modular Nuclear Reactor (SMR) regional training hub and centre of excellence for the sub-Saharan African region… Read More>>

Power, Energy Ghana Expo 2023 launched
Ground News
The Power and Energy Ghana Expo 2023 has been launched in Accra. The three-day international exhibition is scheduled for October 11-13, 2023. It is expected to attract more than 100 exhibitors and 4000 participants from Ghana, India, China, Turkey, Nigeria, France, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates (UAE)… Read More>>


Remi Tinubu Seeks Improved Advocacy On TB, HIV/Aids in Children
Head Topics
The First Lady spoke at the two separate sessions on the importance of innovation towards achieving an AIDS-free generation and health standards and investment towards effectively financing the eradication of tuberculosis… Read More>>


Ofankor-Nsawam Road Project 40% Complete… Reconstruction to Cost U.S.$346.5 Million – Resident Engineer
All Africa
Reconstruction of the $346.5 million Ofankor-Nsawam dual carriageway project is progressing steadily with 40 per cent of work completed so far, the resident engineer, Mr Thomas David Arthur, has disclosed… Read More>>

Inside the multi-million dollar Inzovu Mall
The New Times
A multi-million-dollar shopping centre named Inzovu Mall under construction is expected to be completed in September 2025.Once complete and operational, the shopping mall being constructed by French firm Groupe Duval through Duval Great Lakes is expected to complement the tourism experience for guests in the country. Duval Great Lakes Ltd is owned by Groupe Duval in partnership with a local businessman Vicky Murabukirwa, the Managing Director of Duval Great Lakes… Read More>>


Nigeria, Cuba sign MoU on food security, agriculture advancement
Nigeria and Cuba have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on food security and agriculture advancement.The signing ceremony on the sidelines of the G77+ China Leaders’ Summit, took place at the Ministry of Agriculture of Cuba in the presence of officials from both countries… Read More>>

US$ payments rekindles cotton farming interest
Zimbabwe News
By Alois Vinga THE extension of increased foreign currency threshold payments coupled with aggressive clearance of arrears backlogs has rekindled cotton farming interest in a development likely to see overall output increasing going forward… Read More>>


Search Interest For Artificial Intelligence Hits All-Time High In Kenya
Citizen Digital
Here is a significant surge in searches related to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Kenya, with Google indicating an unprecedented level of interest in the technology.According to search trends, Kenyans have been actively searching for AI-related information in 2023, with a remarkable 270% increase compared to the previous year and a 400% increase over the past five years… Read More>>

Artificial intelligence key to achieving UN SDG
New Times
Artificial intelligence (AI) will be key to accelerating progress towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set out by the United Nations, President Paul Kagame has said.The Head of State made the call during his address at the United Nations Digital Day in New York, an event brought together by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)… Read More>>

National ICT Job Fair: Paving the way for Ugandans towards career growth
Nile Post
Next Media, driven by its transformative agenda, through its Nile Post brand is set to partner with the ministry of ICT in the National ICT Job Fair, a pioneering initiative aimed at uplifting ordinary Ugandans by creating opportunities for the unemployed and mid-career professionals seeking to switch fields… Read More>>


Rwanda’s economy grew by 6.3% in second quarter
New Times
Rwanda recorded 6.3% GDP growth in the second quarter of 2023 following 9.2% growth in the first quarter, according to figures released by the National Institute of Statistics Rwanda (NISR) on Monday, September 18… Read More>>

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