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How IoT and Internet Will Merge

How IoT and Internet Will Merge

Jan 23, 2017

The ability to connect machines, devices, sensors, and other everyday things into an intelligent net...

Trump vs Africa: how the continent can counter destructive policies

Trump vs Africa: how the continent can c…

Jan 22, 2017

Every four years the CIA’s National Intelligence Council (NIC) provides the incoming...

The verdict is out: Ghana’s jury system …

Oct 12, 2016

In 1872 Mark Twain wrote that juries were “the most ingenious and infallible agency for defeating ju...

A future world full of driverless cars…

Oct 11, 2016

Driverless cars are an engineer’s dream. At last, a technology that promises to remove the human fac...

There is good as well as bad news about …

Oct 08, 2016

Declining safety and deterioration in the rule of law are holding back progress in governance in Afr...

'China Inc.' Becomes China the Builder i…

Oct 03, 2016

Chinese loans in Africa mostly go toward building roads, railways, and power lines, not extracting r...

Brexit will blow a hole in EU-Africa rel…

Sep 30, 2016

In the flood of debate and opinion which followed the UK’s Brexit referendum, journalists and schola...

Africa Still Rising

Sep 27, 2016

Is the honeymoon over for African economies? Less than a decade ago, it seemed that the continent’s ...

The ban on ivory sales has been an abjec…

Sep 23, 2016

The issue of trade in African elephant ivory will dominate the 2016 CITES Conference of the Parties ...

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May 04, 2015

This is why ADSL is broken in South Africa

DSL subscribers in South Africa have been complaining about poor service levels from their Internet service providers ...

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