TECHNOLOGIES | TECHNOLOGIES

22-Feb-2022 to 13:19

Zambian firm producing fuel from used tyres

APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — A Zambian firm has begun producing fuel from used tyres and plastic containers using technology that could hold the key to easing the country’s headache over high fuel import bill and unsightly litter.

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14-Feb-2022 to 08:56

Africa poised to benefit from shift to compact cities built on E-buses

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — At time there is a growing rural-to-urban migration and rising incomes which led to an increase in private vehicle use, a new study published Monday by the Institute for Transportation Development Policy (ITDP) and the University of California, recommend , the establishment of compact cities developed for walking, cycling and public transport.

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11-Feb-2022 to 13:41

Malawi receives US$14.2m AfDB grant to improve ICT infrastructure

APA-Lilongwe (Malawi) — Malawi has received a US$14.2 million grant from the African Development Fund (ADF) to enable the southern African country to upgrade its information technology infrastructure and create a more efficient digital payment system.

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28-Dec-2021 to 23:38

Ethiopia inaugurates first electric vehicle charging station

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Marathon Motors Engineering Plc Tuesday inaugurated the first electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Addis Ababa as well as new EV models in the presence of top government officials.

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03-Dec-2021 to 11:33

MTN holds 5G test run in Cote d’Ivoire

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — Telephone service giant MTN Cote d’Ivoire, which is currently conducting a pilot phase of 5G, is the first telecom operator to operate on this technology in the country.

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18-Nov-2021 to 10:16

Rwanda partners Google to digitise service delivery

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda has partnered with global tech giant, Google, to accelerate the country’s digital transformation necessary for the growth of its innovation ecosystem, according to a statement seen by APA in Kigali on Thursday.

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27-Oct-2021 to 11:15

S/Africa launches its first hybrid vehicle

APA-Durban (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has launched and hailed the first-ever hybrid car made in his country as a “fine achievement” and “historic” moment.

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