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Lack of funds leave scientists stranded with innovations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Innovators in Uganda are failing to tap into the market with their technology due to lack of funds. The innovators are now asking the government to change its approach so that their prototype ideas are transformed into products that can be commercialized into the Ugandan …

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KENYATTA: Kenya hinging on digital technologies to transform economy post-COVID

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | President Uhuru Kenyatta has hailed the contribution of digital technologies to Kenya’s transformation saying ICTs are helping the country to create employment opportunities for its youth and enhance delivery of public services. The president observed that digital technologies have enabled African governments and the …

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UN says private sector key to realize sustainability agenda in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | African governments should leverage capital, technology and manpower from industry to hasten realization of sustainability agenda and pandemic recovery in the continent, a senior UN official said on Thursday. Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy secretary-general, said that targeted investments from Africa’s indigenous businesses are required to …

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The making of Uganda’s national 4IR strategy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPNDENT | Uganda’s National Expert Taskforce on the 4IR has released a draft report on a planned strategy to guide the country in achieving the vision of becoming a 4IR hub and competitive upper middle-income country by 2040. The taskforce was launched by President Yoweri Museveni in …

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Expert warns Europe of “American trap” over Huawei ban

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA | Europe should resist U.S. pressure to isolate China and remain independent in its decision making in the face of so-called security concerns, a Spanish expert has said. “If the U.S. wants to include Europe in its ‘anti-China’ strategy because it does not want anyone to …

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