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Uganda’s Peec Energy wins prestigious SEED Award

Three Entrepreneurs in South Africa, Ghana, and Uganda will be awarded matching grants of between €10,000 – €15,000 Berlin, Germany | THE INDEPENDENT | A Ugandan firm that offers smart metering solutions for solar mini-grids, is one of three winners of the 2021 SEED Low Carbon Award (SEED Awards). The other …

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France fines Google over news copyright

Paris, France | Xinhua | France on Tuesday fined Google 500 million euros (592 million U.S. dollars) for failing to offer a fair deal to local media companies for hosting their news content. The French Authority of Competition ordered Google to present, within the next two months, “an offer of remuneration …

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Putin, Biden discuss cyber-security, Syria over phone

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua |  Russian President Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday, during which the leaders discussed cybersecurity issues and the situation in Syria. Putin and Biden agreed to continue their constructive cooperation in the field of cybersecurity, the Kremlin said in …

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Huawei, ATU sign MOU to boost digital transformation in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The African Telecommunications Union (ATU), a specialized agency of the African Union (AU) and China’s technology firm, Huawei on Thursday in Nairobi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to boost capacity for ICT transformation in the continent. John Omo, ATU secretary-general said under the agreement, Huawei …

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Chinese smartphone brands top Africa’s market

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Transsion Holdings, a China-based smartphone manufacturer, has outpaced Samsung in the African market as it leads with a combined unit share of 44.3 percent, according to the latest study by a global research firm released in Nairobi on Tuesday. The International Data Corporation (IDC) said Transsion, …

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Huawei launches HarmonyOS 2 for smartphones

HarmonyOS is an alternative to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS Shenzhen, China | Xinhua | Chinese telecom giant Huawei on Wednesday officially launched its operating system HarmonyOS 2 for smartphones, providing customers worldwide with a competitive alternative that works on a diverse range of devices. HarmonyOS, or Hongmeng in Chinese, is …

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