Ethiopia

Total 17 Posts

Internet shutdowns are negatively affecting millions of Ethiopians

Internet shutdowns are not unusual in Ethiopia. Since 2016 the internet has been shut down at least six times. In 2019 alone, Ethiopia experienced three major internet disruptions across the country.

Identifying the most economic energy technologies across Africa

When it comes to clean energy, research shows that wind energy systems are only economically favourable in the horn of Africa — Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia — because of the high average wind speed in this region of Africa.

Ethiopia has launched its first satellite

Ethiopia, with the assistance of China, has launched its first satellite into space. The Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite (ETRSS-1) will help improve and transform the country's agriculture sector.

How the high cost of Internet access can be reduced across Africa

African countries are among the lowest with regards to Internet speeds but they have the most expensive telecommunications and Internet costs.

AfriLabs has expanded its network with 20 new hubs

AfriLabs, the largest pan-African network of technology and innovation hubs has admitted 20 new hubs to its network. This expands the AfriLabs membership strength to an amazing 174 hubs in 45 countries across all the regions of Africa.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge and Summit is coming to Ethiopia

MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) Africa Regional event will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 20 September 2019. Event to also convene Summit on inclusive innovation and technology in Africa.

Failed coup leads to Internet shutdown

After shutting down the Internet a few weeks ago during national high school exams, Ethiopia's authorities have now shut the Internet down after what is reported to be a failed coup attempt. The coup attempt saw the Chief of Staff of the army killed.