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Early detection has been instrumental in limiting the spread of the virus and has helped countries trace, isolate and treat confirmed cases. Supported by the African Development Bank, several countries on the continent have achieved a logistical and scientific feat.
Senegal's Ousmane Sonko was indicted on rape and insurrection charges and released on bail. Following his release, Sonko called on his supporters and protestors to intensify and continue with the ongoing protests.
Since Friday, 5 March 2021, Senegal has experienced an internet and social media shutdown. This is amidst ongoing protests by citizens in the West African country.
Zoox, an autonomous ride-hailing company, is set to be acquired by Amazon for $1,2 billion. The company is led by Aicha Evans, a Senegal-born executive who joined the company in 2019 as CEO.
The United Nations predicts that 60% of African populations will live in cities in 2050. Some experts say Artificial Intelligence can enable sustainable management of this urban boom.
Dangote Cement will be using an iris based technology system to keep an eye on approximately 30,000 staff across 5 countries. The biometric system will also be linked to its payment system to ensure staff is compensated accordingly based on their attendance.