Day: March 14, 2019

Inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee visits Africa to celebrate 30th anniversary of the web

Computer scientist and inventor of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee is in Lagos, Nigeria as part of a 30-hour tour to a few cities around the world to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the web.

The celebratory tour is undertaken with the Web Foundation; “an international non-profit organisation advocating for a free and open web for everyone,” founded by Tim Berners-Lee.

According to a tweet from Tim’s official Twitter account announcing the tour’s itinerary, CERN, where it all started, was the first stop for Tim and the Web Foundation team.

In 1989, while working for the European Organisation for Nuclear Research also known as CERN, Tim Berners-Lee submitted a proposal that formed the basis for the web. He went ahead to write the first web browser one year after in 1990.

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Ghanaians celebrate Independence Anniversary In Washington DC

Ghanaians in the Washington metro area under the auspices of the Council of Ghanaian Associations (COGA) marked the 62nd independence celebration of Ghana on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the plush La Fontaine Bleau event center in Lanham.
The aim of this event was not only to celebrate but to raise funds to provide beds to hospitals in Ghana.

The chairman of COGA, Mr. Henry Adu called on all Ghanaians to join hands to help put Ghana where it should be. He continued to point that we can start this by joining the various associations that belong to COGA and contribute our quota to national development.

He appealed to those working in the health sector to keep an eye on beds that may be marked for replacement for COGA to get this information and get them shipped to Ghana.

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Ethiopia keen on boosting economic ties with US: Ambassador Fitsum

Ethiopia is keen on replicating its strong diplomatic and people-to-people ties with the US in the trade and investment frontiers, Ethiopian Ambassador to the US, Fitsum Arega said.

In an exclusive interview with The Ethiopian Herald, the ambassador stated that it is the interest of Ethiopia to expand the age-long diplomatic ties as it is a major component in the relationship with the US. Extensive works are underway to forge economic partnership.

He noted that Ethiopia’s diplomatic missions in the US are striving to attract American companies and plan was set to hold discussions with potential stakeholders to scale up the economic cooperation.

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Many U.S. Cities Lack Sufficient Tech Talent. This Nigerian-Born Entrepreneur Wants to Change That

Last year, Amazon took one long, highly publicized look across the U.S. and came to a simple but devastating conclusion: For the most part, American cities did not have an adequate number of talented tech workers to support its planned second headquarters.

One Nigerian-born, St. Louis-based entrepreneur wants to change that.

Five years ago, Ola Ayeni was struggling to find enough full-stack developers for Eateria, a digital marketing tool for the restaurant and hospitality industry. Faced with an almost insurmountable problem, Ayeni did what all natural-born entrepreneurs do: He tried to solve it himself.

In October 2014, Ayeni launched Claim Academy. Initially, its mission was to train developers for Ayeni’s startup.

Today, Claim Academy is one of the fastest growing, most accomplished coding schools in the country, placing graduates in startups and large multinational companies.

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Gray Matters Capital Selects Two African Start-Ups for its Digital Self-Learning to Earning Accelerator GMC Calibrator

Gray Matters Capital, a US-based impact investor focused on the funding for-profit social enterprises in markets of Africa, India, Latin America, USA and South East Asia, has announced the names of the start-ups which have made it to the second cohort of its GMC Calibrator Program.

The GMC Calibrator is a Digital Self-learning to Earning Accelerator launched by Gray Matters Capital in April 2018 with an aim to make the mobile phone a device to promote Self Learning to Earning by improving user engagement, monetization and optimization of mobile learning platforms. This is done by understanding and implementing the principles of behavioural science and data driven decision making.

The cohort of March 2019 of the program has two start-ups from Africa – Sierra Leone based Mobile Learning Platform for Financial Inclusion Mosabi and Kenya s leading Parenting Website Mums Village joining seven other start-ups from India and Vietnam.

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