Ghana: Google opens Artificial intelligence centre in Accra

Google has opened an Artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory in Accra, Ghana – the first of its kind on African soil. The new lab will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to develop solutions in healthcare, education and agriculture and according Moustapha Cisse, who will  head the centre says Artificial Intelligence could improve lives and reduce inequalities. “Africa has many challenges where […]

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Exclusive: President Julius Maada Bio: “The rule of law is supreme…There should be term limits.”

it’s just over a year since Julius Maada Bio won the presidential elections in Sierra Leone, following a run-off against Samura Kamara of the former-ruling All People’s Congress (APC). In this New African interview, he shares his vision and policies on how he is repairing the broken country he inherited. Julius Maada Bio Bio inherited a State whose treasury had been looted by the […]

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Unfinished business: Why Freedom Day should be a reminder….

A quarter of a century after the end of apartheid, many questions remain, including: how much and whose freedom is to be celebrated during Freedom Day? This report by Henning Melber, from the University of Pretoria seeks some answers as voters prepare for national elections on May 8. South Africans can still not celebrate freedom from want. They are painfully aware […]

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The Great Political Scandal in Ethiopia: Join the dots and you can see the figure clearly. (Serbessa K. April 16, 2019)

Prior to April 2018 (mainly in 2016 and 2017), the Oromo activists, politicians and professional in Diaspora  made several  open, public  conferences and secret  meetings with the participations of their “cells” with in the then EPRDF regime to come up with detailed strategies and plans  how to achieve  Oromo dominance in Ethiopia after TPLF led EPRDF regime is gone;  and […]

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How Did Ethiopia Get from There to Here: Questioning the Current Narrative (Part 1)

In this article I look at the current political narrative that is being written about today’s political transition—the key actors and the underlying assumptions., In Part 2, I look at the role of one of the key actors and explore the reasons behind his prominence—former head of the National Intelligence security services Getachew Assefa.   It is the winners who […]

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