Drug-users’ app monitors breathing to spot overdoses
13 March 2019 | 7:30 am
Researchers at the University of Washington are tackling the U.S. opioid crisis with an app which uses sonar technology to monitor drug-users' breathing.
5 May 2020
COVID-19: How we plan to use improved technology- Nigeria
12 Jun 2020
Rights groups and researchers have long criticized Amazon's facial recognition software, saying it incorrectly identifies people with darker skin. The decision also came amid widespread anti-police brutality protests.
9 Sep 2020
Despite its challenges, Nigeria's legal system is clearly willing to embrace digital technology. That's according to Seun Abimbola, Partner at Prime Solutions and Chairman Legal section of the Nigerian Bar Association. CNBC Africa's Christy Cole caught up with him on the side-lines of the 60th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association.
9 Sep 2020
Hundreds of billions of dollars have been wiped off the value of technology companies in recent days, after a major share sell-off. The electric carmaker Tesla was among the worst-hit companies, sliding 21 percent in trading on Tuesday. Investors are concerned that these firms' shares rose too quickly during the pandemic and are now overvalued. Despite the rout, most tech shares are still trading at much higher values than they were at the beginning of the year. Also today, we look at Uber's pledge to use more electric vehicles.
20 Sep 2020
What is the problem with 5G? A little over a week before France is due to deliver licenses, as newly-elected left and Green Party mayors lead the call for a moratorium, France's President telling a French tech conference that he is a fan of next generation 5G. We listen to Emmanuel Macron's dig against Amish technology. And so, putting Puritan sects and COVID conspiracies aside. Is there a health or environment risk linked to what has been billed as an acceleration to warp speed for wireless mobile networks?
7 Oct 2020
In France, the arrival of 5G technology is imminent: phone network providers hope to begin 5G operations by the end of the year. Together they have spent more than €2 billion purchasing the required frequencies. While the transition to a 5G world is expected to revolutionise various parts of the economy, including the industry and health sectors, there are also fears about its rollout. Many NGOs are warning of health and environmental risks. FRANCE 24's Catherine Norris-Trent, Hanane Saïdani and Wassim Cornet report.
22 Oct 2020
As France prepares to hold a ceremony honouring slain history teacher Samuel Paty, papers focus on the struggle teachers face in addressing Islamist extremism. We also look at Canada's "lobster war" between commercial and indigenous fishermen, plus reports that artificial intelligence is being used to create fake nude photos of thousands of everyday women. And in a rare show of US bipartisan camaraderie, rival candidates running for governor of Utah release a joint campaign ad calling for "civility".
12 Nov 2020
NUC approves Science And Technology University for Kogi State
18 Nov 2020
FG urges investors to utilise digital technology to solve local, global challenges
24 Nov 2020
Dangote refinery targets research, technology to boost job creation
19 Dec 2020
Leaked police data showed thousands of Uighur people were arbitrarily selected for arrest via a computer program, a Human Rights Watch report has found.
The Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon has been filled with drama but not that many onlookers. The government is aiming to try and fill up empty stadiums as supporters prefer fan zones. But first, one protester is killed in Sudan as two top US diplomats arrive in the country to try to speak to all sides involved in the deepening crisis. And in a major step for the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic in Africa, South Africa has opened a new vaccine plant, the first on the continent to cover the entire process from start to finish.
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Police in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have detained members of a group allegedly linked to the killing of Italy's ambassador last year as well as more recent kidnappings of NGO workers, a provincial police chief said on Tuesday.
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Ambassadors of Israel and Germany say denying the Holocaust threatens peaceful coexistence worldwide. Their appeal comes 80 years after the Wannsee Conference, where Nazis discussed the extermination of Europe's Jews.
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Athletes travelling to next month's Beijing Olympics were warned on Tuesday (January 18) about speaking up on human rights issues while in China for their own safety by speakers at a seminar hosted by Human Rights Watch. Rights groups have long criticized the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for awarding the Games to China, citing the treatment by the Chinese government of the Uyghurs and other Muslim minority groups, which the United States has deemed genocide.
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Pakistan is the world's fourth largest producer of milk. Domestic demand is strong and some 90 percent of the population consumes untreated raw milk. This provides an opportunity for corrupt retailers but also for farmers who are trying to survive inflation and falling profits. Some use illegal methods to increase the volume of the precious liquid – diluting milk with tap water is one of the most widespread techniques. Others even create fake milk from chemicals. Faced with this serious threat to public health, the authorities in Punjab province have stepped into action, as our correspondents report.