LIONS@FRICA Appoints a Partner to Assist African Startups

Silicon Valley based African Technology Foundation (ATF) is proud to announce its new role as the Managing Partner of the Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) partnership. LIONS@FRICA, an initiative of the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department…
Nigeria plans to invest $550 million in new satellites

With over N144 billion ($362 million) spent on its building and more on the construction of ground station infrastructure, the country’s communications satellite is still idle in the ongoing switchover from analogue to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) broadcasting. The reason:…
The paradox of human longevity escape velocity

In 1900, the average American lived for less than 50 years. Over the last century, improvements in medicine and public health have contributed to a steady increase in life expectancy. Life expectancy at birth is now 76 for men and 81 for women.…