Ethiopia confirms Andargachew’s extradition – Abraha Desta et al detained

Ethiopia’s counter-terrorism unit confirmed today that Andargachew Tsigie has been extradited to Ethiopia. Andargachew Tsigies, a British national and second-in-command of an Ethiopian rebel group, Ginbot-7, was detained at Sena’a airport, Yemen, on June 23, while in transit from Dubai to Eritrea, where the group’s armed unit is stationed. The detention was made public by…

Microsoft reveals 4Afrika IP Hub

Microsoft unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. The IP Hub will offer developers and independent software vendors the skills and tools necessary to develop, protect and monetise their innovations. The portal will pilot in Kenya for two…

Awards for Africa’s fast-growing tech firms

The Technology Fast 50 Africa Programme will recognise technology companies in Africa that have the fastest growth in revenue. Professional services firm Deloitte is relaunching a programme to recognise African technology businesses that have achieved the fastest rate of revenue growth over five years. The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Africa for 2014 forms part of…

AAU Finds Technology to Remove Fluoride From Water

The Addis Ababa University announced that it has found a new way to remove fluoride from drinking water, a major challenge in the Rift Valley area in Ethiopia. The University has got patent right from the Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office for the innovation to remove fluoride from drinking water using zeolite. The innovation is part…

Google Unveils New Cross Platform Design Language “Material Design”

Google announced a new universal design language, called Material Design, as part of the forthcoming “L” release of Google’s Android mobile operating system. The design is meant to offer a more consistent, universal look-and-feel across mobile, tablets, desktop and “beyond,” the company explains. “We imagined… what if pixels didn’t just have color, but also depth?…