WHO Africa hosts hackathon and launches online training for COVID-19 responders

corona 4938929 640The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Africa hosted its first virtual ‘hackathon’ bringing together 100 leading innovators from across sub-Saharan Africa in a bid to pioneer creative local solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and address critical gaps in the regional response

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Microsoft partners with industry to unlock new 5G scenarios with Azure Edge Zones

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Opera helps provide 120mn users in Africa with official COVID-19 information

image001Web browser Opera has added a speed dial to the Opera Mini browser and Opera browser for Android, equipping people with quicker access to official information from local government institutions about COVID-19

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Africa using edtech to support online learning during COVID-19

edtech apr3The World Bank is working with ministries of education in many countries to support educational technologies and provide remote learning opportunities for students while schools are closed due to COVID-19 pandemic

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Utopia Analytics offers help for major social media companies

dole777 EQSPI11rf68 unsplashThe Finnish text analytics company Utopia Analytics is offering its Utopia AI Moderator service to one of the social media giants for content moderation to combat fraud and misinformation about the coronavirus

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