Barthe Cortes arms his planes with missile defence system

Barthe Cortes, BVC Airlines

The cargo planes belonging to BVC, which every day travel the distance over the territories engaged in armed conflict in Africa and Middle East, were many times attacked by „air-ground” missiles. The owner of BVC Airlines, Barthe Cortes invested this year in a missile defence system.  “The system detects incoming missiles with a thermal camera. More...

By afriknews On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Africa’s top 5 female scientists awarded $20,000 each by AU with EU support

Africa’s top 5 female scientists for the year 2016 were honoured by the African Union (AU) at its headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa earlier this week. The winners were pooled from all the continent’s More...

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Pokemon Go fever catches Africa [Hi-Tech on The Morning Call]

Pokemon Go is yet to be released in Africa but it is already being played in Accra, Lagos, and other cities on the continent. It was made available in July and already the game has garnered over 70 million downloads. Find More...

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Astronaut Tim Peake blasts off on historic space mission

Astronaut Tim Peake made history Tuesday, blasting off from a launchpad in Kazakhstan on his way to join the crew of the International Space Station. Peake, a European Space Agency astronaut, will spend six months More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 7th, 2015

World’s first washable smartphone to debut in Japan

A Japanese firm says it has the solution with what it describes the world’s first smartphone that can be washed with soap and water. Waterproof smartphones have been on the market for a while. But telecom More...