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Meta Builds AI Model that Translates Across 55 African Languages

On Wednesday Meta, the giant tech company formerly known as Facebook announced that it has built and open-sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55...

Annual Wikipedia Conference “Wikimania” to make debut in sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Town has won the bid to host the 14th annual Wikimania 2018 conference, the annual gathering of volunteers from around the world to celebrate Wikipedia and the Wikimedia projects, from 18-22 July. More than 700 volunteers from around the...

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

On Friday 16 February 2018 the Wikimedia Foundation announced that free access to Wikipedia will end in 2018, which was part of the Wikipedia Zero partnership programme. In a statement on its website the foundation said, "After careful evaluation, the...

Wikipedia co-founder joins worlds first blockchain based encyclopedia

Everipedia, the world's first encyclopedia on the blockchain, has announced that Wikipedia co-founder, Dr. Larry Sanger has joined the company's executive team as Chief Information Officer. Dr. Sanger joins as the Everipedia team aims to build a new open...

Ghana: MTN gives free access to Wikipedia

MTN Ghana, with the support of the Ministry of Education, has become the country's first mobile operator to offer free access to Wikipedia. According to MTN, this forms as part of the Wikimedia Foundation's global Wikipedia Zero initiative. According to...

Nigeria: How to access Wikipedia for free

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, to offer their consumers across the country access to Wikipedia through their mobile phones free of data charges. The initiative,...

MTN provides free Wikipedia access

Late last year, learners from Sinenjongo High School in South Africa urged the country’s mobile operators to allow students to access online encyclopaedia Wikipedia for free through their mobile devices. While no mobile operator heeded the call, South African operator...

Airtel Africa customers get free mobile access to Wikipedia

Airtel, and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that operates Wikipedia, today announced a strategic partnership to provide Airtel’s customers access to the knowledge and information available on Wikipedia through their mobile phones free of data charges. This partnership is part...

South African learners lobby for free Wikipedia access

A group of grade 11 learners at Sinenjongo High School, Joe Slovo Park, Cape Town is leading the charge for free cellphone access to Wikipedia in South Africa. The learners have sent a letter to the four mobile network...

Orange Uganda grants free access to Wikipedia

Ugandans who subscribe to Orange Uganda's network can now access Wikipedia for free, according to the company publicist, Patience Tindyebwa. "Any customer with an Orange SIM and mobile Internet enabled phone will be able to access Wikipedia, the largest online...
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