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  • The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications, and Technology has announced the first 12 African EdTech start-ups for its first cohort.
  • The number of Ethiopian Airlines Mobile App users has reached one million. With a robust and integrated digital strategy, Ethiopian has set an innovative approach to simplicity and seamless end-to-end customer experience with its user-friendly mobile App.
  • Google today revealed it was adding five languages to Google Translate, thanks to the support of its Translate Community. Now you can finally translate things from Kinyarwanda, Odia, Tatar, Turkmen and Uyghur.
  • Government Allows Airlines to Provide In-Flight Wi-Fi Services. Telecom Commission had in 2018 approved in-flight connectivity, facilitating both voice and data.
  • Facebook Messenger is getting a facelift with a simpler, more streamlined design. The Discover tab is disappearing, and chatbots are being curtailed.
  • WhatsApp wants you to have a consistent experience across platforms — so it’s bringing dark mode to desktop. The Facebook-owned messenger appears to be working on a dark theme for the Web version of its app, serial WhatsApp leaker WABetaInfo has noticed. The current implementation is pretty rough around the ages from the looks of it, though, so it might take some time to smooth out the kinks.
  • Facebook’s 3D photos can now be made using single-camera phones. In theory, this should make it possible for a lot more phones to take 3D photos — and Facebook says it also means you can use your front-facing camera to take 3D selfies.