Project Latte: How Microsoft wants to integrate Android apps into Windows 10

Windows 10 may soon be able to run mobile apps designed for Android. Update on the technical details that allow this porting.  Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to run their Android apps on Windows 10 with little or no code changes. How? 'Or' What ? By packaging them as an MSIX app package format and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed " Latte ," according to Windows Central, which says it will go into production next year. Microsoft had already tried to put Android applications under Windows 10 with the Astoria project, which has since aborted. The Latte project is probably powered by the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). But Microsoft will need to provide its own Android subsystem for Google's OS apps to actually work. Microsoft has announced that the WSL will soon be compatible with GPU acceleration, which should improve the performance of applications runnin

AU called to accelerate African TGV project

Africa's Integrated High Speed ​​Train Network is a flagship project of the AU's Agenda 2063 which aims to interconnect African capitals and shopping centers. Its implementation is an essential lever for the success of the African Continental Free Trade Area (Zlecaf).  

This is what emerges from the webinar on the African high-speed railway project which took place on July 29, 2020. During this virtual roundtable, organized by the Union Development Agency African Union (AUDA-NEPAD), participants called on the African Union (AU) and the leaders of the continent to accelerate the realization of this project which will support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

For Raila Odinga, the AU's High Representative for Infrastructure Development in Africa, the very poor interconnectivity is an obstacle to the success of African integration. "If Europe and North America could transform their rail systems back when they did, Africa can do even better now," he thinks.

AU Commission Director of Infrastructure and Energy Sheikh Bedda concurred, stressing that the COVID-19 pandemic should be seized as an opportunity to accelerate this initiative. The commission is also open to any collaboration to make it a reality, he reassures. 

A flagship project of Agenda 2063, the integrated high-speed train network in Africa aims to connect all African capitals and shopping centers, thus facilitating the movement of goods, services and people. The increased rail connectivity also aims to reduce transport costs and decongest current and future systems.

To date, the entire African rail network is estimated at around 75,000 km over an area of ​​30.2 million km2. This corresponds to a density of about 2.5 km per 1,000 km², which is much lower than that of other regions and the world average of 23 km per 1,000 km².

In accordance with the AU agenda, it is planned to build at least 12,000 km of new tracks at a cost of around 36 billion dollars, as well as the renovation of 17,200 km of existing railway lines for a budget of $ 7 billion. The search for funding and transparency in the management of funds will remain two other challenges facing the AU.