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Maasai women lead a solar revolution
June 3, 2015 Posted by :
Not long ago, dusk was a time of unease for the people of Magadi, a village in Kenya’s Kajiado County. As the sun set, farmers began worrying ...
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An orthopaedic technology specialist assembles a 3D-printed artificial limb at the Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services Uganda (CORSU) in Wakiso. (Pic: AFP)
3D printers get Ugandan amputees back on their feet
June 2, 2015 Posted by :
Doctors amputated Ugandan schoolboy Jesse Ayebazibwe’s right leg when he was hit by a truck while walking home from school three years ago. Afterwards he was given ...
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5 apps making life easier for South Africans
May 27, 2015 Posted by :
As smartphone penetration increases in South Africa, mobile apps are increasingly in vogue. Aside from game, photo and music apps, there are some that are genuinely making ...
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umkani has developed an early warning system to reduce the damage and destruction caused by the spread of shack/slum fires in urban informal settlements. (Screenshot: lumkani.com)
African startups expanding abroad must pick the right markets
April 28, 2015 Posted by :
Talk to African startups these days and all you hear is “expansion, expansion, expansion”. It comes in all shapes and sizes. A Cape Town-based company immediately plans ...
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This picture taken in March 2005 shows one of nine rats who helped Mozambique sniff out landmines. (Pic: AFP)
Giant rats sniff out TB in Mozambique
March 24, 2015 Posted by :
Giant rats may strike fear and disgust into the hearts of homeowners worldwide, but researchers in impoverished Mozambique are improbably turning some of them into heroes. At ...
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