Robots Direct Traffic in DRC’s Capital

Robots Direct Traffic in DRC’s Capital

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Can robots ease traffic chaos in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo? A small cooperative, which developed the solution and…

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Man Poised to be First Black African in Space

Man Poised to be First Black African in Space

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Mandla Maseko, 25, of the Mabopane district near Pretoria, South Africa, will fly 103 kilometers into space in 2015 after winning a competition…

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Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

Plant Clinics Spread to help Ugandan Farmers

IRIN “Plant doctor” Daniel Lyazi cuts apart a slime-covered cabbage at a farmers’ market in Mukono, central Uganda, where the devastating cassava brown streak disease…

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Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

Microchips Protect Kenya’s Rhinos from Poachers

VOICE OF AMERICA Kenyan wildlife officials have begun inserting microchips into rhinos in a bid to combat poachers, who kill the animals for their horns….

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Rwanda Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi Nationwide

Rwanda Plans to Offer Free Wi-Fi Nationwide

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Rwanda is trying to reinvent itself as a regional high-tech hub by rolling out free citywide, and eventually nationwide, wireless connectivity. “I came…

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Kenya Taps Geothermal  Energy Potential

Kenya Taps Geothermal Energy Potential

VOICE OF AMERICA With Kenya’s proximity to the Great Rift, once a hotbed of volcanic activity, the country is the biggest producer of geothermal energy…

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Cameroon Offers Legal Documentation for Marriages

Cameroon Offers Legal Documentation for Marriages

VOICE OF AMERICA Cameroon has been organizing collective marriages to formally unite couples, including some who have been together for 50 years without legal documentation….

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Africa’s Giant

Africa’s Giant

Nelson Mandela: July 18, 1918 — December 5, 2013 “Although it has come at the advanced age of 95, Madiba’s death will create a huge…

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