Kenyan Children Get Computers on a Stick

Kenyan Children Get Computers on a Stick

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Entrepreneurs Nissan Bahar and Franky Imbesi are increasing computer access by providing an operating system on a USB thumb drive. They…

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Ethiopia Shoots for Stars; Aims to Be Space Science Hub

Ethiopia Shoots for Stars; Aims to Be Space Science Hub

JAMES JEFFREY/IPS AFRICA In the Entoto Mountains, workers are completing  Ethiopia’s first observatory. Studying stars and galaxies will be vital for this nation’s development, scientists…

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South Africa’s ‘Born Frees’ Take Their Place at the Polls

South Africa’s ‘Born Frees’ Take Their Place at the Polls

ADF STAFF They are called “born frees,” South Africans born after the nation’s transition from apartheid to democracy. On May 7, 2014, 20 years after…

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AMISOM Uses 4,500 Footballs to Promote Peace

AMISOM Uses 4,500 Footballs to Promote Peace

AMISOM The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has given 4,500 durable footballs to the government of Somalia to promote peace and help teach life…

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African Music Stars Pay Homage to Mandela

African Music Stars Pay Homage to Mandela

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Music superstars Johnny Clegg and Youssou N’Dour paid homage June 15, 2014, to late South African icon Nelson Mandela at the 20th edition…

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Grain Silos Becoming Modern Art

Grain Silos Becoming Modern Art

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE On Cape Town’s waterfront at the southern tip of Africa, the world’s biggest museum of contemporary art from across the continent is being…

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Rwandan Film Industry on the rise

Rwandan Film Industry on the rise

The film Africa United was screened at the 2014 Rwanda Film Festival. It tells the story of three Rwandan children trying to get to the…

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Facebook to Debut Internet App in Zambia

Facebook to Debut Internet App in Zambia

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE The social media giant Facebook has unveiled an app to allow people who have mobile phones but no Internet access to get online…

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Summit Garners More Than $17 Billion in Investment Pledges

Summit Garners More Than $17 Billion in Investment Pledges

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, left, and Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa, discuss expanding access to power sources across Africa.  [GETTY IMAGES]…

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Nations Contribute Loan, Expertise for Kenyan Wind Plant

Nations Contribute Loan, Expertise for Kenyan Wind Plant

Lake Turkana Wind Power officials check a mast that measures wind direction and speed at a study site in Loiyangalani, near Lake Turkana in northern…

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