Nigeria Deploys Satellite Tech to Track Oil Smugglers

Nigeria Deploys Satellite Tech to Track Oil Smugglers

Reading Time: 2 minutes From algorithms to track “dark” ships smuggling stolen crude oil to an online licensing system to undercut corruption, Nigeria’s Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) hopes…

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Solar Power Transforms Remote Togolese Village

Solar Power Transforms Remote Togolese Village

Reading Time: < 1 minute REUTERS Abla Ogodo used to walk 10 kilometers to fetch water for her family. Now that a new well in her village runs on solar…

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Sketch Therapy Helps CAR Children Draw Out the Pain

Sketch Therapy Helps CAR Children Draw Out the Pain

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Children at Lazare camp in war-ravaged Central African Republic draw scenes from daily life. They draw armed men. Armored vehicles. And they use…

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Algeria’s Ancient Pyramid Tombs Still Shrouded in Mystery

Algeria’s Ancient Pyramid Tombs Still Shrouded in Mystery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Algeria’s pyramid tombs, called the Jeddars, are unique relics of an ancient era. The 13 monuments, whose square stone bases are topped with angular mounds,…

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Malawi Introduces Groundbreaking Malaria Vaccine

Malawi Introduces Groundbreaking Malaria Vaccine

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Malawi has launched the world’s first malaria vaccine in a program to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa and…

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Efforts Could Bring Hope for Snakebite Victims

Efforts Could Bring Hope for Snakebite Victims

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2015, a puff adder bit 4-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat. She lost the use of the left side of her body. Sleeping beside her, 2-year-old Scholar…

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Uganda’s Grasshopper Delicacy on the Decline

Uganda’s Grasshopper Delicacy on the Decline

Reading Time: 2 minutes BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS In Uganda’s grasshopper season, the insects are seen as a nutritious delicacy — either boiled or deep-fried. They are so popular…

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Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

Africa Eyes Mobile Gaming Boom

Reading Time: < 1 minute AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE An army of humans laid waste to an alien colony as South African video game maker Simon Spreckley enthusiastically controlled the action using…

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Bananas Help Peel Away Angola’s Oil Dependency

Bananas Help Peel Away Angola’s Oil Dependency

Reading Time: 2 minutes AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Boxes of green bananas are shifted one by one from a stack of crates into a refrigerated shipping container in Caxito, Angola. Stamped…

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Imported Dairy Cows Jump-Start Mogadishu’s Milk Industry

Imported Dairy Cows Jump-Start Mogadishu’s Milk Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes REUTERS Photo by Reuters Four Somali brothers have imported dozens of Holstein Friesian cows, the world’s top milk-producing breed, hoping they can build up the…

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