Tag Archives: Geography of Africa

09Sep/17

Egyptian archaeologists discover 3,000-year-old tomb of goldsmith

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a tomb of a prominent goldsmith who lived more than 3,000 years ago, unearthing statues, mummies and jewellery in the latest major find near the Nile city of Luxor. Continue reading

01Sep/17

Rwanda’s tech entrepreneurs use technology to tackle reproductive health challenges amongst youth

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) develops an innovation accelerator programme that is supporting young entrepreneurs in addressing reproductive health challenges in Rwanda. ‘Tantine’- an app developed by twins Sylvie and Sylvain Uhirwa – both medical students at the University of Rwanda. The app opens up a channel of communication on sexual and reproductive health issues to Burundian refugees living in Mahama Refugee Camp in the south of the country.
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29Aug/17

Survivors face uncertain future in wake of Sierra Leone’s mudslide

A little over two weeks after a mudslide and flooding killed at least 500 people in Regent, a town near Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, one survivor takes us through the moment when the disaster happened. The United Nations estimates that 3,000 people have lost their homes. Continue reading

15Aug/17

More than 200 killed in Sierra Leone as mudslide sweeps away homes

REGENT VILLAGE, OUTSIDE FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (AUGUST 14, 2017) (REUTERS) – A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday (August 14), sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. Continue reading

14Aug/17

More NGOs follow MSF in suspending Mediterranean migrant rescues

AT SEA, MEDITERRANEAN (SEA-EYE) – Two more aid groups have suspended migrant rescues in the Mediterranean, joining Doctors Without Borders, because they said they felt threatened by the Libyan coastguard. Continue reading

13Aug/17

Zambia to Drop Treason Charges Against Opposition Leader – Sources

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia plans to drop treason charges against the country’s main opposition leader and free him from prison on Monday under a deal brokered by the Commonwealth secretary-general, government and legal sources told Reuters. Continue reading

12Aug/17

Britain’s Tullow launches oil, gas exploration in Zambia

LUSAKA, Aug 11 (Reuters) – British company Tullow Oil on Friday started exploring for oil and gas in Zambia, Africa’s No.2 copper producer, as the country pushes to diversify its economy and reduce its reliance on the industrial metal.
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27Jul/17

Google hopes to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills – CEO

LAGOS, NIGERIA (JULY 27, 2017) (GOOGLE) – Alphabet Inc’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday (July 27).
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17Jul/17

Ghanaian teen builds video search engine to rival YouTube

Nineteen-year-old Ghanaian student, Gabriel Opare has built an online video search engine known as Mudclo, which has caught the attention of some of the industry’s big tech companies, with some dubbing it the ‘African YouTube’.

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