Free mapping: plotting development in Africa – Phys.Org

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa – Phys.Org

In Benin’s economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure hunt. Luck, if not a miracle, is required as easy clues such as street names, even where they exist, are usually not posted and address numbers are rarely marked. Most people […]

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort – BBC News

Mali attack: Two dead as gunmen storm tourist resort – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA fire burns in the forest surrounding the resort Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and hostages have been released,” Salif Traore […]

The future of tech is in 'cities across Africa,' says start-up CEO – CNBC

The future of tech is in 'cities across Africa,' says start-up CEO – CNBC

Derrick Ceyrac | AFP | Getty Images Jankara market, located on Lagos Island and the skyline of Lagos, Nigeria. While ecommerce and mobile money companies are leading Africa’s tech race, solar technology and agriculture are also big sectors there. Ignitia, a startup based in Accra, Ghana has developed a weather model to help small-scale farmers […]

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa – Daily Mail

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa – Daily Mail

Crowdsourced mapping applications adapted for use in Africa are trying to help people find their way in cities where haphazard development means many streets and buildings are unmarked In Benin’s economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure hunt. Luck, if not […]

Africa under pressure to find ways of resolving problems – Daily Nation

Africa under pressure to find ways of resolving problems – Daily Nation

By CIUGU MWAGIRUMore by this Author As the Western world becomes increasingly introspective, Africa is under pressure to find ways of resolving her problems. African countries continues to feature high on the list of those said to be fragile, and the state fragility phenomenon remains a major constraint to development. Among the causes of conflict […]

Cummings Africa Foundation Donates US$565000.00 Medical Supplies And Equipment To Several Hospitals In Rural … – Global News Network

Cummings Africa Foundation Donates US$565000.00 Medical Supplies And Equipment To Several Hospitals In Rural … – Global News Network

Madam Fatu Gbedema, Country Director of CAF addressing the press The Cummings Africa Foundation (CAF) has announced the arrival of two 40-foot containers in the country in order to commence the distribution of several medical equipment and supplies to six hospitals in six counties of Liberia worth US$565,000.00 or LD$62.7 million. Addressing a news conference […]

Congo at War: DRC's Instability a 'Threat to Africa,' Says Kofi Annan – Newsweek

Congo at War: DRC's Instability a 'Threat to Africa,' Says Kofi Annan – Newsweek

Congo’s future “is in grave danger,” according to a group of African leaders headed by ex-U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, which is calling for elections to be organized as soon as possible in the powder-keg African country. Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to step down in December 2016 after serving two consecutive terms. But the […]

Africa's Race Against the Machines – Project Syndicate

Africa's Race Against the Machines – Project Syndicate

WASHINGTON, DC – By some estimates, automation threatens over half of all jobs in OECD countries. And now that the employment challenge is coming into focus, the scramble for solutions has begun. For example, Bill Gates has called for a tax on robots, which could slow the pace of automation, and efforts to fund other […]

Call to rename South Africa 'senseless' – Independent Online

Call to rename South Africa 'senseless' – Independent Online

DURBAN – Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa’s call for the ANC to hold discussions around the renaming of the country and the city of Durban has been slammed as “senseless” and a waste of money by opposition party leaders in the city. Mdu Nkosi, IFP caucus leader in eThekwini, said the ANC had lost […]

Africa's week in pictures – BBC News

Africa's week in pictures – BBC News

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Mercy Juma Image caption On Sunday Kenyans ran in the country’s first ever “colour run” – a global phenomenon borrowed from the Hindu Holi festival. Image copyright Mercy Juma Image caption Runners are hit with […]