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Facebook's Universal Access 'Trojan Horse' Attacked

ALL AFRICA

[SciDev.Net]The Facebook-led media and tech partnership Internet.org, which aims to get the developing world online, has been criticised for placing self-interest over fair and far-reaching internet access for the poor.
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on Thu Nov 27 10:26 AM

Report: Double African Agriculture R&D

VOICE OF AMERICA

Sub-Saharan Africa’s long-term food security faces a number of threats. A new report recommends speeding up agricultural productivity, but says a doubling of investment in research and development would be needed. The findings were released at...
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on Thu Nov 27 8:38 AM

Former UN Official Urges More Transparent Process to Select Secretary-General

ALL AFRICA

[UN News]Edward Mortimer is an ardent believer in the need to change the way in which the Secretary-General of the United Nations is selected, and he is hopeful that this can happen.
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on Wed Nov 26 1:10 PM

New smartphone app promises easy eye testing worldwide

MASHABLE

LONDON — The team behind a smartphone-based portable eye examination kit have just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for new innovation. Peek comprises a smartphone app and low-cost adaptor that enables professional eye...
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Rocket Internet-Backed Jumia Raises $150M For Its African E-Commerce Business

Rocket Internet-Backed Jumia Raises $150M For Its African E-Commerce Business

TECHCRUNCH | on Wed, Nov 26, 5:49 AM

 Rocket Internet-backed online retail Jumia is in the money today, after the Africa-based company announced that it has raised €120 million ($150 million) in new funding. The company confirmed that the round was completed at a valuation of...
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on Tue Nov 25 7:23 PM

BBC News - Six unexpected WW1 battlegrounds

BBC WORLD NEWS

Not all crucial battles in World War One took place on the muddy fields of Europe - some were fought in little-known places much further afield.
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on Tue Nov 25 12:33 PM

Tanzania’s Masai ‘breathe sigh of relief’ after president vows never to evict them | World news

THE GUARDIAN

Tweeted pledge by Jakaya Kikwete follows global outcry over plans to turn vast plains into hunting ground for Arab monarchy Continue reading...
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on Tue Nov 25 12:33 PM

Tanzania’s Masai ‘breathe sigh of relief’ after president vows never to evict them | World news

THE GUARDIAN

Tweeted pledge by Jakaya Kikwete follows global outcry over plans to turn vast plains into hunting ground for Arab monarchy Continue reading...
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on Tue Nov 25 7:30 AM

Aids Is No. 1 Killer of African Teenagers

ALL AFRICA

[IPS]Lagos -Two years ago, Shola* was kicked out of the family house in Abeokuta, in southwestern Nigeria, after testing HIV-positive at age 13. He was living with his father, his stepmother and their seven children.
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Solar-Powered Kiosks Bring Free Education To Communities That Can't Afford Teachers | Co.Exist

Solar-Powered Kiosks Bring Free Education To Communities That Can't Afford Teachers | Co.Exist

FAST COMPANY | on Mon, Nov 24, 9:52 AM

A machine could—theoretically—replace teachers in places where schools are scarce.Seven months after terrorists kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in Nigeria, many local students are afraid to go to school. In other parts of the country,...
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