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on Mon Oct 13 10:01 AM

How to spread power to 600 million Africans without it

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africans lacks access to electricity and all the modern amenities that come with it. A new report suggests that $450 billion of new investment would bring much-needed power to the region's city-dwellers by 2040.
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on Mon Oct 13 9:30 AM

The Case Against a Legal Ivory Trade: It Will Lead to More Killing of Elephants by Mary Rice: Yale Environment 360

YALE ENVIRONMENT 360

Proponents of easing the global ban on ivory are ignoring the fact that it was a legal market for ivory that pushed elephants toward extinction only a few decades ago. What’s needed now is not a legal ivory market, but better regulation and...
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on Mon Oct 13 9:07 AM

allAfrica.com: Africa: A Freeze Frame of African Audiences' Changing Media Behaviour

ALL AFRICA

[Balancing Act]London -In 2013 Balancing Act carried out a detailed market research study in seven Sub-Saharan countries in the vanguard of adopting the Internet and social media.
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Discovery Survival Series 'Dude, You're Screwed' to Return in October With 3 New Dudes (Exclusive)

Discovery Survival Series 'Dude, You're Screwed' to Return in October With 3 New Dudes (Exclusive)

THE WRAP | on Fri, Oct 10, 8:09 PM

Discovery Channel's survival series, “Dude, You're Screwed,” returns Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. ET. Season 2 will not only have a whole lot more adventures, it will also have three new dudes who want a piece of the...
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on Fri Oct 10 8:50 AM

Preventing the Oil and Gas Resource Curse in East Africa (Page 1 of 7)

ALL AFRICA

[Fahamu] East African countries have joined the ranks of oil and gas producing nations. How can these countries avoid the 'resource curse' that many African nations have been facing and instead turn their resource wealth into opportunities for...
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Internet.org Offers $1M Prize For Apps That Make People In India Want The Web

Internet.org Offers $1M Prize For Apps That Make People In India Want The Web

TECHCRUNCH | on Thu, Oct 9, 12:26 PM

 “A recent survey that we did shows that 69% of people in India who are not connected, if you ask them why they’re not connected, what they say is that they don’t know why the Internet would useful for them”, Mark...
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The Story Of A 12-Year-Old Norwegian Bride Brings Attention To A Global Issue | Co.Create

The Story Of A 12-Year-Old Norwegian Bride Brings Attention To A Global Issue | Co.Create

FAST COMPANY | on Wed, Oct 8, 6:47 PM

Child-aid organization Plan Norway uses a local face to raise awareness around the global issue of child brides.Norwegian bride-to-be Thea is sharing her picture-perfect wedding preparations in a thoroughly modern way--through her blog. As she...
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on Wed Oct 8 6:00 PM

The problem behind Africa's 2014 index of well governed countries: Few are.

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Author helped create the index in 2007 but laments that Africa's two best governed countries are islands far out at sea. Most Africans today have still never known the rule of law, security, good education and free speech. 
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on Wed Oct 8 6:36 AM

US Satellites to Help Mekong River Region Deal with Climate Change

VOICE OF AMERICA

U.S. satellite imagery from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is expected to soon begin helping the roughly 60 million people living in the Lower Mekong River Basin of Southeast Asia to deal with natural disasters and the...
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on Wed Oct 8 6:24 AM

allAfrica.com: Africa: Understanding Africa's Social Media Storm

ALL AFRICA

[Balancing Act]London -Facebook took Africa by storm and became the social media that everyone seemed to be on. Now Facebook is experimenting (with mobile operators) to use Facebook as the way of attracting first-time users to the Internet.
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