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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 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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on Mon Nov 24 8:00 PM

Another Side Effect of Climate Change and El Niño Events? Shorter Kids.

MOTHER JONES

The weather pattern known as El Niño could be stunting kids' growth—even years after the extreme storms abate, a new study finds. Researchers at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, led by assistant professor of medicine...
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on Mon Nov 24 11:29 AM

Cancel Africa? Oh, the Heartache | Geri Spieler

HUFFINGTON POST

Ebola and terrorism are causing tourists to cancel vacations in all parts of Africa, in particular Kenya. I'm one of those tourists with a trip planned to go on safari to Kenya and Tanzania. It will be my second trip to Africa, the first was to...
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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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on Mon Nov 24 12:25 AM

New Fish Species in Nyumba Ya Mungu Worry Researchers

ALL AFRICA

[Daily News]Marine researchers in the country have discovered large volumes of Nile tilapia within Nyumba ya Mungu dam that are known to outcompete indigenous species.
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on Sun Nov 23 12:01 PM

Bringing Education to African Girls

THE NEW YORK TIMES

The World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, has awarded its 2014 prize to a British educator for helping millions of young girls in sub-Saharan Africa remain in school.
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