Monthly Archives: November 2015

Quotes of the Week

1. “As Africans, we need to share common recognition that all of us stand to lose if we fail to transform our continent.”- Thabo Mbeki. 2. “African leaders should not turn the continent into a giant collector of donations and … Continue reading

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Release #Angola15 Activist!

Fifteen young activists have been unlawfully detained in Angola. Among them is the rapper Ikonoklasta whose real name is Luaty Beirão. They have spent the last few months behind bars on charges of plotting to overthrow Angola’s government. As the … Continue reading

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#Codegirls: Team Code Gurus Created App that Detects Vaginal Bacteria

Team Code Gurus, a team of Ugandan students, has created an app that detects vaginal bacteria. The app, coupled with the a test kit known as a Her Health BVkit, takes readings from urinal/vaginal samples and transmits data for diagnosis, … Continue reading

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Gabonese President Ali Bongo Could be a Nigerian

Indications have emerged that the President of Gabon, Ali Bongo Ondimba is a Nigerian of the ethnic Igbo stock. It is said that he was adopted during the Biafran war by his father, Omar Bongo who handed over to him … Continue reading

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Five Minute Ebola Test Kit Developed by Ugandan Doctor

Dr Misaki Wayengera developed a rapid diagnostic test but lack of funding and government support threatened to derail the project Ugandan scientist, Dr Misaki Wayengera has developed a rapid diagnostic test that can detect Ebola proteins in less than five … Continue reading

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Technology: Facebook Satellite to Boost Internet Access in Africa

Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France’s Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The satellite, part of Facebook’s Internet.org platform to expand internet access mainly via mobile phones, is … Continue reading

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