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4:30
Jan 11, 2018

Solar steam powers homes, new jobs in SA

A Spanish renewable energy company opens three thermal solar plants in the Northern Cape, creating 125 permanent and 5 800 temporary jobs.

3:00

Is your electric car free of slavery?

Rising demand for raw materials needed to get electric cars on the road could increase the risk of slavery in their production.

4:30
Sep 14, 2017

Text message network connects offline farmers in Kenya

WeFarm, a Kenyan text-based network of small-scale farmers, allows people to ask a question by text message and receive advice from peers.

2:20
Aug 30, 2017

Drone drug deliveries take off in Tanzania

California's Zipline will make 2?000 deliveries a day to more than 1?000 health facilities across the east African country.

4:10

WhatsApp finds new uses in conflict zones

Digital messaging services like Facebook's WhatsApp become indispensable in fast-unfolding humanitarian crises.

2:30
Jul 11, 2017

Poor nations need help using big data

Big data analytics is being used by poor nations to address development challenges, but a lack of tech infrastructure is slowing efforts.

2:10
Jun 8, 2017

Zuckerberg hails Nigerian founder of women support group

The Facebook founder praises a US-based Nigerian woman for running a secret support group on the social media platform.

3:40

Solar start-up seeks to plug in African rural homes

Azuri Technologies' solar system provides Senegalese rural homes with eight hours of lighting each day, using mobile phone payments.

2:30

Kenyan women lead rise of Airbnb female entrepreneurs

The home-renting site empowers Kenyan women to earn money, with one-third of female hosts' annual household expenditure coming from Airbnb.

2:20

Artificial intelligence can map poverty

Computer scientists and satellite experts create a self-updating world map to locate poverty and show where help is most needed.