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Why internet growth in Africa is still slow

Despite a multitude of completed and work-in-progress mega projects meant to make the internet accessible to all Africans, it has been found that the internet sector in Africa has been growing at a very slow rate. A study released this week in the Tanzanian capital Dar-es-Salaam by the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) has […]

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Akon launches solar-powered tablets for Africa’s education

Akon launches solar-powered tablets for Africa’s education

Senegalese-US music star Akon has wonderful plans for the African continent’s electricity and education sectors. Akon’s company Akon Lighting Africa and its partners have unveiled their long-term objective to use solar activities to drive education by introducing connected tablet devices. The announcement was made in Benin, the West African country, where Akon, Thione Niang and […]

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Global rate of blindness declining: report

Blindness across the world seems to be declining, dropping considerably in 2014, as organisations such as Light for the World step in to help people with sight difficulties in developing countries. Light for the World said on Friday that it carried out 53 100 sight-saving cataract surgeries, thus reaching a total of 1.2 million blind […]

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Moon of the South launches Moon of the South Foundation

Moon of the South launches Moon of the South Foundation

A Pan-African humanitarian organisation called ‘Moon of the South Foundation (MSFO) was launched this week to, among others, partner the Moon of the South news website (www.moonofthesouth.com) in its efforts to showcase problems affecting the well-being of millions of women and children, and advocate for a healthy environment both in the Democratic Republic of Congo […]

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Ebola death toll reaches 887 in West Africa

Ebola death toll reaches 887 in West Africa

The death toll from the Ebola deadly virus in West Africa has reached 887, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, as the Nigerian health ministry confirmed the country’s second case and continues taking precautions to stop further infections. The virus has ‘massacred’ people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and is believed to […]

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