Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialized laboratory technicians. That inspiration has won the 25-year-old Ugandan computer scientist a prestigious engineering prize for a non-invasive malaria test kit that he hopes will […]

'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.'

'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.'

These days, our busy, digital lives leave us obsessed with what’s in front of us, and often ill equipped to reflect on what is larger than us. H.I.V. and AIDS advocacy forces us to think big: to consider the progress we have made — as a movement, and as a society — in a very […]

Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics

Africa is finally uniting: now we need good politics

In Africa, our biggest threats are also opportunities. By 2035, 450 million Africans will have joined the working age population, more than the rest of the world combined in that time. They will power our economies forward, as long as there are jobs they have the knowledge to perform. But our schools and universities have […]

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 June 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption A dancer from the Turkana ethnic group performs in blue light at a cultural festival in Kenya’s capital Nairobi… Image copyright AFP Image caption All in all, 14 ethnic groups were represented, […]

[Photos] Throwback Thursday: African leaders then and now

[Photos] Throwback Thursday: African leaders then and now

There are parts of Africa where leaders come and go, in other parts, leaders virtually come and stay. Those are the sit-tight leaders who after decades in charge are still going strong. Throwback Thursday (TBT) seeks to explore how especially long serving African leaders have changed or remained the same pictorially. We do a photo […]

Sarasota teachers inspiring, inspired in South Africa

Sarasota teachers inspiring, inspired in South Africa

Goodwill trip benefits both students and educators Sawubona! Sanibonani! Xewane! Salibonani! Dumelang! Hello from Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa. One of the many differences we are experiencing are the multitude of languages spoken. Students start learning English in fourth grade, so luckily, we can communicate with most people. Rather than struggling through the many differences we are […]

Global utility ENGIE says focused on off-grid energy provision in Africa

Global utility ENGIE says focused on off-grid energy provision in Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Global utility ENGIE says it wants to focus on providing off-grid energy in Africa, with plans to expand its solar home system (SHS) and mini-grid activities. ENGIE, which is participating in the Africa Energy Forum beginning in Mauritius on Tuesday, is launching new mini-grid projects in Zambia and starting commercial sales of SHS in […]

Trafalgar's Africa expansion highlights increased interest in continent

Trafalgar's Africa expansion highlights increased interest in continent

Trafalgar this month made its first major Africa play with the rollout of a comprehensive program on the continent for 2019, a move that coincides with a what tour operators say is an overall surge in African travel interest. Subscribe to our free eNewsletters AfricaAlaskaCaribbeanCruiseDaily BulletinEuropeFamsFloridaHawaiiHome BasedLas VegasLuxuryMexicoRiver CruiseTravel Weekly China Bulletin “There is definitely […]

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