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Africa: Smart Solar Energy for Africa


BERLIN, Germany, April 16, 2014 (DW) -- The Berlin-based Mobisol company is bringing power to places where there has been none. By combining mobile phone technology and solar power generators, the company aims to electrify African homes.

Read more... Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:44
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Tanzania: Scientists Embark On Green Water Recycling Technique

By Salvatory Mushi and Sharifa Kalokola

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, March 14, 2014 (TDN) -- Tanzania scientists are exploring an affordable innovation, constructed wetlands technology, for treating and reusing waste water for agriculture.

A constructed wetland is a shallow pool 0.6 meters deep, filled with limestone or gravel of different sizes designed to cleanse water that create growing conditions for plants. Vegetations like Phragmites grasses that remove pollutants are planted on the pond.

Read more... Friday, 14 March 2014 11:07
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Kenyan Youth Harness ICTs to Revitalize Start-ups

thBy Naftali Mwaura

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21, 2013 (Buziness Africa) -- Sam Njenga`s makeshift office in down town Nairobi can be mistaken for a junkyard thanks to piles of old laptops and printers that have gathered suffocating dust. The 26 year-old computer science graduate in one of Kenya`s prestigious private universities is however not distracted by fussy clients who troop his work station for a range of services.

Read more... Monday, 21 October 2013 11:00
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Africa: Brazil's Rising Interest in Science Ties to Africa

iElephantRIO de JANEIRO, BRAZIL, July 31, 2013 (SciDev.Net) - The past decade has seen a boom in science collaboration between Brazil and Africa, finds Catarina Chagas. Three times a year, biologist Wilson Savino leaves his office at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and boards a plane to Africa. It takes three flights for him to reach Maputo, Mozambique, where he coordinates the Postgraduate Health Sciences programme - a partnership between Fiocruz and the National Health Institute in Mozambique.

Read more... Wednesday, 31 July 2013 10:22
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Technology Center Seeks Foreign Partnership

AduGjpg_1By Kester Kenn Klomegah

KUMASI, Ghana, July 27, 2012 (Buziness Africa) - Yaw Adu-Gyamfi is a co-founder and Executive Director at Kumasi Center for Lifelong Learning, a center for business and technology skills development, entrepreneurship, research, and policy advocacy based in Ghana's second largest city, Kumasi. The center has strategic partnership with First Atlantic Semiconductor and Microelectronics (Fasmicro) Limited, a leading microelectronics company in west Africa offering training for students, entrepreneurs and business leaders in embedded systems applications, innovation and research.

Read more... Friday, 27 July 2012 08:37
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Push for Investments and Cooperation, African Countries Urged

By Ochieng' Ogodo

ABU DHABI, December 18, 2011 (SciDev.Net) — Africa should use next year's Rio+20 conference to push for investments in renewable energy, a sustainable and green economy, water security and other policies useful for livelihoods and environmental protection, according to Dennis Garrity, former director general of the Nairobi-based World Agroforestry Centre.

Read more... Monday, 19 December 2011 20:53

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