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Ethiopian runner who made protest gesture in Rio wants to stay...

An Ethiopian marathon runner who made a protest gesture against government violence versus members of his tribe at last month's Olympic Games in Rio...

Uganda’s President Museveni orders police field force unit out of Kampala

Uganda’s President Yoweri  Museveni has ordered the police chief to withdraw the Field Force Unit from Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) area and instead deploy...

Visa Begins Mobile-Money Service to Rival Safaricom’s M-Pesa

Visa Inc., the world’s largest payments network, introduced a mobile-phone application to enable cashless transactions in Kenya, where the majority of wireless payments are...

Diplomats, businessmen donate 700,000 USD to Tanzania quake victims

Members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Tanzania and the business community on Tuesday contributed about 700,000 U.S. dollars and other relief supplies to...

Annual Hajj pilgrimage journey goes digital

Hajj is the annual pilgrimage for Muslims to the holy city of Mecca, and this year’s event has gone digital. Saudi Arabia has developed an...

Stand-up wheelchair gives users advanced outdoor mobility

A technology company has designed a stand-up wheelchair. The upright, self-stabilising machine allows users to move around while standing up. Let's take a look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZrL4lz9NBc

Green energy-powered boat prepares for round-the-world trip

In 2014, a plane named Solar Impulse completed a round-the-world trip using only energy derived from the sun. Now, a water-borne vessel, aims to do...

Hajj festivities go high-tech with bloodless sacrifices

As the Hajj pilgrimage comes to an end, the Eid Al-Adha celebrations are still in relatively high gear. One aspect of the festivities is distributing...

Hundreds in Nigeria displaced by Boko Haram return home

Hundreds of people in north-eastern Nigeria are returning to their homes after fleeing Boko Haram. The devastation is widespread -- homes and farmlands destroyed by...

Ivorian chocolate makers try to woo locals

Chocolate makers in Cote d'Ivoire are trying to encourage cocoa farmers to sell their beans to local producers, rather than exporting them. The West African...
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