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Where's the sweet spot in Cadbury's 'Cocoa Life' deal?

RFI's Laura Angela Bagnetto finds out what it means when Cadbury's decides to change their 'fair trade' label to their own 'cocoa Life' label. And what it means, or not, for Ghanaian and Ivorian cocoa farmers.

Diagnose Medical Images with Dr CADx

From Zimbabwe: Dr CADx is a computer aided diagnostic system to help doctors diagnose medical images more accurately in order to provide better patient outcomes and save lives, and to provide pervasive radiology diagnostics in underserved regions.

Africa press review 22 April 2017

Kenya's ruling jubilee coalition cancels results of primaries after chaotic process to select candidates for the August 8 elections.

Ghana's "Biotech Nerds" and "Robotic Nerds"

NPR reports: image via It was a meeting of nerds and sharks. The self-described "biotech nerds" and "robotic nerds" were seven high school students from Washington, D.C. The eight teens who call themselves "sharks" and flew in from Ghana. Show More Summary

Africa press review 21 April 2017

Kenya's ruling Jubille coalition deploys thousands of security operatives as chaos and rigging claims mar hotly-contested primaries. And a lucky South African man pockets over one million euros after winning the lotto.

The Africa 4 Tech Bootcamp

Africa 4 Tech is an international platform and a network of innovators, connectors and brainers to source, design and code innovative solutions for & from Africa.

Africa press review 20th April 2017

A story in the Nigerian Vanguard reports that defence minister Mansur Dan Ali has warned it could take years to find all the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram three years ago.

US government overlooking human rights concerns with Nigeria warplane sale

The US government is pushing forward with plans to sell light aircraft to the Nigerian military to help in their battle against the hardline Islamist group Boko Haram. Twelve Super Tucano attack aircraft worth 600 million dollars will be sold to Nigeria, according to US officials cited by several reports last week. Show More Summary

The Prototype to Product Bottleneck in #Kenya (and elsewhere in #Africa)

Daily Nation's Delfhin Mugo reports: image via If Daniel Njuguna were to convert every one of his innovative ideas into businesses, he would certainly be a rich man. The 25-year-old’s inventions include a home security system, a radio...Show More Summary

African press review 19 April 2017

Praying Nigerians tell all about the miracle of prayers as their airliner with blades on fire lands safely. Kenya's ODM party suffers another set back as process to pick its candidates for the August 8 elections ends in chaos.

Cameroon internet shutdown inspires punitive proposal targeting African governments

Spotlight on Africa this week discusses a proposal which would punish African governments if they shut down access to the internet. The punitive measures have been inspired by a three-month shutdown in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions that the authorities have imposed following a series of protests and demonstrations. Show More Summary

MakeTime & Fast Radius - Uber models for manufacturing

Ellen Sheng writing in Quartz:...MakeTime, is a startup launched by architect turned manufacturing entrepreneur Drura Parrish in Lexington, Kentucky. Under a model known as distributed or on-demand manufacturing, MakeTime is meeting small businesses’ manufacturing needs in much the same way Uber meets the needs of passengers looking for rides. Show More Summary

African press review 18 April 2017

There's a double Kenyan triumph in the Boston Marathon, more legal trouble for South Africa's Jacob Zuma, and a resurgence of international interest in Somalia.

Jamii Africa | Health Insurance

Jamii is a micro-health insurance product for the informal sector.

Senegal: The benefits of baobab fruit

Scientists in Senegal have reduced the time it takes for Baobab trees to produce their monkey-bread fruit down from about eight years to just five. The fruit that’s long been a favourite across Senegal is becoming a useful export to the West. Show More Summary

African press review 17 April 2017

Is Salva Kiir being conned out of South Sudan's oil resources? Why has Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma got a police escort? Kenya is to export 100,000 workers to Saudi Arabia. And HIV testing kits fail World Health Organisation evaluation.

FIRST LEGO league competition held in #Nigeria

Robohub reports: image via In March, robot programming students took part in the 2016-17 FIRST LEGO LEAGUE competition (FLL) with the theme ‘ANIMAL ALLIES’. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a program that supports children and youngsters and introduces them to science and technology in a sporty atmosphere...[more]

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