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.
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.
Kenya's ruling jubilee coalition cancels results of primaries after chaotic process to select candidates for the August 8 elections.
An FC profile of FarmRoots...African versions needed
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
From Coldfusion TV:
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
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 is a micro-health insurance product for the informal sector.
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
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.
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]
A profile of Dr Abba Zubair: