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How technology helped save lives after Somalia’s deadly attack

Somalia’s nascent tech sector has stepped in to help in the relief efforts in the wake of a deadly truck bomb that killed several hundred people at the weekend.
from Quartz Africa on Oct 16, 2017.

Health on the front page

Participants of two Internews health media projects in Liberia put health in the news in the run up to the elections.
from Internews on Oct 13, 2017.

Rohingya refugee women bring stories of unspeakable violence

Yasmin, 26, holds her 10-day-old baby, who she gave birth to in a crowded refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, a southeastern district bordering Myanmar.
from IPS on Oct 11, 2017.

How hip hop became the force behind Gabon’s political activism

In Gabon as in other African states, rap has become instrumental in constructing political identity.
from Quartz Africa on Oct 10, 2017.

Cambodia sets its sights on finally being free of landmines

Over a million mines have been cleared by the government, and many others have exploded or been cleared unofficially. But millions more remain.
from UNDP on Oct 6, 2017.

Mini-grids light the path to electricity in Tanzania

With over 70 per cent of Tanzania’s population lacking access to electricity, mini-grids have potential for rural communities.
from World Resources Insitute on Oct 5, 2017.

Voice Up!

Ivory Coast community organisations learn how to use social media to advocate for the rights of the LGBT community.
from Internews on Oct 3, 2017.

Vibrant Pune: city’s streets transform into vital public spaces

The Indian city of Pune has been working to improve its pedestrian and cycling environment by redesigning its arterial roads as Complete Streets.
from ITDP on Sep 29, 2017.

India goes off the rails

As traffic increases on Indian railways, derailments reach alarming levels.
from Down to Earth on Sep 28, 2017.

Cocoa wilts in Ghana

Cocoa farmers of Ghana, who form the backbone of the country’s economy, are heading towards an uncertain future.
from Down to Earth on Sep 26, 2017.
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