Two weeks ago, in Stockholm, Mohammed Omer and four of his friends gathered to talk about the biting drought ravaging their home country, Somalia. Beyond donating funds, the tech developers and social activists came together to discuss ideas to assist those in need of immediate relief. Eventually, they decided to use Ushahidi the Kenyan open source… Read More How Africans are Using Homegrown Technology to Help Millions in Times of Crisis.
Scientists at the Sokoine University of Agriculture in Morogoro in Tanzania trained rats to detect tuberculosis (TB) in human saliva by smell. They used the techniques first developed by a Belgian non-governmental organisation, APOPO, to teach giant rats to find landmines in Mozambique. APOPO trains African giant pouched rats to sniff out explosives in land… Read More Super Rats are Eliminating Landmines from Mozambique and Detecting Tuberculosis in Tanzania