Social entrepreneurs in Africa, backed by the likes of Microsoft and Ikea, are attempting to satisfy a huge demand for learning across the continent. Could they find the next Steve Jobs in the process?
Place a sample on a semi-transparent disc, scan it on a DVD reader, see the results on a monitor, and you can test blood cells, DNA, RNA, and proteins. One of the team believes it could have a "transformative effect" on health in East Africa.
Using the 2-million-year-old remains of several partial skeletons, the archaeological team created a reconstruction of a species with a human-like pelvis, hands, and teeth, and a chimpanzee-like foot—an australopithecine by any other name.
The Dadaab Stories site gives you a window into daily life in the African camp, home to 500,000 Somali refugees. But it’s not Western filmmakers making sob stories: The site is reported by the refugees themselves.
It can get quite cold in Norway, so after years of receiving help and aid from the Scandinavian country, it’s time for Africans to give back—by sending their radiators north to warm the freezing country. And, of course, by writing a power ballad about it.