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Rwanda: Transform Africa Summit kicks off in Kigali

The third Transform Africa Summit attracting about 3,000 delegates all over Africa, has kicked off at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda. The Transform Africa Summit is the leading African forum bringing together global and regional leaders from government, business and international organizations to chart a way forward for ICT development in Africa.

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Kenya bans use of plastic bags to protect environment

Kenya has banned the use of plastic bags for commercial and household packing, becoming the latest African country to outlaw the plastic-bag carriers. The ban is expected to play a key role in helping to protect the environment. Kenya now joins Rwanda, Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania and Malawi, countries that have issued similar bans.

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7 Civil Wars in Africa We Must Never Forget

Several conflicts have rocked various African countries over the years, leading to the death, injury and displacement of millions. There are current cases of political instability across the continent, with violence and unrest raging on in South Sudan, Burundi, and Somalia amongst other insecure countries. Against the backdrop of the unrest in these countries, we revisit seven civil wars in Africa, which we must never forget.

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Rwanda: Umuganda a traditional cultural initiative transforming Rwanda

The word Umuganda in Kinyarwanda can be translated as ‘coming together in common purpose to achieve an outcome for the benefit of a person, society or nation’. In traditional Rwandan culture, members of the community would call upon their family, friends and neighbours to help them complete a various tasks, such as building a house, bridge, roads, schools, churches amongst other projects. This traditional cultural initiative has been revived and it’s transforming Rwanda’s cities and communities.

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WATCH: Madagascar starts using drones to deliver essential healthcare services

Madagascar has become the latest African country to leverage drones to deliver essential healthcare services to remote rural communities. Clinical lab samples collected from far-flung villages are transported via drones to a central lab. The initiative, a collaboration between the government, Vayu, Inc. and Stony Brook University, will help to leapfrog infrastructural challenges affecting the delivery of healthcare solutions in parts of rural Madagascar.