By Laura Otieno
Kisumu, Kenya - When Victor Didi saw the increasing number of deaths that were reported rising from the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya, he sensed that something had to give. With the first COVID-19 case having been reported in Kenya in March 2020, panic and fear had gripped a #MobileJournalismAfrica#MobileJournalismAfrica #OurStoriesAreBestToldByUsBoat Rides na StoriesDunga BeachKisumu CountyKisumu County HealthMental HealthMental WellnessStories of Hope Read More
By Brenda Kiven, Bird Story Agency
Cameroon - At 12 years old, a shy Wendy Musi had never heard of a menstrual cycle. The fourth child and one of two girls in a family with six boys, menstruation was simply not a topic discussed at home.
Then, one day, Wendy’s world changed. Cameroon Students MediumHealthcare Read More
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Global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has launched an innovation hub that it says will pave the way for digital transformation and innovation in the health sector, starting in Kenya and South Africa.
The Africa Health Innovation Hub hub is the first of its kind in Africa and will leverage science, Cancer screeningDigital inclusionKenyaPublic HealthRwandaSudanTestingUganda Read More
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Uganda is gearing up to revolutionise its motorcycle taxi industry by deploying 140,000 electric motorbikes within the next five years.
This ambitious project is part of a US$200 million investment contract signed between the Ugandan government and SPIRO, an Indian mobility and smart battery design company.
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By Conrad Onyango, bird story agency
AFRICA - For the past two decades, many rural homes in Africa have relied on solar home systems to meet their basic power needs, like lighting a few bulbs, charging the family's mobile phones and powering small appliances like radios and televisions.
Now, larger off-grid systems AfricaGreen energyRenewable energySolarSOlar mini-gridSolar power Read More
By Gabriella Opara, Bird Story Agency
NIGERIA - John Amanam hadn't planned on becoming a prosthetist. With a Fine and Industrial Arts degree, he dreamed of becoming a world-renowned sculptor. However, an accident in the family changed that trajectory - and launched a career.
"In 2018, my younger brother had an accident AmanamBlack-skin prostheticsNigeriaOur Stories Are Best Told By UsSolution Stories Read More
By Charles Wachira, bird story agency
NAIROBI - At just two years of age, Fredrick Ouko contracted polio. The disease left him with both of his legs permanently damaged. It has also left him determined to ensure that people with disabilities get equal opportunities.
Today, the 40-year-old identifies with the 2.2% of #MobileJournalismAfricaDisability is Not InabilityRiziki ResourceSolution JournalismSolution Stories Read More
Blinded at age five after contracting measles, Farisai Mlambo has overcome many obstacles to achieve the highest educational qualification. Now she wants to see change at educational institutions across the continent.
By Walter Marwizi, bird story agency
The rapturous applause that rang out during the graduation ceremony at the University of South InclusionOur Stories Are Best Told By UsSolution StoriesSouth AfricaZimbabwe Read More
Mbetsa, who made headlines in 2018 with a prototype for Africa's first human-carrying drone, is now on a mission to build the largest IoT service platform in the continent and has set up a factory to mass-produce tech sensors and devices.
By Anne Ndungu, Bird Story Agency
For as long as he Internet of ThingsKenyaOur Stories Are Best Told By UsSolution JournalismSolution Storiestechnology Read More
Using AI, the Internet of Things and machine learning, Eugene Maseya is working towards a revolution in Malawi's agriculture space. After the country was battered by a series of cyclones, that revolution can't come fast enough.
by Charles Pensulo, bird story agency
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