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Boat Ride Na Stories: How Residents Are Benefitting From Lake Victoria As a Therapy Resource

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

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Innovative solutions towards digital inclusion in healthcare in Africa

bird story agency 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,

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Riding the Green Wave: Inside Uganda’s Clean Mobility Plans

bird story agency 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. The deal includes building

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Increasing solar uptake in Africa

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

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Meet Amanam, Nigerian sculptor who creates dark-skin prosthetics for Black amputees

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

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This Startup is Giving Opportunities To Persons Living with Disabilities in Kenya

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

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Dr. Farisai Mlambo wants to see change at educational institutions across the continent.

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

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Meet Malawian techpreneur revolutionizing Malawi’s Agriculture

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 In a suburban housing area in Lilongwe, 25-year-old Providence Maliro

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