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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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African Countries Scaling Up The Use of Drones To Deliver Life-Saving Drugs

From Guinea to Rwanda, Uganda to Ghana, and Nigeria to Kenya, nations across Africa are pioneering drone use to solve last-mile problems in the medical supply chain. By Michael Sarpong Mfum, bird story agency In Monkra, Krachi West District, Ghana, there is an abundance of roots and tubers. The District is famous

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Zimbabwean ICT Firm Spreading its Wings Across Africa

By Irene Kalulu, bird story agency Zimbabwe - In November 2022, a Zimbabwean digital services firm acquired Altron's Botswana and Altron Mozambique businesses. The company behind the acquisition is Tano Digital Solutions (TDS), until recently a largely unheard-of ICT company run by a group of tech-savvy Zimbabweans with international experience. Already present in South

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Mobile Journalism Africa

Five Years In, The MoJo Africa Dream Lives On

On the 18th of January 2018, Mobile Journalism Africa was launched. At the time, we were final year students in Moi University. Unknown to us, we’d start a journey of storytelling that’d inspire many in the journalism space beyond the precincts of the campus in Kesses. Five years ago, Mobile

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University Graduates in Zimbabwe Choosing Farming over White Collar-Jobs

By Walter Marwizi, Bird Story Agency Zimbabwe: When Tavuya Manungo, 29, returned to his home town in Shamva in north-eastern Zimbabwe, he did so with a master's degree in finance and investment, and no desire for corporate employment. He also brought with him his brother Mako, 27, who holds a degree

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With his locally-produced solar units, Julius Shenga Tcheshie is solving the electricity challenge faced by over half his country’s population

By Njdozeka Danhatu, bird story agency Cameroon: As Julius Shegna Tcheshie tells it, the typical experience of a power user in the town of Nwa, where he spent five years as a physics teacher, is one of frustration. "It is 7.30 pm and I'm about to watch the evening news, but I'm

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