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September 6, 2021
Nigerian automotive tech company Autochek today is announcing the acquisition of Cheki Kenya and Uganda from Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) for an undisclosed amount. Per a statement, Autochek will finalize the deal in the coming weeks. With the acquisition, Autochek completes its expansion into East Africa and follows the first acquisition made almost a [...]
Science X staff
August 23, 2021
A new study provides insight into where chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) avoided climate instability during glacial and interglacial periods in Africa over the past 120,000 years. Using bioclimatic variables and other data, the study identified previously unknown swaths of habitat, rich in figs and palms, where chimps rode out the changes seen since the Last Interglacial period.
Science X staff
August 16, 2021
Scientists have teamed with farmers from rural areas of Tanzania to track dozens of herds of cattle using satellite GPS devices to better understand how diseases can pass from one herd to another.
Science X staff
July 8, 2021
A million years ago, dry seasons became more frequent and forests retreated before the encroaching savanna. Meanwhile, clustered around a nearby lake, our ancient ancestors fashioned stone tools.
Science X staff
June 14, 2021
An international research team led by Professor Dr. Frank Schäbitz has published a climate reconstruction of the last 200,000 years for Ethiopia. This means that high-resolution data are now available for the period when early Homo sapiens, our ancestors, made their way from Africa to Europe and Asia. Schäbitz and his colleagues determined the dates using a drill core of lake sediments deposited in southern Ethiopia's Chew Bahir Basin, which lies near human fossil sites. Temporal resolution of the samples, reaching nearly 10 years, revealed that from 200,000 to 125,000 years before our time, the climate there was relatively wet, providing enough water and thus abundant plant and animal food resources in the lowlands of East Africa. From 125,000 to 60,000 years ago, it gradually became drier, and particularly dry between 60,000 to 14,000 years ago. The data now obtained fit well with genetic findings, according to which our direct genetic ancestors ("African Eve") left Africa "successfully" during a wet phase about 70,000 to 50,000 years ago.
World Logistics Passport
June 8, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The World Logistics Passport (WLP), a global, private sector-led initiative designed to smooth the flow of international trade and unlock...
May 28, 2021
Nuwa Capital, a venture capital firm based in Dubai and Riyadh, announced the first close of its $100 million NVFI fund in February. The close was three-quarters of the target and was done in less than a year following the firm's launch in February 2020. According to the firm, the second close should be concluded by [...]
May 19, 2021
Warner Music has announced a new 360 partnership with East Africa's number one artist Diamond Platnumz and his leading independent record label WCB-Wasafi. The new deal will see WCB-Wasafi incorporated into Warner Music South Africa and Ziiki Media, while Warner Music's global network will help propel Diamond Platnumz and the label's artists to a worldwide audience. Diamond Platnumz is one of Africa's most successful artists, having released more than 30 hit songs, and is one of the regio...
Jason G. Goldman
May 18, 2021
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
April 25, 2021
Smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity, while those with blood group O may be less susceptible to coronavirus, according to a survey by a top research body.
Research and Markets
April 21, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Mining in East Africa 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report focuses on Mining in East Africa and...
April 8, 2021
A hastily formed crowdsourcing operation to contain the insects in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia could help manage climate-related disasters everywhere.
April 7, 2021
Kenyan fintech startup Koa has launched a mobile app that aims to digitise the asset management industry by giving users the ability to save and invest their money in local mutual funds from their phones.
March 31, 2021
According to a McKinsey report, the total number of mobile money services worldwide was 282 in 2017, with more than half of those operating in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2020, these numbers increased significantly, but the ratio remained similar. In 96 countries, there are 310 live mobile money services, according to a GSMA report. Out of [...]
March 2, 2021
If you want to move to a new country but don't know how or where to start, here are books and resources to read before making a decision.
February 24, 2021
A Tanzanian NGO, Muda Africa, has received 72,989 USD in funding from the UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity ( IFCD ), for the project "Strengthening the East African contemporary dance scene." The project aims to strengthening the East African contemporary dance scene in Rwanda, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania by creating a web portal that promotes young professional East African dance artists and connects them to global dance markets, as well as empowering women danc...
January 25, 2021
/PRNewswire/ -- The UN warned last week that East Africa remains under the threat of desert locust invasions, due to the prevailing favourable breeding...
By Navin Singh Khadka
December 16, 2020
Good breeding conditions mean millions of people are now threatened in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
Isabel Hofmeyr, Charne Lavery | The Conversation
December 10, 2020
The monsoon wind pattern makes the Indian Ocean relatively easy to cross both ways. In the Atlantic, by contrast, winds blow in one direction all year round
December 7, 2020
Kenyan e-commerce platform Sokowatch has added electric tuk-tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa.
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