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  • 10 Ways In Which Drones Are Positively Impacting Industries Across Africa

    pioneering digital media projects By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:25 am AFKI Original

    There are a number of ways in which drone technology is positively impacting industries in Africa, with numerous sectors benefiting from the advantages that drone tech provides. Previously associated with warfare and destruction, drones of all shapes and sizes are now being developed to tackle everyday issues and empower communities across the continent. From agriculture to safety in shark-infested waters, drones have found their place in a modern African context.

  • Drone Shortages, Training Bottlnecks Reported For Surveillance In Africa

    Aircrews perform a preflight check on an MQ-9 Reaper before it takes of for a mission. Photo: af.mil By Dana Sanchez, 10:39 am

    Britain is exploring with France a joint effort to train drone pilots and buy more drones reflecting intense use of drones in Africa and the Middle East. Joint support for the U.S.-made Reaper was discussed among E.U. defense ministers two weeks ago. The medium-altitude, long endurance drone is being flown in Niger, Chad, Libya and the Middle East. “There is bottleneck on training drone pilots and we’re all short of drones,” Britain’s defense secretary told reporters.

  • Safaricom: First Phase Of Kenya Surveillance Network Near Completion

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:24 pm

    Phase one of Kenya’s hi-tech surveillance network is expected to be completed by year-end, says the chief executive officer (CEO) of Safaricom Bob Collymore. Safaricom, which is Kenya’s biggest mobile phone company, is carrying out the $170 million government tender.

  • How Ethiopia Spies On Its Diaspora Abroad

    By Kevin Mwanza, 7:03 am

    Many Europeans are upset over revelations that the United States government spies on them. But European companies are selling surveillance tools and know-how to other governments, allowing them to spy abroad. Their customers include some of the world’s most abusive governments and at least one of them—Ethiopia —is targeting its diaspora population in Europe. The results extend beyond outrage over privacy violations: They put people in danger.

  • How A Billion-Dollar Map Will Revolutionize Mining In Africa

    By Andrew Friedman, 2:04 am AFKI Original

    The World Bank’s announcement that it will launch a $1-billion initiative to map the resources in the ground across Africa has generated excitement and concern. Some think it’s nothing more than a surveillance program.

  • Tunisia Gearing Up To Implement New Anti-Terrorism Bill

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:21 pm

    According to Human Rights ministry spokesman Chakib Darwish, Tunisia’s new anti-terrorism bill will do away with blurred lines and outline specifics of what’s considered terrorism. In addition, the anti-terrorism bill will offer improved support to victims.

  • China to Help Kenya Solve Poaching Problem

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:56 pm

    President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first State visit to China reaped hefty packages, including support to combat wildlife poaching in Kenya, the President said. In an interview at the end of his visit on Friday, President Kenyatta said China acknowledged that poaching was a problem and committed to work with Kenya in solving it.

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