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Fight still rages against locust invasion

Two years after the world learned of the worst desert locust infestation that has wreaked havoc in Africa and Asia in many years, countries are still fighting hard to contain…

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XAG’s sustainable drones rewarded at Reuters awards ceremony

Drone technology’s commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly operations received major recognition this week when Chinese drone maker XAG walked away with the Sustainability Innovation gong at the Reuters Events…

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Drone start-up enters home stretch for top African prize

The Jack Ma Foundation-sponsored Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) has announced its final ten 2020 African Business Heroes (ABH) – and a drone start-up is still in the running. Investiv…

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Kenya Flying Labs scoops humanitarian award

Developing an aerial surveillance system to detect cholera cases. Using tethered drones to bring cellular connectivity to a refugee camp. Introducing drone-based solutions to the Kenyan agricultural industry – Kenya…

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Good times for Nigerian drone start-ups

There must be some real good vibes around the Nigerian drone technology landscape right now. On one hand you have AirSmat, a drone software start-up that recently had $100,000 injected…

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Nigerian students build agricultural drone

A group of four Nigerian students has come together to build a crop spraying drone that they think will be affordable to farmers across the continent. Mr. Ihonosetale Oseghale, a…

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CTA, Africa Goes Digital win big at WSIS Forum

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) took the big prize again at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS), for their sterling work in offering…

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Drones for sustainable development in the Global South

The best way technology can witness an exponential growth for citizens of the Global South is by promoting local technological entrepreneurship. At least that is the submission of Leka Tingitana,…

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Drones for precision livestock management

Cautious optimism. That is what drone agriculture drone professional Louise Jupp feels about the use of drones in livestock farming. Although conceding that the use of drones on livestock farms…

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South Africa-based speaker at DJI AirWorks 2020 Conference

A South Africa-based drone pilot, author and instructor will share her experiences on drones in precision agriculture at DJI’s AirWorks 2020 Conference, which had to go virtual this year because…

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