The Vodafone Foundation announced that its ongoing education programs in sub-Saharan Africa will expand to benefit more than five million children who are marginalized and excluded from traditional education.
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South Africa announced its plans to introduce Smart ID cards that some experts claim will be the most 'advanced' and sophisticated in the world. The announcement was made at a recent cybersecurity symposium in Johannesburg. Solutions Director of LAW-trust, Maeson Maherry has been tasked with the responsibility by government officials to implement the ambitious seven-year eID project - that will be overseen by the Department of Home Affairs.
Global online marketplace and hospitality service Airbnb has indicated that it expects to maintain and enhance the rapid growth it has enjoyed in Africa in the last twelve months. Forecasters are predicting that the company is set to double its customer base from 765,000 to 1.5m in the next year.
Malawi has launched Africa’s first drone-testing center which has been established to explore how drone technology can help developing countries deal with humanitarian disasters or issues in its healthcare system. The project has been created following the collaboration between Malawi and UNICEF who hope the innovative drone technology can help regions cope with humanitarian crisis such as floods, or a breakout of a disease such as Ebola, or with regards to the healthcare sector it can help with the delivery of blood for HIV tests.
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