South African Start-Up Group Connect and Kenya’s Usalama Get You Help

[Innovation in Africa] Street crime affects nearly all of Africa’s most dynamic cities but there is little effective focus on crime-fighting. Two African start-ups – one South African and the other Kenyan – have come up with products that respond to th…

[Innovation in Africa] Street crime affects nearly all of Africa's most dynamic cities but there is little effective focus on crime-fighting. Two African start-ups - one South African and the other Kenyan - have come up with products that respond to the need for a rapid response button. Russell Southwood spoke to Group Connect founder Travis Bester about its GPS watch product and looks at how Usalama works in Kenya.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Maiduguri University Explosions – ASUU Cancels Press Conference As Buhari Condemns Attack

[Premium Times] The National President of the Academic Union of Universities, ASUU, Abiodun Ogunyemi, has cancelled a press conference scheduled for Kano.

[Premium Times] The National President of the Academic Union of Universities, ASUU, Abiodun Ogunyemi, has cancelled a press conference scheduled for Kano.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Wealth Shock – Eight Men Own Same As Half of World’s Poorest

[News24Wire] The gap between rich and the poor is widening, with the world’s richest eight men owning the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, research by Oxfam reveals.

[News24Wire] The gap between rich and the poor is widening, with the world's richest eight men owning the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, research by Oxfam reveals.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Obama’s Farewell Speech Is Remarkably Relevant for Africa

[Nation] I watched President Barrack Obama’s farewell speech to the American people last week and concluded that the speech wasn’t just meant for Americans after all. He spoke to the world. In this column, I will I try to give it an African context.

[Nation] I watched President Barrack Obama's farewell speech to the American people last week and concluded that the speech wasn't just meant for Americans after all. He spoke to the world. In this column, I will I try to give it an African context.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

These Three Billionaires At Top of SA’s Inequality Shocker

[News24Wire] The wealth of three South African billionaires is equal to that of the bottom half of the country’s population, said Oxfam SA in a report released on Monday.

[News24Wire] The wealth of three South African billionaires is equal to that of the bottom half of the country's population, said Oxfam SA in a report released on Monday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Jeffrey Sachs Commends President Mahama for Innovations in Healthcare

[Ghana Star] Former President John Dramani Mahama has been commended by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, a member of the United Nations Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, for the many innovations he introduced into the health sector and the impac…

[Ghana Star] Former President John Dramani Mahama has been commended by Professor Jeffrey Sachs, a member of the United Nations Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, for the many innovations he introduced into the health sector and the impact on the country's quest to guarantee access to quality healthcare.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Maiduguri University Suspends Examinations After Suicide Attacks Kill Four

[Premium Times] The University of Maiduguri has suspended the ongoing first semester examinations for one day following the suicide bomb attacks that claimed the lives of four persons, including a professor.

[Premium Times] The University of Maiduguri has suspended the ongoing first semester examinations for one day following the suicide bomb attacks that claimed the lives of four persons, including a professor.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria