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Long before mobile phones were popular in Africa, and even in Western countries such as the USA, Zaire (present day Democratic Republic of Congo) already had a reported 3,000 mobile phone subscribers on the first ever mobile network in Africa.
During Apartheid, the movement and communications of political activists in South Africa were monitored by the National Party government of the time. As such, the ANC developed an encryption solution to evade detection.
Through science, art and technology, we are able to reconstruct the faces of the dead based on their remains. The researcher who did this work for descendants in Sutherland explains the process.
One hundred years ago, the inventor of the most deadly weapons of the 20th century was born in Russia. Now more than 100 million of his namesake guns have been manufactured and used around Africa and the rest of the world.
It is now clear that human ancestors must have dispersed from a region south of the Zambezi River. This is consistent with geographical, archaeological and climate data, including the fact that this area would have been a fertile wetland at the time the first modern humans emerged.