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Medical training school to be opened in Sudan's rebel-held territory in 2021

Dr. Tom Catena, the only surgeon for approximately 1,3 million people in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan announced the opening of a medical training school in the rebel-held territory during 2021.

Imported used cars are fuelling pollution across Africa

Vehicles imported from wealthy countries are adding to Africa’s air pollution woes, a global overview of the small vehicle export market has found.

Cobalt demand is booming but miners in the Democratic Republic of Congo remain unprotected

Artisanally mined cobalt in the DRC often gets mixed with industrial production when it is sold to intermediaries in the open market. Typically, it is then shipped to refineries in China for further processing and then sold to battery manufacturers around the world.

Correlation between farmers with phones and better crop yields

Researchers examined the effect of mobile phone and internet access on farming. They found that less than 40% of farming households in Africa have internet access.

South Africa's e-commerce growth demands efficient delivery services

Research shows that during 2020, 65% of South Africans shopped less at physical supermarkets while, among existing online shoppers, 29% increased their online shopping, and 21% continued as before.

Reaping the benefits of open data

Agriculture trails other research areas when it comes to open data. The lack of open data threatens progress in fighting hunger as well as preventing commercial enterprises from developing agricultural solutions.

The 12th edition of the Cyber Law in Africa conference announced

The aim of the conference is also to engage with the solutions available to various professionals in ensuring that the cyber-related activities and existence of their organizations fall within the ambit of protection of laws and legal instruments.