DRC Ebola outbreak expands, 19 deaths reportedly connected to the virus

DRC Ebola outbreak expands, 19 deaths reportedly connected to the virus

An Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has worsened, with officials there reporting a total of 39 suspected cases between April 4 and...
Neurotechnology reveals 5M duplicates in Democratic Republic of Congo's voter database

Neurotechnology reveals 5M duplicates in Democratic Republic of Congo's voter database

Reportedly more than five million duplicate vote records have been discovered and removed from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s upcoming elections database. This comes after...
This nomadic group of people once feared elephants. Now, they rescue them.

This nomadic group of people once feared elephants. Now, they rescue them.

When elephants fall into deep holes, they often get trapped.  Unfortunately, in drought-ridden Kenya, nomadic ranchers frequently have to dig deep holes to find...
Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa

Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Business...
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Most dating apps are aimed at a general population, but people of color and immigrants are rarely well-represented. CultureCrush wants to fix that....
The 2017 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

The 2017 TechCrunch Include Progress Report

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Why scientists think cows could be the largest animals on land in 300 years

Why scientists think cows could be the largest animals on land in 300 years

Cows — simple-minded, prone to belching, and eager to eat — may be the planet's largest land animals in two or three centuries.  But...
No girl's period should force her to miss school, and this startup is making sure of that

No girl's period should force her to miss school, and this startup is making...

Growing up as a young girl in Nigeria, Folasade Bamisaye didn't have access to sanitary pads or tampons. She would cut off parts...
DFS Lab is helping the developing world bootstrap itself with fintech

DFS Lab is helping the developing world bootstrap itself with fintech

Entrepreneurs have it rough in Africa, India, Pakistan — places where VC cash doesn’t fall from the sky and necessary infrastructure like reliable...

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