Daily Archives: August 25, 2020

MTN partners with Unacast to use its Turbine Location Processing Engine for Social Distancing Data to Help Mitigate COVID-19 in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria and NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — To help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, Unacast, an award-winning location platform and analytics firm, and MTN Nigeria, the leading mobile telecommunications provider, today announced a partnership in which the two will use privacy-friendly, aggregated and anonymized, human mobility insights derived from MTN’s network […]

US Top Diplomat Pompeo Visits Sudan

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Tuesday in Khartoum with Sudanese Sovereign Council Chair General Abdel Fattah el-Burhan as the Trump administration pushes for Arab nations to normalize ties with Israel. State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement the two leaders discussed the “continued deepening of the Israel-Sudan bilateral relationship.” Ortagus said

Southern Kaduna Villagers Stand Up to Security Threats, Killings

After a spate of killings in Nigeria’s Southern Kaduna state, Christian residents upset with a lack of security in their villages began standing up to Muslim attackers by establishing their own patrols. The lightly trained guards, armed with whistles and sticks, staff strategic spots to keep watch and announce any unusual movements in their communities.

In Major Milestone, Africa Now Polio-Free

  All of Africa has reached a very important milestone. The World Health Organization has declared that the entire continent is now free of the wild poliovirus.  This comes after four years without a single case.   With this historic milestone, five of the six WHO regions – representing over 90% of the world’s population

What archaeology tells us about the music and sounds made by Africa’s ancestors

  Music has been part and parcel of humanity for a long time. Not every sound is musical, but sound has meaning and sometimes the meaning of sound is specific to its context.   But when it comes to archaeology there is scant evidence of music or sound producing artefacts from southern Africa. This is