Five million Sahel children face starvation

sahel_crisisAction Against Hunger UK/ACF International is calling for urgent support for the 15 million people facing food insecurity in the Sahel region.

According to the latest regional analysis, 15 million people in six countries of the Sahel region are currently food insecure, with just under four million requiring immediate assistance. These countries include the Gambia, Senegal, southern Mauritania, central Mali, Burkina Faso, southern Algeria and Niger as well as northern Nigeria and Cameroon, central Chad, southern Sudan, and northern South Sudan. Continue reading

HerdTracker maps the African animal migration in real-time

herdtrackerHerdTracker is an app has been launched by safari operator Discover Africa to track one of nature’s most spectacular wildlife events in real-time.

The app shows instant updates of the migration’s precise location, and coupled with a migration map, publishes accurate monthly migration predictions based on data from the Serengeti National Park. Continue reading

The Top 20 African tech blogs and websites

African_tech_blogsAs Africa continues its inexorable rise from the Dark Continent to the Rising Continent, it is sometimes difficult to see through all the data and to know who to follow and read.

This list of 20 wonderful sites reporting on African innovation, technology, entrepreneurship should serve as a guide as where to find information. This will be a movable feast and updated every month to show how quickly things change in Africa.

So here are the Top 20 African tech blogs… Continue reading