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Somalia executes two men by firing squad for girl's gang rape and murder

11 Feb 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Somalia executed two men by firing squad on Tuesday for the gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, a government official said, adding it would serve as a warning to others in a country where crimes against women have rarely been punished.

Smart drones to be tested in battle against East Africa locust swarms

10 Feb 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations is to test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomizers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert locusts that are ravaging crops and exacerbating a hunger crisis.

Smart drones to be tested in battle against E. Africa locust swarms

10 Feb 2020

NAIROBI, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations is to test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomizers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert locusts that are ravaging crops and exacerbating a hunger crisis.

Ugandan medics deploy AI to stop women dying after childbirth

31 Jan 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ugandan doctors are giving new mothers artificial intelligence-enabled devices to remotely monitor their health in a first-of-its-kind study aiming to curb thousands of preventable maternal deaths across Africa, medics and developers said.

Ugandan medics deploy AI to stop women dying after childbirth

31 Jan 2020

NAIROBI, Jan 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ugandan doctors are giving new mothers artificial intelligence-enabled devices to remotely monitor their health in a first-of-its-kind study aiming to curb thousands of preventable maternal deaths across Africa, medics and developers said.

Climate change linked to African locust invasion

29 Jan 2020

NAIROBI, Jan 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change may be powering the swarms of desert locusts that have invaded eastern Africa, ravaging crops, decimating pasture and deepening a hunger crisis, locust and climate experts said.

Nations dawdle on agreeing rules to control 'killer robots' in future wars

17 Jan 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries are rapidly developing "killer robots" - machines with artificial intelligence (AI) that independently kill - but are moving at a snail's pace on agreeing global rules over their use in future wars, warn technology and human rights experts.

Nations dawdle on agreeing rules to control 'killer robots' in future wars

17 Jan 2020

NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Countries are rapidly developing "killer robots" - machines with artificial intelligence (AI) that independently kill - but are moving at a snail's pace on agreeing global rules over their use in future wars, warn technology and human rights experts.

African LGBT+ refugees plead U.N. for safe shelter after Kenya camp attacks

10 Jan 2020

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dozens of African LGBT+ refugees in northwestern Kenya's sprawling Kakuma refugee camp pleaded on Thursday with the United Nations to relocate them to a safer place, saying they had suffered violent attacks.

Smart solar pumps use big data to stop Africa being sucked dry

17 Dec 2019

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - High-tech solar pumps mapping underground freshwater reservoirs across Africa are collecting data that can help prevent them running dry, the project's developers said on Tuesday.

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