Technology for peace: Facts and figures

By Giorgia Scaturro Giorgia Scaturro examines how phones, drones, satellites and computer games help spot and prevent conflict. Technology has shaped modern warfare for decades. But it can be used to counteract conflicts as much as to ignite them. And this is reflected in recent trends in conflict and peace. According to the Global peace …

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Africa News Headlines for 6 August 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe during the past 24 hours. ‘Nuclear shadow’ created to commemorate Congo village linked to Hiroshima Source: Times LIVE 7 reasons why it’s awesome to be a female African director Source: New York Amsterdam News Two Ghanaians listed in FT’s top “25 Africans to watch” Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 1 March 2015

Ethiopia won’t seek ‘foreign consent’ for Nile dam: Minister Source: Newstime Africa Orange, Mozilla bring affordable smartphone bundle to Africa Source: Total Telecom South Sudan to be linked by internet cable with Kenya Source: Star Africa President Museveni announces new Cabinet Source: New Vision #BringBackOurGirls one year anniversary Source: Swazi Observer How mining can close …

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Africa News Headlines for 25 February 2015

‘Witchcraft’ Used to Fight Sex Trafficking in Africa Source: Discovery News Bill Gates Plugs GMOs to Reduce Starvation in Africa Source: Daily Tech Through UN-backed project, Ethiopian marmalade will soon hit shelves at ‘Eataly’ Source: UN News Centre UN Tackles Statelessness in West Africa Source: Voice of America Brutal LRA rebel group in crisis Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 19 January 2015

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe receiving treatment after breaking seven ribs in Africa Source: The Washington Times Coming of age in apartheid South Africa Source: The Canadian Jewish News Madagascar on a recovery path, says IMF Source: CNBC Africa Ghana certified Guinea worm free by WHO Source: Outbreak News Today Unions to try stop Swazi king …

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