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Alcohol and Sound Detection System: A device that stops drunk drivers and prevents road accidents

By Anita Fatunji / October 11, 2016

Alex Menjo, a fifth year telecommunications and information engineering student at the Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU), has created an “Alcohol and Sound Detection System” to curtail the growing numbers of road accidents involving public service vehicles. Menjo who ascribes most accidents to drunken driving and speeding, says the system has capabilities that can notify […]

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Kenyan youths creates apps to tackle health and social issues

By Anita Fatunji / October 7, 2016

17-year-old Kenyan, Caroline Wambui and 16-year-old Harriet Karanja, both college students, have created apps called “M-Safiri”, meaning “traveler” in English, to put an end to ticket queues and transform organ donation, with the help of new tech mentoring programmes for women in Kenya. Driven by personal unpleasant experiences, whereby people have to be in a […]

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Ethiopia reduces transport time with the launching of Africa’s first modern electrified railway line

By Anita Fatunji / October 7, 2016

With a total investment of $4 billion, Ethiopia has launched Africa’s first modern electrified railway line which will link the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa with the port of Djibouti. Constructed by China Railway Group and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the railway has a full length of 752.7 kilometers, with a designed speed […]

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Egyptian entrepreneur creates a sixth sense for the blind

By Anita Fatunji / October 5, 2016

Khaled Shady, with three other computer engineering graduates from Menoufia University in Shebin El-Kom, Egypt has invented a navigational technology called “Musber” to help the blind and the visually impaired, locate and navigate around objects. Mubser was our team’s graduation project [at Menoufia University] and we decided to take it to the next level to […]