Virtual reality meets cause marketing
Virtual reality meets cause marketing

It's expected that virtual reality will be an $80bn market by 2025. The list of businesses coming on board with VR is long and impressive: Google is creating a Chrome virtual reality option, Samsung is showing Rio 2016 in VR and Sky News is building a VR studio and releasing an app along with it. The future is most definitely here. But where to with VR for ad agencies like One Lady and A Tribe who are committed to cause marketing?

By Sheila McGillivray 2 days ago

Flare app
Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

Kenyan startup Capsule is set to launch Flare, a mobile solution that aggregates available ambulances onto a single system and allows patients or hospitals to request emergency help using their smartphone.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia
Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The United States announced nearly US$35 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in 50 years.

2 days ago

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Securing water for food: a call for innovations

WASHINGTON D.C., USA - The US Agency for International Development (USAID); Sweden, through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida); the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; and the government of South Africa, have announced a fourth call for groundbreaking innovations under 'Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development'.

3 days ago

Further humanitarian aid for South Sudan
Further humanitarian aid for South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan - USAID's Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) has contributed an additional US$17 million to support IOM's emergency operations across South Sudan, where more than 6.1 million people are in need of humanitarian aid.

3 days ago

Scatec Solar
Scatec Solar secures 100 MW solar project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa; and BPS, a Nigerian strategic consulting firm, securing the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Jigawa State, Nigeria.

24 Aug 2016

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Technology to play a key role in global food security

Technology will increasingly play an important role in agricultural food production as the world races to ensure that food supply will be able to meet growing demand in the future.

23 Aug 2016

Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa
Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa

The Government of Japan has announced a donation of US$5 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) emergency operations in southern Africa, where hundreds of thousands of people are currently facing food shortages due to drought, resulting in significant increases in acute food insecurity and malnutrition.

22 Aug 2016