Lions won't come close to cattle herds when they're protected by the invention of a 13-year-old Maasai boy.
An African artist turns a giant pile of plastic bags into a colorful piece of installation artwork.
The Solar Ship is a solar-powered blimp that's meant to deliver medicine to rural parts of Africa. It's a nearly fuel-less solution to a big problem.
It's a fact: technology is a mostly male industry. It's a problem that affects IT well outside of Silicon Valley. It even stretches into the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where a group of women are fighting back with a femme-centric network of designers, programmers and other techies.
The silver lining of being a developing continent is that you can skip entire stages of technological progress without suffering through the in-between. Africa, for example, now has more mobile subscribers than the United States or Europe, and that means big things for African economies.
Here in the U.S., we're used to thinking about solar power as one of those happy eco-friendly things that we'd all totally be using except for the fact that it's so much more expensive than fossil fuels. In the developing world, though, it's exactly the opposite: solar power is gaining ground with 1.3 billion people simply because it's the cheapest way to go.
If a mere 1% of the Sahara Desert were covered in solar panels, enough energy would be generated to power the entire world. That's a lot of potential energy! So it only makes sense that just such a solar field is being built.
When Paul English, the co-founder of travel search engine Kayak.com, says that he has a "big, big project" ahead of him, he's not kidding. That's because he's planning to cover all of Africa with free Wi-Fi, and he wants it...
We've got some pretty cheap phones here in the States that are pay-as-you go — sometimes referred to as burners — though you probably haven't used too many of those unless you don't have a cellular plan or you're a...