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SMS service seeks to reduce baby mortality in Africa

Most tech start-ups feel pressure in delivering a good experience for users but none probably as important as this one. “I wish to thank all the staff for the advice they gave me throughout my pregnancy period, and as the baby is due today, I hope I shall have a safe delivery” reads a message sent by a user. 586 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: Broken (II)

This week’s second entry from me for the Weekly Photo Challenge is a rather defunct flamingo, found on the shores of Lake Baringo in Kenya. 26 more words


Refugee updates and charity links

Not much good news, I’m afraid. First, there’s been an outbreak of cholera among the Burundian refugees in Tanzania:

About 3,000 refugees fleeing political turmoil in Burundi have been infected in a cholera epidemic in neighboring Tanzania, the United Nations said on Friday, stoking fears of a growing humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Great Lakes.

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Setting priorities and plans for the Livestock and Fish smallholder pig value chain program in Uganda

Last week (14 and 15 May), key actors and stakeholders working in the smallholder pig value chain value chain met up in Kampala to review progress and set out plans and priorities.  638 more words