ISRAELI politicians and entrepreneurs like to present their country as a global centre of transport technology. That was underlined last year by Intel’s purchase for $15bn of Mobileye, which develops software for self-driving cars. But driving from Tel Aviv to Mobileye’s headquarters in Jerusalem, only 55km (34 miles) as the drone flies, can be an hour-long crawl along a jammed motorway.
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is becoming one of the world’s most important radio astronomy hubs, thanks in large part to its role as co-host of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Now a new telescope is being unveiled that will be built at the SKA South Africa site in the Karoo.
[ENOUGH] On Thursday, the Consultative Council of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) took a key first step toward abolishing presidential term limits in Sudan, paving the way for a potential presidency without end for President Omar al-Bashir in advance of elections slated for 2020.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Zomba -As climate change brings longer droughts, farmers in eastern Malawi’s already dry Lake Chilwa basin are seeing an ever-more-frequent disaster: maize wilting or drying completely, leaving families hungry.
[Premium Times] Nigeria needs to produce an estimated 450,000 health workers yearly in the next ten years to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
[Daily Trust] Sokoto -For many farmers in Sokoto State, the menace of quelea birds remains greatly troubling.
[Nation] Archaeologists have unearthed evidence that could add Kenya’s coast a new identity of Cradle of Mankind.
[Monitor] Kampala -A deal to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the country to curb murders has raised funding queries after the police got Shs60b to spend on them in two months before the end of the current financial year.
[Shabelle] Kenya has suspended the construction of the 700 km security wall at the Mandera-Somalia border to quell tensions.
[Nation] Moi University lecturer Duncan Omanga has won the inaugural Facebook Research Award beating other applicants from across the globe.