Africa: Unicef’s RapidSMS Transforms Lives

[Africa Renewal]When in 2009 Christopher Fabian and Erica Kochi, two employees of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), developed RapidSMS, a platform for data gathering and group communication using the short messaging system (SMS) on mobile phones, their aim was simply to tackle the problem of slow data transmission within the food security surveillance system in Malawi.

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Africa: Whatever Happened to The Continent’s Rapid Urbanisation?

[African Arguments] ‘It is widely believed that urbanisation is occurring faster in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world, as migrants move from rural to urban settlements. This is a fallacy.’ – Dr Debbie Potts, Whatever Happened to Africa’s Rapid Urbanisation?

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