Monthly Archives: May 2014

U6 – Technology

Amazing clip about the possibility of having solar panels built into all roads!  (Thank you Mr Courts for sharing!)

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U6 – have you looked at these? East Africa – bridging the development gap

What happened with the terrorist attack at the West gate mall in Nairobi?

The West gate shopping mall attack in September 2013, Nairobi

BBC video Kenya West gate Mall attack – what we know

Farming in Africa

Now – droughts in the Turkana region of Kenya

Giving green loans to small farmers to protect the environment in Kenya

Farm Africa – what they do to help farmers help themselves in East Africa

Farm Africa videos

Ethiopia seedbanks

Biodiversity and tourism

Should Kenya declare poaching a national disaster?  (short clip)

Energy and development

Kenya to produce over half its electricity from solar power by 2016 

Social issues

Bloomberg to help with population planning in Uganda

Life imprisonment for practicing homosexuality in Uganda (new law signed)

Guardian Why Africa is the most homophobic continent

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U6- Mombasa,Kenya saw more deadly blasts on Saturday

Three people have been killed and several wounded in two explosions in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, police say.

In the deadliest attack, a grenade was reportedly thrown in a bus that had just arrived from Nairobi.

The other blast happened at a bar near a hotel in the Nyali beach area. There are no reports of casualties there.

Kenya has been hit by a spate of attacks blamed by the government on Somali Islamist militants.

The al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabab has carried out several attacks in Kenya since 2011, when Kenya sent troops into Somalia to battle it.

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for Saturday’s blasts.

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Mudslide in Afghanistan

Metres of mud

At least 2,000 people were in their homes when a mountain collapsed and covered the area in mud and rocks.

A further 600 people are also missing after rushing to help with the rescue effort and being caught in a second landslide.

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