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This Mobile App is Changing Christianity in West Africa

The first thing Dinah Colecraft does when she wakes up in her house in Ghana’s capital, Accra, isn’t take a shower or make a coffee.<p>Instead, she …

The hard-knock life of an MBA far from home

One man’s pursuit of the degree gives a whole new meaning to studying abroad, from regular 18-hour flights, middle-of-the-night team project calls and high-stakes culture shock.<p>Toyosi Orunmuyi has been leading a double life.<p>On weekends, he is a casually dressed executive MBA student at the …

$1m prize for heroic Burundi woman who saved 30,000 children from war

<b>(CNN) —</b> During the brutal Burundi civil war which claimed 300,000 lives, Marguerite Barankitse risked her own to rescue around 30,000 children from persecution.<p>At the outbreak of the 12-year war in 1993, Barankitse -- a Tutsi -- was forced to watch the execution of 72 of her Hutu neighbors.<p>That …

Africa

First Uganda opted for Tanzania pipeline, now Rwanda abandons Kenya SGR rail route, picks Dar es Salaam

KIGALI—Rwanda has announced plans to develop rail links to Indian Ocean ports through Tanzania because they were cheaper and shorter than the route …

Creative Africa: A vibrant season of exhibitions and activities opens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

<b>PHILADELPHIA, PA</b><b>.-</b> This spring the Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting five exhibitions and a series of related programs that feature a broad …

Flowstate is a writing app that will delete everything if you stop typing

Terrifying, risky, and strangely effective<p>Flowstate is billed as the "most dangerous app." It’s hyperbole, of course, but there’s a grain of truth to it. The software is a writing and note-taking tool, and it’s a super clean, minimal, and beautiful way to jot down your thoughts, especially on …

Google Just Fixed One Of The Biggest Pain Points In Mobile UX

The new Gboard keyboard aims to solve iOS’s multitasking problem by putting Google front and center on every screen in iOS.<p>Multitasking is a huge headache in mobile. Something as simple as texting the address of a bar to someone you’re meeting can require traversing three different screens and half …

Here are three African street artists you should know

A mural for the Itinerrance Gallery's 2013 Djerbahood open-air museum project in the village of Erriadh, Djerba, Tunisia.<p>Credit:<p>Photo courtesy of …

Tunisia

Les transferts monétaires : une passerelle pour sortir de l’extrême pauvreté

Jean-Claude Wandji et sa famille font partie des 65 000 ménages à avoir bénéficié d’un programme de transferts monétaires.<p>© Odilia Hegba/World</b> …

Meet the Colorado businessman who is running for president in Congo

On paper, the Democratic Republic of Congo is one of Africa's richest nations.<p>Its eastern hills are estimated to contain about $24 trillion worth of mineral deposits, including gold, diamonds, copper and cobalt. Its nearly 200 million acres of arable land could feed much of Africa, and the mighty …

D'banj: How tragedy shaped the career of selfless star of Afrobeats

<b>(CNN) —</b> D'banj is in a philosophical mood as he sits down to chat with CNN."You got to love the hustle, you got to love the fame, you got to love the shows. You just got to love the ups and downs," the Nigerian Afrobeats star exclaims.<p>A singer, harmonica-player, businessman and philanthropist, the …

L'Afrique du Sud et le Nigeria, deux géants africains aux relations tumultueuses

Le président sud-africain Jacob Zuma a mené une mission délicate cette semaine lors de sa visite officielle au Nigeria: renouer les liens …

Our Favorite Phone Apps To Simplify Daily Tasks

I have been a pen and paper girl for my entire life. In high-school, I realized my joy for note taking, list making, calendar planning, journaling …

Lens Techniques: The Close Up Portrait

Although it’s very hard to think “stills” and “video” on the same shoot, the fact is that even though I’m shooting mostly video these days, after 35 …

Cameras

This new voice assistant app blows Siri out of the water

SoundHound<p>Keyvan Mohajer talks fast.<p>It's a good trait to have for this particular demo. He's showing Tech Insider the capabilities of Hound, a free …

2016 World Press Photo Contest: See The Winners

2016 World Press Photo Contest. Click through the slideshow to see some of the contest's beautiful, creative and inspirational winning images.

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards: The shortlisted finalists, in pictures - Telegraph

How To: 15 Tips to Make You a Google Calendar Pro

Whether scheduling meetings, events, tasks, or even keeping tabs on the weather, a good digital calendar can help you stay on top of your game in …

iPhone Dictation: You're Doing it Wrong!

Most professionals have missed the best time management tip of all time. No, it's not getting your inbox to zero! It's Dick -- Dick the Dictator. This is the magic microphone button right next to the space bar on your smartphone. Watch my fun video to learn how you can easily double the speed, …

This is what happens when the iPhone 7's Home button breaks

Got an iPhone 7? Want a new MacBook Pro? You'll need to buy some more stuff<p>Last night saw the launch of the brand new MacBook Pro, and it's probably …

Could this little black box beat Facebook in race to connect Africa?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kenyan start-up BRCK has secured $3 million in funding for an invention that could change internet connectivity across Africa.<p>Their product, called "the BRCK", is a rugged modem designed for harsh environments with limited connection and power.<p>What makes it noteworthy is that it can hop …

Africa

5 Things You Can Do to Escape Google Penalties

Image via BigStockPhoto.comA new year brings along new opportunities and new challenges. The SEO world, too, is preparing to combat unexpected …

Kenya's Garissa University restarts teaching after attack

<b>Teaching has resumed at the Kenyan university where 148 students died in a gun attack last April but only a few students have turned up for its reopening.</b><p>Security has been tightened at Garissa University College nine months after the attack by militant Islamist group al-Shabab.<p>Staff reported to …

The new iPhone is getting rid of the headphone jack, and that's not all!

I’m hearing that the new iPhone won’t have a headphone jack. You’ve probably heard that already, but it’s true: No more headphone jack on the iPhone …

First ever 'Made in Ghana' cars are built to survive anything

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first cars to carry a "made in Ghana" seal will be under a harsh spotlight as they prepare to enter the marketplace and take on the major international brands.<p>The man that made it happen is under no illusions about the difficulty of the task.<p>"The biggest challenge is people believing …

Facebook Messenger Hits 800M Users: 2016 Strategy And Predictions

Kill SMS, spawn a chat bot platform, bring friends together offline, improve artificial intelligence, and delight people. That’s Facebook Messenger’s roadmap for 2016 now that it has 800 million monthly active users, up from 700 million in June, 600 Million in March, and 500 million last …