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Peter Thiel disagrees with you

“It’s pretty amazing to hold leather that no pig or cow died for,” says Lindy Fishburne, an officer of the Thiel Foundation. She is describing a …

Tomorrow's Cargo Ships Will Use Augmented Reality to Sail the Seas

By 2025, the first batch of autonomous vehicles will be driving through your neighborhood. But what about cargo ships? They'll still have humans at …

Becoming Cyborgs: Wearable Tech Disrupts Healthcare

Health and healthcare have typically been a personal relationship between doctors and patients – kept private and behind closed doors. More recently, however, healthcare is being opened up by technology. Medical questions are crowdsourced, records are electronic and doctors are connected directly …

WFP Airdrops Food In South Sudan

JUBA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has started a series of urgently needed airdrops of food assistance to remote areas of South Sudan that are …

S. Sudan rebels admit to killing civilians following human rights report - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 2, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Following a report by Human Rights Watch, which accused both rebel and government armed forces in the South Sudanese …

Video: exclusive report from South Sudan ghost town

Rebel forces have vowed to continue their offensive in South Sudan, despite a month-old ceasefire with government forces. FRANCE 24 reporters sent exclusive footage from the frontline city of Malakal, which some viewers may find disturbing.<p>The city of Malakal, a major gateway to South Sudan’s oil …

Africa

Little progress on South Sudan peace negotiation

KHARTOUM, March 2 (Xinhua) -- After two and a half months of armed conflict in South Sudan, the gap is still wide between government forces led by …

Juba recalls top diplomats from key countries - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

March 1, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s government has admitted recalling ambassadors from key countries, but denied its decision was due to their …

US Accuses Both Sides in South Sudan of Abuses

The United States has accused both sides in South Sudan’s violent political conflict, which has seen thousands killed and hundreds of thousands …

Inside South Sudan's refugee-packed UN base

Dreadful conditions are greeting thousands of people flooding to the safety of a UN base in Juba, finds David Blair<p>Until a few weeks ago, the biggest United Nations base in <b>South Sudan</b> was off-limits to ordinary civilians. Today, this beleaguered compound has been transformed into one of the most …

South Sudan: Tribal war along the White Nile

In South Sudan a political power struggle has deteriorated into mass murder. The Telegraph reports from Minkamen refugee camp<p>Dawn was breaking over the White Nile as a heavily laden boat came into view. The ancient barge threaded its way past emerald reed-beds and beneath a flock of geese in …

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Uganda sends troops into South Sudan | DW | 11.01.2014

Dozens of trucks usually line up along the Elugu River, which runs along the border between Uganda and South Sudan. In the small border town of …

Rebels strike oil center in South Sudan, breaching ceasefire | DW | 18.02.2014

On Tuesday, rebels struck a major oil town for the first time since a January 23 ceasefire deal. Both camps have repeatedly accused the other of …

South Sudan

South Sudan conflict: Safety at a price on the Nile

Andrew Harding @BBCAndrewH on Twitter<p><b>On the lush green banks of the River Nile, safety comes at a steep price.</b><p>At 6.40 in the morning, a few minutes before sunrise, two boats laden with perhaps 150 people slid on to the muddy west bank of the river and the first passengers splashed ashore.<p>Akuch sat …

Africa

South Sudan ferry accident kills women, children fleeing fighting - CNN.com

A member of South Sudan's army, Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA), sits outside the governor's compound in Malakal, the capital of the biggest oil producing state Upper Nile, on January 12, 2014.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- Between 200 and 300 women and children who were fleeing fighting in South Sudan drowned when …

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Swisscom Ventures Backs Lemoptix To Put Micro-Projection Tech In Mobile Phones, HUDs And Wearables

Switzerland-based Lemoptix — which develops technology that enables micro-projectors to be embedded in mobile phones, automotive heads-up-displays, and low-powered wearable displays — has raised an undisclosed new round of funding from existing investors and new strategic investor, Swisscom …

Bicycle Startup Blaze Pulls In Investment From Index Ventures And Sir Richard Branson

London-based Blaze has officially launched it’s innovative front bike light with a laser projection, and starts shipping worldwide at the end of this month. The Laserlight is the first of its kind, and was a finalist at the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at CES earlier this year. Blaze has also …

Prefundia, A Platform For Crowdfunding Projects To Gain Backers Ahead Of Launch, Exits Beta

Prefundia wants to help crowdfunding projects get backers <i>before</i> they launch their campaigns. The startup, for startup it is — launching out of U.S. accelerator Boomstartup this summer — has been operating in beta for the past three months, and has just released some early performance data as it …

Today’s Acqui-Hires Will Become Tomorrow’s Innovators

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. He founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming</i> …

Adobe says it’s considering a photographer’s bundle for Creative Cloud

Adobe’s unveiling of its latest updates to Creative Cloud earlier this week came with the announcement it will only support Creative Cloud members for future updates, effectively dropping support for customers of its boxed CS6 suite and below apart from security updates and some bug fixes. Adobe …