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Eleni Gabre‐Madhin’s next big ideas
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Eleni Gabre‐Madhin’s next big ideas

“Innovation is in our DNA,” Ethiopian business woman Eleni Gabre‐Madhin told African Business Magazine when asked about her company eleni LLC’s ambitious plans to create “big, bold, beautiful” markets that will improve the livelihoods of millions of small farmers and traders throughout Africa.

From farmers to businesswomen: eLearning promotes economic empowerment
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From farmers to businesswomen: eLearning promotes economic empowerment

Women selling fruit, handicrafts, milk or eggs all have one thing in common: the main problem they have faced up until now is that they have had no way to access markets beyond the one down the road from their farm or home… until now.  

Farmer in Bochessa, Ethiopia: Image by Ryan Kilpatrick
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Creating opportunities for two million Ethiopian farmers

When Dr Mitslal Kifleyesus-Matschie returned to her country Ethiopia in 2007, she went with the aim to contribute to poverty eradication in rural areas by creating a company that allowed farmers to enter the 21st century market.

Uganda makes small steps toward eGovernment
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Uganda makes small steps toward eGovernment

In this last edition of the Uganda News Review, Mark Keith Muhumuza takes a look at the technology projects that are slowly but surely changing the face of government in Uganda – as presented at eLearning Africa 2014’s session, “Local Initiatives: Current ICT Projects from Uganda” Piles of manila files are a common scene in Ugandan public services, in the hospitals, land offices and tax […]

Origami meets microscopy
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Origami meets microscopy

In this week’s Uganda News Review, find out about the dangers of high-tech crops and the blessings of low-tech health equipment, and how Uganda is planning to boost science teaching, libraries and eLearning. All this – and one reason why you’re never too old for school – read on… Uganda News in brief: Civil society activists petition the Constitutional court over anti-gays bill (Monitor) […]

UAVs with ISPs
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UAVs with ISPs

This week, find out about what drones could do for internet in Africa and the image makeover needed in technical colleges. Meanwhile, rivalry with neighbour Kenya seems to be all the rage in Uganda’s printed media – see how the two countries compare on higher education and on tourism, below… Uganda news in brief: M7 and PM Mbabazi relations reach all-time low (Observer) ++++ […]

Lovers unite in rift region
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Lovers unite in rift region

In this episode of The Uganda News Review, find out about the apps that tackle corruption and money transfer costs, the pupils asked to bring bags of cement to school, and the bishop who gave everything he had to the poor. Plus: the people trying to improve the lot of women in work, and just how successful is Uganda’s progress towards the Millennium Development […]