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Giant nets harvest fog to solve water crisis in Morocco

Giant nets harvest fog to solve water crisis in Morocco For rural communities living around Mount Boutmezguida in Morocco's Anti-Atlas mountain range, water is scarce and precious.It's one of the driest areas in the country, and it's further affected by climate change.

Madonna confirms adoption of twins with heartwarming Instagram post

Madonna confirms adoption of twins with heartwarming Instagram post The pop star recently announced that she's adopted twin sisters from Malawi named Estere and Stelle.I am deeply grateful to all those in Malawi who helped make this possible, and I ask the media please to respect our privacy during this transitional time.

Namibia has joined Europe in mocking Trump and it's glorious

Namibia has joined Europe in mocking Trump and it's glorious Now Namibia is among the countries that are introducing themselves to President Donald Trump in a very peculiar way.This time though, Namibia is claiming from Trump the first, not the second place.

CoverGirl's first male spokesmodel angers Twitter with insensitive Africa tweet

CoverGirl's first male spokesmodel angers Twitter with insensitive Africa tweet Seventeen-year-old James Charles broke ground last October when he was named CoverGirl's first male spokesperson.Those followers were in for an unfortunate surprise today however, when Charles tweeted and deleted an extremely insensitive tweet about the often deadly virus, Ebola.

Elephant frightens the bejesus out of group of tourists on safari

Elephant frightens the bejesus out of group of tourists on safari Honestly, all this elephant wanted to do was cross the road.But, a group of Northern Irish tourists on safari in South Africa had other plans.

Strongest storm in years, Cyclone Enawo, threatens Madagascar

Strongest storm in years, Cyclone Enawo, threatens Madagascar Powerful Tropical Cyclone Enawo, which has been intensifying off the northeastern edge of Madagascar, is moving toward a dangerous landfall on the island nation on Tuesday.The cyclone is the same type of storm as a hurricane, but called a different term in that part of the world.

Airbnb has high hopes for Africa in 2017, seeking to double its customer base

Airbnb has high hopes for Africa in 2017, seeking to double its customer base As it stands, the number of people using Airbnb in Africa already increased 143 percent in 2016; about 765,000 people used the service last year, Nicola D’Elia, the firm’s Africa and Middle East chief noted.5 million people at the end of this year,” she added.

Bill Gates challenges you to find lifesaving innovations hiding in this VR game

Bill Gates challenges you to find lifesaving innovations hiding in this VR game Long before Bill Gates made loads of money off Microsoft or set out to change the world with his foundation, he was probably just a boy playing hide-and-seek.Now, the noted philanthropist wants you to join him for a virtual throwback round of the childhood game.

How an 'Uber for pregnant women' is saving lives in Tanzania

How an 'Uber for pregnant women' is saving lives in Tanzania And it's just one example of the first-of-its-kind program's impact, now saving the lives of 200 mothers and infants in Tanzania every month.With the support of partners such as USAID, Pathfinder International, and the Touch Foundation, Vodafone launched its $5 million "Mobilising Maternal Health Program.

Governing body declares: No IP addresses for governments that shut down internet access

Governing body declares: No IP addresses for governments that shut down internet access But certain regimes, when faced with political dissidents, protests, or even students possibly cheating on their exams, have taken to shutting down internet access.Now a governing body has declared that there should be no IP addresses awarded to governments that cut off internet access to their citizens.