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Scientists turn to satellite images to map poverty

In a study published on Thursday in the US journal Science, researchers from the Stanford University used machine learning -- the science of designing computer algorithms that learn from data -- to extract information about poverty from high-resolution satellite imagery, Xinhua news agency reported.

PM Modi interacts with 'Solar Mamas' of Africa in Tanzania

PM Modi interacts with 'Solar Mamas' of Africa in Tanzania

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with 'Solar Mamas'.

After Pranab Mukherjee, Narendra Modi likely to visit African countries

After President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to visit African countries soon. 

Airtel, Facebook expand free internet service across Africa

Telecom major Bharti Airtel and social media giant Facebook today announced the launch of free internet access service platform across 17 African countries in phases by March 2016.

All 54 African countries to attend India-Africa summit

All 54 countries, which have been invited, will be represented at the third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) that got underway here on Monday, a senior external affairs ministry official said.

India-Africa summit feels tremors but meeting continues

India-Africa summit feels tremors but meeting continues

New Delhi: Officials from 54 countries, here for the India-Africa Forum Summit that began here on Monday, felt the strong tremors of the earthquake that jolted large parts of north India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. But the meeting continued, officials said.

The meeting at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium was among the senior officials of the hosts India and the 54 African countries.

"The officials did feel the earthquake. But nothing really happened. The meeting is going on," an official in India's external affairs ministry said.

The India Meteorological Department said the epicentre of the quake lay in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan.

Kenyans don't kill cows, but drink their blood: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Kenyans don't kill cows, but drink their blood: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Reacting for the first time to the controversies surrounding cow slaughter in India, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that even African country like Kenya has banned killing of cows.

Google expands low-cost phone programme in 6 African countries

Google is introducing a low-priced smartphone in six African countries where most people still can't afford an Internet-connected device.

Sierra Leone launches new operation to eradicate Ebola

Sierra Leone has introduced a new operation in two hotspot areas of Ebola as part of efforts to eradicate the epidemic that has claimed over 10,000 lives in west African countries, the country's National Ebola Response Center (NERC) has said.

New 'Cape to Cairo' free trade pact hailed as Africa milestone

The launch of a free trade agreement by three African economic blocs in Egypt this week will be an important step towards a potentially game-changing common market spanning the continent, supporters say.

Airtel, UNICEF pact to provide education content in Africa

Bharti Airtel has partnered with UNICEF to provide health, education and youth-focussed content to its customers in 17 African countries.

UN Security Council backs Africa force to fight Boko Haram

The UN Security Council urged central African countries on Monday to step up plans for a multinational force to fight Boko Haram, in its first overall response to the threat posed by the Nigerian jihadists.

Leading African teams face tough section

Few tournaments have thrown up such a tough section as Group C at the African Nations Cup with Algeria, Ghana, Senegal and South Africa battling for two quarter-final places.

Ranbaxy gets approval to launch Synriam in 7 African countries

Drug firm Ranbaxy Laboratories has received regulatory nod to launch its indigenously developed anti-malarial drug Synriam in 7 African nations.

Airtel Africa launches Thuraya satellite ops in 12 countries

Airtel Africa, a subsidiary of Indian telecommunications company Airtel has partnered with Dubai based mobile satellite services provider Thuraya to launch its products and services in 12 African countries and tap the growing demand for communication services.

Bharti Airtel to sell over 3,500 African mobile phone masts to Eaton Towers

Bharti Airtel Ltd has agreed to sell more than 3,500 of its mobile phone masts in six African countries to telecommunications tower company Eaton Towers in a bid to cut costs.

Centre says it is equipped to detect Ebola; HC seeks affidavit

The Centre today informed the Bombay High Court that it has installed machines at several international airports in the country to detect the presence of Ebola virus among people, who are returning home in large numbers from the affected African countries.

SC notice on plea to screen travellers from Ebola-affected areas

The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government on a PIL seeking direction that passengers coming on international flights from Ebola-affected countries in African be screened to ensure that they are free of deadly virus.

Liberia fights Ebola in capital, W. Africa toll tops 1,200

The epidemic of the hemorrhagic disease, which can kill up to 90 percent of those it infects, is ravaging the three small West African states of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, and also has a toehold in Nigeria, Africa`s biggest economy.

Air France staff refuse to fly to Ebola-hit nations

Some Air France flight crews are refusing to board planes bound for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria over fears of the Ebola outbreak, the airline said on Tuesday.