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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.

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.

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.

Airtel partners with BGFIBank for mobile money services

Bharti Airtel has partnered with financial services institution BGFIBank Group to expand mobile money access to the latter's customers in four African countries.

EU, World Bank pledge over $8 bn in aid for Sahel

The European Union and the World Bank on Monday pledged more than USD 8 billion in fresh aid for Sahel region countries, torn by conflict and among the poorest in all Africa.