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Coal, gas or nuclear? Power-hungry South Africa must decide now - Reuters

Coal, gas or nuclear? Power-hungry South Africa must decide now - Reuters | Africa | Scoop.it
Coal, gas or nuclear? Power-hungry South Africa must decide now Reuters South Africa's failure to invest in new power plants nearly two decades ago meant it paid dearly in 2008 when the grid nearly collapsed, leading to power cuts that cost the...
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This is about South Africa is trying to make energies but they had failed many times before. They are keep trying to make energies for the country. Eskom made 95% of South Africa's electricity. They try to make more different kinds of ways to make energy. Eskom is trying to diversify the energy making. It prevents South Africa to use more coal that they were using for long time. I think the author is trying to tell us is that South Africa is improving their energy, and try not to have same mistake.

This help me understand Africa is improving by using new ways. They diversified their energy making and they are increasing their economy by it.

I think South Africa chose a really good way to make electricity for their country. Diversifying does not apply only on economy, it can apply on energy making too. This is a really smart way to improve their energy.

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CCTV Africa

"A NEW VOICE FOR AFRICA!! CCTV Africa is part of CCTV News. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya CCTV Africa focuses on African news, perspectives and personalities on the continent."

http://cctv.cntv.cn/lm/cctvafrica/01/index.shtml

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This is a trailer about a channel that talks about Africa today. It contains what is happening in Africa. It make people to see the real Africa. I think this is for many people to see what is really happening in Africa. It launched from Kenya in 2012. 

 

I think the person who made this video is trying to tell us to watch the CCTV Africa channel and make us know what is actually happening in Africa right now. I know the CCTV Chanel. It is very famous channel in China. It has CCTV 1, 2 3.. etc. And the y made a new one in 2012.

 

I think it is a very good TV channel to understand Africa today. I can use this channel to see what interesting and important stories in Africa. I predict that this channel can make many do understand about Africa.

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IBM brings Watson to Africa - Phys.org

IBM brings Watson to Africa - Phys.org | Africa | Scoop.it

hisIBM has launched a 10-year initiative to bring Watson and other cognitive systems to Africa in a bid to fuel development and spur business opportunities across the world's fastest growing continent. Dubbed 'Project Lucy' after ...

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This is about how Africa is improving their situation by IBM. They are improving the education system. Looking for clean water for people who were harmed by those dirty water. Doctors that help people's health problems. Like these, IBM is helping Africa.

This is a good solution for African people. First of all, because of the people that help Africa and concern about Africa, African life will get better. The education problem will solve soon, so the children of Africa will have brighter future.  Africa had serious health problems, but there will be more doctors that can help them and survive from those diseases.

It make me understand how people is helping Africa. I herd and saw people try to tell us to support Africa. I want to help them but I couldn't know how can those people help them.

I think the author's purpose is that currently there are many help from world wide. When those people help Africa, then Africa will have better and brighter future. Nobody will suffer because their bad situation.

However, I personally think that African government should change first.

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Solar powered computers for Africa - Phys.org

Solar powered computers for Africa - Phys.org | Africa | Scoop.it
A business which is based at the University of Nottingham Innovation Park (UNIP) has developed a unique solar-powered computing solution which is being used by students in Africa.

 

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This article is about Africa is using solar power to run computers. They use direct and renewable resource. This is already benefiting to students' education in Africa. It can also use with mains supplies, providing savings of up to 70% on electricity costs. This can light their dark night. They are enabling Sustainable Computers to make new links with university academics and other businesses which are based at the Innovation Park. One project which is being developed with The University of Nottingham and the Institute of Physics is for a system. It is used for training teachers in Ethiopia.

 

This makes me understand how Africa is trying to improve their technology and education by solar power. Because African technology wasn’t that great compare to other countries, but now they are using other ways to improve their technology and their education system. I think the author is trying to tell us that Africa is improving their technology and they are finding new ways to improve themselves.

 

I think this is a very smart way to use Africa's disadvantage, which is too much sunshine, and change it to an advantage. I think it would have a lot of solar energy and it is a great renewable resource. Africa already had a lot of petroleum. It would be an innovation to Africa and worldwide. If this actually successes and become everyday life, then African Nations won't fight each other for petroleum and oil and they can export new energy resource.

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Next stop Africa for capital's well-used trains - Southland Times

Next stop Africa for capital's well-used trains - Southland Times | Africa | Scoop.it
Southland Times Next stop Africa for capital's well-used trains Southland Times Thirty-four of Wellington's decommissioned Hungarian-built commuter trains, which collectively carried about 76.5 million Wellington passengers along 45.9m kilometres...
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This article is about The Ganz Mavag trains are moving to Africa. Ganz Mavag was old train was built in 1982 by Hungary. The train ran 45.9 milion kilometers of track and carried 76.5 million passengers. This old train start new life in Africa in 2015 when  new Matangi trains arrive at Hungary.

I think the Author is trying to tell us that Africa really need transportation even if it is old. I learned that there are many ways to help Africa. Like selling the old train in cheap price can help many African people. 

I think it is really a good way to reuse an old train. The people in Africa won't walk or have hard time to go far distance place because the train will make them to go far distance in less time and more comfort. I wish Africa can have more transportation so that Africa can improve with the speed of transportation.

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Can tech help solve some of Africa's education problems? - Deutsche Welle

Can tech help solve some of Africa's education problems? - Deutsche Welle | Africa | Scoop.it

Can tech help solve some of Africa's education problems?
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Can tech help solve some of Africa's education problems?

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This is about African children  learning technology. The students can assess to internet. The school make the students learn about technology. Teachers are expected to have a laptop to teach, but most of them with low salary  can't afford it. So HP company is offering them to pay installments. However to make them learn about technology, they need to learn the basics like electricity. However, like other school phone is not allowed in the classroom too.

I can see how African countries are trying to make the children to learn about technology. It make me understand that Africa is working hard to make their children to have better education so that Africa can rise up.

They are trying to improve the education system by using technology. I think author  wrote this because he want to tell people in the world that Africa is improving their education system. I wish this can make people to support African education and technology. I think African children can have better future if their education system improve.

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Manufacturing in Africa - The Economist

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Manufacturing in Africa
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Those who cast doubt on Africa's rise often point to the continent's lack of manufacturing. Few countries, they argue, have escaped poverty without putting a lot of workers through factory gates.
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This is about Africans changing their economies. The Africans started to manufacture products. So Africans can finally improve their economy and technologies. Africa is improving fast. Author is trying to say that because of this change Africa and world.

This can make African countries have diversified economy. This make me learn that Africa is really trying to diversify their economy. When they manufacture products, they export them and have many kinds of exporting products. Before many African countries exported only few products which means that they have specialized economy. For example farming or mining. Which are only raw materials. With manufacturing they can use those rich raw materials to make good products.

This is a very interesting topic. I only knew African are trying to diversify their economies, but I didn't know haw can they do that. Now I know Africa is improving. With this change, not only African economy change, but the whole world's economy can affected by it. It is because now Africa is not exporting only raw materials, their will be more products added to world market. I think this can balance the world economy.

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