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In Haiti, Solar Panels Key Part of Plan to Bring Electric Power to Remote Areas

Region: Haiti

Topics: Technology

Thanks to a program introduced in May 2017, some outlying communities have a reliable electrical supply. Government officials say the initiative, which aims to bring renewable energy to 10,000 families, is improving safety, communications and the quality of life across the nation.

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Frequent Power Shortages Lead Zimbabweans to Seek Alternative Energy Sources

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Technology

Zimbabwe's main power supplier generates just half of the national demand. Approximately 200,000 urban households do not have access to electricity, while others experience frequent outages. Engineer Jeremia Sundire has invented a new, affordable, easy-to-use alternative to address the growing need for reliable power.

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To Fight Spread of Diseases, Woman Creates Foot Pedal to Make It Easier to Wash Hands

Region: Uganda

Topics: Technology

Infectious diseases are a leading cause of death in Uganda. In densely populated areas, public pay restrooms aren't always conducive to proper hand-washing, so one woman hopes to change that with her foot-operated pedal tap.

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Need Energy? Mobile App Lets Zimbabweans Order Deliveries of Gas

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: Technology

Liquified petroleum gas (LPG) is a popular energy source in Zimbabwe, but buying and transporting LPG cylinders is cumbersome. Now, in Bulawayo, there's an app for that.

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Amid #MeToo Movement, Local App Targets Widespread Street Harassment in Southern Mexico

Region: Mexico

Topics: Technology

In Mexico, the federal government has not outlawed street harassment, which affects women all over the country but especially in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Here, the local government's campaign to reduce the high incidence of harassment includes an app that puts the power to fight back in women's pockets.

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In Zimbabwe, Women Harness Solar Power to Grow Produce and Profit

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AgricultureTechnology

This rainy season, rainfall in much of Zimbabwe has been lower than expected, but members of Sibambene, a garden cooperative, aren't too concerned. Business is booming thanks to a technological innovation that has changed the way they work and live.

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Signal Lost: Uganda’s ‘Digital Migration’ Leaves Some Behind

Region: Uganda

Topics: Technology

'Digital migration' has divided Ugandan television viewers into winners and losers. While those with digital converters have won clear pictures and more stations, others have lost TV reception entirely.

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