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Dutch technology firm Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its first Africa research laboratory in Nairobi, highlighting Kenya’s growing status as the continent’s tech hub. The facility will be tasked with developing and deploying application-focused scientific and user studies that will aid in improving access to lighting, affordable healthcare, as well as creating new […]

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Consumers in the 28-nation EU may soon benefit from a standardized charger and socket for their mobile devices. Compliance among manufacturers by 2017 will be required in a draft law passed by the European Parliament. The European Parliament on Thursday approved by 550 votes to 12 an amendment to the bloc’s radio equipment laws, paving the […]

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The announcement is a major breakthrough that will help reduce, by almost half, the up to 9,000 deaths in the region that occur every year due to cervical cancer, especially among poor women. Scientists from Kenya and the United Kingdom have discovered a cure for the early stages of cervical cancer using a commonly used […]

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Germany and France are considering a so-called Schengen routing system in which as much online data would be kept in Europe as possible. But would it really limit surveillance – or just line the pockets of EU companies? In Germany and beyond, revelations about the extent of the NSA’s data collection have damaged ties with […]

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The County Government of Nairobi will be enforcing a park-per hour system for taxi operators which is to take effect from March 2014. The park-per hour system will target taxi owners operating within the Central Business District. The project will later be expanded to cover other motorists once the county Government completes construction of a […]

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