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African Telecommunications

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has extended the deadline for submission of entries to the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge 2021, to August 31, 2021. Following a consultative meeting with Challenge partners, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Huawei Technologies Limited and Intel Corporation, the move was arrived at to expand room …

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African Coelacanths

African coelacanths (Latimeria chalumnae) reach maturity around the age of 55 and gestate their offspring for 5 years, according to a study published in the journal Current Biology. Latimeria chalumnae off Pumula on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast, South Africa, on November 22, 2019. Image credit: Bruce Henderson, doi: 10.17159/sajs.2020/7806. Coelacanths …

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African Savannah Elephants

By analyzing leadership patterns of all-male African savannah elephant (Loxodonta africana) traveling groups along elephant pathways in the Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana, a team of researchers from the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter found that the oldest bulls were more likely to lead …

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South African Cave

An international team of archaeologists reports the discovery of grass bedding used to create comfortable areas for sleeping and working by Paleolithic humans who lived in South Africa’s Border Cave at least 200,000 years ago. Vertical field section of 43,000-year-old bedding grass from Border Cave, South Africa. Scale bar – …

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Two New Species of African Mole-Rats Discovered in Tanzania

Scientists working in Tanzania have discovered and named two new species of the mole-rat genus Fukomys. The research was published in the journal PeerJ. The Hanang mole-rat (Fukomys hanangensis). Image credit: Chris Faulkes. African mole-rats of the family Bathyergidae are burrowing rodents that occur throughout sub-Saharan Africa, with much of …

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The African Cup of Nations

Otherwise known as the AFCON (French for Coupe d’Afrique des Nations) competes in Africa and is a main international association of soccer. Founded in 1957, it has been sanctioned by the (CAF) Confederation of African Football in the past. Now, this event has been held every two years wince starting …

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