Ugandan wins major prize for developing bloodless malaria test

Ugandan wins major prize for developing bloodless malaria test

A Ugandan inventor has won a major prize for a device which tests for malaria without drawing blood. Brian Gitta, 24, won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize for a device that detects tell-tale signs of malaria by shining a red beam of light on the patient’s finger. The diagnosis is ready to be […]

Twitter to be available on mobile phones without Internet

New York: Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter of next year, […]

Kenyan forces ‘take control’ of Westgate mall, last remaining hostages rescued

Nairobi: Kenyan security forces have finally taken control of the Westgate mall where a siege of Islamist militants killed at least 62 people, including shoppers and staff. Officials said the security personnel were doing a final check for any militant presence in the Nairobi shopping mall before declaring the operation complete. All remaining hostages have […]

Nairobi LIVE: Mall attack is ‘Kenya’s 9/11’; several arrests made

6:51 pm: Kenya’s Interior Ministry ‘makes several arrests Kenya’s Interior Ministry says it has made several arrests. An official tweet states: “ALERT: We’ve arrested some individuals at the airport for questioning. We ask officers dealing with vital ID docs to be very careful.” 6:45 pm: Multiple explosions resounding from mall A number of explosions from […]