DR Congo: Easy Incubator, an Invention to Save Premature Babies

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - Young engineers of a nonprofit organization called 'CONGOLESTIC' have developed an incubator. The incubator is set to maintain an adjustable internal temperature, equipped with ultraviolet light to cure jaundice, the device can also monitor the child's heart rate and subcutaneous temperature. Connected to a mobile application, the incubator is

RD Congo: Easy Incubator, une Couveuse pour Sauver les Bébés Prématurés

En République démocratique du Congo (RDC), les jeunes ingénieurs de l’ONG CONGOLESTIC ont mis au point un incubateur. Cet incubateur permet de maintenir une température intérieur réglable; équipé d’une lumière ultraviolet contre la jaunisse; l’appareil permet aussi de surveiller la fréquence cardiaque de l’enfant ainsi que sa température sous cutané. Connecté à une application mobile,

The DR Congo Tops the Internet Shutdown Ranking in Africa and 5th in the World

An internet shutdown occurs when someone (usually the government) intentionally disrupts the internet or mobile apps to control what people say or do. When it comes to curbing dissent and freedom of expression, some governments take the drastic step of shutting down the internet. Across the world, internet shutdowns and deliberate slowdowns are becoming more

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Internet Shutdowns on the Increase Worldwide

The UNESCO has warned that the number of internet shutdowns is on the increase worldwide. According to data provided by digital rights platform accessnow.org, internet access has been curbed 116 times in 30 countries since January 2016. India is far in the lead with 54 shutdowns, followed by neighboring Pakistan that had 10 digital blackouts. By definition, an

Droits Numériques: Poursuivre les Gouvernements quand ils Violent Nos Libertés en Ligne

L'Afrique dans son ensemble est confrontée à une crise critique en matière de droits numériques. Les interruptions d'internet sont en hausse, la violation de la vie privée devient courante et les accusations arbitraires ainsi que les poursuites contre les journalistes, les blogueurs et les citoyens ordinaires sur les opinions critiques exprimées sur internet sont endémiques.

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Internet on Mobile Phones, Free and for All

Mobile network operators partner with Facebook to turn on the Free Basics app and website with zero data charges. A partnership between Facebook, Orange and Airtel, Congolese mobile operators, now enables almost everyone to access certain websites thanks to a simple 50-unit calls and text messages top-up. It’s a real revolution towards free and universal access

Fastest Internet in Africa: Kenya tops at 13.7Mbps and the DRC is last at 0.55Mbps broadband

We aren’t particularly known in Africa for our internet connectedness, in fact, as you may already know, we sit behind the rest of the world in this space. But that’s not to say that some countries aren’t striving ahead in connectivity. Today we take an in-depth look at Africa’s most connected countries and some of

15 Important Pros and Cons of Biometric Authentication

Congolese pay a minimum of USD $185 - The DRC's biometric passport is the most expensive in the world. Biometric is a security mechanism used for authentication and providing access to an individual based on verification of one’s physical characteristics which are pre-stored in a biometric security system or scanner. It is the technology used

Slow Down of Internet in DRC is an Appalling Attack on Freedom of Expression

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ordered internet capacity slowed down to make it hard to transmit images on social media. In a signed letter, first reported by Reuters and then circulated by civil society on Twitter, Oscar Manikunda Musata, the post and telecommunications chief regulator, instructs the General Director of Orange DRC to take preventative measures to

En Afrique, Comment se Connecter à Internet à Peu de Frais?

En Afrique, Facebook a développé un service qui - grâce à des partenariats noués avec les opérateurs - permet de profiter d’une connexion gratuite à Internet. Mais cette gratuité se limite à certains sites Internet dont celui de Facebook. Une pratique remettant en cause le libre accès au web pour les plus pauvres. Témoignages à

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