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Five things you didn’t know WhatsApp could do

Earlier this year, WhatsApp announced that it had a user base of more than one billion; that is, one in seven people on earth. People all over the world have been using WhatsApp for numerous purposes. The popular messaging app, since then has added a host of new features with improved speed, security, reliability and simplicity. With such a huge user base, it is one of the most popular messaging apps. WhatsApp has also just added a video-calling feature to the app after a series of beta tests. A rise in the app called Snapchat and its Stories feature, from Instagram to Facebook, and now even WhatsApp...
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Yummy: Cockroach Milk May Hit The Markets Soon – Researchers

A little cockroach milk with those cookies? Chock full of protein, the insect milk may someday be transformed into a food supplement worthy of human consumption, new research indicates. Scientists have found that the Pacific Beetle Cockroach feeds its bug babies a formula which is remarkably rich in protein, fat and sugar. Don't expect to find it next to the regular milk in the dairy section, however, at least not for now. "Any liquid harvested from a cockroach is not true milk. At least not as we think of it," said Becky Facer, director of school and educator programs at Fernbank Museum of...
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Cars Are Made in Africa… (Must Read)

Kiira Motors Corporation, Uganda Originally developed by students from Uganda’s Makerere University for a project headed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the sedan hybrid electric vehicle called the Kiira EV SMACK was designed for the region, local terrain and consumers’ ability to afford the car. The five-seater sedan is powered by a rechargeable battery and also has an internal combustion engine-based generator which charges the battery. The first commercial vehicle from this line is expected to rollout in 2018 Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company, Nigeria The domestic vehicle maker...
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Unlocking Africa’s Youth Potential Through Mass Market Innovations – David Lanre Messan

Despite the entire hullabaloo in the news about Africa, the continent is beginning to take its place in the spearheading of business and technological innovations and not just leapfrogging into 21st century trends and inventions as used to be the case. Some of these innovations are being created within fields that deal with the most basic human needs such as education, banking, agriculture, healthcare, entertainment, information technology etc. With the majority of its population being youth, there is need for these innovations to provide mass employment which will serve as an opportunity to unlock the...
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