The joint venture initiated by Facebook’s Internet.org includes the Israeli company Spacecom, and French satellite provider Eutelsat, bringing internet access to millions of Africans who aren’t currently connected.
By Alexander J. Apfel, Tazpit Press Service
An Israeli space company, Spacecom, is developing its newest satellite for Facebook and French satellite provider Eutelsat, in a venture intended to supply free Internet to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa.
AMOS-6 satellite made at Israel Aerospace Industries – Facebook Photo
The project is part of Facebook’s Internet.org non-for-profit initiative of providing affordable or free Internet to countries with limited or no access to what founder, Mark Zuckerberg describes as “the knowledge economy.” Continue Reading »
Jewish worshippers completed the annual pilgrimage to the El Ghriba Synagogue, Africa’s oldest, amid heightened security.
Hundreds of Jewish worshippers on Sunday completed an annual pilgrimage to Ghriba, Africa’s oldest synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba, where security was high to prevent any violence.
Jews pray inside the El Ghriba synagogue in Djerba – Reuters
Organizers expressed satisfaction at the number of pilgrims, including Israelis who flew in from Europe, who took part in the ritual which had been scrapped in 2011, when a massive uprising toppled the regime of strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the AFP news agency reported. Continue Reading »
Many diseases the western world considers extinct are still very much a problem in 3rd world countries. A delegation of 9 students from Ben Gurion University was sent to Makele, Ethiopia, to take part in an extensive educational medical program which aims to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.
By NoCamels Team
The program is led by Professor Zvi Bentwich and is being implemented by the Faculty of Health Science’s Center for Emerging Diseases, Tropical Diseases and AIDS (CEMTA) with the assistance of other bodies, including UN organizations, local government agencies and the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
Social Awareness: Israeli Students Go To Africa To Battle Neglected Diseases – Photo: Ben Gurion University
According to Prof. Continue Reading »
The New York Times reports: British arms researchers surveying ammunition in Africa find trail implicating the Islamic Republic
A British team of arms-trafficking researchers surveying ammunition used by government forces and civilian militias over recent years in conflicts plaguing Kenya, Uganda, the Ivory Coast and what is now South Sudan, has been able to link them to Iran, the New York Times reported Saturday.
According to the findings, the ammunition bore no “headstamps” – a numeric or logo markings used in the arms industry to indicate the location and year of a cartridge’s manufacture –suggesting its producers hoped to avoid detection. Continue Reading »
Deputy FM Ayalon to launch joint health & agricultural projects in Uganda & Kenya; Foreign Ministry official says African leaders who recently visited Israel ‘expressed disappointed at Arab promises’ from the 70’s – 80’s
By Rina Bassist
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon landed on Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he met senior officials. He continued to Kenya and Uganda, where he was expected to inaugurate two Israeli-cooperation projects in the fields of agriculture and health.
Daniel Ayalon – Photo: EPA
An outstanding number of state and professional visits by African heads of state and ministers were recorded in Jerusalem this year. Continue Reading »
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