Uganda

africa

Artificial Intelligence Is Predicting Human Poverty From Space

Because people on Earth don’t seem to have the time and money.
Sarah Emerson
8.18.16
Social Media

How Ugandans Overturned An Election Day Social Media Blackout

An election day shutdown of mobile apps vital to communication and commerce became a lightning rod for angry, young voters, who found ways to keep tweeting.
G.S. Phillips and Grace Atuhaire
2.24.16
Paris

At Paris Climate Talks, Young Activists Share What Dystopia Feels Like

As officials hash out a climate treaty at COP21, youth activists from developing countries feel the effects of climate change on a more personal level.
Grace Phillips
12.8.15
Modern Medicine

Smart, Self-Destructing Syringes Could Save Millions of Lives

The World Health Organization has called for the global use of single-use syringes by 2020.
Emiko Jozuka
7.15.15
Religion

​The World's First Atheist Orphanage Has Launched a Crowdfunding Campaign

The atheist orphanage will carry the motto: “With Science, We Can Progress.”
Zoltan Istvan
2.24.15
Opinion

Carbon Colonialism: How the Fight Against Climate Change Is Displacing Africans

Land grabs, food insecurity, and the destruction of communities are side effects of the fight against climate change.
Nafeez Ahmed
12.1.14
Food

Genetically Modified 'Super-Bananas' Are Being Tested in the US

A banana that's genetically modified to carry extra vitamin A aims to combat vitamin deficiency in Uganda. Will it take?
Ben Richmond
7.2.14
Motherboard Blog

The Anti-Mosquito Patch Is a Crowdfunding Juggernaut

Is the magical crowdfunding formula a humanitarian cause that even the wealthy want to buy?
Ben Richmond
8.14.13