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Katrina Sparked Push To Improve Hurricane Forecasting
In the decade since Katrina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Weather Service have invested in new satellites and computer modeling technology that have significantly improved their ability to forecast and track hurricanes.» E-Mail This
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UN: Hunger Rises in Somalia as Floods Loom
The number of Somalis who are hungry has risen in the past six months, the United  Nations said on Monday, predicting a further spike as the Horn of Africa nation braces itself for the worst flooding in decades.
Following a poor cereal harvest caused by an early end to the rainy...
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A Green Energy Initiative in Kenya Powers a Community
In 2013, U.S. President Barack Obama launched the multi-year Power Africa Initiative to increase the availability of electricity in sub-Saharan Africa where millions don’t have access to reliable power. Lenny Ruvaga in Kenya reports on one initiative on the outskirts of Nairobi...
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Nigeria Braces for Flooding
Farmers and residents of flood-prone areas in Nigeria are bracing for above-average precipitation in parts of the country this annual rainy season. 
Local media report houses are being swept away and people forced to leave their farmlands in several states.
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Kenya's Deaf Cabbies Use Uber App to Compete
The taxi-like online company Uber has begun a first-of-its-kind African pilot project having deaf drivers in Nairobi use its app. Lenny Ruvaga reports from the Kenyan capital about the collaboration that's helping to level the playing field for the hearing-impaired drivers.
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Kenya's Deaf Cabbies Use Uber App to Compete
The taxi-like online company Uber has begun a first-of-its-kind African pilot project where deaf drivers in Nairobi use its app.
Driver Benard Mulama intently goes through his phone. For the past week he’s been getting familiar with the Uber App.
Mulama, who is deaf, is in a pilo...
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