How smart are cities?
05 May 2019 | 5:27 am
How smart are cities?
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From smart glasses to haptic gloves, wearable’ technology has gone leaps and bounds in recent years. Now, researchers in Nigeria have developed a smart bra, which they say, can detect breast cancer early.
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An intelligent bin aims to educate Kenyans how to correctly dispose of their rubbish. The added bonus: solar street lighting and free Wi-Fi.
5 Jun 2022
Anti-Rwanda protests hit Congolese cities, accusing Kigali of backing the M23 rebel group. Two Rwandan soldiers have however been released in peace talks mediated by Angola. Also, hundreds of Sudanese protesters have demanded the dismissal of the United Nations mission chief, who is working to resolve a political crisis sparked by last year's military coup. And Pritzker Prize winner Diebedo Francis Kéré is given a hero's welcome on a trip back to Ouagadougou.
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The US consulate in Tijuana told employees to "shelter in place" amid deadly violence which reportedly included gang members shooting at bystanders and starting fires.
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15 Sep 2022
A transport hub, an arms factory and a gas field: Ukraine recaptured vitial areas east of Kharkiv from Russia in a matter of days.
26 Sep 2022
Many people have fled the war in Ukraine and headed to Germany, while more asylum-seekers are arriving from other regions via southeastern Europe. Local authorities are feeling overwhelmed and are sounding the alarm.
30 Sep 2022
Nigeria is battling one of the worst floods the West African nation has seen in over a decade. In 2022 alone, over 300 people have been killed, including at least 20 from last week.
6 Nov 2022
Our series on Europe's most beautiful cities continues with the capital of the Netherlands. Here is a guide to some insider tips and a list of what not to miss in Amsterdam.
14 Oct 2022
Several explosions have rocked cities across Ukraine, including the capital, Kyiv, and Lviv in the west. Russia's president said missile strikes had been launched on energy, military and communications networks in response to an attack on the Kerch Bridge to Crimea.
15 Oct 2022
Over the past century, city streets have been optimised for motor vehicles. In Berlin, for example, nearly 60 percent of the traffic space is devoted to cars, which account for just a third of journeys, while only 3 percent is set aside for bicycles, even though they make up for 15 percent of journeys.
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The Brazilian press criticises President Lula move to thaw relations with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro. Olympic medal winning Indian wrestlers vow to hold a hunger strike over allegations of sexual harassment by the federation's president in a story that has drawn support from the International Olympic Committee.
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The Mediterranean migrants crisis was one of the main topics discussed by Tunisa's foreign minister Nabil Ammar and his French counterpart Catherine Colonna during their first meeting in Paris. In an interview with FRANCE 24, Nabil Ammar said that the two nations "share lots of views".
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Flying Eagles coach Ladan Bosso said they had a plan to defeat Argentina and they did shock the world. Can they now soar past South Korea in the quarter-finals? In this video, we'll tell you how they can get past the Asians. Ayomide Sotubotakes a look at the next game against Korea on this edition of The Nutmeg on Guardian TV.
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The war in Ukraine has forced Germany to boost coal imports from Colombia even as it seeks to phase out fossil fuels at home. Glencore is benefiting the most from the high demand, but the local people not nearly as much.
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Elon Musk, Chief Executive of Tesla, is making a visit to China this week. As the electric vehicle company's second-largest market and a crucial player in its supply chain, the country holds significant importance for Tesla. After a meeting with the Chinese foreign minister, Musk was reported to have expressed his opposition to the idea of "decoupling" the world's two leading economies.
6 hours ago
Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he is desperate to play a role in reviving the sport that made him a global superstar but has experienced something of a decline since his retirement six years ago.