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‘Africa’s Solutions Must Come From Africans’

Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan (on screen) presents lecture at ASLM 2018.

Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan tells pan-African medical confab

One of Africa’s renowned scientists and medical doctors, Dr. Dougbeh Christopher Nyan of Liberia, was recently invited to speak at the annual conference of the African Society for Laboratory Medicine (ASLM-2018), a dispatch from Nigeria has said.

He spoke on the topic, “Innovation in Africa: Promoting Ingenuity, Addressing Challenges and Building Innovation Ecosystem in Africa.”

Dr. Nyan’s multiplex infections diagnostic test was recently awarded a US Patent.

According to the dispatch, the conference, which brought together medical laboratory scientists from all over Africa and the world, was held in Abuja, Nigeria, last week under the theme, “Preventing and…

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Dutch Caribbean Police Force Successfully Completes Pilot with C3 and Motorola Solutions

The Dutch Caribbean Police Force (KPCN) has completed a successful pilot with the "hosted" turnkey solutions from Motorola Solutions. Through the …
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Student scholars offer solutions on Latin America, Caribbean to federal and congressional decision makers

The Future of the Latin America Fly-In students meet with Eliot Pedrosa ‘95; U.S. Alternate Executive Director to the Inter-American Development Bank, and Guillermo Areas ’92; governmental relations for Latin America at the BMW Group. – at the Inter-American Development Bank.


FIU students’ grasp and drive to solve issues facing the Western Hemisphere were on full display during the recent “Future of Latin America and the Caribbean” Washington, D.C. fly-in.

The three-day enriched learning experience introduced a multi-disciplinary student leadership cohort to policy players and employers seeking talent from the public and private sector. The program has already led to internship or employment offers for FIU students.

“The DC fly-in was an opportunity for me to connect with…

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African Solutions to American Problems: US Strategic Interests and Regional Conflict in the Horn of Africa

African Solutions to American Problems: US Strategic Interests and Regional Conflict in the Horn of Africa

December 3 @ 12:00 pm1:00 pm

Please join us Monday, December 3rd, 2018 as special guest speaker Sobukwe Odinga gives a talk in the Black Forum (Haines 153) at 12PM. This event is free and open to the public, hope to see you there!

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Eli Lilly Announces Lilly Diabetes Solutions Center to Assist People with Insulin Affordability


The American Diabetes Association estimates that over 30 million Americans are affected by diabetes and is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Studies show that African Americans are disproportionately affected by diabetes in comparison to the general population. The rates of diagnosed diabetes among African Americans is 12.7% compared to 7.4% of Whites.


Not only does the African American community face the dilemma of increased diabetes diagnoses, African Americans face numerous health care challenges when trying to manage diabetes, such as cost for treatments, medications, limited supplies and access to primary care to maintain a quality of life.


Eli Lilly and Company, a global leader in diabetes care, understands these gaps and burdens of costs in the…

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In African Classrooms, Shiny Technology Shouldn’t Replace Long-Term Solutions

BBut while low-cost mobile learning software can undoubtedly broaden educational horizons and connect teachers and learners beyond traditional classroom environments, Sharma believes that localized hardware-driven solutions still have an important role to play inside rural African schools.

“Putting together all the pieces of what EdTech means in an African context, it’s not just about tablets or laptops, it’s not just about video or SMS with test answers or questions, it all begins with basic infrastructure,” she says.

With this in mind, in 2016, Sharma stepped away from her active role in eLimu to take up a position as president and managing director of education at another Kenyan start-up called BRCK, which looks to improve basic internet connectivity in Kenya and, ultimately, across…

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