From Kigali to Khartoum: Africa's drone revolution

Al Jazeera

Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have been used for more than three decades, but in the last few years drones are increasingly being developed and used for commercial purposes.


Sudan military plane crash kills at least 18, including 4 children, reports say

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines for Jan. 2 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com At least 18 people, four of them children, are dead after a military plane crashed in western Sudan on Thursday, according to reports. The Antonov 12 aircraft crashed five minutes after taking off from an airport in El Geneina, the state capital of Sudan's West Darfur province, BBC reports. El Geneina is located in the Sudanese province of West Darfur.


Sudan floods: 'We have to start from scratch'

Al Jazeera

Khartoum - For Sumaiya Haroun, 43, it was business as usual on Saturday. Her two sons were at school, her older daughter and ailing husband at home while Haroun embarked on her daily trip to Bahri's central market where she sells food. When she returned home that day, her house, located in the middle of farms by the riverbank and made mostly with mud and bricks, had been reduced to a pile of crumbled walls. "I cried when I saw the cupboard I bought with my savings broken into pieces and our clothes strewn out of it," said Haroun with her tearful eyes fixed on the ruins. "Our belongings, all of them, are now just a pile of garbage.


Port Sudan workers' union angry with takeover deal

Al Jazeera

The surprise foreign takeover of a container port in Sudan has left workers angry and fearing for their livelihoods.


UK among countries with priciest mobile data plans in Europe

The Guardian

The UK is one of the priciest countries in Europe for mobile phone data, with Britons typically paying almost six times more than their counterparts in Finland, according to a new study. Some may also be surprised to see that the top 10 cheapest countries in the world include the likes of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Sudan. The analysis of mobile data plans in 230 countries revealed that the UK ranked a "disappointing" 136th when the cost of one gigabyte (1GB) of mobile data was looked at. The typical UK cost was $6.66 (£5.15 before conversion to US dollars), which compares with $1.16 in Finland, $1.73 in Italy, $1.88 in Austria and $2.99 in France. However, several major European countries were more expensive than the UK, including Germany ($6.96), the Netherlands ($7.99) and Belgium ($12.30).