Alvin Kabwama | Robotocist

From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Nov 28 2012, 06:00:00

In the Atlantic:

(Reuters/Edward Echwalu)

Alvin Kabwama, one of the designers of a prototype robot that can detect and disarm Improvised Explosive Devices attempts to switch it on at Makerere University's College of Engineering, Design Art and Telecommunication in Kampala, Uganda, on June 6, 2012. The robot is remotely controlled by a computer and can navigate a flat surface of up to a 20m radius. The development comes in the wake of continuous terrorist threats as a result of the country's contribution of forces to the African Union peace keeping mission in Somalia.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Somalia:   Huge Blast At Popular Hotel in Mogadishu (news)
Deutsche Welle
27 March 2015

A popular hotel in the Somali capital has come under attack. An explosion was heard, followed by gunfire at the building, where government officials were staying. [read more]

Kenya:   High Alert as Al-Shabaab 'Sneak Into the Country' (news)
The Star
27 March 2015

Security agencies are on high alert following reports that a group of al Shabaab returnees have sneaked into Kenya from Somalia. [read more]

Kenya:   Student Excels At Angelina Jolie Pitt-Funded Girls School in Kenya Camp (press release)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
27 March 2015

Naomi Chol studied at a school funded and supported by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie Pitt, but the 16-year-old from South Sudan has become a celebrity herself in a Kenyan refugee camp. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!