How Farming is Making Côte d’Ivoire’s Prisoners ‘Feel Like Being Human Again’

Prisoners at Saliakro Prison Farm in Côte d’Ivoire. Prisoners, who were selected on account that they are non-violent and condemned for short and medium term sentences, have a relative freedom to move within the gated farm. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPSBy Marc-Andre BoisvertSALIAKRO/ABDIJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Aug 1 2014 (IPS) François Kouamé, prisoner Number 67, proudly shows off a sow and her four piglets. Dressed in his rubber boots, he passes by two new tractors as he happily makes his way to a field where pretty soon cassava and corn plants will start growing. “Look at those spr...



Super-group of quadrocopters to be showcased in SA

South African born Mark Mueller will lead the demonstration in Cape Town. (Image Credit: Raymond Oung, ETH Zurich). A super-group of quadrocopters that work together and operate without remote control, are on their way to Cape Town to demonstrate their astonishing manoeuvres and feats. The roboticists that make these machines dance, build towers, catch balls and juggle poles are based at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ), but will be in SA at end-August to give a free demonstration at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). South African born Mark Mueller will...

MS must submit customer’s e-mails

Microsoft must turn over a customer's e-mails and other account information stored in a data centre in Ireland to the......

Hackers can exploit USBs

A researcher reveals hackers could load malware onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control functions of USB devices. USB devices su...

SMBs will save and innovate in the cloud

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) can save up to 50% of their current technology investment if they consider an......



South Africa: Film Review – ‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’

[Daily Maverick]According to director Liz Marshall, humans have divided animals into three categories: pets, wildlife and those they don't want to think about. Her documentary 'The Ghosts in Our Machine' follows photographer Jo-Anne McArthur as she tries to find, photograph and document some of these lost ghosts. It's won over a dozen awards and it's on at the Labia this weekend. MARELISE VAN DER MERWE suggests you should see it....

Bloom jumped a sofa to get Bieber

Orlando Bloom jumped a sofa to try and punch Justin Bieber, and the singer did his best to fight back. Justin also kept provoking Orlando as...


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