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Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, now has Wi-Fi
Science

Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, now has Wi-Fi

Climbers, hikers, and adventure enthusiasts now have one less thing to worry about as they trek up Mount Kilimanjaro: Wi-Fi access. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest mountain and the world's largest free-standing mountain, has a new broadband network that will enable climbers to access reliable Wi-Fi internet, a Tanzanian government official announced this week.Nape Moses Nnauye, Tanzania's minister of information, communication and information technology, tweeted the announcement with a photo in which he posed with several hikers. Nnauye wrote that the hikers were "enjoying" the service so far. Mita 3795 kutoka usawa wa bahari kuelekea kwenye paa la Bara la Afrika, Mlima Kilimanjaro. Kituo hichi tumewasha Internet ya Kasi kutoka TTCL na watalii wanafurahia huduma!💪🏽💪🏽. #Kazi...
Factbox-Egypt Keeps Former Powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood Out of Politics
Politics

Factbox-Egypt Keeps Former Powerhouse Muslim Brotherhood Out of Politics

(Reuters) - After years of sweeping crackdowns on dissent, Egypt is set to launch a political dialogue, but the once-powerful and now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood is excluded.Long viewed as the most influential Islamist movement in the Middle East, the Brotherhood rose to power in Egypt's first modern free election in 2012, a year after veteran President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising.But the Brotherhood's success, which followed decades of confrontation with its old adversary the state, was shortlived.In 2013, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, then armed forces chief and now president, removed the Brotherhood's Mohamed Mursi from power after mass protests against his rule.Egypt then launched its most ferocious crackdown against the group, handing down death sentences or long prison te...