House of Wonders Documented by Zamani Team

House of Wonders Documented by Zamani Team On the 25th of December 2020, the front of the iconic House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar, partially collapsed resulting in the tragic loss of life and the destruction of its North-West corner. The building was under restoration after an earlier collapse.  The building is a central component of the UNESCO […]

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Graduate student helps keep drone academy on track amid COVID-19

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News Release: Graduate student helps keep drone academy in Malawi on track amid COVID-19 pandemic April 22, 2020 –Twenty-five students from nine African countries were prepared to make history on March 18. They would be the first graduating class from the African Drone and Data Academy in Malawi, a joint educational effort between Virginia Tech and UNICEF that provides students with […]

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Virginia Tech helps launch first African Drone and Data Academy

News Release: Virginia Tech helps launch first African Drone and Data Academy January 14, 2020 –This month, in partnership with UNICEF, Virginia Tech helped open the first African Drone and Data Academy (ADDA) in Lilongwe, Malawi — an effort that will provide a new generation of young people in Africa with drone, data, and entrepreneurship skills to respond to development needs in […]

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Woolpert Acquires Southern Mapping in South Africa

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WOOLPERT ACQUIRES SOUTHERN MAPPING, A GEOSPATIAL FIRM BASED IN SOUTH AFRICA Southern Mapping is an international aerial survey and mapping company that specializes in high-accuracy lidar, hyperspectral imagery and remote sensing technologies. DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Woolpert has acquired Southern Mapping, a geospatial solutions provider and aerial survey company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Southern Mapping has extensive high-accuracy lidar, imagery and remote sensing […]

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Africa’s Other Pyramids

It is little known and generally ignored that more than 800 years after the last pyramids were built in Egypt, a new era of pyramid construction began in an African country south of Egypt. Over a period of more than 1,000 years some 200 pyramids, more than twice the number of known Pyramids in Egypt, were built for royal cemeteries […]

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