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Rwanda Deploys Drones To Raise COVID-19 Awareness in Communities

Rwanda Deploys Drones To Raise COVID-19 Awareness in Communities

Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Sunday, April 12 announced the usage of drones to further raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities. “We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about COVID-19,” reads part of the announcement on Twitter. The development comes after the country records a total of 120 cases, […]

Rwanda To Deploy Drones In Fight Against Malaria

Rwanda To Deploy Drones In Fight Against Malaria

After a few minutes spent entering flight and insecticide treatment plans, a click of the start button on the tablet sets things in motion. There’s a brisk rise in the clearly audible buzz as the unmanned aerial vehicle takes off. Its mission is to spray and spread larvicide across the fields believed to be habitat […]

Drones Keep Watch As Pilgrims Ascend Mount Arafat For Hajj Climax

Drones Keep Watch As Pilgrims Ascend Mount Arafat For Hajj Climax

Saudi authorities deployed drones to watch over nearly 2 million pilgrims as they ascended Mount Arafat at the climax of the haj pilgrimage on Sunday, part of stepped up efforts to avoid a repeat of last year’s crush. In one of the deadliest disasters to befall the annual Muslim rite in decades, the crush killed […]

Malawi turns to drones to bolster child healthcare in remote communities

Malawi turns to drones to bolster child healthcare in remote communities

Ines Lungu’s daughter clings to her mother’s skirt, searching the sky for whatever is buzzing overhead like a giant insect. “I didn’t know that something that small could do a job so big,” says Lungu as she watches a drone hover above maize fields fringing a health clinic in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe. The drone is […]