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World of Apps

From Soweto to London, young developers around the world are working on applications for social good.

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Once a Nomad

Can a Namibian tech entrepreneur enhance the lives of nomadic Himba people through his app?

Mobile Harvest

Will a software designer be able to create an app that can transform the lives of millions of India's poorest farmers?

Favela Farm

Can a Brazilian digital design student develop an app that could benefit those living in some of Rio's largest favelas?

In Pictures: Life Apps

Many of the world's most talented computer programmers are trying to deliver social change through technology.

Silicon Savannah

Can a Nairobi-based software developer create a mobile phone app to help Kenya's hard-pressed subsistence farmers?

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A Goat for a Vote

Three Kenyan high school students campaign to become school president using music, sweets and a goat to attract votes.

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Life in San Salvador

The capital of El Salvador is being torn apart as gangs clash, leaving death, chaos and destruction in their wake.

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