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The rise of delivery drones in Africa

The rise of delivery drones in Africa

Technology
The cutting edge of drone delivery isn't one of the usual technology hotspots, such as Singapore or the United States. The honor belongs to East Africa. Drone delivery is finally getting off the ground in Africa.  Zipline, a pioneering drone startup that began delivering blood packs to Rwanda’s remote hospitals in October 2016,  recently announced a major expansion into Tanzania. In early 2018 the company will begin flying its delivery drones to more than 1000 health care facilities around Tanzania, bringing urgently needed medicines and supplies to big hospitals and tiny rural clinics alike. This is an ambitious expansion from a company that has only been in operation a few months: At 364,900 square miles, Tanzania is roughly 35 times larger than Rwanda. Once Zipline is fully up and