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- An international development agency launched an online game to highlight the tough transport challenges faced by health workers delivering medical supplies to remote African villages. Players of the Transaid Challenge have to tackle hazardous terrain and avoid potholes, abandoned cars, and overloaded trucks along the way, making as many deliveries as possible before damaging their vehicle beyond repair or running out of fuel.

- Standard Bank in South Africa has rolled out speech banking. According to the bank, customers can now do hands-free banking over the telephone, thanks to an intelligent speech recognition system. This means that Standard Bank accountholders will be able to transfer funds, make payments, do prepaid airtime recharges and access statement enquiries by responding to automatic voice prompts after phoning the bank’s automated telephone banking service, the bank says.