10 Ways In Which Drones Are Positively Impacting Industries Across Africa

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Written by Peter Pedroncelli

Facebook tests drone
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his team watch the drone take off. Photo: Facebook/The Guardian

Bringing connectivity to the masses

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s long-term plan for the Aquila drone is to have it, and other large drones like it, provide internet access to people all over the world, including Africa. It recently completed a successful second test flight during which it flew for an hour and 46 minutes, and in the near future the solar-powered drone will aim to fly for months at a time in an effort to provide internet access, even in remote areas.