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Digitising East Africa's agricultural sector

Mastercard launches mobile marketplace to digitise East Africa's agricultural sector…

19 Jan 2017

Tomisin Ogunnubi, a 12-year-old from Lagos created a location app to help kids find their way home(Source: Answers Africa)
Nigerian 12-year-old creates location app to help lost children

A young Nigerian girl has developed an app to help children who are lost to find their way back home…

19 Jan 2017

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ECA, NEPAD launch investors' guide for Africa infrastructure

Africa will need about 360 billion dollars by 2040 to apply the planned ‘16-16-16' infrastructure development programme in Africa…

18 Jan 2017

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Location-based discovery app Ajo launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Ajo has launched its location-based discovery app, which allows users to find points of interest and services within their proximity…

By Tom Jackson 17 Jan 2017

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

100 secondary school girls from Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and the United States will work together to build their science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) skills to address the prevalent gender gap…

17 Jan 2017

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Cameroon clamp down on media freedoms

Cameroonian authorities should immediately reverse a decision to suspend independent broadcaster Radio Hot Cocoa 94 FM, says the CPJ…

16 Jan 2017

Development of renewable energies in Senegal
Development of renewable energies in Senegal

Engie has been selected for the Dakar TER project, in partnership with Thales, for the development of renewable energies in Senegal…

13 Jan 2017

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Turner expands kids content to East Africa with Boing

Turner, the family entertainment channel, is pleased to announce the expansion of Boing Africa into new African territories...

12 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana
News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana

Readers can access a new Africa news portal via their mobile phones, tablets and desktops with 24/7 news services…

10 Jan 2017

Edusko launches 'Family and School Matters' animated series in Nigeria
Edusko launches 'Family and School Matters' animated series in Nigeria

Edusko has launched a still animated series titled ‘Family and School Matters' to help Nigerian parents and educators...

10 Jan 2017

Data Science Nigeria runs e-learning bootcamp
Data Science Nigeria runs e-learning bootcamp

Data Science Nigeria will host a learning bootcamp for young data scientists in an aim to address the capacity gaps in data science for beginners, intermediate and experts…

10 Jan 2017

Multichannel payment solutions for Nigeria
Multichannel payment solutions for Nigeria

Ingenico Group partners with Interswitch to deliver best-in-class multichannel payment solutions to the Nigerian market…

9 Jan 2017

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Two journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists from the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal...

5 Jan 2017

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Global SABRE PR awards launched for Africa

Holmes Report and African Public Relations Association (APRA) launch first Africa SABRE competition...

3 Jan 2017

Nigeria removes 50,000 'ghost workers' from state payrolls
Nigeria removes 50,000 'ghost workers' from state payrolls

ABUJA: Nigeria has struck off 50,000 "ghost workers" from the state payrolls this year, saving nearly 630 million euros, the presidency said on Tuesday...

30 Dec 2016

Ringier to bring Men's Health and Women's Health to West Africa
Ringier to bring Men's Health and Women's Health to West Africa

Ringier Africa's new media publisher, is expanding its news & media portfolio with the digital launch of Men's Health and Women's Health in Nigeria and Ghana...

29 Dec 2016

CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 to be held in Lagos
CashlessAfrica Expo 2017 to be held in Lagos

"The future of finance" will be addressed at CashlessAfrica 2017 taking place at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria from 22 - 23 March...

29 Dec 2016

Four solutions to common mobile network issues in Nigeria
Four solutions to common mobile network issues in Nigeria

Problems with mobile phone reception in Nigeria is quite recurrent, and while mobile networks are continuously spreading coverage...

By Nkem Ndem V 28 Dec 2016

Chain Reactions Nigeria signs exclusive affiliate deal with Edelman
Chain Reactions Nigeria signs exclusive affiliate deal with Edelman

Edelman has announced Chain Reactions Nigeria has been signed on as its exclusive affiliate in the country, following a one-year strategic partnership...

23 Dec 2016

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Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate action

It is in the enlightened self-interest of the African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa's climate action, says Chinedu Moghalu...

By Chinedu Moghalu 22 Dec 2016

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Rwandans can now buy fuel using MTN Mobile Money

Engen customers in Rwanda can now purchase fuel, lubricants and other goods using MTN Mobile Money in a new partnership deal announced last week...

19 Dec 2016

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How to take advantage of opportunities under AGOA

African countries should align AGOA and their developmental integration agenda...

14 Dec 2016

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Algerian blogger jailed over Facebook poem dies

A British-Algerian journalist died Sunday after having staged a hunger strike to protest a two-year jail term for offending Algeria's president in a poem posted online...

14 Dec 2016

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Increase in activity of Moroccan, French companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

In its third edition of the International Development Barometer, BearingPoint observes sustained growth in the turnover of Moroccan and French companies in sub-Saharan Africa...

14 Dec 2016

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Promoting a general history of Africa

Launched in 1964, the elaboration of the eight volumes of the General History of Africa has mobilised more than 230 historians and specialists for more than 35 years...

14 Dec 2016

'SMS for Life' launches in Nigeria to improve access to essential medicines
'SMS for Life' launches in Nigeria to improve access to essential medicines

The program aims to increase the availability of essential medicines and improve care for patients across the region by using simple, available, and affordable technology...

13 Dec 2016

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Startit.ng aims to support startups in Nigeria

Management consulting firm, Sawubona Advisory Services has introduced Startit.ng, a startup launch and growth support platform in Nigeria...

12 Dec 2016

Nike Popoola (Nigeria) winner of the 2016 Pan-African ReInsurance Journalist award.
International judges for Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2017

Winners of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards will be announced at the Continental Reinsurance CEO Summit on 6 April 2017 in Dakar, Senegal...

12 Dec 2016

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Call for agriculture to be central to Africa's development

Over 300 participants attended the African Economic Conference this week, with the theme, 'Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth'...

9 Dec 2016

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