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Using art to drive Africa's economic agenda

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The African Union is looking to identify ways in which African artists and the African Union, through the Citizen's Diaspora Directorate's facilitation, can collaborate and add value to ongoing continental initiatives.

3 days ago

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The main drivers of investment in Sub Saharan Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria - Converging technologies, expanding connectivity and telecom mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa in 2016 and 2017, according to global news and events company, TMT Finance.

3 days ago

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Scatec Solar secures 100 MW solar project in Nigeria

Scatec Solar has signed an agreement with CDIL, a Canadian renewable energy development company focused on Africa; and BPS, a Nigerian strategic consulting firm, securing the 100 MW (DC) Nova Scotia Power plant located in Jigawa State, Nigeria.

24 Aug 2016

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African film content classification and online child protection

The Kenyan Film Classification Board (KFCB) has concluded a two week reciprocal study tour, hosted by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) of South Africa, to identify mutually beneficial activities for both countries, develop mechanisms and programs for content classification and regulation, and promote best practice.

23 Aug 2016

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Kangpe named Nigeria's 'Best Startup' at Seedstars Lagos

During Seedstars Lagos, Kangpe won the Nigeria round of Seedstars World and will represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD$1 million in equity investment.

23 Aug 2016

Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum
Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Preparations are underway for the 10th African Development Forum (ADF) to be convened by the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union and the African Development Bank.

23 Aug 2016

Nigerian military threatens journalist for not revealing sources
Nigerian military threatens journalist for not revealing sources

NEW YORK, USA - The Nigerian military should cease threatening freelance journalist Ahmad Salkida with prosecution for not acting as an informer, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said last week. The military has said the journalist could face terrorism charges if he does not provide it with information he gained in the course of his reporting on the militant group Boko Haram.

22 Aug 2016

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Nigeria government unveils smartphone app for flood prediction

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria has launched a smartphone application, which has been dubbed 'Wetin App' for flood forecasting, especially along the Niger and Benue rivers, according to a report via agricnation.com.

22 Aug 2016