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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.

13 hours ago

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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.

15 hours ago

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.

17 hours ago

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.

1 day ago

Source: IT News Africa
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.

1 day ago

Director, Brand and Communications, AFRIMA, Matlou Tsotsesi, unveils Lagos State as the Host City for the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 3.0)
African Union declares Lagos as the official host city of AFRIMA 2016

The African Union Commission (AUC) has announced Lagos State as the official Host City of the third edition of The All Africa Music Awards.

19 Aug 2016

Source: Africa Renewal
The impact on Africa after Brexit

By 6:30 am on 24 June, less than 12 hours after a successful referendum on Brexit (Britain's exit from the European Union), South Africa's currency, the rand, took the first blow. It plunged by almost 8% from R14.33 to R15.45 against the US dollar, its steepest single-day decline since the 2008 financial crisis. Brexit sent shock waves through the global markets, including those in Africa.

By Amelia Tan 17 Aug 2016

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open

RABAT, Morocco - Applications for Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open. The scholarship is open to students worldwide.

17 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things
Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

LAGOS, NIGERIA: With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent.

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

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Measures towards zero hunger in Africa

ROME, Italy - FAO special ambassador: Zero Hunger Europe, Carlo Petrini, met with Gabriel Rugalema, FAO representative in Kenya, as part of his visit to the country earlier this month, aimed at building networks in Africa towards hunger eradication.

16 Aug 2016

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Why KPMG doubts that SA has overtaken Nigeria again

KPMG disagrees with reports that SA has overtaken Nigeria as Africa's largest economy in dollar terms, saying the calculations behind this assertion are methodologically incorrect.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 16 Aug 2016

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$37m in additional US humanitarian aid for Lake Chad Basin region

ABUJA, Nigeria - The US government, through its Agency for International Development (USAID), announced that it will be providing more than $37 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin.

16 Aug 2016