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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet.

3 hours ago

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5G optimisation technologies - an emerging priority for service providers

Service providers need to pull out all the stops to ensure the game-changing impact of 5G is optimised. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be 550 million 5G connections by 2022. There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use – 18 billion associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

4 hours ago

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Zuckerberg envisions Facebook as a 'global community'

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday offered a vision for the social network as a force in building a "global community", as more people become disillusioned with troubled political institutions.

5 hours ago

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New brand force in Africa hospitality and marketing

Main rivals Savanna Sunrise and HotelOga have signed an agreement to merge, creating an African giant in hospitality marketing technology.

6 hours ago

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New insurance brand launched in Botswana

The Southern African operation of Zurich Insurance, which used to be listed on the JSE, rebranded itself Bryte Insurance on Thursday. Its Swiss parent recently sold the company to Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings.

By Hanna Ziady 7 hours ago

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Drought pushing food prices up sharply in East Africa

Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.

7 hours ago

Muslims in Seychelles - A Historical Appraisal of their Legacy
Muslims in Seychelles - A Historical Appraisal of their Legacy

Muslims in Seychelles is a fascinating account of the history of Seychelles, taking the reader back in time when the Arabs and pirates used to frequent the islands, the French established a settlement, the British annexed the islands, the road to independence, the period during independence, the coup d'état, introduction of a one-party state and re-introduction of a multi-party democracy.

Issued by Regent Business School 22 hours ago

Last call for entries: the second edition of the African Excellence Awards
Last call for entries: the second edition of the African Excellence Awards

The second round of the pan-African competition in PR and HR is open for submissions until 22 February 2017.

Issued by African Excellence Awards 22 hours ago

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.Africa domain will finally be available after legal victory

After years of legal battles, the domain name .Africa will be available to the general public to apply for domain names from 4 July according to reports by News24.

1 day ago

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Africa pays for fragmented cities, study finds

In a city such as London, commuters who travel for an hour to get to work pass 2.5 million jobs on the way, some of which would match their skills - so those who lose a job have much opportunity to find another.

By Hilary Joffe 1 day ago

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ECA, AfDB ploughing together for Central Africa's development

YAOUNDE, Cameroon - A higher degree of experience sharing among development partners would make a huge difference in technically supporting the economies of Central Africa, say the two top officials of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) serving in Cameroon and Central Africa.

1 day ago

Africa travel industry on show in April
Africa travel industry on show in April

Africa Travel Week will be held in Cape Town from 19-23 April 2017. Three travel industry events all held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre, will take place over the course of an action-packed week including WTM Africa, ibtm africa, and ILTM Africa.

1 day ago

Google Maps adds bucket list feature
Google Maps adds bucket list feature

Do you have a bucket list? Have you ever wanted to share your bucket list or favourite spots with out of town guests, but never got around to it? You can create lists of places, share your lists and follow other lists, all without ever leaving the Google Maps app.

15 Feb 2017