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Location-based discovery app Ajo launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Ajo has launched its location-based discovery app, which utilises an in-built GPS system to detect a user's location and allow them to find points of interest and services within their proximity.

By Tom Jackson 7 hours ago

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#GambiaHasDecided campaign releases video

The campaign around #GambiaHasDecided was established to ensure that The Gambia's democracy is "preserved, underpinned by the rule of law, respect for human rights, freedom of expression, unity in purpose, and, above all, peace".

8 hours ago

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

The United States Department of State, the United Nation Foundation's Girl Up campaign, and other partners have announced the opening of applications for the third annual Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp at the Malawi University of Science and Technology in Thyolo, Malawi from July 30 to August 15, 2017. The application deadline is February 13, 2017.

10 hours ago

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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's permission to operate and allow the station to resume broadcasting immediately, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Government officials in Bamenda, the capital of Cameroon's Northwest Region, sealed the station's office, its manager told CPJ.

1 day ago

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Mauritania aims to boost food production

A new partnership between the United Nations rural poverty agency and officials in Mauritania could boost finances and nutrition for nearly 300,000 farmers in the southern part of the country.

1 day ago

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

DAKAR, Senegal – Engie has announced the signature of a partnership with Aner, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country.

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 – a successful, cartoon-based entertainment channel, into new African territories following its initial launch in May 2015.

12 Jan 2017

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

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius - QG Africa Hotel LP, a Mauritius based investment fund managed by Quantum Global Investments Africa Management Ltd., has announced the acquisition of the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra from Kingdom Holding Company (KHC).

12 Jan 2017

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

ACCRA, Ghana - A new pan-African news portal www.AfricaFeeds.com has been launched in Accra, Ghana. The portal will provide readers in Africa and beyond the latest and relevant news about Africa and the world in general.

10 Jan 2017

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

Edusko, the leading Edtech start-up that connects parents and students with good and affordable schools within and outside Africa, has launched a still animated series titled ‘Family and School Matters' to help Nigerian parents and educators understand parenting, child education, school issues and other related matters in a fun, illustrative and educative way.

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. The learning bootcamp will be held in Lekki axis of Lagos State between Friday 20 and Sunday 22 January 2017.

10 Jan 2017