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Environment "cannot be an afterthought" - UNEA-2

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged hundreds of key decision-makers from across the world to prioritise environmental action in support of economic and societal growth, at the opening of the high-level segment of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2).

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Intra-Africa trade plays a role in GDP
Intra-Africa trade plays a role in GDP

As growth in developed markets such as Europe, China and North Africa continue to stagnate, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all role players, is needed to capitalise on the continent's growth potential. This is according to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Magna Carta wins Africa PR Consultancy of 2016

Reputation Management agency, Magna Carta, won the Africa PR Consultancy of the year category at the SABRE Awards in Berlin, Germany last night.

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Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, a host of global service providers and content distribution companies at the annual global gathering of telecommunications companies, in Chicago.

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Why it's time African researchers stopped working in silos

Seven years ago Bassirou Bonfoh, the director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique in Cote d'Ivoire, joined forces with 10 other African institutions. Their plan was to collaborate on research into infections that pass between animals and humans. Many of these infections, such as Ebola, Zika and HIV, are sadly, world famous.

By Thomas Kariuki 2 days ago

#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa
#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa's thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world - was emphasised by speakers at the Africa Day celebrations, 25 May, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in Bellville.

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Tigo management and local government officials at the launch of Tigo 4G in Mwanza City, Tanzania, earlier this year
Tigo deploys 4G LTE technology in Tanzania

Tanzania's digital lifestyle telecom operator, Tigo, will this year be investing over US$ 75 million on the network expansion and quality improvement by scaling up its 4G and 3G sites, fibre network as well as increasing the number of customer service outlets countrywide.

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Flower show for Africa
Flower show for Africa

Africa will have it's own flower show with the launch of The Cape Town Flower Show in South Africa, 27-30 October 2016.

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Is print media dead?

Yet again, another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. Independent Newspapers in the United Kingdom is about going all digital, thereby burying its print edition forever.

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 2 days ago

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Kenyan taxi app Maramoja adds luxury vehicles

Kenyan network-based taxi app Maramoja has added luxury vehicles to its suite of options as it looks to remain competitive in the country's busy taxi-hailing market.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

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Need for open source skills in Africa

With many businesses transitioning from legacy systems to ones built on open source (OS) software, there is a need for skilled employees that can unlock the value this approach offers.

By Matthew Lee 3 days ago

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#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful vehicle prototypes under its belt, including Africa's first solar bus, and has now set itself the mammoth goal to begin the local manufacturing of proudly Ugandan commercial vehicles.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 days ago

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Africa Day: Call for AU to protect journalists

On this Africa Day, the Right2Know campaign has highlighted the gross violations of the right to free expression taking place across the continent, as well as the continued imprisonment of journalists.

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