Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences as refugees try to cope by skipping meals, pulling their children out of schools to stay at home or work, and selling family assets.

2 days ago

Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda - Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa, as the research reveals the extraordinary lengths young people take to make a living.

3 days ago

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Significant growth in money transfers to Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – A new record number of unique transactions were recorded in December 2016 in digital money transfers in Tanzania, according to WorldRemit. This is a 150% year on year growth, driven by the rapid expansion of mobile money accounts.

22 Feb 2017

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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.

21 Feb 2017

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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 21 Feb 2017

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 20 Feb 2017

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World must act now to save lives in Somalia, UN agencies warn

As a devastating drought grips Somalia, UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are warning that only a massive and immediate scale-up of humanitarian assistance can help the country avoid falling into another catastrophe.

20 Feb 2017