Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace workshop
Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace launches in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan - The United Nations Development Programme's new Youth Innovation Challenge for Peace launched official activities last week with an introduction workshop designed to explain the competition process, rules, and innovation principles.

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Flare app
Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

Kenyan startup Capsule is set to launch Flare, a mobile solution that aggregates available ambulances onto a single system and allows patients or hospitals to request emergency help using their smartphone.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia
Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The United States announced nearly US$35 million in additional humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ethiopia face the impacts of the worst drought in 50 years.

3 days ago

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Using art to drive Africa's economic agenda

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The African Union is looking to identify ways in which African artists and the African Union, through the Citizen's Diaspora Directorate's facilitation, can collaborate and add value to ongoing continental initiatives.

25 Aug 2016

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The main drivers of investment in Sub Saharan Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria - Converging technologies, expanding connectivity and telecom mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa in 2016 and 2017, according to global news and events company, TMT Finance.

25 Aug 2016

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Seacom to connect UbuntuNet in East Africa

UbuntuNet Alliance has awarded a 15-year contract to Seacom to provide point to point connectivity services to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of Eastern and Southern Africa through the European Union co-funded AfricaConnect2 project.

24 Aug 2016

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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.

23 Aug 2016

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.

23 Aug 2016