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Sudan needs swift reforms to revive ailing economy: World Bank

KHARTOUM, Sudan - The World Bank on Sunday urged Sudan to undertake swift structural reforms to revive its ailing economy, which a top Sudanese official insisted had been adversely impacted by US trade sanctions.

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Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'
Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'

Scandinavian company, Grundfos, have come with a solution that will improve access and payments for drinking water. The collaboration ensures easy connection of mobile wallet providers and water service providers, to simplify access for the end consumer.

3 days ago

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Janet Museveni and Sicily Kariuki of Kenya.
Kenya's 'Making Every Woman and Girl Count' campaign

Kenya's government has pledged to support the newly established public-private partnership to support UN Women's 'Making Every Woman and Girl Count' campaign.

3 days ago

H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and Professor Anna Tibaijuka.
Tanzanian Professor wins sustainable development award

Former executive director of the United Nations Human Settlement Programme, UN HABITAT, Professor Anna Tibaijuka, has been awarded the 'His Royal Highness H.R.H Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa Award for Sustainable Development', becoming the first woman to receive the award now in its third anniversary.

3 days ago

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Agribusiness congress comes to Kampala

Preparations are underway for the fourth Agribusiness Congress East Africa conference that is taking place in Kampala from 29-30 November 2016. It is the first time that the event is taking place in Uganda.

22 Sep 2016

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New UK visa application centre for Mombasa

NAIROBI, Kenya - UK Visas and Immigration's global commercial partner for UK visa services, TLScontact, will open a Visa Application Centre (VAC) in Mombasa. This is a new centre, in addition to the TLScontact VAC already operating in Nairobi, and its launch will extend the range of services the UK offers to customers across Kenya, including increased access to premium and priority products.

22 Sep 2016

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Ethiopian taxi app plans relaunch

Ethiopian taxi hailing startup RIDE has pivoted away from its SMS-based functionality to a mobile application, with a relaunch planned for early next year.

By Tom Jackson 21 Sep 2016

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Digital payments could boost modernisation in Africa

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - A new study from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance provides findings about the large potential gains for governments, businesses and citizens when digitising payments.

21 Sep 2016

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CPJ calls on South Sudan to reopen newspaper

The Committee to Protect Journalists this week called on authorities in South Sudan to immediately reopen the Nation Mirror newspaper. Security services ordered the independent daily to close last week, according to news reports.

20 Sep 2016

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Biggest LED screen in East Africa switched on in Nairobi

Primedia OOH Africa recently launched a new Super-LED screen in the heart of Nairobi, Kenya's capital city and the economic hub of East Africa.

20 Sep 2016

Migration and Africa's transformation on ADF agenda
Migration and Africa's transformation on ADF agenda

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Africa's foremost thinkers on migration will convene in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the 10th African Development Forum (ADF), from 15-17 November 2016, on the theme, 'Migration and Africa's transformation'.

20 Sep 2016

Eritrea called on to provide info on jailed journalists
Eritrea called on to provide info on jailed journalists

GENEVA, Switzerland - The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, has called on the Eritrean Government to urgently provide information on the whereabouts and state of health of senior government officials and independent journalists arrested on 18 September 2001 and in the following days.

19 Sep 2016

Zanzibar launches food festival
Zanzibar launches food festival

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania - The first Stone Town Food Festival, showcasing the city's culinary traditions, will be held 13 to 16 October 2016 with hotels and eateries across the city taking part.

19 Sep 2016