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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.

1 day ago

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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.

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ECA, AfDB ploughing together for Central Africa's development

YAOUNDE, Cameroon - A higher degree of experience sharing among development partners would make a huge difference in technically supporting the economies of Central Africa, say the two top officials of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) serving in Cameroon and Central Africa.

2 days ago

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UK and Zambia sign Energy Africa Partnership agreement

LUSAKA, Zambia – The UK and Zambia have signed an Energy Africa Partnership Agreement, announcing their commitment to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market across Zambia.

17 Feb 2017

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African alliance to strengthen economic corridors

The Economic Commission for Africa, through the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is holding a meeting in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and other Corridor management Institutions (CMIs) to establish the African Corridor Management Alliance. The Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies in support of the development and management of economic corridors on the Continent.

17 Feb 2017

Consumer insights agency raises seed capital
Consumer insights agency raises seed capital

NAIROBI, Kenya - African data collection startup Bamba has announced that it has closed its first seed investment round after raising US$1.1 million (Kes. 110 million) in investment funds, making it one of the largest and most successful seed rounds completed by an East African startup.

16 Feb 2017

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DR Congo's street food mushrooms as crisis grows

KINSHASA - In crisis-hit Democratic Republic of Congo, people in the capital increasingly turn to street hawkers to feed themselves and their families cheaply, but the makeshift option is often not a hygienic one.

15 Feb 2017