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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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Rwanda aims to become Africa's first truly digital economy

Ericsson and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for Rwanda have signed a breakthrough agreement for the launch of a national interoperability switch based on the Ericsson M-Commerce Interconnect solution.

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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.

2 days ago

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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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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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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In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programme in isolated rural areas. The scheme has already helped slash infant and maternal mortality rates.

24 May 2016

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Growth in mobile money transfers

MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit international money transfers in Ghana. The number of transfers received on mobile accounts is growing by 13% per month on average, as Ghanaians abroad discover the convenience of sending instantly via mobile money transfer systems.

24 May 2016