Source: IT News Africa
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.

9 hours ago

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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.

1 day ago

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.

1 day ago

Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa
Japan contributes US$5 million for emergency food aid in Southern Africa

The Government of Japan has announced a donation of US$5 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) emergency operations in southern Africa, where hundreds of thousands of people are currently facing food shortages due to drought, resulting in significant increases in acute food insecurity and malnutrition.

2 days ago

Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup
Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup

A St Petersburg design studio, Petersburg Studio Oneione, has designed a transparent plastic bus that will offer visitors unparalleled viewing of the city during the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

19 Aug 2016

Director, Brand and Communications, AFRIMA, Matlou Tsotsesi, unveils Lagos State as the Host City for the 2016 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA 3.0)
African Union declares Lagos as the official host city of AFRIMA 2016

The African Union Commission (AUC) has announced Lagos State as the official Host City of the third edition of The All Africa Music Awards.

19 Aug 2016

Source: Africa Renewal
The impact on Africa after Brexit

By 6:30 am on 24 June, less than 12 hours after a successful referendum on Brexit (Britain's exit from the European Union), South Africa's currency, the rand, took the first blow. It plunged by almost 8% from R14.33 to R15.45 against the US dollar, its steepest single-day decline since the 2008 financial crisis. Brexit sent shock waves through the global markets, including those in Africa.

By Amelia Tan 17 Aug 2016

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Zimbabwe threatens social media activists, after protests

Zimbabwe on Tuesday threatened to crack down on social media activists pressing to oust President Robert Mugabe's government, and warned of the turmoil that followed the Arab Spring.

17 Aug 2016

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open

RABAT, Morocco - Applications for Chevening Scholarships, the prestigious global scholarship programme of the UK government, are now open. The scholarship is open to students worldwide.

17 Aug 2016