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Investing in African Mining Indaba

The organisers of the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, upcoming 8-11 February 2016 in Cape Town, have appointed Kael O’Sullivan to the role of Head of Investor Relations effective 1 August 2015, it was announced on 12th August. Mr….

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Rwanda: Kagame’s Third Term?

Rwandan lawmakers found only 10 people in nationwide consultations who opposed possible constitutional changes to allow strongman Paul Kagame a third term in power, a report said on 11th August. Lawmakers began a national tour last month to gather opinions…

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Rwandan intelligence chief free

A court in Britain dropped a controversial extradition case against Rwanda’s intelligence chief on 10th August, leaving him free to return home. General Karenzi Karake was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant issued by Spain in June and had been…

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Burundi: Arrests over killing of general

Several people have been arrested in Burundi over the assassination of a powerful general, the prosecutor’s office has said, as reported on 10th August. However, it said the “masterminds” behind the murder of Gen Adolphe Nshimirimana were still being sought….

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Cameroon: Nigerians expelled following attacks

Following a spate of Boko Haram attacks the Cameroonian authorities have expelled an estimated 3,500 Nigerians from Cameroon over the past three weeks. Many of the expelled were people who had crossed to Cameroon fleeing Boko Haram attacks on their…

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Tanzania: The Struggle for People with Albinism

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Each one speaks volumes in the work of photojournalist Jacquelyn Martin. Through her striking portraits, Martin gives a powerful account of the daily struggle faced by people with albinism in Tanzania….

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Africa’s favourite Premier League Teams

For football fans in Africa, the UK’s English Premier League (EPL) is king, the ultimate championship, their main place of their worship. The global football brand is followed by more than a billion people around the world and 260 million…

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Senegalese Mamou Tiang, who suffers from polio, begs for money outside a bank on a sidewalk in the capital Dakar. Nic Bothma/EPA

Africa nearly polio free?

More than 20 years after North and South America eliminated the threat of polio, sub-Saharan Africa is finally on the brink of being declared polio-free. Last month the region marked one year without a new polio case following the last case…

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West Africa: agricultural growth

  West Africa has unprecedented opportunities for agricultural growth, but making the most of them will require more effective regional integration, says a new report by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations…

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Mobile technology for African business

With smartphone penetration ramping up across Africa, the continent’s businesses have an opportunity to use mobile technology to become more efficient, productive, and responsive in the way they do business. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for 2015, there were…

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