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Sierra Leone: Aiming for Zero Ebola Cases

This week saw the weekly confirmed Ebola case count in Sierra Leone reaching a two-month high of 16 cases, up from only two a month ago. Each day, thousands of travelers cross the international border between Kambia in Sierra Leone…

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Free Wifi hotspot for passengers at Murtala Muhammad Airport Two. Courtesy Future Travel Experience.

WiFi is changing Africa

The introduction of affordable smartphones designed specifically for emerging markets has been a game changer for Africa and has made an impact on WiFi demand, says Ruckus Wireless, Inc. In fact, according to published reports1, mobile penetration in sub-Saharan Africa…

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Convergence Africa June 17th-19th 2015

Recognizing Africa as the next global economic growth factory, Exhibitions India Group (EIG) is now expanding operations into overseas markets, and will bring ‘Convergence India’ series of expositions to Africa working together with Nairobi based Africa EXPOS as “convergence Africa…

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Dr. Susan Mboya-Kidero, President The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation

Unleashing the potential of Africa’s youth

Empowering Africa’s youth is one of the most serious challenges facing the African continent today. Although many African countries are experiencing an economic boom, youth empowerment in Africa is at a crisis stage. While we have made great strides in…

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PCCW Global wins connectivity award

Frost & Sullivan applauds PCCW Global for addressing the connectivity demands of Sub-Saharan Africa with its IP exchange network PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT (SEHK: 6823), Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has been recognized by Frost…

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UN envoy condemns Boko Haram sexual violence

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has condemned Boko Haram militias in Nigeria for “waging war on women’s physical, sexual and reproductive autonomy and rights” by repeatedly raping their female captors and treating them as…

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Nigeria: increase in suicide attacks by females

Northeast Nigeria has witnessed a sharp increase in suicide attacks involving women and girls this year, the United Nations children’s agency warned on 26th May, calling on the country’s incoming Government make the safety and well-being of children a political…

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Press Conference: by H.E. Mr. Goodluck Jonathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Sierra Leone: Enough the weeping for Sam-Sumana

Franklyn Bai Joseph, 26th May 2015 It is pathetic to waste a lot of time on an issue and in the end achieving nothing.  Ditto the anger expressed at the removal from office of vice president Samuel Sam-Sumana.  So much…

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Africa Day: UN Secretary General

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s  message for Africa Day Each year, Africa Day gives us the opportunity to celebrate Africa’s achievements and to reflect on its challenges. The dominant story of the year has been the Ebola crisis that swept…

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Nigerian growth places focus on financials

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP)* in Nigeria expanded 5.94% in the fourth quarter of 2014 over the same quarter of the previous year.  GDP Annual Growth Rate averaged 6.13% from 2005 until 2014 and economic experts have projected an average…

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