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Burkina Faso army announces emergency measures

Burkina Faso’s military has announced emergency measures – including the formation of a transitional government – after a day of violent protests on 30 October. Demonstrators angered by President Blaise Compaore’s bid to extend his 27-year rule earlier set fire…

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Ebola: UK Aid Ship arrives in Freetown

A UK ship arrived in Sierra Leone, on 30 October,  to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African country. Royal Fleet Auxillary Argus set sail from Falmouth in Cornwall on 17 October and is carrying food,…

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South Sudan’s food crisis

South Sudan’s food crisis hasn’t worsened to the point of famine, but the threat still looms large with meagre crops potentially only delaying life-threatening hunger, as discussed by World Vision on 25 September. The latest analysis of South Sudan’s food…

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Vahid Monadjem, CEO, Nomanini

Electricity: is the real problem payment?

In August 2014, US president Barack Obama announced a renewed commitment to Power Africa, a private sector-led initiative aimed at doubling electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 600 million people are without reliable access to power. He raised…

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Western Union sign agreement with Angola Post Office

The Western Union® Company, a leader in global payment services, and the Angola Post Office, provider of postal and financial services in Angola, on 18th September announced the signing of an agreement to provide – for the first time –…

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Internet access should encourage consumer spending

Increased Internet  access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC on 18th September. South Africa’s…

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Susan Mboya-Kidero
www.businessdailyafrica.com

Coca-Cola Africa Foundation responds to Ebola crisis

The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF), an entity of The Coca-Cola Company, has responded to the Ebola crisis in West Africa by donating medical equipment and supplies to healthcare centres affected by the outbreak, it was announced on 20th September. Through…

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Al Shabab’s Last Stand?

Last week’s deadly U.S. strike on Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of the Somalia-based Islamist militant group al Shabab, could be the group’s undoing. Although the organization was quick to name a successor, Godane’s death has thrown it into disarray,…

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Medical School at Eduardo Mondelane University Mozambique

Merck: e-learning solutions to help fight diabetes

Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has started its second year of its five year project to provide European Accredited Clinical Diabetes Management course for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities by introducing E-Learning, it was announced…

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Power Africa: Washington’s Plan to Help Africa Generate Electricity

In the first week of August, official delegations from 50 African countries came to Washington to attend the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The meeting was typical in its extraordinary pageantry, overzealous security, and relative lack of tangible accomplishments. Washington’s primary goal…

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