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Movitel wins Mobile Innovations Award

Movitel, a joint venture between Vietnam’s telecommunication Viettel Group and Mozambique’s SPI, has won the Mobile Innovations Awards for enterprises in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, it was announced on 18th August. This is the third consecutive…

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SES To Deliver Broadcast Services across West Africa

SES announced on 18th August that it will be delivering direct-to-home (DTH) broadcast television across French-speaking countries in Sub-Saharan Africa for the Lomé-based consortium of West African broadcasters led by Africable and Media Plus. The multi-year contract for two transponders…

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Nigerians selling on

Nigerians Are Selling Unused Items Worth USD 526 million on  MoboFree said it expects the total volume of items for sale in its marketplace to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015, the leading African social marketplace, announced on 18th…

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Nomanini POS reaches one million transactions

Nomanini announced on 18th August that informal vendors and micro-entrepreneurs across Africa have made a million cash transactions using its tough terminal. The South African-based mobile Point of Sale platform was created to enable cash transactions in emerging markets. It…

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Ebola task force for travel & tourism – WHO

The World Health Organization said on Monday 18th August 2014 that it had set up a task force with the global airline and tourism industry in an effort to contain the spread of Ebola. The UN agency said it was…

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How to stop Ebola – and the next outbreak

For only the third time in its 66-year history, the World Health Organization has declared a global public health emergency. This time it is for the Ebola outbreak in the three West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone….

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East Africa: new eye clinic

The Central Hospital in Beira, Mozambique, saw the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Invicta Eye Clinic of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, a European confederation of development NGOs.  The clinic will serve as eye-care hub for two million people. “Healthcare is a…

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Life saving ideas for children

GSK and Save the Children $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award continues to call for life-saving ideas for newborns and under-fives GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) and Save the Children continue to call for applications for their 2014 $1 million Healthcare Innovation Award, as…

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Agriculture is Africa’s solution

African Leaders commit to end hunger by 2025 through investments in agriculture Africa’s leaders unanimously agreed to end hunger and cut poverty in half by 2025 with the signing of the Malabo Declaration at the 23rd Ordinary Session of the…

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AfriDocs Presents: Open Heart

AfriDocs is the first documentary strand across sub-Saharan Africa featuring the best documentaries made in Africa and around the world, brought to you by Steps and the Bertha Foundation. Screened every Tuesday night on ED (DStv channel 190) and GOtv…

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