Category : In Brief

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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 mobofree.com

Nigerians Are Selling Unused Items Worth USD 526 million on MoboFree.com.  MoboFree said it expects the total volume of items for sale in its marketplace to reach USD 1.5 billion by 2015 MoboFree.com, 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: British Red Cross appeal

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal to help communities affected by the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. Ebola has claimed more than 720 lives across Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, in what is the worst outbreak…

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Glasgow 2014 – Ghana’s novice cyclist

Novice cyclist looking to inspire a nation By Ben Dirs  BBC Sport in Glasgow If you’re not going to be the best, then at least try to be the first. Because by being the first, you might at least inspire…

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2nd Annual Miss Tanzania USA Pageant

The 2nd Annual Miss Tanzania USA Pageant will be held on August 30th in Silver Spring, MD, at the Silver Spring Civic Building (Silver Spring, MD) On August 30th, the 2nd Annual Miss Tanzania USA Pageant will bring Tanzania’s rich…

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Kenya; plans for new port under threat

July 25th 2014 – Kenya’s ambitious plans to become the entry point for the East African market with the construction of a new port facility are under threat following a growing number of attacks  close to the site which have…

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Conflict and famine in Somalia

Somalia Briefing: Food insecurity, remittances & counter-terrorism 2.9 million Somalis are currently in humanitarian crisis, including 50,000 severely malnourished children. To date, there have been eight warnings from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) and Food Security andNutrition Analysis…

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Africa's youth bulge is not enough to explain the continent's levels of unemployment. Photograph: Martin Godwin

Africa’s high youth unemployment

Africa’s high youth unemployment: is population to blame?   by Tighisti Amare Sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest population growth projected between now and 2050 and the highest youth population in the world.  It is crucial that governments factor this ‘youth bulge’ into national…

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