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Famine declared in South Sudan

Famine has been officially declared in South Sudan; and warnings issued for other parts of the Horn of Africa. Five million people are at immediate risk, including 1.4 million children across Africa…

By Louise Marsland 22 Feb 2017

African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet…

21 Feb 2017

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

3 days ago

Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa…

23 Feb 2017

New insurance brand launched in Botswana

New Bryte Insurance launches in Botswana with plans to expand into other African countries…

By Hanna Ziady 21 Feb 2017

African alliance to strengthen economic corridors

The African Corridor Management Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies…

17 Feb 2017

Consumer insights agency raises seed capital

Bamba, a boutique African data collection agency, raises $1.1 million USD in first seed round…

16 Feb 2017

UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

The UN Special Rapporteur will continue to monitor developments in Cameroon closely, and is at the disposal of the authorities to provide assistance or advice as required…

14 Feb 2017

No-frills hotel chain woos business travellers in East Africa

International hotel chain Tune has introduced the no-frills hospitality concept in Kenya's capital Nairobi. This is the company's first foray into Africa…

13 Feb 2017

Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck

TopCheck, Nigeria's leading price comparison site for financial services, offering free online comparison for insurance products, loans, and broadband internet plans, has been bought by Silvertree…

13 Feb 2017

Major airlines reject re-routes during Abuja airport closure

International airlines are refusing to fly to an alternative hub when the only airport serving Nigeria's capital shuts down, forcing travellers to make lengthy detours at extra cost…

10 Feb 2017

58m travellers for Africa in 2016

1.2 billion people travelled the world in 2016 and of that, 58 million went to Africa – UNWTO…

6 Feb 2017

German-African business summit opens this week

The first German-African business summit to be held in Africa, opens in Nairobi this week…

6 Feb 2017

Content partnership between IrokoX, MTA Interactive

IrokoX signs exclusive partnership with MTA Interactive…

6 Feb 2017

Africa's first city ‘Resilience Strategy' unveiled for Dakar

Dakar unveils Africa's first ‘Resilience Strategy' in Partnership with 100 resilient cities…

3 Feb 2017

Here's a free tool for valuing your startup

Nigerian company CompexAfrica has launched a free online business valuation tool for startup owners…

By Tom Jackson 3 Feb 2017

UK to boost jobs and trade in Tanzania

Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel launches the DFID Economic Development strategy at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa…

2 Feb 2017

University of Africa, ADvTECH partner to strengthen tertiary education in Africa

The acquisition of 51% in the University of Africa represents ADvTECH's first tertiary partnership outside South Africa and is in line with its African expansion strategy…

31 Jan 2017

Africa is relevant, says President Faure, calling for UN reforms

With its population of one billion, Africa was relevant, hence the need for reforms of the UN, especially its highest decision-making body, the Security Council…

31 Jan 2017

17 million face hunger in Horn of Africa due to drought

With very little rain in the last weeks and none expected for two months, more than 17 million people face hunger in the Horn of Africa…

30 Jan 2017

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