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Kenya's Gearbox launches Fab Lab platform

Kenyan makerspace Gearbox has launched a Fab Lab platform for Fab Academy…

By Tom Jackson 11 hours ago

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

Significant growth in money transfers to Tanzania

Digital money transfer service hits 10,000 in unique transactions per month in Tanzania, via WorldRemit…

22 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

World must act now to save lives in Somalia, UN agencies warn

The drought that the northern regions have struggled with for the last year has now spread throughout Somalia, threatening an already fragile population battered by decades of conflict…

20 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

Digital payment solutions for Kenya

Mastercard commits to financially including over 150,000 Kenyan merchants with simple and secure digital payment solution…

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

The transformation balancing act: SA faces a tipping point

SONA 2017 highlighted two key issues that must be carefully balanced: addressing economic inequality and encouraging FDI

By Dharmesh Nagar 13 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

Kenya one step closer to a cashless society

The Huduma Card connects Kenyans to a convenient payment solution to empower citizens and move towards a cashless society…

8 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

Muslims in Seychelles - A Historical Appraisal of their Legacy

Muslims in Seychelles succinctly portrays the consolidation of Islam in Seychelles and how Islam has managed to become vibrant in a country which is predominantly Christian

Issued by Regent Business School 20 Feb 2017

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