Monthly Archives: December 2016

Cybersecurity needs to be on every organization’s agenda for 2017

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Glorious Beach Vacation at Langano

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Digital Shadows Report Reveals that the Mirai Botnet Isn’t Going Away

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Despite IT Boom, over 90% of Africa Has No Internet Access

Community Tablet being towed by a tractor read more

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Burkina Faso

Economic activity started to rebound in 2016, after two years of weak growth read more

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Ethiopia Gearing to become Africa’s Top Tourism Spot

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Experts discuss land governance to increase agricultural investment

Representatives of farmers and of civil society organisations, providers of small, low-interest loans and Rwanda government officials met this Tuesday in Kigali to discuss how to mainstream land governance in agricultural strategies and plans read more

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The African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) to help Benin attract US$15 BILLION by 2021

ATI CEO, Mr. George Otieno (letf) and H.E. Patrice Talon (right), President of the Republic of Benin read more

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Leading Steering Committee Announced for West African International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference

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Mali, Mauritania, and Niger Receives 300,000EUR Humanitarian Donation from Spain

Infrastructural hurdles – especially road accessibility, makes it very difficult to offer aid to some hard to reach communities in Mauritania, Mali, and Niger. United Nations Humanitarian Air Services (UNHAS) under the management of the United Nations World Food Programme has therefore resorted to air transport as an effective means to get to these disadvantaged communities. In support of their work, the Government of Spain has donated 100,000 Euros to each of these nations – Mauritania, Mali, and Niger to aid the transport of very important light weight cargo, including medical supplies, specialized nutrition products, and telecommunications equipment form the countries capital’s to these remote locations. In addition, the funding will assist in frequent transport of humanitarian staff working for UN agencies and their partners, Non-Governmental Organizations, and also officials from donor countries and journalists to get to the vulnerable people in distant and unsafe locations. read more

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UNICAF Receives 12m USD investment to scale up project in Africa

12 million USD have been provided as an investment to UNICAF – an online platform widely known across Sun-Saharan Africa for scholarship acquisition, and offering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in subject areas including business, psychology, education, computer science and hotel management. read more

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Africa’s agricultural production systems need a radical change – ECA’s Karingi

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Scatec Solar Project in Jigawa State – Nigeria, attracts USD 150 million investment

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Paystack closes seed investment of $1.3m to develop its hub in Nigeria

Paystack, a reinforced payment system that is dedicated to solving challenges relates to online payments in Africa, has announced a closed seed investment of 1.3 million USD. The investment is coming from Paystacks international investors including Tencent, Comcast Ventures, and Singularity Investments, Spark, M&S Partners, and many other organizations and individuals – Michael Siebel, Justin Kan, Olumide Soyombo, Leonard Stiegeler, etc. read more

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