Monthly Archives: December 2016

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

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Glorious Beach Vacation at Langano

If there is a destination which never runs out of being an exceptional timeless destination it’s Langano. Its endless adventure offers a dream of incredible water adventure. Whether you enjoy water sport or just lying on the sand enjoying the warm sun and fresh air you will not be disappointed in the land of Hawassa. read more

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

Digital Shadows Report highlights the inherent vulnerability of basing network infrastructure around centralized DNS providers read more

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

Community Tablet being towed by a tractor

Internet access: Vital to providing wider access to education and health awareness in rural communities in Mozambique 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

During the past two decades, Ethiopia’s ambitious economic initiatives to become a middle income country managed to progressively grow and develop the economy. The country has given ample focus to sectors like tourism, increasing their GDP contribution to the entire economic key factors. read more

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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

Benin is a country on the rise led by a newly appointed President, H.E. Patrice Talon. Last week, the President launched a five-year program that is aligned to Benin’s Vision 2030 that places Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the core. The program sets out a strategy to attract US$15 billion of investments and to stimulate growth from the bottom up by 2021. read more

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

Senior NNPC, SNEPCo, TOTAL E & P, First E & P and SEPLAT officials amongst representatives to build programme for WAIPEC 2017 read more

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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

Karingi indicated that the progress in the levels of agricultural productivity has been uneven across countries, ranging from an increase of 325% in Nigeria to a decrease of about 40% in Zimbabwe and proposed that rethinking agricultural transformation would involve the adoption of a three-pronged approach that should systematically and comprehensively consider three essential elements: farming systems, agribusiness and regional value chains read more

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

Nigeria, one of the largest economies in Africa, is continue to face challenges with energy access and power supply. As the country gears towards increasing employment by providing jobs, and strengthening the economy for youth. The Scatec Solar project has attracted new investors who will support the project with an estimated USD 150 million which will boost the 100 Megawatts Scotia project in Nigeria. Additionally, the project is also targeted to setting Nigeria on their commitment to the Paris Agreement as the project is estimated to prevent 120,000 tons of CO2 emissions every year as a renewable energy power source. read more

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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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