Which Country will be East Africa’s First Oil Exporter?

There has been tremendous oil discoveries in East Africa – Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Mozambique. These discoveries are drawing attention to the region in the global energy sector. The president of Tanzania, not long ago, ordered that exploitation of natural gas begin as a matter of urgency. Also in Kenya, the president has publicized that government has declared Kenya’s oil production deadline by 2 years. More so Kenyan government has developed a strategy that will enhance the country to be a producer and exporter by 2019. In March 2017, it is envisioned that Tullow Oil will send Kenya’s maiden barrels of oil to the market.

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Africa Executive Summit: Oracle Cloud Solutions for Business Growth in Africa

Recent reports from tech analysts and firms, including Sage, and Frost and Sullivan, translates that technology and Internet is driving change in businesses across the African continent.

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AGRF 2016: Kenya commits 200 million USD to support Kenyan agriculture sector

africaAfrica is on a brighter prospect considering the enormous space the continent is having to contain all sort of technological advancements and developments. Above all of these potentials, Agriculture stands tall amidst all challenges the continent is facing. About a week ago, Master Card Foundation granted financial support in partnership with Root Capital in supporting 300,000 farmers in West Africa.

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ZAMREAL Summit to Promote Zambian Property Investment

Zambia is one of the most accessible and investor-friendly countries in which to conduct real estate business in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is evident from the considerable number of foreign and Pan-African investors who have developed and invested in various  large-scale projects across Zambia.

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Tempo Money Transfer Commence Mega Project in West and Central Africa

Tempo Money Transfer, in collaboration with its partner Express Union has begun a large project in Africa, where the France and Germany -based Tempo Money Transfer company has been carrying out intensive development. Following the mega study, Tempo Money Transfer issued a study on the remittances segment of a 1.1-billion populated region, in Africa.

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Fairtrade Commit To Fighting Climate Change, And Inequalities To Support Farmers

Fairtrade released its annual report recently which exhibited their new initiatives on climate, textiles, and gender among many others. The reports also mirrors the organization’s impression that the greatest way of driving economic improvement is way higher than the sales of Fairtrade.

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Discop Africa: Awards Four Exceptional Content Producers And Authors

DISCOP organizes pitching contests of which the most recent happened mid of this year at Abidjan and another one in Johannesburg this November. These series of contests by DISCOP Africa has grown to become the continent’s “must-attend” event – especially for individual producers who are in need of financial support, mentorship, and seeking to enlarge their network.

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Trade fair infrastructure development (Zambia)

The Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF) has submitted a re-development site plan to government estimated at over US $ 20 million that may require some level of foreign financing.

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South Africa: Spectrum Auction towards Digital Migration Needs A Rigor Plan

According to Lance Fanaroff, joint CEO at Integr8, says South Africa, by all accounts, is lagging in this process and the situation involving the regulator ICASA (the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa) remains precarious and more needs to be done.

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Challenges Faced By Somaliland Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

In Somaliland, the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector is the biggest income and employment generator. It hosts thousands of people and is the largest business sector. SMEs that trade in clothes, food, agricultural products, consumables, gold, beverages and fruits are visible on the streets of every city and town of Somaliland. And these traders support families who may find it difficult to get alternative sources of income.

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Eritrea: Some Clarifications

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

In Tancred, Benjamin Disraeli tells us how “[t]he East is a career.” Eritreans may be forgiven for thinking that likewise, for many mainstream analysts and experts, “Eritrea is a career.” Earlier this year a story on polygamy being mandatory in Eritrea was widely circulated across international media, and this week, an outdated, fictitious report about a North Korean ambassador commenting about Eritrea received considerable attention on social media. Although the stories were hoaxes and satirical, littered with innumerable fabrications and falsehoods – quite easily revealed by simple, perfunctory background research – their broad dissemination and attention poignantly encapsulate how coverage of, journalistic practice toward, and understanding about Eritrea are so problematic. The latest example of this trend is the article, “How the World Forgot ‘Africa’s North Korea’ Eritrea, and What This Means for Migration,” featured in the New Statesman, a British magazine (published 9 September). Not only is the article overly simplistic and lacking in context, it is strewn with inaccuracies and errors, and heavily tinged with paternalistic overtones.

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Standing by Side of the Needy as Medical Volunteers

High School students who need to enroll at a summer medical program have a few choices at their hands. Working as a medical volunteer is an uplifting experience not only for your career, but also for your soul. Teenage is indeed a strange time when the heart feels deeper than ever. This urge from the heart needs a right direction; otherwise, it is simply too confusing. Any decision you take in this time is either going to be a cherishing moment or something that you would quickly forget. You can either feel a deep need to stand by the side of the needy, or you might convince yourself that there are others who would go. The best choice of course is not to manipulate yourself, and do the best you can for the world.

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Crime Rates In Western Cape At It’s Dangerous Peak

Data on crime for the Western Cape remains at a dangerous peak as statistics revealed by the Police Commissioner’s office shows just a slight progress in crime cases but the situation is nowhere closer to better – murder cases are significantly on the rise. Despite the fear and odd report for Western Cape, crime rates in the province is considered very low as compared to almost all other province in the country.

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Attacks on Albinos in Mozambique are engineered by powerful cross-border network, UN Independent Expert Says

Ikponwosa Ero, UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of human rights by persons with albinism, during her official visit to Mozambique had made observations and inputs towards strengthening the fundamental human rights of albinos as they are severely threatened and being chased by cruel people who desire their body parts for rituals and other purposes.

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Universum Research In Africa Highlights Trends

As world-renowned experts in employer branding, Universum Global is present in more than fifty markets globally where it conducts extensive research amongst students and young professionals. In 2015 Universum expanded this research into five African markets; Algeria, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.  The recently released 2016 results for these regions highlights fascinating insights into the minds of young Africans.

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Ahead of UN COP22: 600 Mosques to Go Green in Morocco

Morocco government is expecting to have about six hundred mosques undergo change to become ‘green’ by the year 2019 through solar energy installations and other green renovations. The idea which was generated by the Moroccan government as part of a national intended awareness creation programme targeted at quickening the country’s steps towards clean energy. The said six hundred mosques will see renovations and the introduction of LED lighting, solar thermal water heaters and photovoltaic systems installed. More interesting, about hundred mosques (located in the cities like Marrakech and Casablanca) are expected to go green by the end of 2016 while the project further towards less populated areas.

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Angola Opens Two National Parks covering 6.8m Hectares

The host country of this year’s World Environmental Day, Angola, has launched two new national parks spanning across 6.8 million hectares of land with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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