Advances in Artificial Intelligence Will Help Machines Understand Human Thoughts using Brain Computer Interface.

Artificial Intelligence to present growth opportunities by leveraging thought-controlled interaction with machines, finds Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision team.

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IMF Report Indicates Drought in Somalia will decelerate Economic Activities in 2017.

drought in somaliaSomalia has marked important milestones in rebuilding its economy and normalizing relations with international financial institutions, over the past five years. However, IMF’s 2016 IV consultation shows that impact of drought in Somalia will decelerate its economic growth from 3.4 percent to 2.5 percent.

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CashlessAfrica Champion Awards 2017 to Reward Innovation in the Digital Financial Services Ecosystem in Africa.

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Mobile Money Shop in Ghana.

The CashlessAfrica 2017 (www.CashlessAfrica.com) awards are dedicated to acknowledging creativity, commitment and excellence in the digital financial services industry across Africa. The awards honor the best of the breed across all sectors and segments covering financial technology providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers, card services, financial institutions, application providers, regulators, microfinance organizations and individuals in the ecosystem in Africa and beyond.

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Travel Blog: Welcome to Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is a place for a great collection of great spots for true adventurers. It’s a destination where a dream of exceptional wonder of nature into reality. Still largely intact as a bucket list for many it surrounds incredible escapade and exploration opportunities – welcome to Ethiopia.

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Integration Efforts in the EAC

Otavio Veras, Researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

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9 Financing Options for SMEs

When the dream becomes a reality and you’re an entrepreneur with an exciting new business plan, one of the biggest headaches will be how to finance your SME.

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Acquiring Personal Loan with Lower Rates

Most often situations put us in a situation where we might need financial assistance, at other times, we do not know until some uncertainties just happen and we have no options than to get a loan. Whatever be the situation, marriage, vacation, re-location, business start-up, you ought to be conversant about how to find the best place to get a personal loan accompanied with lower rates. More so, you need to be decisive on the amount of money you need and how long you think you can pay back the money together with the interest. As some banks and institutions define the period of payment for you, others give you the opportunity to decide the period. In any of these situations, note that “the shorter the duration, the lesser the interest”.

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JICA to share management best practices with African entrepreneurs during the AFIF 2017 in Nairobi

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will participate in the training for entrepreneurs organised by EMRC on 13-14 February, ahead of the 11th edition of the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF)

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UN expert urges Cameroon to restore internet services cut off in rights violation

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

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Ghana

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Joël Toujas-Bernaté, visited Accra from February 6-10, 2017 to take stock of the 2016 economic developments and the outlook for 2017, engage in a dialogue about the new government’s economic plans, and discuss prospects for program engagement with the IMF. [1]

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Moroccan and African Youth to Play Vital Role in UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Economic and Social Council hosted its 6th Annual Youth Forum, January 30 and 31 for two days of engagement on global youth issues. Moroccan and African youth are expected to play a priority role in the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals.

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Destinations that inspired East African adventure

From the fairy tale brown sand beaches of Ethiopia to the green sky Rise Mountains and national parks where wild animals roam around freely, Ethiopia is the perfect adventure which combined family holiday and romance. Taking you into the heart of East African adventure, Ethiopia is the optimal delightful spot. Jumia Travel toured inside the hospitable heart of Ethiopia presenting you the delighting charms of the destinations.

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Valentine’s Day in Ethiopia; Full of Charms.

Truly now is the time to transform from the standard box of chocolates and bouquet of deep coloured red flowers. Upgrade to the classy romantic getaway that your significant other will continue to treasure for life time. If you thought Ethiopia is not a place of love and romance, think again since the country’s actual destinations prove otherwise. Valentine’s Day in Ethiopia is filled with charms.

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Increasing Liquidity in Sub-Saharan Africa Hotel Real Estate Market

With hotel transactions close to USD 250 million across Sub-Saharan Africa in the past six months, commercial real estate specialist, JLL, predicts escalating investment activity in the regional hotel sector. Sub-Saharan Africa hotel real estate market has seen increasing liquidity.

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UK and Zambia sign Energy Africa Partnership Agreement

The UK and Zambia have signed an Energy Africa Partnership Agreement, announcing their commitment to accelerate the expansion of the household solar market across Zambia

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2017 Namibian-German Bilateral Consultations on Development Cooperation Successfully Concluded

This year’s Consultations on Development Cooperation took place on the 7 and 8 of February in Windhoek. During the consultations, both parties confirmed the three focal areas of the joint cooperation: management of natural resources, sustainable economic development and transport. Among further fields of cooperation outside the focal areas, that were discussed during the consultations, are water, energy and sports. The main goal of German-Namibian development cooperation remains the fight against poverty and inequality in Namibia.

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Connecting Africa & La French Tech: Collaboration Fuelling Economic & Social Empowerment

Collaboration, co-operation and co-creation.

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