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  • Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari

#1 – A Huge Blow To Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Goals

With his anti-corruption drive seemingly losing steam, Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari now faces the embarrassing reality of having a large-scale, callous embezzlement of funds on his watch. Source: Quartz Africa

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#2 – Hell Hath No Fury As The Scorn Of Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe's First Lady is being taken to court after allegedly invading three upmarket houses in Harare belonging to a businessman in a dispute over the purchase of a $1,4 million diamond ring. Source: New Zimbabwe

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#3 – Will This New Date Set For Somalia’s Elections Hold?

The initial proposed date of August 2016 was missed with the presidential vote rescheduled for September 10, October 30, November 30 and now December 28. Source: eNCA

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#4 – How A Text Message Has Changed The Lives Of Many Kenyan Women

Almost 200,000 Kenyan households, many headed by poor, rural women, have lifted themselves out of poverty using mobile money services. Source: Voice Of America

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#5 – Send Your Questions For The Next AU Commissioner

The debate will give the candidates the "opportunity to present their various perspectives in the area of leading the continental agenda for the upcoming four years." Source: BBC

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#6 – Take A Look At Africa’s Lakes Then And Now

Once one of Africa’s largest bodies of fresh water, Lake Chad is now a ghost of its former self. Source: The Guardian

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#7 – Why Everyone Should Be Investing In Sustainable Cities

Johannesburg recently issued a green municipal bond with a target value of $136 million. The bond was oversubscribed. Source: CNN

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#8 – Want To See The Building Of Africa’s Longest Suspension Bridge?

The bridge will shorten the travel time between KwaZulu-Natal and Maputo to around 1 hour, which will have a massive impact on trade and tourism alike. Source: EyeWitnessNews

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#9 – Scientists Make Rare Find Deep In Tanzania

Scientists examining the jawbone of a saber-toothed, mammal-like beast that prowled Tanzania 255 million years ago have come across a remarkable fossil rarity: one of the oldest-known tumors. Source: CNBC Africa

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#10 – Kenya Independence: Ten Interesting Facts About The East African Country

To celebrate Kenya’s 53rd birthday, known in the country as Jamhuri Day, here are ten facts to know about the East African nation. Source: Africa.com

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Mundipharma Highlights The Need To Commit To Innovating And Developing Pioneering Cancer Care

Mundipharma, an international pharmaceutical leader in pain management, hosted its third Cancer Care Summit in Morocco on the 21st and 22nd of October, to share major developments in the understanding and the management of cancer patients’ care, and highlight the need to commit to innovating and developing ground-breaking treatments in [...]

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Juniper Glass Announces Ethiopian Merger And Regulatory Approvals

Juniper Glass announced that it has received all regulatory approvals necessary to conclude the final investments in its US$70 million greenfield container glass factory in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia. Juniper is working closely with leading global glass engineers and equipment suppliers to build a state-of-the-art factory, which will use the latest [...]

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Burkina Faso Prime Minister Hosts Partner Conference

The National Plan for Economic and Social Development (PNDES) 2016-2020 in Burkina Faso will be presented on 7 and 8 December 2016 in Paris, at the Étoile Saint-Honoré Conference Centre during a partner conference organised in partnership with the World Bank. Burkina Faso Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba [...]

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Africa Finance Corporation And Banque Centrale Populaire Sign MOU To Enhance Cooperation

Agreement will increase collaboration on investments and financing From the left: Abdou Souleye Diop, President Commission Afrique et Sud/Sud; Alice Usanase, Special Assistant to the President & CEO (AFC); Sanjeev Gupta, Executive Director, Financial Service (AFC); Mohamed Benchaaboun,Chairman & CEO, Banque Populaire; Andrew Alli, President & CEO (AFC); Miriem [...]

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SAP Africa Appoints Dr. Gilbert Saggia As East Africa MD

Dr. Gilbert Saggia, new Managing Director in East Africa, SAP Africa SAP Africa today announced the appointment of Dr. Gilbert Saggia as its new Managing Director in East Africa. Kenya-born Dr. Saggia completed a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Nairobi before embarking on a [...]

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Women Entrepreneurs Are The Driving Force Behind Economic Growth In Africa

Highlighting the contribution made by female business owners this Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa To tweet this news, copy and paste: #Mastercard celebrates Women Entrepreneurship Day by committing to partnerships in Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa to drive financial literacy #ChooseWomen With focus on supporting the [...]

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs In Nigeria

Mastercard and Youth for Technology Foundation extend partnership to continue empowering women entrepreneurs in Nigeria Partnership to continue efforts to empower Nigerian women entrepreneurs To tweet this news, copy and paste: #Mastercard celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day by recommitting to @YouthForTech to continue empowering women in Nigeria In celebration of Women’s [...]

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#1 – The Enormous Potential Of Consumers In Africa

The rise of the consumer culture in Africa mirrors the continent’s growth into the 21st Century. For smart businesses and brands, meeting Africa’s burgeoning consumer demand could also lead to dramatic growth. Source: CNBC Africa

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#2 – How Women In Tanzania Are Taking Advantage Of The Sun

Three years ago, Julius took a $500 bank loan and bought solar powered lanterns which she sold. She used the proceeds to secure a bigger loan to start a barber shop, consumer goods shop and [...]

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#3 – These Are The Top 100 Companies People In Africa Want To Work

In the biggest study to date, this year’s ranking collated the views of thousands of African professionals to discover which brands lead the way on the continent in their appeal to prospective employees. Source: African [...]

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#4 – The Impact That A Smartphone Has On One’s Livelihood

A study by academics from MIT found that simply by gaining access to M-Pesa, Kenya’s mobile-money service, 2 percent of Kenyan households were lifted out of poverty between 2008 and 2014. Source: The Economist

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#5 – What Is Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Planning Now?

Ashish Thakkar at the Africa Progress Panel Ashish J Thakkar through his foundation, Mara Foundation, launched an index to assess countries and their performance on how well they have helped entrepreneurs thrive. Source: [...]

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#6 – Sudanese Upset With Government’s Tightened Purse Strings

New rounds of fuel subsidy cuts and price increases in medication, food and electricity have the Sudanese community mobilising on and offline. Source: Al Jazeera

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#7 – Forcing Foreign Companies To Comply With Africa’s Tax Conditions Is Working

The Tax Inspectors Without Borders project focuses on tackling tax avoidance by improving local audit capacities, with a particular emphasis on ensuring multinationals conform with local tax laws. Source: The Guardian

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#8 – In Kenya You Can Buy Chickens Online

The company allows farmers to sell produce in whatever quantities they choose — eradicating the need for middle men and increasing market reach for many farmers. Source: CCTV Africa

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#9 – What Came Out Of Zimbabwe’s Budget Speech?

Zimbabwe’s economy will grow 0.6% in 2016, half the previous government forecast, but is expected to expand 1.7% next year. Source: Business Day Live

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#10 – Considering Nigeria’s Economy Maybe This PDA Is A Bit Inappropriate

Nigerian President’s daughter Zahra Buhari is trending on local news for reportedly receiving 30 custom-made Louis Vuitton bags, filled with luxury items, delivered in 30 luxurious cars, as a pre-wedding gift from the billionaire’s son [...]

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  • Nigerian Blogger

#1 – Nigerian Blogger Takes On Facebook

Nigerian blogger, Linda Ikeji, plans to use her impressive Internet following to create a social network to rival Facebook. Could paying top users be the strategy? Read More >> Source: CNN

  • Scene from Beyond Nollywood

#2 – This London Film Festival Is Rethinking The Scope Of Nollywood Cinema

By showcasing the breadth of new Nigerian cinema - from art house to experimental to documentary - Beyond Nollywood is opening eyes to the breadth of Nigerian creativity in film. Read More >> Source: okayafrica

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#3 – A Conversation With Jabu Nadia Newman: Filmmaker, Photographer And Feminist

Get to know Jabu Nadia Newman, the 22 year old dynamo behind the hit South African webseries, The Foxy Five. Read More >> Source: Design Indaba

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#4 – How A Young Black Arts Entrepreneur Is Disrupting Dance In South Africa

Learn how a South African arts entrepreneur used his participation in the Young African Leaders Initiative to enhance the impact of his dance businesses. Read More >> Source: AFK Insider

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#5 – Dine Diaspora Introduces DC To Wide-Ranging African Food

Three enterprising Ghanaians are bringing dining diplomacy to DC by hosting ticketed dinners featuring an array of cuisines from the African diaspora. Read More >> Source: Washington City Paper

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#6 – Hear An Exclusive Clip From Trevor Noah’s New Book, ‘Born A Crime’

Listen to South African comedian, Trevor Noah, as he reads a humorous excerpt from his new book, 'Born a Crime.' Read More >> Source: okayafrica

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#7 – Contemporary Ceramics Capture The African Heritage

Senegalese ceramicist, Fatimata Ly, has a love affair with clay, which she uses to create products infused with a strong sense of African heritage. Read More >> Source: Design Indaba

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#8 – Curves Steal The Spotlight At Lagos Fashion Week

See highlights from the show that had everyone talking at the recent Lagos Fashion Week, courtesy of 'About That Curvy Life.' Read More >> Source: CNN

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#9 – The Way She Moves! SA Dancer Oti Mabuse Is Making Waves On The British Dance Floor

See why everyone's talking about Oti Mabuse and her amazing performances on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing. Read More >> Source: Buzz South Africa

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#10 – African Immigrants Find A Taste Of Home In Southern China

Get a glimpse into the lifestyle of African immigrants in China through experiences shared at an African restaurant in Guangzhou. Read More >> Source: Munchies.Vice

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  • Child looking over balcony in Morocco

#1 – What To Do With The Kids At Night In Marrakesh

Have a midnight feast at Djemaa el-Fna, which is an incredible experience for children, whatever the time of day – but it really comes alive at dinner time. Read More >> Source: Lonely Planet

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#2 – If You’re Looking For Inspiration, Go Here

Floating down a papyrus-lined channel with only a mokoro canoe is just part of the magical Okavango Delta, undoubtedly one of Africa’s most inspirational destinations. Read More >> Source: Go2Africa

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#3 – A Yoga Safari And Other Wellness Trends In Africa

Tour operators across Africa and the U.S. say that wellness is still a mostly untapped opportunity for Africa. However, they also mention there are already some exceptional wellness experiences on offer. Read More >> Source: [...]

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#4 – An Adrenaline Junkie’s Paradise In Morocco

Essaouira, known as a destination for surfers of all denominations, whether kite, wind or wave, is branching out and branding itself as a place for the wider adrenaline junkie community. Read More >> Source: CNN

  • Family visiting Zanzibar

#5 – Family Friendly Spots In Zanzibar

For adventurous families with school age children, Zanzibar makes for an exotic and memorable holiday, there is plenty for the family to do together. Read More >> Source: AFK Travel

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#6 – Check In Here For A Great Time In Kisumu

With a slogan like ''The Home of African Hospitality”, the Acacia Hotel ” is a name of a big tropical tree that resonates well with Africa. In its first year of operation, the facility has [...]

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#7 – The Best View Of Tanzania Is From A Vintage Airplane

Tanzania is one of the few countries in the world where the rally will take place. Officials want to use the event to promote the country's tourism. Read More >> Source: IOL

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#8 – 20 Things To Do In This Cape Town Neighbourhood

Woodstock is filled with plenty of interesting places and people and it’s best explored on foot as every side road and backstreet tells a story. Read More >> Source: Getaway

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#9 – Here Is How Uganda Will Attract Visitors

Uganda aims to boost annual tourist numbers to 4 million over the next five years, helped by improvements in road networks around game parks and other attractions. Read More >> Source: IOL

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#10 – From Addis To Cape Town More Often

Ethiopia Flies “Africa First” Ethiopian Airlines will increase its flight frequency to Cape Town from eight to ten times weekly starting 1 December 2016. Read More >> Source: Bizcommunity