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#1 – Mastercard Shares How Innovation Is Transforming Africa

At the U.S.-Africa Business Forum held in New York last week, U.S. President Barack Obama referenced the latest example of Mastercard helping improve the remittance corridor in Africa with the expansion of HomeSend into Ethiopia. Read More >> Source: Africa.com

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#2 – How Wits University Beats Oxford University

South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand has more female professors than Oxford University in the United Kingdom. This is one of the startling facts to emerge from statistics furnished by Wits, Oxford and eight other universities to UN Women — the United Nations entity that deals with gender equality. Read More >> Source: Mail & Guardian

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#3 – Morocco’s Famous Beach Archway Crumbles

One of two rock archways at Legzira beach on Morocco’s Atlantic coast has collapsed. Often cited as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, Legzira is famous for sunsets punctuated by the rock structures jutting out from the cliffs. They were formed over thousands of years by erosion. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

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#4 – Egypt’s Resort Still Feeling Effects From Last Year’s Attack

It’s been nearly a year since the Russian passenger plane was brought down by a bomb, killing all 224 people aboard, shortly after it left Sharm el-Sheikh International Airport. Britain and other nations stopped their airlines from operating routes to Sharm el-Sheikh, which accounts for a third of Egypt’s annual tourism revenue. Read More >> Source: Washington Post

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#5 – Two Kenyans Showing Their Take Of Their Village

Around Lodwar, a town in the arid Turkana region of northwestern Kenya, Carol Akai and Bedan Lomor are recognised by the video cameras they carry. They are on a mission to put their birthplace on the map and their cameras are the tools with which they hope to make that happen. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

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#6 – African Farmers Look To Uganda For Climate Change Tricks

Somali farmers travelled to eastern Uganda last month to see how sweet potatoes are turning into a climate-resilient boom crop for that East African nation. Uganda is now the leading producer in the region of root crops, which researchers say are much tougher in the face of worsening climate-change-related problems such as drought and flooding. Read More >> Source: Voice Of America

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#7 – How To List On Algeria’s Stock Exchange

Algeria plans to allow its dominant state banks to list on the local stock exchange to help develop its financial markets and diversify sources of funding after the oil price slide. Read More >> Source: eNCA

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#8 – Can Gabon’s Ping Accept And Move On?

The Constitutional Court threw out a challenge against the election results. Jean Ping swiftly rejected the ruling as biased, and many Gabonese feared a return to the violence that killed at least six people. Read More >> Source: Reuters

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#9 – More South Africans Are Leaving Retirement For Entrepreneurship

Due to improved medical care and healthy lifestyles, life expectancy is increasing. These days, retirees can have high energy levels and some are looking for a second career, where they are in control and able to help younger people get started in business. Read More >> Source: CNBC Africa

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#10 – What Happened At The Wildlife Convention?

The little-known pangolin is the most trafficked mammal in the world, leading to fears it could become extinct. A meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species which was held in South Africa this week could make trade in pangolin illegal. Read More >> Source: BBC

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