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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

  • Zimbabwe First Lady

#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

  • Potential AU Commissioner

#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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T-Shirt Factory Africa Partners With ANKHERA To Produce 100% Made in Africa Fashions

100% made in Africa products to satisfy the fashion appetite of those who love the African style of fashion. T-shirt Factory Africa, makers of top quality branded apparels and ANKHERA located in Paris, France [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

  • Burkina Faso Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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RiseUp Summit 2016: The Entrepreneurship Revolution

RiseUp press conference announces 2016 tracks, events, and speakers building to economic empowerment RiseUp hosted its annual press conference on the 20th of November to announce the activities and tracks that will be covered in [...]

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Gemalto Pioneers SIM Reactivation Solution To Help Ghanaian Mobile Operators

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, launches the world’s first solution for real-time reactivation of dormant SIMs in Ghana. LinqUs SIM Reactivation, allows operators to seamlessly reconnect lost prepaid subscribers at [...]

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