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#1 – All Eyes Are On Elections In Somalia

After numerous postponements the country is preparing to elect a new president in an indirect election set for 30 November 2016. Read More >> Source: Africa.com

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#2 – What You Need to Know About Gambia’s Elections

A lot of Gambians will be looking to elect a leader who will revive their country’s economy which has dramatically collapsed over the years, causing a severe scarcity of jobs. Read More >> Source: Africa.com

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#3 – Will Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama Hold On To Power?

On 7 December, over 15 million Ghanaians are expected to take to the polls to vote in the country’s seventh general elections. Read More >> Source: Africa.com

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#4 – Gambia’s President Says Election Violence Will Not Be Tolerated

Yahya Jammeh has warned that he will harshly deal with anyone involved in unrest or violence in the upcoming presidential elections. Read More >> Source: Africa News

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#5 – Everybody Wants To Know If It Will Be Safe To Vote

AMISOM Police and Military components together with the Somali National Security Forces have committed to the electoral process and will work towards ensuring Somalia has adequate security during the elections. Read More >> Source: Somalia Media Monitoring

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#6 – The Surveys Are In And Predicting Who Will Win

The new poll says Ghana's Mahama will secure 52.4 percent while New Patriotic Party’s Nana Akufo-Addo is expected to chalk 45.9 percent with the other parties claiming a meagre 1.7 percent. Read More >> Source: Ghanaweb

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#7 – The Odds Are Split Three Ways In Gambia

Three men are going to butt heads. They are Yahya Jammeh, the incumbent, Adama Barrow of the coalition party and Mamma Kandeh of the opposition Gambia Democratic Congress. Read More >> Source: Freedom Newspaper

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#8 – Elections Across Africa Have Been A Test For Democracy

Democracy remains a continuous battle. All across the continent, democratic architectures – built on laws, institutions and processes – are repeatedly challenged. Read More >> Source: Mail & Guardian Africa

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#9 – Who Will Be Monitoring Ghana’s Polls?

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has begun approving local and international poll observer groups to monitor the December 7 presidential and legislative elections. Read More >> Source: Voice Of America

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#10 – Could This Be Somalia’s First Female President

Fadumo Dayib is in the running to become Somalia’s first female president, she has led an extraordinary life. Read More >> Source: Africa.com

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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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Africa Code Week Exceeds Targets By Training 427,000 Students In One Week

Skills development initiative surpasses expectations as it makes strides toward goal of training 5m African youth by 2025 SAP’s ambitious goal of equipping 5 million African youth with basic coding skills by 2025 took a [...]

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The Role Of Independent Statistics On Painting An Accurate Picture Of Africa

A revolution is underway in Africa and it is not one that involves crowds taking to the streets. Instead it is a revolution in the way the continent is generating and using data to help [...]

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IOX Cable System Connecting Mauritius To Africa And The Rest Of The World

IOX CABLE Ltd, a subsidiary of INDOI LTD, has signed a MOU with Mauritius Telecom to build a state of the art undersea cable system – IOX Cable System. This US$ 150 M cable project [...]

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Celebrates African Statistics Day By Unveiling New Online Data Portal

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) Data Portal provides an advanced and interactive tool for further analysis of governance in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation launched the new IIAG Data Portal, which [...]

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Alliance For Accelerating Excellence In Africa To Ignite Innovation In Africa

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AESA will commit US$ 7 Million in innovation grants to catalyse pioneering research to achieve health and development outcomes NAIROBI, Kenya,17 November 2016,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- [...]

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$8 Million Call For Proposals To Improve Quality Of Secondary Education

The PSIPSE Seeks to Grow its $50 Million Secondary Education Investment in Developing Countries A partnership of private donors and foundations announced today an $8 million call for proposals seeking new ideas and innovative solutions to [...]

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Every Breath Counts Campaign Strives To Reduce Pneumonia In Nigeria

Every Breath Counts declared November: Pneumonia Month. Nigeria has the second highest pneumonia mortality in the world and primarily affects children under five. Pneumonia kills more children than any other infectious disease – almost 1 [...]

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African Leaders Pledge To Improve Emergency Preparedness And Response

African leaders met at the landmark West African Regional Conference on One Health in Dakar, Senegal. Ministers of health, agriculture and wildlife leaders renewed their commitment to working together to prevent and respond early to public [...]

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