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  • Mauritania Capital

#1 – Mauritania’s Capital Is Drowning

Nouakchott has no mains drains. Much of the city is at or below sea level and in the past decade, [...]

  • Koffi Olomide

#2 – Olomide’s Tours Canned Over Violent Episode

Organisers in Zambia have cancelled a planned concert by one of Africa's biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, in a row over [...]

  • Juba Deng

#3 – Machar’s Supporters Back Someone Else

Senior opposition fighters are shifting their allegiance to another government official, Mining Minister Taban Deng Gai. Deng would act as [...]

  • Prince Harry

#4 – Prince Harry Bemoans HIV/Aids Complacency

Just like his mother Princess Diana, Harry is championing the rights of those adversely affected by the disease. Through his [...]

  • Nigeria Hijab

#5 – Muslim Girls Allowed To Wear Headscarves To School

The hijab controversy has been most heated in Nigeria's mainly Christian, southwestern Osun state. The High Court there ruled that [...]

  • Chicken siezed

#6 – Residents And Police Clash Over Putrid Chicken

Thousands of residents in the Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, went to the dump after learning about a vast haul of [...]

  • Malaria vaccine

#7 – The Dangers Of Not Investing In Africa’s Science Projects

A Cameroonian scientist says, ''lack of support for science projects could hamstring progress in solving some of Africa’s biggest problems.'' [...]

  • Randgold

#8 – Randgold Digs Deeper In West Africa

The mining company plans to invest $70 million for feasibility studies and drilling at its Massawa gold mining project in [...]

  • Street Vendor

#9 – Tanzania’s Cash Scheme Gets The Thumbs Up

More than 6,000 families in Muheza - at the foot of northern Tanzania's Usambara Mountains - have received financial support [...]

  • Lilongwe Wildlife Trust

#10 – Looking Out For Malawi’s WildLife

In partnership with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, Lilongwe Wildlife Trust rescues lions, hyenas and even pythons injured [...]

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  • NexTV Africa

NexTV CEO Africa To Bring TV, Telcos, Media And Entertainment Leaders In Africa

The TV, Telecom, OTT and Entertainment environment across the world is evolving rapidly with new entrants stepping into new markets. [...]

  • Powering Africa: Nigeria

The 4th annual Powering Africa: Nigeria

The 4th annual Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting will take place in Abuja on the 12 - 14 October at the Hilton [...]

  • The Africa Renewable Energy Forum

The Africa Renewable Energy Forum

In partnership with Global Nexus and the Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), EnergyNet is pleased [...]

  • ICT INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

ICT INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT

INAUGURAL EDITION OF ICT INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT HOLDS IN NAIROBI, KENYA Flintxposures Nigeria Brings Together Industry Leaders And Policy Makers To [...]

  • awief

What Is The Role of Women in Africa’s Economic Growth?

2ND AFRICA WOMEN INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM (AWIEF) Under the theme “Accelerating women’s economic empowerment in Africa’s best interest”, the [...]

  • Chief Analytics Officer Forum Africa

CAO Forum: Leading Global Analytics Event Coming to South Africa!

In partnership with the global Chief Data Officer Forum series,  the CAO Forum is the premier event for senior  analytics professionals. [...]

  • agrique africa

The Agrique Africa Investment Summit for Africa’s Agribusiness Value Chain

The Agrique Africa Investment Summit 2016 (AAIS2016), taking place on the 23rd June, in London, will bring together over 100 [...]

  • Spirits of rebellion

‘Spirit of Rebellion’ Wins Best Diaspora Documentary Award

Spirits of Rebellion scooped the Best Diaspora Documentary award at African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) held in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. [...]

  • EveryShotCounts

Sign The #EveryShotCounts Petition to Provide Universal Immunization

It is our collective responsibility to protect and stand up for those who are most vulnerable on our continent: our [...]

  • she leads africa group photo in NYC

She Leads Africa: They Trained, They Networked, They Inspired.

Last weekend, She Leads Africa brought its innovative professional bootcamp to New York City. Over 4 days, NYC was sprinkled [...]

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