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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 [...]

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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: [...]

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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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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 shape its future. In the past decade narratives about Africa have moved from one extreme [...]

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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 provides unprecedented access to 15 years of data, crucial to assessing the quality of governance [...]

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Alliance For Accelerating Excellence In Africa To Ignite Innovation In Africa

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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 address critical issues that impair secondary education learning for marginalized populations. Through the Partnership to [...]

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#1 – What’s Driving The Infrastructure Boom In East Africa?

Low steel prices, regional economic strength and Chinese support for projects. The cost of steel, engineering and design services have all been low this year, as a result of weak international demand. Read More >> [...]

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#2 – At Some Point, Africa Will Be The World’s Fastest Urbanising Region

Over the last 35 years, the share of Africa’s population living in urban areas climbed from 27 percent to 40 percent. This number is expected to pass 50 percent by 2035. Read More >> Source: [...]

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#3 – Here Are 12 African Business Leaders Worth Following

Twitter is becoming a popular short-message platform in which to connect with the masses, and some of the top businessmen and women in Africa tweet out to thousands of followers around the globe. Read More [...]

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#4 – Livestock Is A Big And Growing Business For The Horn Of Africa

In 2015 Somalia sold 5.3 million animals, worth $384 million. Livestock counts for 40 percent of that country’s GDP. Read More >> Source: The Economist

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#5 – Chef Who Is Feeding Africa’s Rich

Tolu Erogbobo is the latest sensation in the Nigerian gourmet scene, famed for creating delectable pastries, cookies and signature dishes for those who crave quality food in Lagos. Read More >> Source: CNBC Africa

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#6 – Scales Tip In The Favour Of South African CEOs

South African CEOs are among some of the best paid in the world, and earn more than 500 times more than the average South African. The figures are the latest statistic illustrating how South Africa [...]

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#7 – Accelerating Growth Through the Early Career Development Program

GE Africa’s ECDP program was launched in 2010 with the goal of building a pipeline of talent across the continent – finding high-potential entry-level employees and running them through a gauntlet of intensive training, challenging [...]

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#8 – Unlocking Africa’s Full Potential Of Mobile Financial Services

Despite the growth in smartphone adoption and mobile payment systems in many countries, telecom operators and regulators were yet to invest in products and distribution models that would cater for largely underserved or unbanked consumers. [...]

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#9 – It’s Been A Tough Year For African Currencies

Both Egypt and Nigeria have decided to do away with their dollar pegs —triggering massive devaluation. Has this been effective? Read More >> Source: Business Day Live

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#10 – The Cost Of Linking Africa Together

In the 10-year period between 2004 and 2014, African countries borrowed nearly $10 billion for railway projects from China, facilitated by the China Export Import Bank. Read More >> Source: CNN

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#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

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#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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#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

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#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