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Africa’s Most Searched Questions and Topics on Google For 2016

2016 was an eventful year, and thanks to the internet, people could keep up to date with local and international news. Google released its 2016 Year In Review report that shows the most searched questions, topics and people for the year. Across Africa, the 2016 U.S. elections, Brexit, the bombing [...]

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African Innovators: Big Ideas, Making BIG Impact

What does it take to make a difference in the lives of people in your community, your country, your continent, or even the world? Is it a bright mind, an endlessly flowing stream of creativity, or an unflinching spirit to always do great? There probably isn’t even a recipe, [...]

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Kenya Independence: Ten Interesting Facts About the East African Country

On 12 December 1963, Kenya gained independence from Britain, ending decades of oppression and unjust rule. As the British Union Jack was replaced by the black, red, and green flag, a new nation was born, carved out of the fiery furnace of the liberation war. The country boasts one [...]

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Black Friday Deals in Africa

America's Black Friday fever is fast sweeping across Africa. Originally started in the United States as a day of promotional sales after Thanksgiving, it also signals the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Most major retailers open for longer hours and offer special discounted prices on all goods. African retailers have jumped [...]

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#3 – No Place To Hide For Corrupt Kenyan Official

The head of Kenya’s swimming federation, Ben Ekumbo, was reportedly found hiding under a bed before being arrested as part of the country’s inquiry into missing money and equipment following Rio 2016. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

Kenya’s Digital Future Starts Here

Kenya Revenue Authority takes positive steps towards promoting citizen-centric efficiencies with SAP There is no doubt that Kenya has the potential to be one of Africa’s great success stories. It’s among the fastest growing economies in East Africa and successfully rebased its economy last year, a strategy that saw its [...]

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#2 – Kenyan Mothers Hope The Woman They Named Their Kids After, Wins

Groups huddle on sidewalks in downtown Nairobi, part of a citizen discussion forum better known as the “People’s Parliament,” to discuss the election and its parallels to Kenyan politics. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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Kenya Seeks a Total Ban and Destruction of Ivory

Kenya used the recent 17th meeting of conference of parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg, South Africa, to propose the destruction of ivory stockpiles and total global ban on ivory. Kenya has submitted 14 proposals covering wide range of wild species, including the [...]

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Collaborative Innovation Driving Financial Inclusion in Africa

“Africa is the next frontier,” says Raghu Malhotra, Mastercard’s Middle East and Africa President. Speaking to at the recent Mastercard Innovation Forum in Budapest, Hungary, Malhotra says that in emerging markets you don’t have the same infrastructure (as more developed markets). That's not necessarily a bad thing, as it creates the opportunities [...]

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Mastercard Study: African Consumers are Hungry for More Digital Services

African consumers use their smartphone more than any other device. This is according to the findings from the Mastercard Impact of Innovation study, released on the sidelines of the Mastercard Innovation Forum 2016, which opened today in Budapest, Hungary with the participation of more than 500 attendees from Middle East [...]

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