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2.3 Million Young Africans Learnt Digital Skills During Africa Code Week 2018

Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 exceeded all expectations by empowering 2.3 million youth across 37 countries with digital and coding skills – compared to 1.3 million youth engaged across 35 African countries in the previous edition. According to Cathy Smith, Managing Director of SAP Africa, the resounding success of Africa Code Week is a wake-up …

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Kenyan Forces in Standoff With Militants After Attack on Hotel Complex

ounterterrorism forces were locked in a standoff with suspected al-Shabaab militants in an upscale hotel and office complex in Kenya’s capital Wednesday, more than 16 hours after the deadly attack began. In the early morning hours, about 100 people who had been holed up in bathrooms and offices were released from the 14 Riverside complex, a …

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Morocco’s Push For Official Recognition Of Their New Year

Hundreds of people gathered in Morocco’s capital Rabat to mark the start of the Amazigh new year with a sit-in, calling on the state to make the celebration a national holiday. “This day is an occasion to highlight our strong attachment to the land and pay tribute to those who defended our freedom,” Adil Adasko, an …

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Operations At Nairobi Hotel Attack Make Progress In Containing The Situation

Inspector general of police Joseph Boinnet said ongoing operations to respond to a attack at the at Dusit Hotel has made progress in containing the situation and that six out of seven floors of the hotel have been secured. He said the attacks happened in a coordinated fashion where three vehicles were targeted and a …

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Let’s Paint The Future Together – The Akzonobel Startup Challenge Begins

Calling all startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators! The first edition of Paint the Future – the AkzoNobel startup challenge is now open and ready to discover new and revolutionary solutions that will accelerate innovation in the world of paints and coatings. The challenge connects bright minds and promising solutions from across the globe with AkzoNobel’s …

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Startup Investment In Africa Jumped To Record Levels In 2018

There was an almost four-fold increase in total startup funding received for African startups in 2018. The number of funding deals more than doubled and startups on the continent are increasingly being recipient of big ticket rounds of over $5 million. In total, African startups raised a record $725.6 million across 458 deals, the 2018 venture investment …

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What Africa’s Oldest Liberation Movement can Offer South Africans

The launch of the ANC’s election manifesto is a moment to examine several aspects of our society. The party, still, has the biggest network of people on the ground. It is a moment to look at the balance of power within the party, as the manifesto should reflect various ideological and political strains within such …

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Masinga

Phil Masinga: South Africa Striker Dies Aged 49

Former South Africa captain Lucas Radebe says the country has lost a “legend” following his compatriot Phil Masinga’s death aged 49. Masinga played with Radebe at Leeds United between 1994 and 1996 and also had spells at St Gallen in Switzerland and Italian clubs Salernitana and Bari. “He lost his fight against cancer this morning …

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Zimbabwe’s farmers

Can A Crop Crisis Be Averted In Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s farmers are urging authorities to undertake cloud seeding to ease an early-season drought that’s hurting crops and destroying cattle pastures. The four-week dry spell has caused some farmers to delay planting summer crops, which include the country’s staple corn, while those that sowed earlier have seen plants withering in the absence of rain. Zimbabwe …

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