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Viola Davis is Developing a Series Based on Octavia Butler’s ‘Wild Seed’ with Nnedi Okorafor and Wanuri Kahiu             Learn about the exciting new Amazon series being developed by Viola Davis based on Octavia Butler’s novel ‘Wild Seed’, which will be adapted by Nigerian sci-fi writer Nnedi Okorafur and directed by …

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CEO Forum Endorses Ethiopian Airlines as Top Carrier Despite facing its biggest crisis in years, Ethiopian Airlines’ chief executive says the company remains committed to its pan-African expansion plans including striking more partnerships across the continent. Tewolde GebreMariam said the airline remained bullish about forging into new markets and opening up to private investment. He …

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What Ebola Crisis? One in four people interviewed in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) last year believed Ebola wasn’t real, according to a new study, underscoring the enormous challenges healthcare workers are now facing. Health workers said public mistrust is now the biggest obstacle to stopping the epidemic, with many refusing vaccines, resisting …

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Solving the Real Challenge to South Africa’s Water Problems Professor Sue Harrison, from the University of Cape Town’s chemical engineering department, is a pioneer of both bioprocess engineering (putting nature, often in the form of algae or bacteria, to work in industry, cities, businesses and elsewhere) and transdisciplinarity (she’s worked at the interface of chemistry, …

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Mozambique’s Dams Burst at the Seams President Filipe Nysui is warning countries ravaged by Cyclone Idai that they could face more flooding. The cyclone’s heavy rains, which killed at least 750 people in Mozambique and neighboring Malawi and Zimbabwe, have also pushed dam retention levels to near maximums. Mozambique said after heavy rains from Cyclone …

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Kenyan Science Teacher Wins Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2019 Peter Tabichi, is a maths and physics teacher at Keriko secondary school in Pwani Village, in a remote part of Kenya’s Rift Valley. He donates 80% of his income to help the poorest students at the poorly-equipped and overcrowded school who can’t afford uniforms and …

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The ‘Deuce’ Actor Who Also Reupholsters Vintage Chairs              Meet Gbenga Akinnagbe, a Nigerian renaissance man who is not only a successful actor, but also an entrepreneur with a line of vintage furniture he reupholsters in African fabrics. A celebration of his Nigerian heritage and a new take on classic European furniture, ENITAN offers one-of-a-kind pieces …

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The Importance of Having Cloud Services in Africa Yousef Khalidi, Microsoft’s corporate vice-president of Azure Networking, was in Johannesburg to announce two data centers in the country; while Amazon’s chief technology officer, Werner Vogels, was also in town to launch the first so-called “Pop-up Loft” in Africa. This comes ahead of Amazon Web Services (AWS) …

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Repositioning the Role of Women in Africa’s Political History In the six decades since many African countries attained political independence, the stories of women in the liberation struggle is yet to be told and celebrated unlike their male counterparts who wasted no time in having universities, airports and major highways named for them and affixing their …

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Picking up the Pieces after Cyclone Idai Rescue efforts in eastern Zimbabwe picked up the pace on Tuesday in distressed areas from Cyclone Idai’s trail of destruction with nearly 100 people dead and hundreds missing. Poor weather conditions and destroyed infrastructure hampered efforts by the military and humanitarian agencies to reach thousands of stranded people. …

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