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- South Sudan: "Teach Us How to Become Carpenters" - South Sudanese Want to Shape Their Futureby IPS on 24/01/2021 at 13:49
[IPS] Likuangole -- Located in Jonglei state, one of the most underdeveloped regions of South Sudan, Likuangole is a town badly hit by floods and often battered by conflict. Despite the lack of secondary schools and industry, its residents aspire to transform their lives. But real investment is needed to spur development.
- South Africa: Social Pacts More Vital Than Ever As State Lacks Capacityby Democracy Works on 24/01/2021 at 13:48
[Democracy Works] Social partners involved in SA's social dialogue have not been diverse enough, and so decisions often do not have broad societal buy-in.
- Kenya: Slum Dwellers Battle Covid-19 Downturn With Virtual Currencyby Thomson Reuters Foundation on 24/01/2021 at 13:46
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The blockchain-based technology helps struggling families afford the essentials and avoid becoming victims of loan sharks
- South Africa: Aerobotics Startup Raises $17m to Scale Its Ai-for-Agriculture Platformby TechCrunch on 24/01/2021 at 13:38
[TechCrunch] As the global agricultural industry stretches to meet expected population growth and food demand, and food security becomes more of a pressing issue with global warming, a startup out of South Africa is using artificial intelligence to help farmers manage their farms, trees and fruits.
- Uganda: Internet Restored After Museveni's Electoral Victoryby DW on 24/01/2021 at 13:30
[DW] Social media platforms in Uganda played a crucial role in the mobilization of opposition leader Bobi Wine's followers. Shutting down the internet on the eve of polls added to doubts about how fair the elections were.
- Africa: Ghana's Unstable Building Problem Is About More Than Lax Regulationby The Conversation Africa on 24/01/2021 at 13:26
[The Conversation Africa] Collapsed buildings are worryingly common in several large African cities. One study counted 54 building collapse deaths and 122 injuries in Kampala, Uganda between 2004 and 2008. Another identified 112 cases in Lagos, Nigeria from December 1978 to April 2008. Cities in Ghana and Kenya, too, have recorded similar fatal incidents.
- Nigeria: Pirates Launch Deadly Attack On Turkish Ship Off Nigeriaby DW on 24/01/2021 at 13:19
[DW] The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board.
- Kenya: How Kenya's New Personal Data Protection Law Could Affect Researchersby The Conversation Africa on 24/01/2021 at 13:18
[The Conversation Africa] The risk of infringing on privacy is growing by the day given the increased frequency and granularity of the data being collected, and advances in the technology for processing them. This has, inevitably, led to the need for laws to secure personal data privacy.
- Africa: Beem's Founder Looks to Bring Together SMS and New Digital Channels With a Pan-African Reach - Smartphones Still Under-Used in Tanzaniaby Balancing Act on 24/01/2021 at 13:18
[Balancing Act] London -- This week Tanzania's digital marketer Bongo Live! changed its name to Beem. A name change is nothing remarkable but it provided a good moment to check out the state of the transition from SMS to more digital channels. Russell Southwood spoke to Taha Jiwaji, Beem's CEO and Founder about the state of the business.
- Tanzania: Arusha Airport Facelift Gathers Paceby Daily News on 24/01/2021 at 09:51
[Daily News] Arusha -- PLANS are underway to relocate the Arusha-Minjingu highway to facilitate Arusha Airport operations. Part of the stretch will now feature in the envisioned Kisongo-four way lane, Arusha Airport Manager Elipid Tesha said on Saturday.
- Tanzania: EU Pledges to Attract More Investors to Dar es Salaamby Daily News on 24/01/2021 at 09:40
[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE European Union (EU) has pledged to continue supporting Tanzania in its efforts to improve the business and investment climate in Tanzania, including attracting more investors from EU countries to invest in the country.
- Tanzania: Gas Installations Set to Ease Fuel Costsby Daily News on 24/01/2021 at 09:35
[Daily News] Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) will this financial year construct five natural gas stations in Dar es Salaam to serve the Dar Rapid Transit (DART) buses, a plan that is expected to cut fuel cost by 45 per cent and reduce fares.
- Seychelles: North Island Makes Condé Nast Traveler's Top 5 Island Beaches for 2020by Seychelles News Agency on 24/01/2021 at 09:09
[Seychelles News Agency] A private island luxury resort in Seychelles - North Island - is listed amongst the Top 5 beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler readers for 2020.
- Tanzania: Wheat Production Receives Massive State Boostby Daily News on 24/01/2021 at 08:53
[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE government has reached a consensus with large scale wheat millers to improve the commercial crop, agreeing to set a minimum price of 800/- per kilogramme of raw wheat.
- Nigeria: A Shortage of 280,000 Public, Private School Teachersby This Day on 24/01/2021 at 08:46
[This Day] The dearth of teachers should be addressed urgently
- Kenya: 10 Ships Dock At Mombasa Port As Business Picks Upby Nation on 24/01/2021 at 07:53
[Nation] Ten ships docked at the Mombasa port on Thursday evening, giving port managers hope of a turnaround after the Covid-19 crisis impacted transshipment traffic.
- Tunisia: Satellite Monitoring System of Fishing Vessels Deployedby Tunis Afrique Presse on 24/01/2021 at 07:52
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A satellite monitoring system of fishing vessels over 15 metres was put into operation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries announced.
- Kenya: Out At the Organic Farmers Marketby Nation on 24/01/2021 at 07:42
[Nation] In my research for this week's article, I was looking for somewhere dog-friendly in Karen, where my wife and I could enjoy a sunny Saturday afternoon. I then remembered that the Organic Farmers Market was open every Saturday at KSPCA on Langata Road.
- Kenya: Consumers Feel Pinch of Digital Services Taxby Nation on 24/01/2021 at 07:39
[Nation] Few weeks ago, Judy Ochieng was watching Selina, her favourite TV show on GOtv when a message flashed on her screen, followed by a similar one in her phone.
- Nigeria: Union Bank's Principal Owner 'Considering Sale of 50% Stake'by Premium Times on 24/01/2021 at 07:31
[Premium Times] Atlas Mara has received offers from local banks wishing to buy over Union Bank.
- Guinea: Swiss Jail Mining Magnate for Bribing Mamadie Touréby Public Eye on 23/01/2021 at 09:06
[Public Eye] At the conclusion of a widely followed trial, French-Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz was today found guilty of bribery of foreign public officials and document forgery by the Geneva criminal court.
- Nigeria: Federal Universities Non-Teaching Staff to Go on Strike Feb 5by Premium Times on 23/01/2021 at 08:37
[Premium Times] The non-teaching staff of federal universities have resolved to embark on a nationwide strike on February 5, over the non-implementation of the agreement entered with the Federal Government, an official has said.
- Nigeria: Naira Falls Against Dollar As CBN Vows Sanctions Over Remittancesby Premium Times on 23/01/2021 at 08:32
[Premium Times] Naira lost both at the import and export window, and the parallel market.
- Nigeria: Varsity Workers to Begin Nationwide Strike February 5by Leadership on 23/01/2021 at 07:27
[Leadership] Nonacademic staff of universities have concluded plans to embark on a nationwide strike on February 5, 2021.
- Tanzania: New Dawn for Gold Industryby Daily News on 23/01/2021 at 06:42
[Daily News] As the first among three gold refineries starts operations next month, the country's mining sector can finally attain its intended transformation.
- Africa: Kenya Tops Continent By a Mile in Internet Penetrationby Nation on 22/01/2021 at 12:28
[Nation] Kenya recorded the highest internet penetration rate in Africa in the year 2020. This is according to a ranking by Internet World Stats (IWS), showing that 87.2 percent of the country's population was connected to the internet.
- Kenya: Kenya Makes U-Turn On Uganda Sugar, to Import 90,000 Tonnesby Monitor on 22/01/2021 at 09:00
[Monitor] Kenya will this year import 90,000 tonnes of sugar from Uganda and source at least 160,000 tonnes from other countries after exhausting its Comesa import quota for 2020.
- Nigeria: U.S.$20 Million - Entitlements for Ex-Presidents, Deputies, Others in 2021by Premium Times on 22/01/2021 at 07:48
[Premium Times] This expenditure is a yearly ritual in the nation's budgetary cycle, and by the end of this year, it would have cost Nigeria about N68.8 billion in five years.
- Namibia: Namibian Roads Judged Best in Africaby Namibian on 22/01/2021 at 06:43
[Namibian] NAMIBIA has retained its status as having the best roads on the African continent, the Roads Authority says.
- Africa: How Biden Can 'Build Back Better' U.S. Africa Policyby allAfrica on 22/01/2021 at 03:54
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The direction that President Joe Biden will give to the U.S.-Africa relationship will be highly scrutinized as he brings America's diplomacy back to the global stage. Democracy and the economy are the two fundamental areas of cooperation that he can use to rebuild ties.
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