Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria


Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service, which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity The people behind one of the fastest growing...

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AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina wins $250,000 World Food Prize


He is the fifth African to win the international honours that recognizes individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. Adesina takes home the $250,000 award for his roles over the...

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Gulf row: Senegal backs Saudi, recalls Qatar Ambassador


Senegal said on Wednesday it would recall its ambassador in Qatar and expressed its “active solidarity” with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries which have cut ties to Qatar. “Senegal has decided, from this day Wednesday 7 June 2017,...

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Equatorial Guinea approved as latest OPEC member


Equatorial Guinea has become the 14th member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Africa’s third biggest oil producer said in January that it was seeking to become the sixth country from the continent to...

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AU, African gov'ts stand with UK after deadly Manchester attack


African leaders have been condemning the terrorist act that hit the Manchester Arena in northern England. Current figures indicate that the at least 22 people, including children, have been killed in the suicide bomb attack. Another 59 people have been...

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Africa least hit by WannaCry ransomware cyber-attack


The first few hours of the cyber-attack saw major countries and corporations attacked in Europe, the United States, South America and Asia. Yet, in Africa, the countries attacked were South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, Tanzania, Niger,...

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Eight Chinese vessels detained off West Africa for illegal fishing


Authorities in West Africa have detained eight Chinese vessels for fishing illegally and the boat owners could be subject to millions of dollars in fines, officials at environmental group Greenpeace said. Inspectors from Guinea, Sierra Leone and...

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Africa’s CEOs seize the opportunities that uncertainty brings


DURBAN, South Africa, May 3, 2017/ -- Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent. PwC ( research across the continent shows...

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WHO: Malaria vaccine to be 'real life' tested in Africa


The world's first malaria vaccine will be available in selected areas of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi from 2018, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The UN body's regional office for Africa said in a statement on Monday that RTS,S injectable...

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Kenya, Qatar ink agreements on tourism, education & culture


East- African country, Kenya has signed agreements with Persian Gulf nation, Qatar, to promote three significant sectors of their economy viz tourism, education and culture. The agreements were signed between the President of Kenya Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta and...

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