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Business & Finance

Nigeria Convicts 205 Boko Haram Suspects in Mass Trials

More than 200 people have been convicted in Nigeria on charges related to their involvement with militant Islamist group Boko Haram, the justice ministry said Monday.

The convictions of 205 people in mass trials mark the conclusion of the second …

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PROFILE: SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA

BEIJING, China- Cyril Ramaphosa, the fifth and current president of South Africa, took office, Thursday, in a parliamentary vote. He is preceded by Jacob Zuma, who announced his immediate resignation, late Wednesday, on orders from the ruling African National Congress …

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Little Change Expected in Ethiopia Despite PM Resignation

Sources in Ethiopia's ruling party tell VOA they expect the country to declare a state of emergency in the wake of the prime minister's surprise resignation this week. However, it is unlikely Hailemariam Desalegn's departure will trigger substantial political change.…

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Governance

Governance

CHINESE LUNAR NEW YEAR SHOW ON AFRICA SPARKS PROTEST

BEIJING--A much-watched Lunar New Year TV show has sparked protests because of its alleged demeaning caricatures.

The gala, televised by China's state broadcaster, featured a well-known Chinese actress as an African woman with exaggerated buttocks, a large chest and a …

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Africa’s young artists called to ‘Give art life’ and enter 2018 L’Atelier art competition

For thousands of artists across Africa whose creativity is their livelihood, art gives life. Now, the continent's flagship visual arts competition for emerging artists, L'Atelier, is asking these artists to 'Give art life' as it calls for entries into this …

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Full Participation of Youth in Decision-making Key to Shaping Brighter Future for All, Social Development Commission Hears as General Debate Continues

Younger generations must have readily available tools enabling their full participation in decision making arenas to better shape a brighter future for all, the Commission for Social Development heard today as it continued its general debate.

We live in a …

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General

General

Cornell receives $35M to support cassava development for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa

Ithaca, New York, Feb. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although cassava breeders are making progress, they still face significant challenges

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Authentix® Selected by Zambia as Technology & Services Partner to Combat Illicit Fuels

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Authentix, a leading global authentication and information services company, announces The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) of Zambia has selected, after a public procurement tender process, Authentix as its technology and services partner to …

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La société Authentix® a été sélectionnée par la Zambie en tant que partenaire de technologie et de services pour lutter contre les carburants illicites

ADDISON, Texas, 12 février 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Authentix, une société mondiale de services d’authentification et d’information de premier plan, annonce que le Conseil de règlementation de l’énergie (Energy Regulation Board (ERB)) de Zambie, a, après un processus de marché public, …

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Medical and Health

Medical/Health Care

World’s Leading Health Organizations Release Third Edition of Widely Used Resource on Family Planning

Global Handbook Gives Health-Care Providers Accurate and Practical Guidance for Counseling Clients

NEW DELHI, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Family planning is considered a development “best buy” and a life-saving intervention for millions of women and girls. Crucial to the …

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Les principaux organismes de santé du monde publient la troisième édition d’une ressource largement utilisée en matière de planification familiale

Un guide mondial à l’intention des prestataires de soins de santé fournissant des conseils précis et pratiques pour le conseil des clients

NEW DELHI, 13 février 2018 /PRNewswire/ — La planification familiale est considérée comme un « excellent choix »

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SENEGALESE PRESIDENT URGES ROBUST EFFORTS IN SCI-TECH FIELD TO BOLSTER AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT

ADDIS ABABA, President Macky Sall of Senegal has reiterated the core value of education, science and technology to unleash the full potential of Africa towards socio-economic development.

The president made the remarks during the Inaugural Meeting of the Committee of …

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Sports

Sports

Botswana Signs a Country Programme Framework (CPF) for 2018-2022

Dr Alfred Madigele, Minister of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology signed Botswana's Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2018�2022 on 25 January 2018. The signing took place during a ceremony in Gaborone attended by IAEA Director General …

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Africa Innovation Summit (AIS 2018): AIS NEPAD Partnership for Africa’s Transformation

The AIS 2018 team (www.AfricaInnovationSummit.com) is excited to announce its strategic

partnership with NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa#39;s Development) for Africa's

transformation in the framework of the second edition of the Africa Innovation Summit to

be held in Kigali Conventions …

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BOTSWANA’S PRESIDENT ARRIVES IN WINDHOEK FOR TWO STATE VISIT TO NAMIBIA

WINDHOEK -- President Seretse Khama Ian Khama of Botswana arrived in Namibia Monday on a two-day State visit during which he will hold discussions on bilateral co-operation with his Namibian counterpart, president Hage Geingob.

Namibia's Minister of Presidential Affairs, Frans …

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Technology

Technology

Togo Charity Wins Award for Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water

An African charity that improved access to drinking water and sanitation and reduced the chance of cholera deaths in a village in Togo was on Monday awarded the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize.

The award is granted every three years …

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South African Faces Death Penalty in South Sudan Espionage Case

A South African man is facing a possible death sentence in South Sudan, after none of the key defense witnesses showed up at his trial on espionage charges and conspiracy to overthrow the government.

William John Endley was a security …

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The DigitalTown SmartWeb

Building a global consumer Internet that is Intuitive, Personalized and Secure

SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  DigitalTown, Inc. (OTC:DGTW), the leading provider of People-centric Solutions for Smart Cities, provided a condensed update on the status of the SmartWeb

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