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Ethiopia’s Web Blackout Ends, Raising Hopes of Reforms Under New PM

| April 16, 2018

Internet users in Ethiopia said on Monday the government appeared to have ended a three-month online blackout, raising hopes of a relaxation of restrictions after the arrival of a new prime minister who promised reforms.

Mobile and broadband internet services …

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RWANDA JOINS KENYA IN APPROVING AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE TREATY

| April 15, 2018

KIGALI-- Rwanda's Cabinet has endorsed the draft law ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA), paving way for parliament's ratification.

According to minutes of Wednesday's cabinet meeting, the cabinet also approved Protocol on trade in goods, Protocol on trade …

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Emergency humanitarian UK aid package to DRC as violence escalates

| April 13, 2018

During a visit to a camp for displaced families in Kalemie in the DRC, Africa minister Harriett Baldwin denounced recent escalations in violence across the east of the country and announced an emergency package of UK aid support which will …

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Where Did Zimbabwe’s Diamond Money Go?

| April 11, 2018

Lawmakers in Zimbabwe are preparing to summon ex-president Robert Mugabe to answer for his management of the diamond sector, which he nationalized in 2016.

Mugabe announced the state seizure two years ago on Zimbabwe state TV, saying, "There has been …

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Global Hunger Is Rising, Artificial Intelligence Can Help

| April 8, 2018

Despite a global abundance of food, a United Nations report says 815 million people, 11 percent of the world's population, went hungry in 2016. That number seems to be rising.

Poverty is not the only reason, however, people are experiencing …

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