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Japan PM pledges to invest USD30bn in Africa by 2018

NAIROBI, Kenya - Japan will pour $30 billion (27 billion euros) in investment in Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi.

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Gender inequality costs Africa USD95bn a year - UN

NAIROBI, Kenya - The UN urged African nations to close a gender gap that is costing an estimated $95 billion (84 billion euros) a year in lost economic potential.

1 hour ago

The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology
The love affair between young Nigerians and disruptive mobile technology

We are all familiar with the stereotype of the young entrepreneur: technology whizz kids with all the latest mobile devices and the ability to multitask as they type hundreds of words a minute. Sage's 'Walk With Me' report confirms that there is plenty of truth in this picture of how young people work and interact with technology.

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African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa
African leaders commit to empowering youth, women to transform Africa

African, Japanese and other leaders at the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), in Nairobi, Kenya, have agreed on more international actions to empower youth and women to achieve a demographic dividend and transform Africa.

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Using art to drive Africa's economic agenda

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The African Union is looking to identify ways in which African artists and the African Union, through the Citizen's Diaspora Directorate's facilitation, can collaborate and add value to ongoing continental initiatives.

25 Aug 2016

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The main drivers of investment in Sub Saharan Africa

LAGOS, Nigeria - Converging technologies, expanding connectivity and telecom mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are predicted to be the main drivers of investment and deal activity in Sub Saharan Africa in 2016 and 2017, according to global news and events company, TMT Finance.

25 Aug 2016

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African film content classification and online child protection

The Kenyan Film Classification Board (KFCB) has concluded a two week reciprocal study tour, hosted by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) of South Africa, to identify mutually beneficial activities for both countries, develop mechanisms and programs for content classification and regulation, and promote best practice.

23 Aug 2016

Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum
Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Preparations are underway for the 10th African Development Forum (ADF) to be convened by the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union and the African Development Bank.

23 Aug 2016