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AU Summit opens with focus on reducing armed conflict

The 33rd African Union Summit opened on Thursday with a gathering that focused on reducing armed conflicts to achieve the continent’s developmental priorities. The week-long assembly of African governments and allied...

Jumia, DHL and Alibaba will face off in African e-commerce 2.0 – TechCrunch

The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but e-commerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has seen...

Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital – TechCrunch

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high-profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey) and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The...
14 killed in rebel attack in Congo

14 killed in rebel attack in Congo

A government official on Friday said no fewer than 14 people have been killed in a militia attack in eastern Congo. Donat Kibwana, the administrator of Beni territory, told dpa that...

29 people die as South Sudan clans clash over Nile Island

At least 29 people were killed in South Sudan on Thursday when two rival clans clashed over the ownership of an island on the Nile river. An Area coordinator,...

Sahara Reporters founder Sowore remains detained in Nigeria – TechCrunch

The founder of African investigative digital media site Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore remains detained in Nigeria on charges including treason, his wife Opeyemi Sowore told TechCrunch. Her husband founded Sahara Reporters...

Mugabe’s family planning to build museum at his rural home

The family of the late former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is planning to build a museum at his rural home in Zvimba where he lies buried, local media reported. Mr Mugabe’s...

Nigeria’s Akure is a good example of how not to build a city

Akure is one of Nigeria’s emerging cities. Located within Ondo State in the country’s south west, it’s a settlement about 350kms from Lagos where roads meet from major towns such...

Why forecasting floods should be a global collaborative effort

The number of people exposed to the risk of floods is rising. More and expanding human settlements are being built in flood-prone areas, especially in Africa, Asia and South America....

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