Africa Is a Continent
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Kenyan Women Create Their Own 'Geek Culture' : NPR

Kenyan Women Create Their Own 'Geek Culture'  : NPR | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
Say the words "high-tech startup" and chances are you picture a world that's mostly white, male and set in Silicon Valley. Now, a group in Nairobi, Kenya, is working to get more female entrepreneurs into the male-dominated world of tech.

 

 
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Scientists find new human species

Scientists find new human species | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
Researchers studying fossils from northern Kenya have identified a new species of human that lived two million years ago.
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South African investment climate 'solid' - SouthAfrica.info

South African investment climate 'solid' - SouthAfrica.info | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
South Africa's investor and local business confidence has been solidified by President Jacob Zuma's re-election and Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment as his deputy at the African National Congress' elective conference in Mangaung in the Free State, B...
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African full Internet access timeline

A timeline of full Internet access dates for each African country using NSRC reports.
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Nigeria, South Africa Lead Foreign Direct Investment Inflows To Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria, South Africa Lead Foreign Direct Investment Inflows To Sub-Saharan Africa | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it

VENTURES AFRICA – A United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (UNCTAD) World Investment Report has shown that foreign direct investment inflows to sub-Saharan Africa has increased to $36.9 billion from $29.5 billion in 2010.


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Afripedia, un projet pour développer Wikipédia en Afrique

Afripedia, un projet pour développer Wikipédia en Afrique | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
Fruit d'un partenariat entre l'association Wikimédia France, l'Institut français et l'Agence universitaire de la francophonie, Afripedia entend faciliter la consultation hors ligne de Wikipédia en Afrique et la production d'articles sur l'Afrique...

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Africa Rising: when will the West join Africa?

Africa Rising: when will the West join Africa? | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it

Discussions about Africa’s evolution tend to measure the continent’s ‘gradual’ assimilation into the global mainstream. This may have been understandable in the mid-1980s when by every indicator African economies were seen as hopelessly distorted and needed to be salvaged with what became known as ‘structural adjustment’. But African countries today appear more aligned with the Washington Consensus and Globalization’s ‘best practices’ than the West. On many of the macroeconomic indicators used to judge conformity with the mainstream – debt to GDP ratio, current account balance, fiscal balance, inflation – Africa is situated closer to the mainstream, while key OECD countries drift away. Data tracking other kinds of flows – in cultural, innovation, and labour flows – point to a continent becoming a key player in the Global South – not just assimilating into the global mainstream, but helping to shape it.

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Nigeria: Mobile Phones Technicians Call for New Investment in Telecommunication

Nigeria: Mobile Phones Technicians Call for New Investment in Telecommunication | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it

Lagos — Operators of mobile phones maintenance centres have called on the Federal Government to expand its investment in the communication sub-sector to improve the industry's capacity to provide sustainable employment for Nigerians.

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Congo-Kinshasa: UN Agency Mobilizing Support to Help DR Congo Tackle Livestock Epidemic

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is mobilizing urgent support to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) tackle the spread of a powerful livestock disease that has already killed 75,000 goats and threatens neighbouring countries.

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Is Africa on International Trial?

Is Africa on International Trial? | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
“There is an Akan saying: ‘Megyefo de abaa tare me so,’ which means, ‘My redeemer has turned my persecutor,’” quips Zaya Yeebo when describing the International Criminal…...
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Sudanese Opposition Forces Call to Overthrow Bashir's Regime

Sudanese Opposition Forces Call to Overthrow Bashir's Regime | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it

Khartoum — Sudanese opposition forces slammed the recent austerity measures announced by President Omer Al-Bashir to overcome the severe economic and called to overthrow the regime.

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TEDxBayArea Anat Bar Gera-The Magical Effect of the Internet in Africa

Talk Title: The magical effect of the internet on Africa Anat is a Co--founder of several telecommunications companies with numerous successful exits. At pre...
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Smart-Care to Improve Health Record Keeping - AllAfrica.com

Smart-Care to Improve Health Record Keeping - AllAfrica.com | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
Smart-Care to Improve Health Record Keeping AllAfrica.com Smart-Care is an electronic health record system which stores client (patient) information on a computer, as well as a smart card, and easily produces reports at facility, district,...
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Eastern Congo: Millions Left at the Mercy of Militias and Armed Forces

Eastern Congo: Millions Left at the Mercy of Militias and Armed Forces | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
More than one million people are at risk of militia, rebel and army attacks as fighters begin to position themselves in and around the provincial city of Goma with little or no protection from the government or UN peacekeepers.
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Urine-powered generator produces six hours of electricity per bathroom break

Urine-powered generator produces six hours of electricity per bathroom break | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
We've all heard the expression 'haste makes waste,' but how about waste making energy?
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Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya

Google launches Gmail SMS for text-based email in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
Smartphones and email-equipped feature phones have proliferated in even the most resource-dry areas of Asia, Europe and North America, but for many...
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Internet Café takes advantage of WACS

The cost of Internet access is already dropping in areas with WACS access.


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‘I have no time to think about challenges,’ says top entrepreneur Njeri Rionge

‘I have no time to think about challenges,’ says top entrepreneur Njeri Rionge | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
Njeri Rionge is one of east Africa’s few women pioneer investors in the IT sector having co-founded the region’s first mass market internet service provider Wananchi Online in 1999.
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10 African tech voices to follow on Twitter

10 African tech voices to follow on Twitter | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it

Africa is quietly undergoing a tech revolution that could transform the continent. CNN's African Voices has highlighted 10 leading tech voices from different African countries. Each one comments on technology's role in boosting entrepreneurship and empowering communities in Africa.

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Will the real African startups please stand up?

With so much focus on advancing the entrepreneurial ecosystems around African startup hubs at the moment, more and more Africans are starting their own businesses by choice as opposed to necessity. But, not all interesting ventures that launch can automatically claim ‘startup’ status.

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Sudan: Dormitories of Protesting Students Set Ablaze By Sudan Security Agents

Sudan: Dormitories of Protesting Students Set Ablaze By Sudan Security Agents | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it

Khartoum — Students and security agents supporting the Khartoum government have entered the dormitories of students in Omdurman to lit fire.

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Rwanda anger at DR Congo charges

Rwanda anger at DR Congo charges | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it
Rwanda's foreign minister hits back at reports that her country is backing a mutiny in DR Congo, saying such allegations are endangering Rwandans' lives.
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Vodacom to ‘unlock power of internet’

Vodacom to ‘unlock power of internet’ | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it

Vodacom currently has customers in South Africa, Mozambique, Lesotho, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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Social Entrepreneurs Wanted: Africa Is Waiting

Social Entrepreneurs Wanted: Africa Is Waiting | Africa Is a Continent | Scoop.it

“I’m encouraging young people to become social business entrepreneurs and contribute to the world, rather than just making money. Making money is no fun. Contributing to and changing the world is a lot more fun.”

-Muhammad Yunus

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