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Oracle Introduces Next Gen Cloud Applications to

Friday, November 17, 2017
The Modern Business Forum in Angola presents intelligent applications for local organisations to succeed in a digital business environment Innovations across Oracle Cloud Applications extend the industry 39;s broadest, deepest, and fastest growing suite of cl ...

Visa Sponsors the Nigerian Bobsled Team to the 2018 Winter Olympics games in Pye

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
LAGOS, NIGERIA ndash; NOVEMBER 15, 2017 ndash; Visa (NYSE: V) today announced the addition of three athletes who make up the Nigerian Women rsquo;s Bobsled Team to Team Visa, currently training to become the first ever African representatives, men or women, to qualify for the Olympic Wi ...

ALMA welcomes the appointment of Peter Sands as new Executive Director of the Gl

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Dar es Salaam (15 November 2017) ndash; The Executive Secretary of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) has today welcomed the appointment of Peter Sands as the new Executive Director of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Responding to the news of Mr Sands rsquo; ap ...

Pneumonia is killing more children than Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Measles combined

Monday, November 13, 2017
Abidjan, Dakar, Accra, Douala, Lagos, Nairobi, Kampala, Conakry, Lilongwe, Freetown, Monrovia DAKAR, Senegal, 13th November, 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- After calling on their governments to invest in immunization for the girl child on October 11th, and engaged t ...

BBC Hausa announces Women’s Short Story Award winner

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
This year rsquo;s BBC Hausa Short Story Writing Award for Female Writers has been won by Maimuna S Beli from Kano State, for her story ldquo;Bai Kai Zuci Ba rdquo; (Not from the heart). It tells the story of a woman who is obsessed with her children and constantly dreams of what might befal ...

Impunity in the murders of journalists creates intractable cycle

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
New York, October 31, 2017--A lack of justice in the murders of journalists can perpetuate a cycle of violence and impunity lasting a decade or more, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists 39; 2017 Global Impunity Index released today. The 10th annual report highlights countries wher ...

Africa Explosive Population Growth By 2050

Friday, October 27, 2017
Many years ago, a professor from Sick Children Hospital in Toronto asked health workers during orientation: who is going to feed them after saving all these children in African countries? It sounded callous then but after reflection for years, reality of that statement sunk in. It was a challeng ...

Chadian journalist imprisoned after report on airline's alleged weapons smugglin

Thursday, October 26, 2017
New York, October 26, 2017--Chadian authorities should immediately release from detention and drop all charges against Juda Allahondoum, publisher of the weekly Le Visionnairenewspaper, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Judicial police in the capital N 39;djamena on Oc ...

Intrapreneurship key to Africa’s future, Thomson Reuters

Thursday, October 26, 2017
26 October 2017 ndash; Industries are being disrupted one by one and as a result, business environments are constantly changing.Those that are embracing change and looking for ways to innovate faster and better are succeeding. Those that don rsquo;t, are struggling. And, intrapreneurship ...

Justina Mutale Named In Uk’s Powerlist Of Most Influential Black People

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Justina Mutale has been named in the 2018 Powerlist of the top 100 Most Influential Black People in the UK. The Powerlist recognises and celebrates 100 of Britain 39;s most influential people of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage. Nominees are rated on their ability to cha ...

African delegation takes part in the 19th World Festival of Youth andStudents i

Friday, October 20, 2017
A delegation of young talents from Africa are actively participating in the World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) which is currently being held in Sochi, Russia. The festival started on October 14 and will run until October 22 in the resort town which recently hosted the Winter Olympic Gam ...

Half a Million Young Coders: Africa Code Week 2017 Launched inTanzania

Thursday, October 19, 2017
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - 19 October 2017,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Africa Code Week (ACW) officially kicked-off in Tanzania today in the presence of Government officials and hundreds of pupils from surrounding areas kicking off the first series of live coding workshops. Hon. Prof. Joyce ...

Thousands March In Somalia After Attack That Killed More Than 300

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Thousands of Somalis have demonstrated against those behind the bombing that killed more than 300 people at the weekend, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site of the attack. Wearing red headbands, the crowd of mostly young men and women marched through Mogadishu amid ...
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