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Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger

Facebook is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. This aligns with Facebook’s commitment to promote innovation in the Middle East and Africa by providing developers and start-ups with the tools they need to build, grow, monetize, and measure products and services. Facebook grew […]

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Sudanese dictator wanted by ICC invites Lungu for a state visit

SUDAN’S President Omar al-Bashir has invited President Edgar Lungu for a state visit; Sudanese Foreign Minister Professor Ibrahim Ghandour says the visit will mark the start for stronger relations between the two countries.   Last week, Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba delivered a special message to President Omar al-Bashir from President Lungu.   Mr. […]

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Research from Robert Walters has found that salaries across Africa will increase by 12-16% on average in 2017 despite difficult economic climate across the continent. Nic Sephton-Poultney, Robert Walters Country Manager – Africa comments; “We expect the economic challenges affecting many countries in Africa to continue while commodity prices remain low. However, we are confident that […]

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An international consortium including Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is set to invest in Alufer Mining Limited to fund the development of Guinea-Conakry’s high grade bauxite reserves. The US$205 million deal will be one of the largest foreign investments in the country since the 2014 Ebola crisis. Once complete, the project will increase production levels in […]

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Long serving Congolese Opposition Leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, dies

Long-serving Democratic Republic of Congo main opposition leader, Etienne Tshisekedi, one of the country’s most important advocates of democracy, has died in Brussels aged 84, diplomatic sources said on Wednesday.   Tshisekedi stood up to Mobutu Sese Seko, who ruled the country, then known as Zaire, for decades before being overthrown by Rwanda, Uganda and […]

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BET (DStv channel 129) is adding to its rich factual programming mix by welcoming the best documentaries from Africa and across the world onto its TV screens under a deal with documentary curators AfriDocs.   AfriDocs’ extensive library of African and international documentaries will be aired on BET’s pan-African entertainment channel on DStv everySunday evening at […]

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Gay marriage is evil, It has no place in America, America belongs to God – President Trump

Several social issues disappeared from the WhiteHouse.gov site Friday, including a page dedicated to LGBT rights. A report on the Labor Department’s website on LGBT workers rights was also removed. Advocates for the LGBT community have worried about what a Trump administration would mean for the progress made on equality issues under President Obama. As […]

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$11 million go missing in Gambia after Jammeh flies into exile

More than $11m (£8.8m) is missing from The Gambia’s state coffers following the departure of long-time leader Yahya Jammeh, an adviser to President Adama Barrow has alleged. Mai Ahmad Fatty said financial experts were trying to evaluate the exact loss. Luxury cars and other items were reportedly loaded on to a Chadian cargo plane as […]

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Congratulations to the people of Gambia

Statement from Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, on the outcome of the recent Presidential elections in The Gambia. We congratulate the Gambian people for the successful conclusion of a difficult electoral process and we salute the peaceful manner in which a potentially explosive situation has been resolved. We commend the efforts of […]

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HH commends ECOWAS for kicking out Gambia Dictator Yahya Jammeh

Opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema has commended the western African region grouping – ECOWAS for ensuring that Gambia’s Dictator President Yahya Jammeh has been forced out of the office and the right winner assumes office.   The UPND leader who has rejected the August election results where incumbent president Edgar Lungu was declared winner says […]

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