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Why it's time African researchers stopped working in silos

Seven years ago Bassirou Bonfoh, the director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique in Cote d'Ivoire, joined forces with 10 other African institutions. Their plan was to collaborate on research into infections that pass between animals and humans. Many of these infections, such as Ebola, Zika and HIV, are sadly, world famous.

By Thomas Kariuki 3 hours ago

#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa
#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa's thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world - was emphasised by speakers at the Africa Day celebrations, 25 May, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in Bellville.

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Is print media dead?

Yet again, another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. Independent Newspapers in the United Kingdom is about going all digital, thereby burying its print edition forever.

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 3 hours ago

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Need for open source skills in Africa

With many businesses transitioning from legacy systems to ones built on open source (OS) software, there is a need for skilled employees that can unlock the value this approach offers.

By Matthew Lee 20 hours ago

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Africa Day: Call for AU to protect journalists

On this Africa Day, the Right2Know campaign has highlighted the gross violations of the right to free expression taking place across the continent, as well as the continued imprisonment of journalists.

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Growth in mobile money transfers

MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit international money transfers in Ghana. The number of transfers received on mobile accounts is growing by 13% per month on average, as Ghanaians abroad discover the convenience of sending instantly via mobile money transfer systems.

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World-first mobile biometrics console at Securex

Local biometrics firm Ideco will showcase its new all-in-one mobile biometrics unit at Securex from 24-26 May 2016. The solution was recently launched at the connectID 2016 conference and expo in Washington, US.

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Africa is poised for a digital revolution

Africa remains one of the preferred frontiers for investment opportunities and doing business, according to a report released by PwC Africa on Friday, 19 May 2016. Growth and foreign direct investment has continued in Africa amid the recent global economic uncertainty.

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

The SMART Africa Secretariat and Ericsson have entered an information and communications technologies (ICT) partnership to meet the goal of developing a more connected and fully functioning knowledge-based society in Africa.

3 days ago

Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East
Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East

Mobile operator Orange has launched a call for candidates for the 2016 Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which will reward startups with prize money totalling US$62,000.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Scoring in online publishing in Africa
Scoring in online publishing in Africa

The last three years have seen strong growth for online publisher Goal.com. According to Effective Measure, in February 2016, Goal.com broke the half a billion page views per month mark in Africa. Effective Measure is the sanctioned digital measurement tool by IAB SA in South Africa and has recently extended its reach into Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria.

3 days ago

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Facebook expands video ads support

Facebook's Audience Network has expanded to support more video. These video ads will appear both in-stream (pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll) and in-article (starting with Instant Articles) from advertisers that want to drive brand awareness and recall.

3 days ago

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The Holmes Report Africa Consultancy of the Year

Following an extensive judging process involving hundreds of submissions from the best public relations and strategic communications firms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, five African PR agencies are in the running for Africa PR Agency of the Year: Epic MSGLROUP, Atmosphere, Burson-Marsteller, Djembe Communications and Magna Carta.

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