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  • FIFA President Infantino Wants More African WC Spots

    FIFA President Infantino By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:52 am

    New FIFA president Gianni Infantino has suggested that Africa should receive two more World Cup qualification spots if his plan to expand the flagship competition from 32 to 40 teams is successful. Swiss UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino was elected as the new FIFA president at the end of February, and began working for world football’s governing body with immediate effect.

  • Ethiopian Airlines To Serve Newark Airport Rather Than New York

    Ethiopian Airlines to serve Newark Airport By Dana Sanchez, 12:03 am

    Ethiopian has served Newark in the past but suspended service in 2004 in order to serve Washington Dulles International Airport instead. Ethiopian said it would resume service to the New York metropolitan area. The service will allow passengers to connect between Newark and many cities throughout Africa, according to Ethiopian Airlines. Newark will become Ethiopian’s 93rd international gateway and its fourth gateway in North America. Ethiopian says it has had average annual growth of 25 percent the past seven years.

  • Thailand Company Wins Patent In Africa For Motorcycle Taxi Tech

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:43 pm

    Africa has the world’s largest population of motorcycle taxis. This patent protection secures the company coverage of an area representing more than half the continent’s population. Mototaxi operators are messengers, deliverers, and personal assistants. More than automobile taxis, this is a strategic segment that needs to be captured to become a global leader in local transport and commerce, said Paul Giles, CEO and founder of World Moto. His is one of the only public companies actively pursuing this industry, Giles said.

  • 8 African Superfoods You Should Be Eating

    African superfoods By Julia Austin, 5:02 pm AFKI Original

    Moringa only recently hit the major food markets in Africa, but its impressive nutritional profile developed a reputation fast. The plant’s leaves are dried and ground up into a powder that can be added to your smoothies, shakes, or milk in your cereal. It has more protein than yogurt and more iron than spinach. Over 20 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa suffer from malnutrition, many living on land that grows some of the most nutritious food on the planet. Here are 8 African superfoods you should be eating.

  • Banking In West And Central Africa Remains A Big Opportunity: Here’s Why

    Banking In West And Central Africa By Kurt Davis Jr., 3:58 pm AFKI Original

    The commodities downturn and slowing growth instill fear in some investors. But the underlying fundamentals of West Africa and Central Africa are positive. Nearly a third of adults in West Africa have a bank account. Throw in a very young population — 44% of West and Central Africa is 14 years old or younger. Mobile banking becomes a massive opportunity if you digest these demographics in the long term. The commodity decline is changing the Africa rising story. The financial services sector deserves not to be wrapped up in the anxiety.

  • AFCON Qualifying: African Giants Head For Do Or Die Battles

    NFF Accused Oliseh - Super Eagles Nigeria Fans By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:23 am AFKI Original

    The African national teams are currently involved in Gabon 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying with matches to decide the teams that will progress to the next round of the qualification campaign to take part in the Nations Cup in early 2017. There are many fixtures taking place, with some of Africa’s best national teams involved in the campaign in an effort to earn their ticket to Gabon and a chance to be champions of Africa.

  • 8 Of The Most Popular African Presidents On Facebook

    By Julia Austin, 8:16 am AFKI Original

    Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, has reigned over the country for over 16 years. Through his shareholding in an investment company, he’s the richest monarch on the continent. In 2004, Mohammed gained points internationally and likes on Facebook when he pushed for reform that demands equal rights for women in marriage, and access to property upon divorce. Check out 8 of the most popular African presidents on Facebook.

  • 17 African Countries Just Got Better At Managing Their Airspace

    17 African countries just got better at managing their airspace By Dana Sanchez, 4:41 pm

    Madrid-based tech company Indra has been chosen to install a satellite-based surveillance system network in 17 African countries that uses GPS to determine an aircraft’s location, speed and other data. The network broadcasts data to ground stations that relay them to air traffic control displays and to nearby aircraft equipped to receive them. Aircraft equipped with the technology can get weather and traffic information delivered directly to the cockpit. Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast is a cornerstone of next-generation air traffic modernization, and the U.S. has mandated that aircraft must be equipped with it by 2020.

  • 8 Giant Telecoms Companies Connecting Africa

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:01 am AFKI Original

    Africa is a continent that has embraced telecoms technology and mobile on a wide scale, with numerous telecommunication corporations based in and out of Africa providing millions of African subscribers with a variety of mobile-based services. We take a closer look at 8 of the African continent’s biggest telecoms companies.

  • 8 Most Loved Sports In Africa

    Most loved sports - World Cup Qualifying Draw By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:42 am AFKI Original

    Africa is a sport mad part of the world, with the people of the African continent enjoying a variety of sports to watch or participate in, whether they are team sports or those practised by individuals. The love of fans on the continent for sports is clear in the passion that they exude when supporting their sports heroes or favourite teams. With this in mind, we take a look at the 8 most loved sports in Africa.

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