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  • 10 Surprising Things About Tech And Tourism In Africa

    By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:10 am AFKI Original

    Tourism is an important industry within many African countries, and technology is helping to contribute positively to the growth and sustainability of tourism across the continent. Despite challenges, tourism is booming and growing in Africa, thanks to a resurgent economy and a more digitally connected world, along with the opportunities that this world now provides.

  • ACE Submarine Cable Launches New Segment To Expand African Broadband

    By Dana Sanchez, 11:50 am

    Orange’s ACE submarine cable has launched Phase II of a 17,000km fiber optic cable that promises high speed Internet access to the countries where the France-based telcom does business. ACE is the first international submarine cable to land in at least 7 African countries. The new segment will connect Sao Tomé & Principe to South Africa. South Africa is already connected to the rest of the world through five submarine cables.

  • Trends To Look Out For In The African Pharmaceutical Industry

    By Julia Austin, 10:04 am AFKI Original

    Transportation of product is one of the top logistical issues facing the pharmaceutical industry in Africa. Many pharmaceutical companies will open branches in African cities, and eventually rural areas, say analysts at logistics company DHL. Global pharmaceutical companies are looking to Africa for growth opportunities. Here are some trends to look out for in the African pharmaceutical industry.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Africa’s Largest Telecoms Operator, MTN

    Why Nigeria Fined MTN So Heavily By Peter Pedroncelli, 10:00 am AFKI Original

    South Africa’s MTN Group has been in the global news in recent weeks because of the turmoil that the telecoms company has had with its Nigerian unit. The Africa’s largest telecoms operator was fined a massive $5.2 billion by the Nigerian Communication Commission for allowing 5.1million unregistered sim cards on its network in the West African country. Here are 10 things that you need to know about MTN.

  • 10 Recipes To Add African Flair To Thanksgiving Meals

    By Julia Austin, 5:56 pm

    Since there’s always someone at Thanksgiving dinner who doesn’t like turkey, you’re smart to have another meat dish on the table. Bobotie is a traditional African dish with similar look and texture to a casserole—another Thanksgiving table staple. It’s made with minced lamb, beef or both, delicious spices, fruit and nuts.

  • Tourists Trickle Back To Ebola-Free Sierra Leone

    Ebola-free By Kevin Mwanza, 6:43 am

    Tourist are slowly heading back to Sierra Leone, one of the three West African countries that was devastated by an Ebola virus outbreak last year, just as the world Health Organization (WHO) declares the country Ebola-free. On Saturday, WHO officially declared the country free from the virus after it passed the 42-day market (two incubation period) without any case.

  • Yaya Toure Not Included In Cote D’Ivoire Squad

    Michel Dussuyer By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:24 am

    Cote D’Ivoire coach Michel Dussuyer has named the 24-man squad that will play two important 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Liberia later this month, and Yaya Toure was a surprise exclusion from the list. The Manchester City midfielder has recently been nominated for the FIFA Balon D’Or and the African Player of the Year award, but he will not be involved in these crucial games for the Elephants.

  • US Land O’ Lakes Co-Op Makes First Commercial Investment In Africa

    US Land O' Lakes Co-Op Makes First Commercial Investment In Africa By Dana Sanchez, 1:53 pm

    Land O’Lakes is no stranger to Africa. Until now, the co-op has only done nonprofit work with U.S. government aid. Now it plans to expand north with more commercial deals using South Africa as a base. Land O’ Lakes has current aid programs in Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

  • Dangote Cement Plans To List On London, Johannesburg Stock Exchanges

    Dangote Cement plans to list By Dana Sanchez, 11:49 am

    Aliko Dangote is consolidating his cement businesses across Africa into one company that can compete globally on London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. “Our intention is to consolidate our cement assets,” he said while announcing a $600-million cement plant in Tanzania. Dangote isn’t the largest cement producer in Africa but he plans to be. His net worth dropped in 2014 as a result of a weaker Nigerian currency.

  • US-Uganda Partnership Brings Mobile Money Aggregator To 27 African Countries

    Mobile Money Aggregator By Dana Sanchez, 12:28 pm AFKI Original

    A U.S. mobile market research firm has partnered with Ugandan mobile money aggregator Beyonic to bring a unifying mobile payment platform to 27 African countries. Beyonic claims to open up mobile money to businesses that previously lacked resources to connect to every carrier across multiple countries. The partnership will make Beyonic the largest mobile money aggregator in Africa.

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