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    MTN Aims To Raise $960M With Ghana And Nigeria Stock Exchange Listing

    Ghana and Nigeria By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:53 am

    South African mobile operator MTN is set to list on the Ghana and Nigeria stock exchanges later this year, and the company is expecting to raise around $1 billion as a result. Africa’s biggest mobile phone company by subscribers will make 30 percent of its Nigerian shares available for listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, with 35 percent of its shares made available to investors in Ghana.

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    Africa Development Bank and Egyptian Government Push for Innovations in Africa

    By Staff, 4:42 am

    Transformation of Africa into innovative driven continent is the greatest concern by ADB and Egypt. In order to hasten the implementation of transformation agenda, African Development Bank hosted the 3rd Africa Science, Technology and Innovation event. The forum took place 10-12 February in Egypt. Abdel Fattah El Sisi Egypt President with partners, researchers and African Minister attended the forum. The creation of New Africa driven by innovative youths took the greater part of the discussion.

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    Rwanda Hosts Successful Africa Tech Summit

    tech summit By Staff, 9:58 am

    The Africa Tech Summit kicks off in Rwanda, February 14, bringing together over 250 delegates to discuss key opportunities and challenges emerging across the continent’s tech space, unpack investment trends, and network with a view to driving growth in African tech. Supported by the Rwandan Ministry of ICT, the event took place with confirmed speakers including industry leaders from the likes of Facebook, Andela, BRCK, Taxify, AHL Venture Partners, Safaricom, Atlas Mara, BitPesa, kLab and iHub.

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    Scientists Use DNA Analysis And Radiocarbon Dating To Combat Ivory Trafficking

    Scientists Use DNA Analysis And Radiocarbon Dating To Combat Ivory Trafficking By Peter Pedroncelli, 3:50 am

    Scientists are using DNA analysis of ivory samples confiscated from the U.S. retail market to help reduce elephant poaching. Two teams of scientists will use radiocarbon dating to determine when each elephant was killed and DNA analyses to locate where it came from in Africa. Determining the location and year an elephant that produced a tusk was killed establishes if the ivory being sold is legal.

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    Safaricom Enters A New Market With Music Streaming Service

    Safaricom has launched a music streaming service in Kenya. By Peter Pedroncelli, 4:58 am

    Safaricom continues to expand its product offering for customers, and has now announced the launch of its music streaming service in Kenya. The Kenyan-based mobile operator has officially launched its all-inclusive music streaming service, called SONGA. The service will allow music-lovers the ability to stream their favorite music from local and international artists, while providing a platform through which artists will be able to sell their music and make it available to consumers on a large scale.

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    A High Oil Price Has Its Downside, Especially In Sub-Saharan Africa

    high oil price - Gas and oil-rich Nigeria provides an opportunity for banks willing to buy up government debt. Photo - Hope for Nigeria - sub-Saharan Africa By Kurt Davis Jr., 6:51 am AFKI Original

    Oil prices are tanking. Oil prices are rising. It is the constant storyline in the early days of 2018, but a high oil price has a downside for some countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Those bullish on the price have their reasons, as do those who are bearish, but the reality is that an oil price rebound may simply not be the best outcome for some countries in the sub-Saharan African region. We take a look at a few examples.

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    Tanzania’s New Hi-Tech Passport Should Increase Trade

    passport By Staff, 7:16 pm

    Tanzania’s move to roll out a high tech passport is a huge step towards boosting trade both at the regional and international levels. President John Magufuli commissioned the new travel document. The business community has welcomed the new generation passports for their multiple benefits, including easing travel for Tanzanians. The move is part of an ambitious regional plan to ease travel for East African residents.Tanzania joins Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda in rolling out the electronic passport.

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    A Look At African Agri-Tech

    agri-tech By Staff, 6:47 pm

    Agriculture is big business in Africa. The sector employs 65 percent of the continent’s labor force, and accounts for 32 percent of gross domestic product, according to the World Bank. Yet it is beset by problems. Africa’s population is growing but farm productivity is low, lack of technical equipment and expertise, and the movement of young people away from farming areas to cities. African entrepreneurs are increasingly seeing the inherent opportunities within the agriculture sector.

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