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    Rapid African Political Change May Spark Economic Revival In 2018

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    Political change in Africa is rapidly happening in unexpected pockets. Observers are actively monitoring situations in certain countries, in particular South Africa, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe, with an excitement for future socio-political change that could follow these headwinds. Yet all consideration of the current political movements suggest that the imagined economic change is not necessarily an easy sequel to the political prologue.

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    Africa Tech Summit Stakeholders Want ‘Taskforce’ To Develop Talent For Africa’s Tech Scene

    Africa Tech Summit Kigali brought the continent's tech players together. Photo - Appsafrica By Tom Jackson, 1:55 am AFKI Original

    AFKInsider’s Tom Jackson attended the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali last week, and what he discovered was an understanding of the obstacles and a clear path to continuing tech growth on the continent. Concerns about connectivity, market sizes, talent, funding and scalability have not gone away, but Africa Tech Summit Kigali made its own small contribution to assembling the “taskforce” that will be needed to sustain the tech sector’s growth.

  • Agriculture

    French Firm Embraces Tech To Continue 130-Year-Old Tradition Of Farming Acacia Gum In Africa

    acacia gum By Ann Brown, 1:00 am AFKI Original

    Since 1884 a family business named Alland & Robert, based in Normandy, France, has been an international leader in natural plant exudates for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, with a strong focus on acacia gum. Today, it employs 70 staff and contributes to the livelihood of several million people living in Sahelian Africa, where acacia-producing countries are found. Through tech the company is ensuring a sustainable future.

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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

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    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

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    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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