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Smartphones have been hailed in Africa for everything from improving emergency and rural health care to enabling e-commerce and better supply chains. But in some…... [Read More]
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Kenyan citizens will soon be able to buy government bonds on their cell phones. Kenya's Treasury said today that the M-Akiba bond, the world's first mobile-only government bond,... [Read More]
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The Nile River Delta, once known as the bread basket of the world, may soon be unable to support even the population of Egypt. According…... [Read More]
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At least 48 people have been killed by a landslide at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. On Saturday,…... [Read More]
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Yesterday (March 7) US president Donald Trump spoke with Kenyan president Uluru Kenyatta, his fourth phone call with an African leader since taking office. Given…... [Read More]
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While other African countries are banning the export of donkey skins, Kenya is doing a brisk trade in the commodity so sought after in China. Gelatin from the... [Read More]
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Facebook's mission to bring internet access, as well as its platform, to millions of Africans is taking a new approach. This week the social media company... [Read More]
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When a car bomb ripped through a market in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least 30 people, China's state broadcaster in Africa, quickly covered the story.... [Read More]
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Kenyan authorities may soon be monitoring the phone calls, text messages, and mobile money transactions of millions of its citizens. Regulators are ordering mobile phone…... [Read More]
The government of Joseph Kabila is has a new excuse for delaying the vote that would usher in a new president: Elections are expensive. Pierre…... [Read More]
Flying a drone will soon be legal in Kenya, which has effectively banned the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for anyone outside of the military... [Read More]
In her Grammy performance on Sunday night, Beyonce styled herself as not one but at least two religious icons: Oshun, a Yoruba deity from West Africa, and... [Read More]
When The Gambia's former president Yahya Jammeh first came to power in 1994 as a 29-year old army lieutenant after a bloodless coup, few Gambians would have... [Read More]
The world's largest refugee camp is not somewhere in Europe, or on the Turkish-Syrian border, or in Iraq; it is the Dadaab camp in northeastern…... [Read More]
Ashish Thakkar, the 35-year-old entrepreneur commonly referred to as Africa's youngest billionaire, isn't quite as successful as he would seem. A messy divorce is exposing his... [Read More]
An ancient lost continent is lying at the bottom of the Indian Ocean, underneath the island of Mauritius, according to a new study led by…... [Read More]
Mobile phone ownership in Kenya, home of the world's largest mobile money platform and one of Africa's most mobile friendly economies, is a little lower... [Read More]
"No one leaves home unless/home is the mouth of a shark." The line, by British Somali poet Warsan Shire, has become a rallying call for refugees and... [Read More]
President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, including three African countries—Somalia, Sudan, and Libya—has stranded doctors, students, athletes, and refugees who have waited…... [Read More]
Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government is getting desperate: The country's administration under Robert Mugabe has offered to pay its workers with land instead of the usual annual…... [Read More]
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