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Africa Roundup April 12, 2018

The rise of tech hubs It is an open secret that Africa is a key region on the globe, with great strategic value and economic potential, and this reality has not been overlooked by tech giants around the world that see Africa as the next hub of tech business activity and development. Google and The World Bank are among the many international companies and institutions that have decided to take advantage of this African reality and are investing in technological “Tech” hubs to foster growth in Africa. Tech hubs are the gathering place for entrepreneurs, developers’ students to meet, learn …

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Young Nigerian Heartthrob coming to Olympia on April 6th By Rosie Awori Whenever Nigerian heartthrob Davido takes to the stage, audiences are guaranteed an electrifying, powerful and refreshing performance. Such is the power and appeal of the young and dynamic Afrobeat performer. With a string of epic singles such as, Aye. Skelewu, Damediro, that have dominated the charts all over the continent of Africa, it is no wonder that he has already received international recognition. At 26, the Atlanta-born artist has already signed a major record deal with Sony and has churned out hits such as Obo, Flora my flower …

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Africa Roundup March 29, 2018

AFRICA A single currency for all of Africa can be the springboard that launches Africa as an economic power block globally. This ideal is what South African President Cyril Ramaphosa firmly believes in, and he strongly backed the proposal of creating a homogeneous currency for African countries in a bid to attract infrastructure investment and ease intra-African trade. Speaking to journalists on March 21st at the African Union Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, where 44 countries signed a deal to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ramaphosa said a single African currency was the natural next step. He added …

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The politics of Ebola: Not just an African problem

“This is not an African disease. This is a virus that is a threat to all humanity,”: WHO It is a statement as seemingly ridiculous as it is crucial to efforts in curbing an Ebola outbreak that has killed over two thousand people in Africa already this year. At a September 4 news conference, Gayle Smith, special assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama, and senior director at the National Security Council, tried to underscore the scope of the latest Ebola epidemic. “This is not an African disease. This is a virus that is a threat to all humanity,” she said. …

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