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Political Unrest Plunges Burundi Into Crisis

Africa Sees Rise In Lifestyle Illnesses

The is a rise in the number of Africans suffering from lifestyle illnesses, one of which is cancer. Unhealthy habits contribute to the development of the disease. Poor hospital services also add to the trouble of patients.

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Salary Review Reveals Gauteng To Provide Higher Salaries Than Others

Salary Review Reveals Gauteng To Provide Higher Salaries Than Others

Based on the latest salary review of Career Junction, a staff recruitment agency, Gauteng stays on the top in terms of compensation for a number of professions.

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Fighting Lifestyle Diseases Through Understanding Africa's Gene Pool

Fighting Lifestyle Diseases Through Understanding Africa's Gene Pool

Home to about 1.2 billion of the world’s population, Africa, the world’s second largest and second most populous country on Earth, is excessively troubled by the challenges in its society such as the spread of several infectious diseases and a growing number of cases related to non-communicable diseases.

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Africa Needs To Upgrade Approach On Lifestyle Diseases Studies

Africa Needs To Upgrade Approach On Lifestyle Diseases Studies

Lifestyle disease are inevitable. With this fact, research must be upgraded and developed. Africa knows this.

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African Farmers Struggle To Feed   Continent's Booming Population

African Farmers Now Supported With Mobile Drought Insurance

Due to extreme dry weather conditions, African farmers are seriously affected by their crops failure with little or no more money to replenish their lands or support their families. With the mobile drought insurance, farmers are protected from such harsh conditions by paying a small surcharge fee upon purchase of seeds and fertilizers registered with an insurance company.

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NIGERIA-ECONOMY-INTERNET-AFRICA

Nigeria's Ntel Seeks $1 Billion Investment for 4G LTE Service Expansion

Ntel is seeking $1 billion loan investment for its 4G mobile broadband expansion for 2020 to take advantage of the increasing number of smartphone users in Africa. It will start its 4G LTE service to Abuja and Lagos by April 8 competing with other Nigerian four company internet and broadband providers.

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2016 Old Mutual Wealth Series Launch

Old Mutual Reportedly Planning to Split Into Several Units, The Company Stated It's Considering All Options

Giant South Africa-based international banking group Old Mutual has stated that they are considering all options as a result of a strategic review. Many believe that the group is planning to split itself into several business units.

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South Africa Prepares For FIFA World Cup

South Africa Aims to Boost Tourism as The Growing Sector Contributes Significantly to the African Economy

South Africa Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom said in the Meeting Africa 2016 forum that the boost in tourism could benefit the local economy. Tourism has been increasing phenomenally in recent years as the government aims to invest more in the sector.

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United Nations Hosts World Leaders For Annual General Assembly

The African Economic Summit Ends With Calls to Boost Economy With Investment

This year’s African economic summit was ended with calls to boost trade and investment on the continent. The conference aims to strengthen Africa’s place in the world economy through investment and to establish Egypt as a gateway for foreign investments.

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Spanish Royals Visit Morocco - Day 2

Morocco King Unveils First Phase of The World's Largest Solar Plants

The completion of the first stage will also begin the second and third stage of the project. Once finished this power plant will be the world's largest, providing electricity for 1.1 million people in Morocco. The project would also help reduce the country's dependence on imported energy source as well as reducing carbon emission.

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Everyday Life In Ethiopia

East Africa Islamic Finance Summit 2016 Will Be Held to Discuss Islamic Finance

The summit will provide a platform for foreign investors, African companies, and regulators to meet, discuss relevant issues, and form relationships. East Africa has a strong potential to develop Islamic Finance because of the high demand for its services and products.

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 Mad Money - Season 10

Oracle Discloses Planning For Data Center In Dubai To Dominate The Vibrant Cloud Market In The Middle East

Oracle has disclosed its expansion program in the Middle East for 2016 which involves setting up a data center and new offices in Abu Dhabi and internet cities in Amman and Riyadh. It also plans to increase its workforce to offer better service for the customers across the Middle East and Africa. The vibrant nature of the cloud market in the Middle East region and the ever growing cloud business therein has led the Californian tech giant to approach with larger investments.

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Specimens In The Metropolitan Police's Illegal Trade In Endangered Species Exhibition

Hong Kong will ban ivory trade

Hong Kong has been one of the main traders of elephant ivory. The government is about to change that, a move praised by activists and environmentalists.

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China

China pledges $60B funding package support development efforts in world's poorest continent

China shows support to its long-time ally, Africa, by providing the continent funding support worth $60 billion.

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Drilling activity in Canada set to slow down

The oil drilling activity in Canada is taking a hit as crude oil price is still hovering at $50 a barrel. The current situation is forcing Canadian oil companies to lower drilling activity in 2016.

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