Tag Archives: Africa

22Mar/15

Africa’s largest country prepares to go to polls amid security threats

Nigeria prepares to go to the polls amid threats by Sunni militant group Boko Haram to disrupt the March 28 vote.
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10Mar/15

Ivory Coast jails ex-first lady for 20 years over poll violence

Mixed reactions follow the jailing of former Ivory Coast first lady Simone Gbagbo.

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10Mar/15

Zambians express concern over president’s health

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu will seek treatment abroad to correct a narrowing of the food pipe that caused him to fall ill on Sunday. Zambians, who lost former president Michael Sata when he died in October last year after an illness are especially concerned about Lungu’s health.
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08Mar/15

Nigerians react to Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to Islamic State

Residents in Nigeria’s capital Abuja react to an audio clip released by Boko Haram pledging allegiance to Islamic State

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08Mar/15

Female entrepreneur takes her Nigerian online fashion store to Africa’s top business lists

Ahead of World Women’s Day on March 8, we celebrate Africa’s women in business. Nigerian entrepreneur Honey Ogundeyi started Fashpa – an online shopping platform with one of the widest selections of fashionable clothes and accessories, just over a year ago. She was recently listed by Forbes among one of ten top emerging entrepreneurs in Africa for 2015.
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02Mar/15

Visa and Airtel Extend Mobile Payments to Seven African Countries

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) and Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced a partnership to bring innovative mobile payment services to seven markets in Africa including Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Seychelles and Tanzania.
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27Feb/15

ICC confirms acquittal of Congolese warlord Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui

The International Criminal Court Appeals chamber confirms the acquittal of Congolese warlord Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui.

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