Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences as refugees try to cope by skipping meals, pulling their children out of schools to stay at home or work, and selling family assets.

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Ugandan youth researcher Sarah Bafumda (right) shares information from the research with Hamidah Nyanzi, a respondent in the study.
Research calls for new approach to youth strategies in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda - Innovative research released by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for a new approach to youth employment training strategies in Africa, as the research reveals the extraordinary lengths young people take to make a living.

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Significant growth in money transfers to Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – A new record number of unique transactions were recorded in December 2016 in digital money transfers in Tanzania, according to WorldRemit. This is a 150% year on year growth, driven by the rapid expansion of mobile money accounts.

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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet.

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New insurance brand launched in Botswana

The Southern African operation of Zurich Insurance, which used to be listed on the JSE, rebranded itself Bryte Insurance on Thursday. Its Swiss parent recently sold the company to Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings.

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African alliance to strengthen economic corridors

The Economic Commission for Africa, through the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is holding a meeting in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and other Corridor management Institutions (CMIs) to establish the African Corridor Management Alliance. The Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies in support of the development and management of economic corridors on the Continent.

17 Feb 2017