Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future
Source: Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future |

Fall Armyworm Tech Prize: Highest Number of Entries from Africa

Nesta (www.Nesta.org.uk), on behalf of Feed the Future (https://goo.gl/dsQfx6), today announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize (http://FallArmyWormTech.Challenges.org). The Prize aims to find digital solutions to identify, track and protect crops from the pest, which has devastated agricultural produce across the…

Africa Oil Week
Source: Africa Oil Week |

Africa Oil Week welcomes nine African Ministers

Over the course of the week, leading nations will take meetings and present proprietary information regarding up-and-coming projects exclusively at Africa Oil Week

Nine Energy and Petroleum Ministers have confirmed to attend Africa Oil Week (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) 2018 which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on the 5-9 November 2018. With 88 upcoming oil and gas fields to receive more than US$180Bn by 2025, having such strong government representation of nine Ministers…

Source: Freshworks |

Freshworks Announces Expansion Plans in Africa with Strategic Focus and Committed Investments in Nigeria

Freshworks is paving way for the future of IT service management in Africa to keep pace with growing customer and market demands

Freshworks Inc (www.Freshworks.com)., a leading provider of cloud-based business software, recently announced its expansion into the African market. Freshworks plans to substantially increase its commitment with specific investments in marketing, sales and partner resources to better serve its customers in the region. “Africa is a very strategic market for Freshworks,…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
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African Development Bank Group Annual Meetings: Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to economic transformation

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank is attending the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group in Busan, Korea

Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development…

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In Partnership with CcHub, Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its First Hub Space in Africa

The launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities to collaborate, learn, and exchange ideas

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria,…

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Terrestrial fibre still mother of all bottlenecks in Africa say experts at Africa Panel Session

The Africa Panel session at ITW was sponsored by MainOne for the 7th year in a row and continues to provide a platform for players to share perspectives on the opportunities and challenges across the region with a global audience

Experts at the Africa Session of the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have described terrestrial fibre constraints as the mother of all bottlenecks hindering increased Internet penetration on the continent. During his presentation on the theme “Enabling Content on the African Continent”, Chief Executive Officer of research firm, Xalam…

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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Nigerian President Buhari

The Secretary noted the longstanding relationship between the Nigerian and American people and underscored the themes of the April 30 official working visit of President Buhari to the White House

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release May 17, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On May 17, Secretary Pompeo called Nigerian President Buhari.  The Secretary noted the longstanding relationship between the Nigerian and American people and underscored the themes of the April…

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Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak contained, but continued vigilance needed

This year a total of 423 confirmed cases including 106 deaths have been recorded

With six weeks of declining numbers and only a handful of confirmed cases reported in recent weeks, the critical phase of Nigeria’s largest-ever Lassa fever outbreak is under control, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). However, Nigeria is endemic for Lassa fever and people could be infected throughout the…

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Diplomacy in a crisis region: Germany is supporting the stabilisation forum for Lake Chad

For eight years, the Islamist Boko Haram group has been terrorising the population: over 30,000 people have been killed and two million men, women and children displaced

Terror, hunger and millions of displaced persons – the Lake Chad region is one of the most dangerous trouble spots in Africa. Germany is actively supporting a diplomatic approach to resolving the causes of the crisis. Maiduguri, a city in north eastern Nigeria, was once regarded as a dangerous stronghold…

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Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on Food for Peace and Power Africa as Finalists for Service to America Medals

Statement by Spokesperson Clayton M. Mccleskey on Food for Peace and Power Africa as Finalists for Service to America Medals: I join my U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) colleagues in congratulating the Office of Food for Peace and the USAID-led Power Africa initiative, both of which are finalists for…