• Minister of Minerals announces completion of arrangements for launching third investment and mining forum

    The Minister of Minerals Prof. Hashim Ali Salim has announced completion of preparations for launching the Third International Forum for Investment and Mining in Sudan during the 23-26 of the current March at the Friendship Hall with the participation of 70 foreign companies from 30 countries and 30 local companies.

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  • Kenya's A24Media launches $1m media tech investment fund

    Kenyan independent news channel A24Media has announced the launch of a US$1 million investment fund to back innovative media technology developers from around the world.

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  • The making of Smart Mauritius

    Mauritius is developing seven smart cities – at a cost of $3.5bn – that will be autonomous in renewable energy, water supply and waste management, sustainable, all without putting any pressure on the island’s infrastructure. Both local people and foreigners will work, live and play in one place, reducing the need for transport and mobility. Ten other projects are in the pipeline for 2016, setting the scene for a smart Mauritius.

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  • Congo's central bank says economy is stabilising

    Democratic Republic of Congo’s economy is stabilising as commodity prices rebound, its central bank said on Friday, reiterating its forecast for 5.2 percent growth this year.

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  • Mobius II: The luxury SUV made in Africa, for Africans

    It's no surprise then that Kenyan car manufacturer, Mobius Motors, is looking to introduce an affordable, no thrills, but robust and classy SUV for the African mass market.

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  • Rwanda’s economy to grow 6.5% in 2018: central bank

    Good climate conditions are expected to help Rwanda’s economy grow 6.5 percent this year, up from a projected 5.2 percent last year, the central bank governor said on Tuesday.

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  • Samsung acquires Egyptian startup Kngine

    South Korea-based Samsung Electronics announced on March 6 the acquisition of Egyptian artificial intelligence startup Kngine to improve its virtual assistant Bixby, developed by Samsung Electronics.

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  • Agreement to link Cyprus, Egypt, Greece via undersea cable signed

    Cyprus and Egypt have agreed on the route of a 1,707-kilometre sub-sea power cable that will link the grids of the two countries to that of Greece, EuroAfrica Interconnector, the company behind the project said.

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  • $12m tantalum refinery a first for Rwanda's mining sector

    Rwanda expects a much needed mineral refinery to be in place by the end of this year, after a foreign investor purchased land where it will be located in Bugesera District, according to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

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  • The Inaugural COMESA Gender Statistics Bulletin is out

    COMESA has launched the inaugural Gender Statistics Bulletin which seeks to improve the availability of gender disaggregated data to Member States. The launch was done during the opening of the Ministers of Gender and Social Affairs meeting in Khartoum.

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