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Kenyan Boy’s Invention Scares Off Lions

Thirteen-year-old Kenyan Richard Turere faced a serious problem: Hungry lions were attacking his family’s precious herd of cattle. So the enterprising boy came up with an ingenious, low-tech solution to keep them away. Lions are a constant threat to farmers around Nairobi National Park in Kenya. Cattle were their preferred late-night snack. Turere, 11 years old at the time, was charged with protecting his family’s cows, sheep and goats. He noticed that the lions stayed away when he moved around at night with a flashlight, CNN’s Teo Kermeliotis reported. A few…

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Africa Sports 

Ghana Premier League: Goalkeeper leaves pitch to attend to nature’s call

Drama unfolded on Saturday, at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi as the Glo-Premier League second round match between Amidaus Professionals and Real Tamale United (RTU) was brought to a temporarily halt to allow the former’s goalkeeper, Eric Antwi Ofori, to attend to nature’s call.The match was barely 30 minutes old when the incident occurred, forcing referee Prince Tawiah to stop proceedings with spectators kept in a suspense as to what was happening.The GNA Sports gathered that goalkeeper Ofori in the course of the match suffered from a stomach…

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Business Entrepreneurship Technology 

CROWDFUNDING SERVICE SLICEBIZ WINS APPS4AFRICA CASH PRIZE

The SliceBiz team were one of three projects to win $10,000 as part of the annual competition Continue reading the main story Related Stories Uganda delays mobile switch-off The African tech-hub boom Africa’s technology revolution A Ghanaian start-up planning to popularise crowdfunding in Africa has been selected as one of the winners of this year’s Apps4Africa competition. SliceBiz plans to develop a service that will deliver 30-second pitches recorded by entrepreneurs to potential backers over the phone. It says investors will then be able to transfer cash into the projects…

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General 

BEING A PART OF 2FA

Do you want to be a part of all the exciting things happening at TwoFeet Africa (2FA) – the magazine, the website, and our events? It is quite easy, below are the many ways you can join us! 1. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/2feetafrica and/or follow us on Twitter :@2feetafrica 2. We’re also always excited to get well-written, informed contributions! 2. Have a strong opinion, story or other contribution, we will be glad to publish it. 3. You’ll find that we are a lot interested in getting a spread…

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Business Economy 

BUSINESS TRAVEL DRIVING THE GROWTH OF NIGERIAN HOTEL INDUSTRY

Business travel driving the growth of Nigeria’s hotel industry In 2012, Hilton Worldwide, owners of luxury hotels across the world disclosed its partnership with Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) to develop eight new luxury hotels across Nigeria within seven years. Transcorp has made strategic plans to expand its hospitality portfolio and in the next three to five years, the company will increase the number of hotels across key cities in Nigeria, particularly Lagos and Abuja. South African-based Protea Hospitality Group (PHG) has also announced that it would move the…

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Business Economy 

SIX AFRICAN COMPANIES WITH A SHOT AT BECOMING GLOBAL LEADERS

Six African companies with a shot at becoming global leaders BY Jaco Maritz   Although many African economies are growing at a rapid pace, there are still relatively few companies from the continent that are truly global leaders in their respective sectors.   Mobile telecommunications group MTN generates the majority of its revenues outside South Africa. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) earlier this month released its 2013 list of 100 global challenger companies – emerging market businesses that are “growing and globalising quickly” and shaping themselves into worldwide champions. To…

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Africa Business Economy 

AFRICANS MUST BE PROUD OF THEIR CONTINENT

The world gathered in Davos, Switzerland  for the World Economic Forum 2013 annual meeting. South Africa was well-represented at the Forum by government and the private sector, and together we set out to market our beautiful country which has so many positive attributes. While the audiences were warmly receptive to our message, we could not help but notice the subconscious prejudice against our beautiful continent, although this may have been unintended. For example, the first session I participated in, was a panel discussion entitled; “De-risking Africa; What are African leaders…

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