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Treading a new path: Growing Ethiopia’s factory floors

At 6:45am the first bus halts outside the main gates of the Eastern Industry Zone. The doors clang open. Bleary-eyed young men and women begin to emerge and brace themselves against the chilly morning air. A second, then a third and fourth bus arrive from the nearby dormitories, disgorging more and more workers dressed in the turquoise polo shirts that employees are required to wear on the shop floor at Huajian, one of China’s largest footwear manufacturers. Each member of staff pauses briefly at the factory door and presses an…

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SAVANNAH HARBOR: STORY OF THE AFRICAN SLAVES.

In 1820, the international slave trade was technically banned in the US. Pirates, however, made their money gathering escaped slaves and shipping them overseas, such as to the Caribbean and South America. The French ship Grietely was one vessel that took part in this, and in 1854 it pulled into Georgia’s Savannah harbor to collect 71 runaways . The slaves, most of them Congolese, were rounded up and put onto the boat. Most of them were chained up, but some were restrained with only rope. None of them wanted to…

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FIRST AFRICAN BLOGGER AWARDS NOW OPEN FOR ENTRY

The continent’s very first awards programme that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, February 26, 2014/ — Entries to the 2014 African Blogger Awards (http://www.africanbloggerawards.com), the continent’s very first awards programme that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence through data analysis, are open to bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters and YouTubers across Africa.  The Awards have been divided into 36 categories, providing the opportunity for influencers on these platforms to be measured objectively against their peers, and duly recognised for their achievements. Categories are diverse, and include sectors…

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THE RISE OF AFRICANS INVESTING IN AFRICA (AIA) THE BEST WAY FORWARD

This article previously appeared on Huffington Post and is published with permission. “Africans Investing in Africa is the best way forward for Africans to have ownership of their development process” write Ibrahim Sagna & Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa. “With a market place of over one billion people and all associated opportunities, there is little excuse not to invest!” Foreign firms are not the only ones heavily investing in Africa’s numerous opportunities, shows the “Africa attractiveness survey 2013, getting down to business” published by Ernst & Young (E&Y). Increasingly, Africans, who were…

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IS AFRICA’S LANDS UP FOR GRABS?

An apparent surge in the purchase of African land by foreign companies and governments to grow food and other crops for export has set alarm bells ringing on and off the continent. The headlines have been strident: “The Second Scramble for Africa Starts”, “Quest for Food Security Breeds Neo- Colonists”, “Food Security or Economic Slavery?” The outcries reflect the continuing impact of the continent’s history, when as recently as the last century colonial powers and foreign settler populations arbitrarily seized African land and displaced those who lived on it, lending…

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“SHRIMP HOTEL” TO BOOST TOURISM IN BARENTU SUB-ZONE ERITREA

The Administrator of Barentu sub-zone, Mr. Aurelio Jackomino, said the construction of a new hotel in Barentu is expected to give impetus to tourism service in the city. He made the remark in connection with the inauguration ceremony of a 14-million Nakfa Hotel, during which he noted its significance vis-à-vis tourism activities in the area. Mr. Amine Woldeab, Head of the tourism department in the Administration of Gash-Barka region, equally emphasized the vitality of such facility in the city, and called on the Administration of the hotel named “Shrimp Hotel”…

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Tigo pioneers world’s first mobile money transfer with currency conversion with service between Rwanda and Tanzania

The new service allows Tigo subscribers in Tanzania to send money from their Tigo Pesa accounts to Tigo Cash subscribers in Rwanda and vice versa   DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, — Tigo a subsidiary of the international telecommunications and media company Millicom (Stockholmsbörsen: MIC), a leader in thirteen markets across Africa and Latin America, today announced the launch of a pioneering cross-border Mobile Money remittance service between Tanzania and Rwanda. The service was launched simultaneously in Kigali and Dar-es-Salaam in the presence of Rwandan High Commissioner in Tanzania Dr Ben…

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Young Ugandan creates business management app for SMEs

Ugandan Titus Mawano is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind Ffene, an award-winning business management platform for African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that assists with accounting, customer and inventory management. After studying computer science in the US for three years, Mawano decided to cut short his university education in 2012 and return to Uganda to follow his passion. “I thought that I had mastered enough skills to begin what I wanted to work on when I started my career – and that was creating a business management tool that would assist…

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UGANDA`S TRADITIONAL DANCES.

UGANDA`S TRADITIONAL DANCES. Uganda has a variety of tribes right from the south up to the north.Each of these tribes has a signature cultural traditional dance that describes who they are.All these dances are composed based on tribal traditional activities from all sphere of life.Many of them are based on harvest,sex and marriage,romance,reproduction never the less politics. A safari to Uganda will certainly guarantee you an opportunity to be entertained by traditional dances from several regions of Uganda not only to entertain but to educate you musically and through dance….

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SEMBEL WOOD AND METAL WORKS STRIVING TO ATTAIN HIGHER PRODUCTION CAPACITY THROUGH INTRODUCTION OF NEW MACHINERY

Sembel Wood and Metal Works, herein the capital indicated that it is striving to attain higher production capacitythrough introducing new machinery.Mr. Gebregziabher Asmelash, Manager of the institution, said that it is conducting continued on- the-job trainings following the introduction of new digital machines, while greater efforts are being exerted with a view to meeting the growing demand for hangar construction materials and office equipment. He further disclosed that the establishment has created job opportunities for atotal of 2,500 nationals including in its nationwide branch offices. Accordingly, one of the growing…

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