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GLITZ AFRICA FASHION WEEK 2014

From the 6th of November to the 9th of November 2014, Glitz Africa Fashion Week will present an ecletic mix of designers from the African continent in the capital of Ghana – Accra. Among the designers confirmed are; Mai Atafo from Nigeria, Taibo Bacar from Mosambique, Ejiro Amos Tafiri, April by Kunbi, Duaba Serwaa and Thula Sindi from South Africa, just to mention a few. After two fantastic years of unparalleled success at the Accra International Conference Center, this year’s fashion week will be even bigger. This year, you will…

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#LensOnEbola THE PROJECT. LETS GET CONSCIOUS, SPREAD THE MESSAGE #EbolaFacts

The ‪#‎LensOnEbola‬ project is collaboration between Nollywood workshops, Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, Mainframe studios and the Naija247Medic team. This project aims to use illustrative fliers, and stimulating video clips featuring popular Nollywood stars to educate Nigerians on the Ebola scourge and best practices to prevent spread. Watch Watch Desmond Elliot @deselliot Tontoh Dike @TONTOLET Joke Silva @jokesilva and @wongiwongi share the facts on ‪#‎Ebola‬ #LensOnEbola ‪ Twitter: @lensonebola Facebook: http://facebook.com/LensOnEbola Wash Your Hands

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BBC PODCAST ON #Ebola , #BringBackOurGirls AND MUSIC

Here is a special podcast from the BBC:Analysis of the #Ebola outbreak, the journey so far on the missing Nigerian girls #BringBackOurGirls and a little bit of music. #Ebola screening begins at London’s Heathrow airport. #BringBackOurGirls: Six months on. Plus the music of Afrikan Boy. Download below. http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/africa/africa_20141014-1926a.mp3 SOURCE: BBC Africa

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#EBOLA : CAN BIG DATA ANALYTICS HELP CONTAIN ITS SPREAD?

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has now claimed more than 4,000 lives. While emergency response teams, medical charities and non-governmental organisations struggle to contain the virus, could big data analytics help? A growing number of data scientists believe so. MOBILE MAPPING Mobile phones, widely owned in even the poorest countries in Africa, are proving to be a rich source of data. Orange Telecom in Senegal handed over anonymised voice and text data from 150,000 mobile phones to Flowminder, a Swedish non-profit organisation, which was then able to draw…

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WANT TO HELP AFRICA? START WITH WOMEN SAYS MELINDA GATES

Paris (AFP) – Women are key to boosting economic growth in Africa and the developing world, Melinda Gates said Tuesday as she stopped off in Paris to press crisis-hit France to keep funding projects for women and girls. Speaking to AFP, the philanthropist said empowering women is a key focus of the powerful Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in its struggle to help people in developing countries be more autonomous in health, family planning and — crucially — economic decisions. The reason? Evidence has shown that a woman in Africa,…

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NAOMI CAMPBELL ORGANISES CHARITY SHOWS FOR #Ebola

Naomi Campbell is organising two charity fashion shows in aid of the Ebola crisis. The 44-year-old supermodel – who launched the Fashion for Relief foundation in 2005 – has organised two catwalk shows, one in New York and one in London, to coincide with their February fashion weeks to raise money for the appeal, reports Telegraph.co.uk. The raven-haired beauty – who, through the foundation, has also provided aid to victims following the India terrorist attacks in 2009, the Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010…

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BLACKBERRY CLASSIC PHOTOS EMERGE ONLINE

The BlackBerry Classic is set to launch next month in November, a new batch of photos and some rumored specifications have emerged online. The Classic is the device I have been waiting for from BlackBerry with specs rumored to have 720×720 LCD display, 2GB of RAM along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor. Check  out the batch of the BlackBerry Classic photos in the gallery. SOURCE: Blackberryempire.com

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SPEAKING PROPS

Speak For Free Always & Go Broke! It’s cool at the starting point of your speaking career to receive comments like “Your speech blessed me.”, “Thank God for bringing you.” and “You fired me up!” Your rewards? Cans of juice, meatpies, a couple of back pats topped by “God bless you”s and possibly a few hampers. As Steve Harris puts it, “Hampers don’t buy pampers.” Speaking for free is cool, but you can earn a fee doing something you usually do for free. That’s cooler, don’t you think? But to…

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SPECIAL FUND TO CUSHION TEA SECTOR FROM PRICE SEE-SAWS IN KENYA

Tea farmers are set to earn more after the government promised to create a special fund to cushion their earnings against international price fluctuations. The decision was announced by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Felix Koskei on Monday during a meeting with stakeholders to explore ways of improving the sector’s performance to ensure farmers enjoy better returns. It is good news to growers who, this year, received one of the worst bonus payouts in the industry’s history. The poor income was blamed on low prices in the global market arising from oversupply…

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WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO #EndPoverty ?

Ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (#IDEP2014) which comes up on 17 October, the United Nations Development Programme – UNDP are running a Campaign to tagged #EndPoverty on Twitter and Facebook. The campaign is aimed at proffering solutions to poverty and helping to eradicate it. HOW TO BE A PART OF THE CAMPAIGN • All you need to do to join in on this campaign is to take an action that will help eradicate poverty, send a photo or video of your action with your solution…

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