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DHL enters strategic partnership with Ambatovy in Madagascar

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, has entered into an initial three-year global freight forwarding agreement with Ambatovy, a joint venture between Sherritt International Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and Korea Resources Corporation. This agreement was secured and will be managed by the division’s industrial projects team which handles very large break-bulk and complex project logistics. This agreement encompasses two contracts where DHL will provide onshore and offshore services. For the onshore contract, DHL is responsible for providing import customs clearance for airfreight shipments…

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General Technology 

Aquila takes first flight towards connecting billions of people

Facebook is accelerating its efforts to bring internet connectivity to the four billion people around the world who are not yet online, with the goal of contributing to prosperity, progress and development around the globe. The company’s Connectivity Lab has reached a major milestone in this ambition with the first full-scale test flight of Aquila, an unmanned solar-powered airplane that can be used to bring affordable internet to hundreds of millions of people in the hardest-to-reach places. Internet access can offer life-changing opportunities, information, and experiences, but 1.6 billion people…

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Jim Ovia Fund: 35 Nigerian tech students to receive N16m scholarship

No fewer than thirty five computer science students of the Nigerian Computer Society will today receive sixteen million naira ( N16 million ) scholarship funding from Jim Ovia Information Communication Technology, ICT, funding. The successful students, according to NCS, have satisfied the selection process for the award of the scholarship for the 2016/2017 academic session. The Jim Ovia ICT Foundation is aimed at preparing young students for the modern day work-place, business opportunities, and sharpen their entrepreneurship skills. NCS had last year instituted the scholarship prorammge to assist its members…

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Africa Economy 

CNN MULTICHOICE AFRICAN JOURNALIST 2016 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Finalists in the prestigious CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2016 Competition were announced today by Ferial Haffajee, Chair of the independent judging panel. This year, the competition received 1637 entries – a record number – from 38 countries across the continent, including French and Portuguese-speaking Africa. There are 38 finalists from 14 countries:  Adedayo Eriye Oketola, Saturday Punch, Nigeria Aderonke Bello, naij.com, Nigeria Eromo Egbejule, Freelancer at Ventures Africa, Nigeria Folashade Adebayo, The Punch, Nigeria Veronica Onuchi, TVC News Africa, Nigeria Yemisi Akinbobola, Ogechi Ekeanyanwu & Paul Bradshaw, IQ4News for Premium Times, Nigeria Ancillar…

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Education General Technology 

How to recognize harmful kids’ toys?

Toys literally surround the child from birth. Shop shelves are full of colorful packages and modern children have a lot of them, and everything would be fine, if not a “but.” Some toys are in fact not intended for children, and can become very dangerous. Sometimes it’s a question of quality, and sometimes it’s the manufacturer, who when constructing the toy forgets to assign the age limit for this or that toy. Toys with small parts   Dangerous for the child may be small parts of construction sets, loosely glued…

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Sage Announces the Launch of Sage 50 Accounting in East and West Africa

Sage 50 Accounting Africa edition is a full business management solution for Small & Medium Businesses JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 20, 2016/ –, the global market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, today announced the launch of Sage 50 Accounting in East Africa and West Africa. Sage 50 Accounting is a holistic accounting and business management solution for Small & Medium Businesses.Sage 50 Accounting empowers you to manage operations, draw reports, and identify trends and opportunities from one interface. All components in Sage 50 Accounting are fully integrated and…

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Africa Economy 

Eko Atlantic City Completes Eko Boulevard, Nigeria’s First 8 Lane City Road

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 20, 2016/ — Eko Atlantic City, a unique, innovative development, in a vibrant environment with 21st Century facilities on the coast of Lagos has reached advanced stagesin the first 5 million sq. metres of the project.  The city notonly boasts of independent power and water supply,seamless communications network but also anextensive citywide road network.  This will be the first of its kind in Lagos and Nigeria.The city, which is divided into 8 districts, is planned for mixed-use with commercial, residential, entertainment and leisure activities to make the city a…

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Africa 

Bot for Messenger Launched at the International Aids Conference 2016

The bot will provide mothers a more affordable, engaging way to access the stage-based messages currently provided by the technology’s SMS services DURBAN, South Africa, July 19, 2016/ — Through the advent of Messenger and bots, messaging platforms have rapidly increased their impact in reaching users with life-changing content. Leading this technological evolution in low and middle income countries, the Praekelt Foundation (www.PraekeltFoundation.org) will launch a new chatbot for Messenger integrated into the South African Nation Department of Health’s MomConnect, at the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban on July 19, 2016. The bot…

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Healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Welcomes its First Group of Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa

GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship launched the healthymagination Mother and Child Programme to accelerate health innovations in nine African countries The programme has selected 17 African social entrepreneurs who will benefit from training and mentorship aimed at improving maternal and/or child health outcomes NAIROBI, Kenya, July 19, 2016/ — The healthymagination Mother and Child Programme — launched in March 2016 by GE ( www.GE.com)  and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship(www.SCU.edu/MillerCenter)  to address maternal and child mortality by supporting African social entrepreneurs operating in the health sector — has taken the…

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If Microsoft can’t install Windows 10 on your PC, it’ll give you a new laptop

As July 29 gets closer and the free Windows 10 upgrade offer reaches its final days, Microsoft is pulling out all the stops in order to convince users to upgrade. It’s even willing to give you a new laptop. As spotted by Neowin, Microsoft retail stores are offering to install Windows 10 on any compatible machine for free. If the store’s technicians don’t complete the upgrade by the end of that business day, they’ll give you a free 15-inch Dell Inspiron notebook. The offer runs between now and July 29. There is, of…

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