How An African University Grows Start-Ups

[Innovation in Africa] Elsewhere globally universities have both fostered technology transfer and start-ups. With certain exceptions, this approach in Africa has been less common. Stellenbosch University runs Launchlab and Russell Southwood spoke to it…

[Innovation in Africa] Elsewhere globally universities have both fostered technology transfer and start-ups. With certain exceptions, this approach in Africa has been less common. Stellenbosch University runs Launchlab and Russell Southwood spoke to its Operations Manager Brandon Paschal.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Get Serious About the South Sudan Conflict

[Monitor] Over the past six months, at least half a million South Sudanese fleeing insecurity in South Sudan have arrived in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, joining the thousands of South Sudanese who had relocated to Uganda earlier.

[Monitor] Over the past six months, at least half a million South Sudanese fleeing insecurity in South Sudan have arrived in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, joining the thousands of South Sudanese who had relocated to Uganda earlier.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Why Nkrumah Wanted Jomo Kenyatta Exiled in Ghana

[Nation] Jomo Kenyatta would have been sent to exile in Ghana three years before Kenya’s independence if efforts by pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah had succeeded, documents from the British Prime Minister’s office show.

[Nation] Jomo Kenyatta would have been sent to exile in Ghana three years before Kenya's independence if efforts by pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah had succeeded, documents from the British Prime Minister's office show.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

The AU’s (Other) ICC Strategy

[ISS] At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

[ISS] At the recently concluded 28th African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, heads of state and government adopted a decision on a strategy for withdrawing from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

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Fayose Says FG’s Plan to Ban Okada Wicked

[Vanguard] Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described plan by the federal government to ban commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada in the country as wicked, saying;…

[Vanguard] Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors' Forum, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described plan by the federal government to ban commercial motorcycle, popularly known as Okada in the country as wicked, saying; "In Ekiti State, we won't ban Okada because it is a source of livelihood to a lot of families. Why would anyone even contemplate such when government did not creat alternative employments?"

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Who Is Malema?, Mugabe Asks

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has, for the first time, responded to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema’s call last month that he must step down.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has, for the first time, responded to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema's call last month that he must step down.

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South Africans Urged to Engage With 2017 Budget

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South Africans are urged to engage with the 2017 National Budget Speech that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will table in Parliament on Wednesday.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -South Africans are urged to engage with the 2017 National Budget Speech that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will table in Parliament on Wednesday.

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SARS Confiscates 271kg of Cocaine

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Saturday confiscated 271kg of cocaine with a street value of R78 million at OR Tambo International Airport – one of the biggest cocaine busts ever.

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The South African Revenue Service (SARS) on Saturday confiscated 271kg of cocaine with a street value of R78 million at OR Tambo International Airport - one of the biggest cocaine busts ever.

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NSFAS Receives 161 938 Student Applications

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received a total 161 938 applications from students seeking funding for 2017 in universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across the …

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has received a total 161 938 applications from students seeking funding for 2017 in universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa