45 to Compete for U.S.$25,000 Innovation Award

[New Times] At least 45 local technology innovators and data scientists were selected to compete for the second edition of DataHack for Financial Inclusion (DataHack4Fi), an innovation competition aimed at encouraging finance, technology and data enthu…

[New Times] At least 45 local technology innovators and data scientists were selected to compete for the second edition of DataHack for Financial Inclusion (DataHack4Fi), an innovation competition aimed at encouraging finance, technology and data enthusiasts to address challenges associated with business and financial sectors.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Kenya to Award Tender for Crude Oil Pipeline Design

[East African] Kenya is expected to award a tender for the design of a crude oil pipeline from the Turkana oilfields to Lamu next month, after the project received backing from French firm Total.

[East African] Kenya is expected to award a tender for the design of a crude oil pipeline from the Turkana oilfields to Lamu next month, after the project received backing from French firm Total.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

DTI to Announce Successor Programme to Black Industrialists

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will over the course of the year announce a successor programme of the Black Industrialists Programme, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will over the course of the year announce a successor programme of the Black Industrialists Programme, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. Scandal Hearings Were a Predictable Shambles in Parliament

[DA] The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, was warned that there was a significant risk that the hearings into the scandal surrounding “accounting irregularities” at Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. would turn into a …

[DA] The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, was warned that there was a significant risk that the hearings into the scandal surrounding "accounting irregularities" at Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. would turn into a shambles in Parliament.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Capitalizing On the Shared Collective Identity

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country. Apart from a five-year trial by Mussolini’s Italy, it has never been colonized. Ethiopia was considered as a beacon of hope for millions of Africans and other nations around the world….

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country. Apart from a five-year trial by Mussolini's Italy, it has never been colonized. Ethiopia was considered as a beacon of hope for millions of Africans and other nations around the world. The country has also a unique feature of being a mosaic of nations, nationalities and peoples.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Ethiopia Tops Turkish Investment Destinations of Africa – EIC

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) says Ethiopia has remained the largest investment destination for Turkey in Africa and has so far attracted over 2.5 billion USD of the total six billion USD Turkish foreign direct investment…

[Ethiopian Herald] The Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) says Ethiopia has remained the largest investment destination for Turkey in Africa and has so far attracted over 2.5 billion USD of the total six billion USD Turkish foreign direct investment in Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Sudan Holds Local Journalist for 12 Days, Confiscates Newspapers

[CPJ] New York -Sudanese authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Amal Habbani and cease confiscating newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

[CPJ] New York -Sudanese authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Amal Habbani and cease confiscating newspapers, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

source: AllAfrica News: Sudan

Attacks On Medical Facilities Leave People Without Options

[MSF] “The first bullet hit a 13-year-old girl,” says Christelle. “I fell to the ground and they kept shooting. A bullet hit my ankle. Another bullet hit a child of two or three who was in a shelter next to the hospital wall. He died instantly.”

[MSF] "The first bullet hit a 13-year-old girl," says Christelle. "I fell to the ground and they kept shooting. A bullet hit my ankle. Another bullet hit a child of two or three who was in a shelter next to the hospital wall. He died instantly."

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic