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  • FBI Agents On Russia Probe Called Trump An ‘Idiot’
    A senior FBI agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe this year referred to Donald Trump before his election as an “idiot,” in emails turned over to the Senate, US media reported. Peter Strzok, a senior counterintelligen…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 1:12pm -
  • Germany Sets World Cup Victory Bonus At €350,000 Per Player
    The German Football Association (DFB) announced Wednesday that each member of their squad will receive a 350,000 euros ($411,267) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia. If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim L…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 12:10pm -
  • Pinnick Apologises To Nigerians, Explains How ‘NFF Error’ Occurred
    President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has tendered an apology to Nigerians explaining how the “errorâ€� which led to the sanctioning by the world football body, FIFA. Mr Pinick using his official Twitter handle…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 11:51am -
  • UK Jobless Rate Holds At Lowest Since 1975
    Britain’s unemployment rate remains at a 42-year low, official data showed Wednesday, but workers’ wages are still failing to keep pace with inflation. The jobless rate — or the proportion of the workforce that is unemployed — stood at 4.3 pe…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 11:46am -
  • Google Opens Artificial Intelligence Centre In China
    Google announced Wednesday that it will open a new Artificial Intelligence research centre in Beijing, tapping China’s talent pool in the promising technology despite the US search giant’s exclusion from the country’s internet. Artificial intel…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 11:27am -
  • ‘No Concerns’ Over Tokyo Olympic Preparations – IOC

    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 11:15am -
  • Kremlin Welcomes ‘Constructive’ U.S. Position On N.Korea Talks
    Russia on Wednesday said it welcomed US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement that Washington is ready for talks with North Korea without preconditions, calling this a constructive approach. “We can state that such constructive statements…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 11:10am -
  • Corruption Charges: Arraignment of Justice Yinusa Stalled
    The planned arraignment of a dismissed judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Mohammed Yinusa failed to go on at the Lagos High Court Sitting in Ikeja today. A Registrar of the court told the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) that Ju…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 11:08am -
  • Nigeria Requires International Support To Mitigate Climate Change Effects – Buhari
    President Muhammadu Buhari has called on international community to support Nigeria’s commitment to reducing the negative effects of climate change. Speaking on Tuesday at the One Planet Summit in Paris, Buhari said Nigeria cannot implement…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 11:07am -
  • Another 387 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya
    Two new batches of Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned back home. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received the first batch of 245 returnees and the second batch of 142 others at the Cargo Wing of the Muritala Mohammed International…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 10:45am -



  • newOpera Software Launches Web-Enabled Payment Solution In Kenya
    Norwegian web browser developer Opera Software has launched a web-enabled payment solution that can be accessed through their browser in Kenya. The web-enabled payment system, called OPay, has been integrated into the Opera Mini browser following…
    - 17 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 2:04pm -
  • newThe 9 Biggest Moments For African Tech In 2017
    It was another landmark year in the development of the African tech sector, with major launches, big funding rounds and significant buyouts. From the increased interest in incubating African startups to massive investments in the likes of Andela, 201…
    - 23 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 8:10am -
  • The Most Popular Digital Advertising Campaigns According To Young Africans
    The youth demographic in sub-Saharan Africa encounter digital advertisements more frequently on a daily basis than any other form of advertisement; Coca - Cola advertisements are the most memorable due to their creativity, this is according to a rece…
    - 1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 10:10pm -
  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About South Africa’s Evolving Startup Landscape
    The tech startup landscape in South Africa is constantly evolving, with entrepreneurs working hard to take their ideas and make them into viable and successful businesses. This is not always an easy task, and funding is a major issue, as determined b…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 12:29pm -
  • Top Election Predictions For Africa In 2018
    Last year’s election predictions for 2017 were pretty accurate (if a little self-indulgence can be allowed). So this year will be interesting to watch again, with countries like Egypt, DRC (hopefully), and Zimbabwe on the calendar. The electio…
    - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 8:04am -
  • Amazon Considering Construction Of Cloud Data Centers In South Africa
    Amazon Web Services, the cloud division of, is considering the possibility of constructing data centers in South Africa. The cloud computing firm may look to build its own data center infrastructure in the country, following the launch of…
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 17, 1:57pm -
  • Africa’s Telecoms Market Undergoing ‘Period Of Revolution’
    Africa's telecoms market is in a state of flux, with some operators seeing huge potential and opportunity while others are concerned with the challenges they face. Trends are being set by both those aiming to expand investment in telecommunications a…
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 17, 7:24am -
  • Africa’s Best Sectors For Technology-Enabled Investments In 2018
    Recent advances in technology are creating scalability for sub-Saharan African investments, with technology-enabled businesses well-positioned for growth. Financial services provides one such example. As many Westerners complain about the lack of tec…
    - 4 days ago 11 Dec 17, 6:04am -
  • Kenyan School Aims To Produce The Next Generation Of Engineers
    In Kenya, youth under 25 years old make up the largest number of people unemployed in the country.Audrey Cheng, 24, is trying to change that.Raised in Maryland, Cheng moved to Nairobi three years ago to work for a global fund. She realized that entre…
    - 4 days ago 10 Dec 17, 7:31pm -
  • Nigeria Partners With South Korea On Technology And Research
    The University of Abuja says it is set to partner with South Korea in research and technology, including an exchange of students and members of taff. The Acting Director, University of Abuja Centre for Asian Studies, Dr. Amos Dlibugunaya, stated thi…
    - 5 days ago 9 Dec 17, 7:15pm -

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  • newPoPI pressure mounts as deadline looms closer
    Once the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (PoPI Act) is made effective, companies will have a year’s grace period to become compliant with the Act. In the meantime, agreements between corporate clients and their suppliers are…
    - 10 mins ago 15 Dec 17, 6:56am -
  • newFormer Yahoo and Netflix executive joins South African startup board
    On Wednesday 13 December 2017, South African startup, Xineoh, who developed a new type of machine learning recommendation engine, announced the appointment of ‘tech giant’, John Robison, to its board of directors. Robison is a seni…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 4:17pm -
  • newNew reports highlight talent gaps that exist in Africa’s Fintech landscape
    The Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) has released two new reports that aim to provide better understand and address human talent gaps that exist in Africa’s Fintech landscape. The 2017 Fintech Talent Africa Leadership and Employee Engag…
    - 15 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 3:44pm -
  • newElements to consider when implementing EAM software
    TechTarget defines enterprise asset management (EAM) as; “a broad term vendors use to describe software that provides managers with a way to view company-owned assets holistically. The goal is to enable managers to control and pro-activel…
    - 16 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 3:08pm -
  • newBCX to invest $7.5 million into South African digital skills
    On Thursday 14 December 2017, BCX  announced that it will be investing $7.5 million (R100 million) to grow scarce digital skills in ICT infrastructure and software programming alongside cybersecurity, Fintech and artificial intelligence over…
    - 17 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 2:34pm -
  • newGoogle's Year in Search: South Africa's top searches of 2017
    Google has announced the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering a unique perspective on the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in South Africa. The results show what people, places, and things were trending ar…
    - 17 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 1:38pm -
  • new5 things to consider before signing a cellphone contract
    Junk status. Downgrades. Inflation. Recession. Fuel price hikes. These are terms South Africans are exposed to on a daily basis. The reality is that there's a great deal of uncertainty about the economy, which means that consumers need to consi…
    - 19 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 12:14pm -
  • newSouth African tax collector takes aim at cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
    According to a report by MoneyWeb, The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has opened dialogue with a number of the top technology companies in the world in order to try and enable the tax revenue service to track cryptocurrecy trades more eff…
    - 20 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 10:44am -
  • newPoor security practices could put cloud-driven business at risk
    Research conducted by Kaspersky Lab has revealed that 35 percent of businesses globally admit that they are unsure if certain pieces of corporate information are stored on company servers or on those of their cloud providers. This makes the saf…
    - 21 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 10:11am -
  • newFNB Connect earns more international recognition
    On 14 December 2017, South African bank, First National Bank (FNB) announced that its FNB Connect platform has been awarded for Innovation in Product Design at the 20th Financial Innovation Awards held in London. The Awards recognised FNB Conne…
    - 22 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 9:22am -
  • newTop technology trends that will dominate discussions in 2018
    2017 has seen a number of disruptive technologies emerge and become the topics of discussion around boardroom tables all over the world. Technologies such as AI, cloud and the blockchain have become integral parts of companies plans to the futu…
    - 22 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 8:42am -

  • newSurge in number of victims of anti-personnel mines: NGO
    At least 8,605 people were killed or injured by anti-personnel mines last year, a 150 percent rise in three years, with particularly high casualty figures in Afghanistan and Yemen, the Handicap International charity said Thursday. The vast majority o…
    - 12 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 6:40pm -
  • newMandela family 'dismayed' by funeral corruption claims
    Nelson Mandela's family has expressed indignation and dismay at allegations that officials stole and misspent $22 million intended for the anti-apartheid icon's memorial events after his death in 2013. The country's anti-corruption watchdog last week…
    - 20 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 10:40am -
  • Central Africa's free market plan hits the roadblock of reality
    At the frontier between Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea, a long queue stretches between two checkpoints as travellers wrestle with officialdom and the inevitable demand for a sweetener in order to cross. The headache of crossing the border at Ebebiyin…
    - 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 4:00am -

  • newRRS Arrests Cable Thieves In Lagos, Recovers 168 Meter Long Cable (Photos)
    @POLITICSNGROperatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a cable thief syndicate who specialise in vandalising government and private company’s cable in different parts of the metropolis.The officers…
    - 8 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 10:54pm -
  • newStar Actor, Yul Edochie Dumps DPC For APGA (Photos)
    Nollywood Actor Yul Edochie the Governorship Candidate of DPC in the last gubernatorial election in Anambra State and a Nollywood Star joins APGA.Edochie who is the son of a Veteran actor Pet Edochie, defected to APGA this afternoon at Sir Alex Ekwue…
    - 8 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 10:41pm -

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    • newLIVE: 3rd Ashes test, Day 2
      Welcome to our online coverage of the second day in the third Ashes test in Perth.
      - 34 mins ago 15 Dec 17, 6:32am -
    • newHewitt comes out of retirement
      Lleyton Hewitt is to come out of retirement temporarily and play doubles with compatriot Sam Groth at next month's Australian Open.
      - 7 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 12:25am -
    • newRain wins again, Dolphins advance
      Rain was once again the winner at Kingsmead on Thursday as the second semifinal in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge between the Dolphins and Cape Cobras was abandoned without a ball bowled.
      - 11 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:45pm -
    • newItoje will be fit for Six Nations - Saracens
      Maro Itoje will be available for the start of England's Six Nations title defence after his club said he faces a maximum of four more weeks of rehabilitation.
      - 13 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 6:11pm -
    • newReal seek record club world crown
      Real Madrid can cap their most successful year ever with victory in the Club World Cup final against Brazilian side Gremio on Saturday, which would see them become the first team to defend the trophy.
      - 14 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 5:25pm -
    • newLewa shoots into Bundesliga's top 10
      Robert Lewandowski has fired his way into 10th place in the list of the Bundesliga's all-time top scorers as the Polish striker just keeps on hitting the net.
      - 15 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 4:10pm -
    • newCity hailed as Premier League greats
      Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are being widely hailed as one of the best sides in Premier League history after they set a stunning new record of 15 straight wins.
      - 18 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 12:51pm -
    • newBucs guilty of fan misbehaviour
      The Premier Soccer League Disciplinary Committee has released its ruling on the matter involving Orlando Pirates and spectator misbehaviour.
      - 19 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 12:12pm -
    • Titans crush Warriors to book home final
      The Multiply Titans have breezed into another Ram Slam T20 Challenge home final after demolishing the Warriors by eight wickets at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday evening.
      - 1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 11:21pm -
    • SuperSport parades World Cup’s greats
      Given that the Fifa World Cup lets fans connect with greatness like nothing on earth, SuperSport has started its 2018 tournament campaign by dipping into iconic World Cup moments.
      - 2 days ago 13 Dec 17, 9:53am -

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    • newGiant Rats Expand Tuberculosis Fight in Tanzania
      The use of giant rats to sniff out the potentially deadly disease tuberculosis (TB) in Tanzania is set to nearly double by the end of the year thanks to successful detection rates, a charity who trains them said Thursday.African giant pouched rats…
      - 4 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 3:30am -
    • newUS Suspends Aid to Much of Somali Military
      The United States is suspending aid for much of Somalia’s armed forces over corruption concerns, U.S. officials confirmed to VOA on Thursday.The suspension reflects the Somali military’s repeated inability to account for aid items su…
      - 4 hours ago 15 Dec 17, 3:09am -
    • newAs Violence Flares in Ethiopia, Internet Goes Dark
      Amid reports of violent clashes that have led to at least 15 deaths, the Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access to its citizens, suppressing information about the exact scope of the violence and the response of federal security fo…
      - 9 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 9:47pm -
    • new1 Billion Treated in Battle Against Painful Tropical Diseases
      A pledge by health and development experts to tackle neglected diseases that blind, disable and disfigure millions of the world's poorest people has spurred tremendous progress in five years, a report said on Thursday.More than one billion people…
      - 10 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 8:40pm -
    • newZimbabwe's New Government Asks West to Stop Dictating
      Zimbabwe’s new foreign affairs minister says that the southern African nation will not allow the West to dictate its policies and that no country had a monopoly on how diplomacy should be conducted.In a hurriedly called address to diplomats…
      - 12 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:00pm -
    • newBurundi Government Denies Using Constitutional Changes to Cling to Power
      The government of Burundi says a recently launched referendum campaign is aimed at strengthening and advancing the country’s laws after more than two years of political violence. But some experts say the government wants to use the referendum…
      - 13 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 6:15pm -
    • newAfrica 54
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      - 14 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 5:30pm -
    • newFish Farming Project Helps CAR Refugees Feed Themselves
      The United Nations says humanitarian needs in refugee camps in Cameroon are increasing, exceeding the means available to take care of the growing number of refugees. But some of the refugees have empowered themselves by making use of resources around…
      - 14 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 5:23pm -
    • newDrama, Uncertainty as South Africa's Ruling Party Chooses Leader
      South Africa’s powerful ruling party is coming together at a time when it has never been more divided. Starting Saturday, 5,000 delegates of the African National Congress will meet in Johannesburg to anoint a successor to party leader and pres…
      - 14 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 5:22pm -
    • newUN Official: Peacekeepers in South Sudan Not Intervention Force
      The U.N. Secretary General's Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide Adama Dieng is defending the performance of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)Dieng told South Sudan in Focus that there is a need to educate South Sudanes…
      - 14 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 5:06pm -
    • newNigeria to Release $1 bln from Excess Crude Account to Fight Boko Haram
      Nigerian state governors approved on Thursday the release of $1 billion from a foreign reserves account to the government to fight Boko Haram, the governor of Edo state said.The money comes from the account which holds foreign reserves from excess…
      - 15 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 4:23pm -
    • newCameroon Opposition Attacks 'Militarization' in Anglophone Crisis
      Cameroon's main opposition party on Thursday accused the government of having "militarized" two regions shaken by unrest among the country's anglophone minority."The Northwest and Southwest regions are heavily militarized," the head of the Social…
      - 16 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 2:59pm -
    • newRapes, Other New Allegations in Kenya's Election Unrest
      Kenya's opposition leader was targeted in a virulent online campaign created by a U.S.-based company during the recent election turmoil, a privacy watchdog said Thursday, while another rights group reported multiple gang-rapes by men in uniform in op…
      - 18 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 1:32pm -
    • new17 Dead in Suicide Attack on Somali Police Academy
      Somali officials say a suicide bomber has killed at least 18 police officers and wounded 15 others at the main police training facility in the capital, Mogadishu.The acting police commissioner, Gen. Mukhtar Husein Afrah, said the attacker entered…
      - 24 hours ago 14 Dec 17, 7:32am -
    • Landmine Report Cites Rare New Uses But Continued High Casualties
      An international landmine watchdog says new uses of the weapon are “extremely rareâ€� but that fighting in Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine and Yemen has led to a second consecutive year of high casualties.The International Campaign to Ban L…
      - 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 6:29am -
    • Rights Group: Discrimination Affects Minorities, Indigenous Peoples at Home, in Exile
      A minority rights group has released a new report on the world’s minorities and indigenous peoples and says stronger rights protection, not walls and travel bans, are “the only effective and sustainable responseâ€� to the millions o…
      - 1 day ago 14 Dec 17, 4:32am -
    • South Sudanese Turn to Illegal Mining for Survival
      South Sudanese residents of Kapoeta state say they found a way to earn money to feed their families: selling gold. Gold mining is illegal in South Sudan, but locals say it is worth the risk of getting arrested, or buried. They say they might sell as…
      - 1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 9:59pm -
    • Four Drown Fleeing Militia Attack in DR Congo
      Four Drown Fleeing Militia Attack in DR Congo
      - 1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 9:05pm -
    • 11 Congo Fighters Sentenced for Raping Children  
      Eleven members of a militia in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been sentenced to life in prison for the gang rape of dozens of children, and for murder. Human rights groups have hailed the verdict as a landmark decision in a country where s…
      - 1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 7:38pm -
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      - 1 day ago 13 Dec 17, 7:30pm -

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