Africa News Headlines for 11 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe that appeared over the past seven days Partnership allows UVa to offer more-obscure language classes Source: The Daily Progress Facebook to beam Internet to Africa with Israeli AMOS-6 communications satellite Source: Port2Port Malawi, Sudan and Ethiopia cost of living highest in Comesa Source: The Star …

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Africa News Headlines for 25 May 2015

Uganda Says Working with Neighbors to Resolve Burundi Crisis Source: Voice of America Japan and South Africa Lift Travel Bans on Liberia Source: GNN Liberia Kenya accuses Norway of ‘supporting terror’ Source: The Local 5 African Bitcoin startups to watch Source: Disrupt Africa Uhuru revives laptop-for-schools promise Source: News24 Kenya Sex, race and shame in …

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Africa needs IP protection to build knowledge economies

By Paul Boateng [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] The next generation of African entrepreneurs and scientists need support to protect their ideas, says Lord Boateng. Despite Africa’s strong economic growth and improving status as a competitive place to do business, the continent has an underwhelming record on creating and protecting intellectual property …

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Africa News Headlines for 31 March 2015

Nigeria Election 2015 Results: Muhammadu Buhari Wins Against President Goodluck Jonathan Source: International Business Times Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Concedes to Muhammadu Buhari Source: Africa in Transition Q&A: Monitoring violence during Nigeria’s elections Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Will Buhari’s Win in Nigeria Stick? Source: Africa in Transition Smartphone sales on the rise in East Africa Source: …

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Africa News Headlines for 28 March 2015

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta suspends 4 ministers over corruption allegations Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune/AP Electronic glitches hobble Nigerian vote; polling extended to Sunday Source: Los Angeles Times Boko Haram kills 39, legislator, disrupting Nigeria election Source: The Denver Post/AP Activists Protest Denial of Condoms to Africa’s High-Risk Groups Source: Inter Press Service Microsoft to bring online …

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