Africa News Headlines for 17 March 2017

A compilation of Africa news headlines from around the globe, published over the past 24 hours. Dubai Chamber of Commerce participates in Africa investment conference Source: Gulf News Journal New trade facilitation tool launched to enhance intra-Africa trade Source: Coastweek/Xinhua Nigeria’s exports to South Africa hits N552.2 billion in 2016 Source: Premium Times South Sudan-Ethiopia …

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What are reasons for Africa’s low internet use?

By Eldon Opiyo [NAIROBI] Despite recent improvements in infrastructure and affordability, internet adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa is not growing rapidly, a report says. The report says that the continent’s internet adoption is not growing fast because potential users do not always find the internet relevant enough. According to Bastiaan Quast, co-author of the report and …

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Meet the Yahoo boys – Nigeria’s undergraduate conmen

Oludayo Tade, University of Ibadan Many undergraduates in Nigerian universities dabble in internet fraud. Nicknamed “yahoo-yahoo” after the international web portal and search engine, this perfidy has become a way of life for the young con-artists. Many of these fraudsters – dubbed “yahoo boys” – have become filthy rich. Some have been caught by the …

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Africa News Headlines for 22 February 2016

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Small middle-income countries in Africa need to rethink their growth strategy Source: Brookings Institution/Africa in Focus Islamic political radicalism endangers African “identity politics” Source: Sudan Tribune Tragic Plight of African Albinos Source: New Pittsburgh Courier Elections Rwanda-style Source: KT Press …

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Africa News Headlines for 7 February 2016

A selection of headlines covering news from Sub-Saharan Africa over the past 24 hours. An African female soccer legend is helping to coach Afghan migrant boys in Sweden Source: Southern Times Kenya: Scientists say Zika Virus Unlikely to Spread in East Africa Source: Geeska Afrika African leaders advocate locally developed Zika, Lassa virus vaccines Source: …

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