One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

One-Fourth of Africans Now Online

VOICE OF AMERICA For the first time, half of the global population — 3.9 billion people — is using the internet.  An International Telecommunication Union…

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Rwanda Gets Methane From ‘Killer Lake’

Rwanda Gets Methane From ‘Killer Lake’

REUTERS Rwanda has signed a $400 million deal to produce bottled gas from Lake Kivu, which emits such dense clouds of methane it is known…

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The Gambia Strengthens Free Press

The Gambia Strengthens Free Press

Journalists in The Gambia have launched a self-regulatory body they hope will offer legitimacy and more freedom to media emerging from a dictatorship that ruled…

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Africa Looks to Boost Tourism

Africa Looks to Boost Tourism

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Africa draws just 5 percent of the world’s tourists despite boasting attractions ranging from the Great Pyramids and Victoria Falls to wildlife safaris…

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East Africa  Makes Commerce Easier

East Africa Makes Commerce Easier

VOICE OF AMERICA An international money transfer company has launched an online service for East Africans to send and receive money more easily. Analysts say…

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Morocco Unveils Fastest Train on the Continent

Morocco Unveils Fastest Train on the Continent

REUTERS Morocco has inaugurated Africa’s fastest train, which promises to cut in half the traveling times between the commercial and industrial hubs of Casablanca and…

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Volkswagens to Roll Out of Rwandan Plant

Volkswagens to Roll Out of Rwandan Plant

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Rwanda has begun producing locally built cars at Volkswagen’s new factory in the capital, Kigali. The Polo is…

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East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

East Africa Continues Work on Rail, Highway Network

VOICE OF AMERICA Photo by REUTERS East African leaders have agreed to build a railroad and highway network to improve regional travel, trade and security. In…

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Nigeria Building World’s Largest Refinery

Nigeria Building World’s Largest Refinery

REUTERS Photo by REUTERS Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has arranged more than $4.5 billion in financing for his Nigerian oil refinery project and aims to…

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West Africa Works to Share Electricity

West Africa Works to Share Electricity

WORLD BANK Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Fourteen West African countries with 27 national electricity utilities are working to build an integrated regional power market. The West…

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