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    Africa Teen Geeks targets digital divide in South Africa’s schools

    The digital train has left the station and is on its way to the final destination. But before it gets there, it will be stopping at each South African institution of learning to embark pupils, students, school administrators and bystanders, in short everyone who is suffering from the syndrome called Information and Technology (IT) illiteracy. […]


Gabon journalist flees after getting death threats

Guy-Pierre Bitéghé, the editor-in-chief and director of le Mbandja, a newspaper based in the capital Libreville in Gabon, has fled the country after getting numerous kidnapping and death threats. He is currently living in an undisclosed location, where he has applied for political asylum, Gabon Review reported on Friday. Gabon Review said Biteghe’s troubles began […]

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Gabon spends US$769 million for hosting 2017 African Cup of Nations

Gabon is spending 463 billion franc CFA (about US$769 million) to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations (Afcon), Libreville-based publication Gabon Review revealed on Friday. This is US$105 million more than it spent in 2012 when it co-organised the same competition with Equatorial Guinea, the online media outlet said. The revelation has become the […]

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Disappointment as South Africa exits International Criminal Court

(DW/DPA/Mark Caldwell/SifaNews)  Rights groups and political commentators have expressed disappointment at the decision by South Africa to quit the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling it an uncharacteristic disregard for justice. The country announced on Friday that it would withdraw from the ICC and the United Nations (UN) has confirmed receipt of the withdrawal notice on […]

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South Africa’s school children at crossroads with latest IT training

Over 100 school children aged between six and 16 across South Africa gathered recently at the University of South Africa in Pretoria to attend a five-day IT workshop hosted by Africa Teen Geeks (ATG), in association with Oracle, Standard Bank and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The event, which formed part of the ‘Festival […]

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World Bank warns Libya faces economic collapse

(DW/DPA/SifaNews)  The Libyan economy is near collapse due to inflation and lack of oil production, the World Bank said this week in a report titled ‘Libya’s Economic Outlook – October 2016’. The report suggested that Libya’s lack of exploitation of oil – its main resource – is partially to blame for the country’s economic problems. […]

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Rising economic inequality affects children’s future: UNICEF

The rate of child marriages has not decreased in decades and the number of children not attending school continues to climb worldwide, especially in developing countries. Besides, millions of children could die from mainly preventable deaths by 2030. These are just few of the findings included in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) recent report, […]

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