Archive | August, 2015

Standard Bank, Global Fund in joint effort to fight Aids, TB, malaria

Standard Bank, Global Fund in joint effort to fight Aids, TB, malaria

South Africa’s Standard Bank and Global Fund have recently signed an extended partnership to provide better financial tools and skills to organisations implementing programs to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. The announcement was made this week in Johannesburg, the economic capital of South Africa. This is an extension of the pro-bono agreement signed […]

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Akon launches solar-powered tablets for Africa’s education

Akon launches solar-powered tablets for Africa’s education

Senegalese-US music star Akon has wonderful plans for the African continent’s electricity and education sectors. Akon’s company Akon Lighting Africa and its partners have unveiled their long-term objective to use solar activities to drive education by introducing connected tablet devices. The announcement was made in Benin, the West African country, where Akon, Thione Niang and […]

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Burundi radio journalist beaten, detained on duty by security forces

Burundi radio journalist beaten, detained on duty by security forces

A Burundi journalist working for Radio France Internationale (RFI) was beaten and detained by security on Sunday while he was covering the assassination of a top general in the capital Bujumbura, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports this week. Esdras Ndikumana was detained while he was photographing the scene at which General Adolphe Nshimiramana […]

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