Archive | December, 2016

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DR Congo: kidnapped female political activist released after 11 days in secret detention

Gloria Sengha, a 22-year-old DRC political activist who was kidnapped on December 16 by unknown gunmen, was released on Tuesday after 11 days in detention in an undisclosed location around the capital Kinshasa, news website Actualités CD reported this week. Despite being beaten and questioned for several hours by agents of the ANR (intelligence services) […]

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Community Tablet brings rays of IT light to Mozambique’s rural communities

In a continent where the majority of rural populations appears to lack access to formal internet access and suffers from low computer penetration, bringing ‘Community Tablet’ on board seems to have brought some rays of IT light to Mozambican poor folks. The ‘Community Tablet’, well known by its Portuguese name Tablet Comunitário, was developed by […]

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Festive season a make or break for SMEs: expert

The festive season can either make or break a business when entering into the new year, a South Africa-based expert said. However he said if business owners planned in advance and were aware of the potentially challenges they could face, they can be creative and use the season to their advantage. Byron Jeacocks, Business Partners […]

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DR Congo: opposition politician tortured, 26 protesters killed, 136 arrested

Franck Diongo, a vocal opposition politician allied to the veteran leader Etienne Tshisekedi, is said to be fighting for his life in hospital after elements of the Republican Presidential Guard (GPR) detained him on Monday and went on to torture him for continually criticising outgoing DRC President Joseph Kabila. As news of Diongo’s arrest and […]

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