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A Blockchain Tour Of Africa | TechCabal

As we showed before, African governments haven’t been the most receptive to cryptocurrency, so we thought to take a look at the continent’s most prominent blockchain activities to gauge how Africa is reacting to that technology. Here’s what we found:

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Uganda invites bids for $1 billion expressway

The estimated $1 billion project is part of the so-called northern corridor, a crucial East African transport artery that connects Kenya’s coast to a vast hinterland including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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World Bank's Jim Yong Kim weighs in on Africa's industrialization

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the African Development Bank annual meetings held in Busan, South Korea. Photo by:Arthur Perset / AfDBBusan, Korea — Korea invested in education long before theWorld Bank Groupthought it should. This is the lesson — rather than Korea’s industrial policy — that Wo

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Burundi Vote Likely to Extend Leader's Rule, Stoke Violence

A “yes” vote would potentially allow President Pierre Nkurunziza, described by his party as an “eternal visionary,” to remain in office until 2034. Having ruled the tiny landlocked nation since a civil war ended in 2005, he’s the latest leader in the region accused of trying to cement his hold on po

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They just got engaged. Their next step: 10 months in Rwanda as Fulbright scholars.

While she was applying for a Fulbright scholarship, which are awarded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, McIntyre noticed an opening for a medical Fulbright in the country.

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RwandAir launches Kigali Cape Town route via Harare

RwandAir said that the new route will be operational four times a week all year round – with the aircraft departing from Kigali, collecting passengers in Harare, and then touching down in Cape Town.

ENCA.COM

At a Kigali Hotel, Luxury and Light

Owned and run by an American entrepreneur, Alissa Ruxin,the Retreatis the second of her two hotels in Kigali — the first,Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel,is next door. The 11-room upscale property opened in late 2017 and emphasizes design, art and eco-friendliness: the aesthetic ofcleanwhiteexteri

NEW YORK TIMES

Why Sierra Leone appointed a 31-year old MIT PhD as its first chief innovation officer

For years, particularly over the last decade, African countries have championed the idea of solving the continent’s myriad of problems with innovation and innovative thinkers. Many governments have done this through the traditional approach of recruiting scientists and academics within government de

QUARTZ

Nile Water Politics: Ethiopia says colonial agreements will not stop construction of Grand Renaissance Dam

Ethiopia contributes 86% of the Nile River’s water but because of agreements signed between Egypt and Great Britain, Ethiopia cannot make use of the water as it deems fit. The Nile is an “international river” whose drainage basin covers 11 countries: Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, the Democratic

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Two Ebola patients die after fleeing treatment centre in Congo | The Star

DAKAR, SENEGAL—Two infected patients who fled from an Ebola treatment centre in a Congo city of 1.2 million people later died, an aid group said Wednesday while asserting that “forced hospitalization is not the solution to this epidemic.”As the number of suspected Ebola cases continued to rise, expe

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The quiet return of Ebola

It's easy to forget how worried people were about Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa four years ago. While most of the 11,000-plus who died of the disease lived in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the story dominated headlines and seemingly caused panic the world over.

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Tour du Rwanda Comes of Age - Peloton Magazine

While the pavé of Paris–Roubaix is legendary in Europe, the cobblestones that pave the Wall of Kigali are on their way to achieving similar status in Africa. This year, they spiced up the queen stage of the Tour du Rwanda’s ninth edition. After six stages and 698 kilometers, a road with an ascent at

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