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Footballer Eto'o launches Africa's fifth MVNO

Woman in telephone store in Nairobi/ photo/ reutersPiggyback operators named for brands or even celebrities could be big business in Africa Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o has become the first African celebrity to launch his own mobile brand.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:26

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A Congolese fairytale: Discovering Berlin Silver Bear's best actress

Rachel Mwanza/Photo/Britta PedersenRachel Mwanza is the first African to receive the Berlin Silver Bear for Best actress. Mwanza's story is a fairytale like no other.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 12:39

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Money Transfers: Reducing the high costs

Photo/ReutersRemittances from migrants to their countries of origin increased from US$248 billion to US$363.5 billion between 2010 and 2011.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2012 19:32

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Book review: Fighting for Britain

In Fighting for Britain historian David Killingray narrates the journey of the 450,000 African soldiers who fought for Britain during World War II.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 February 2012 17:01

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MPs to rescue Ugandan prostitutes in Malaysia

Ugandan legislators have moved to take action following reports that hundreds of local women were victims of human trafficking after having been duped into working as prostitutes and drug traffickers in Malaysia and other Asian countries.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 18:27

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Trend Hunter: Reality Check for Reality TV in Africa

Nigerian IdolBig Brother Africa has been enchanting viewers for six years now, luring African audiences who crave local content. In the past, television producers have written Africa off as a place not deserving of its own locally-produced entertainment.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2012 20:01

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