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Six African states among top 2011 MDGs performers

The 2011 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) report placed six African countries among the top ranking performers.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 12:31

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Tweeting all over Africa

Twitter came of age in Africa in 2011, according to a study by Portland Communications and Tweetminster of geo-located tweets from the continent.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 13:14

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Gabon: Foreign banks rush in

UCB, Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank's subsidiary has started opening new bank offices and ATMs in Gabon/Photo/ReutersForeign banking groups are honing their strategies to expand market shares. New offices are being opened, new offers are being presented, as an interest-rate war wages. In the meantime, local actors are being forced to adjust accordingly.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 March 2012 01:20

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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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