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Big leaps from the platform: mobile money and Ushahidi

Photo©©SVEN TORFINN/PANOS-REAKenya's mobile-money transfer platform M-Pesa and crowdsourcing platform Ushahidi are two technology innovations that have put the East African country on the global technology map.

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Partnerships give chances to more students

Photo©Simon Leigh for The GuardianIt was Donald Kaberuka, former president of the African Development Bank, who told The Africa Report: "Nothing stops the transmission of poverty from one generation to another better than high-quality education."

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Culture: Soaraway success on a shoestring

Photo©©GLENNA GORDON/THE NEW YORK TIMES-REDUX-REAIt's the kind of success story you only see in films: a nascent industry founded in the 1980s has blossomed into a sophisticated multi-million-dollar empire employing more than a million people and contributing around 5% to Nigeria's economy. Now larger than Hollywood, Nollywood is second only to India's gigantic Bollywood film industry, in terms of the volume of films made per annum.

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Employment: Take these broken wings and learn to fly

Photo©MONIRUl BHUIYAN/AFPDon't say it too loud: government can run some businesses well, as long as it is done at arm's length. Ethiopian Airlines posted $148m in profit last year, eclipsing the combined $100m that all other public and private African carriers reported.

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Italy, Ethiopia sign 20 million euro migration agreement

Refugees from East African countries including Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia gather outside the offices of the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR in 6th October City on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, demanding they be resettled outside Egypt. Photo©Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAAid agencies and donors signed a 20 million euro grant agreement on Thursday to stem irregular migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia.

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China, Africa ink $17 bln preliminary cooperation pacts

China's President Xi Jinping speaks during a Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Sandton, Johannesburg, December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoChinese companies and banks agreed preliminary deals with African counterparts on $17 billion worth of cooperation in sectors including infrastructure, energy, pharmaceuticals and information technology, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday.

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