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Electricity: Norway's Norfund and UK's CDC team up to bring more power to Africa

File Photo©ReutersState-owned development funds from Norway and Britain have teamed up to build more power plants in sub-Saharan Africa, the funds, Norfund and CDC, said on Tuesday.

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Ghana: Government regains control of hacked websites

The Ghanaian government's official website, which was hacked on Wednesday and was stumping information posted on several ministries, agencies and departments websites, has been restored, the country's communication ministry announced.

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Technology: A Moroccan payment systems progress

Over the past two decades, HPS has pulled itself up through the ranks of Moroccan information technology companies.

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Technology: An Internet connection that blocks power cuts

Courtesy photo©http://www.brck.com/BRCK, a portable Wi-Fi router and a backup power generator for the internet, is expected to alleviate problems that African Internet users face daily such as high communication costs and unreliable electricity.

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Young Cameroonian inventor wins prestigious award

Arthur Zang. Photo©ScreenShot YouTubeArthur Zang, a young entrepreneur from Cameroon, was among this year's winners of the prestigious Rolex Awards for Enterprise for inventing what is perhaps Africa's first medical tablet.

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Ghana to remove import duties on smartphones, raise tobacco taxes

Mobile phone penetration is high in Ghana, but smartphones account for only 15% of this penetration. Photo©ReutersImportation of smartphones into Ghana will be tax-free from next year, as the government intends to bridge the digital divide within the West African country, but consumers of tobacco will have to pay as high as 175% import duty.

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East African providers race to develop new 4G networks

Photo©ReutersKenya had looked likely to be first out of the blocks at bringing high-speed 4G mobile internet connectivity to East Africa, but it has fast been overtaken by its neighbours.

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