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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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Samsung expects squeeze in African growth

Samsung Electronics expects its recent stellar revenue growth in Africa to slow sharply this year as the continent begins to succumb to the delayed effects of global economic weakness.

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It's afriLeaks, not Wikileaks

As it prepares to open for serious business at the end of November, 2014, afriLeaks, a whistleblowing organisation that focuses on Africa, claims that its purpose is different from that of Wikileaks. Khadija Sharife and Friedrich Lindenberg, from the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR), say that afriLeaks only connects whistleblowers to investigative media partners via a secure technology, rather than to the public.

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Ghana: Surfline gets $30 million for 4G LTE data network expansion

Photo©ReutersVantage Mezzanine, Africa's leading mezzanine debt provider, has announced it has concluded a transaction with Surfline Communications to provide $30 million of expansion capital to the company together with a fund co-investor.

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Making life easy for new pay-TV platforms

Photo©ReutersSince launching in January, lagos-based Africa Media Distribution (AMD) is an example of one of the firms looking to profit from the ongoing growth in Africa's television market.

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