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Rwanda blazes trail in Africa as smartphone maker inaugurates factory in Kigali

A private company, Mara Phones, has opened a smartphone manufacturing plant in Kigali, blazing a trail in Africa in the local production of electronic goods. Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame Monday inaugurated what is being described as Africa’s “first high tech smartphone factory” in the country’s capital city. He commended the drive towards affordable smartphones and underlined the need to boost …

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More foreign-born teachers working in Germany

There are more teachers from abroad working in German schools than ever before. The last decade has seen an increase of 61% in the number of foreign teachers. More teachers in Germany have non-German passports than ever before, according to figures from the German Statistics Office Destatis published on 2 October. Despite the increase, the percentage remains relatively modest; only …

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Dangote unveils Waste-to-Wealth, recycling initiatives in Nigeria

As part of activities marking the 2019 Global Sustainability Week, employees of the pan-African conglomerate, the Dangote Industries Limited (https://Dangote.com/) flagged off an environment initiative tagged “Waste to Wealth initiative”, focused on managing waste disposal while generating income and giving back to communities wherein it operates. The Company marked the Sustainability Week with the theme: “Our Community, Our Passion” with …

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Germany’s outstanding African students to be honoured in Hamburg

A laudable initiative to promote higher educational achievements among youth in the community of people of African origin in Germany holds its annual award ceremony in Hamburg on Saturday, 2 November 2019. The African Youth Education Awards (AYEA) motivates African-origin youth in the country to seek excellence in school. The scheme was initiated in 2011 to act against the observed …

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Germany’s biggest business start-up fair holds in Berlin

Do you want to start a business, grow or revitalise your existing company and need inspiration, advice and funds? The German Founders and Entrepreneurs Days (Die Deutschen Gründer- und Unternehmertage or deGUT), holding in Berlin on 18-19 October, is the place to be. In addition to a comprehensive, free seminar and workshop program, the fair offers information on all start-up …

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Dangote empowers 100,000 Nigerian women with micro-finance grant

In a bid to ameliorate poverty in the country, Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has unveiled plans to empower 106,000 Nigerian women with N1.1 billion worth of micro-grant programme. The philanthropist is set to achieve this through his Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) before the end of 2019. Premium Times, a Nigerian online newspaper reports on Monday that the Aliko Dangote …

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BREAKING! Nigeria: Buhari appoints new Economic Advisory Council

A new body replacing the economic management team led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. The announcement, which was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, gave details, “This advisory council will replace the current Economic Management Team and will be reporting directly …

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