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How Mobile Money Agents Can Expand Financial Inclusion

March 16, 2019//-Some 1.7 billion people around the world lack access to basic financial services such as a bank or mobile money account.

AI in production: A Game Changer for Manufacturers with Heavy Assets

March 16, 2019//-Companies with heavy assets are improving throughput, energy consumption, and profit per hour with customized Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions.

Congolese Journalist Jailed for A Year for Insulting Governor

Abuja, Nigeria, March 16, 2019/ — Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should not oppose journalist Steeve Mwanyo Iwewe’s appeal of a year-long prison sentence for insulting a provincial governor, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said today.

Oil Prices Surge To Multi-Month Highs

March 16, 2019//-Oil prices climbed to multi-month highs this week as slowing U.S. production combined with outages in Venezuela to drive bullish sentiment in oil markets

Reopening of Community Market Brings Hope to Locals in North-East Nigeria

Gwoza, Nigeria, March 16, 2019/ –The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reopened a rehabilitated community market in Gwoza, Nigeria.

Sierra Leone: First Network of Journalists to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Makeni City, Sierra Leone, March 16, 2019/ — Sierra Leone has been wracked by violence, civil war and Ebola in its recent history. Poverty is endemic. So is a high level of joblessness. Both feed a scourge: trafficking in forced labour.

Over 3000 MSMEs Benefit from SWITCH Africa to Green Initiative

Nairobi, Kenya, March 16, 2019//-SWITCH Africa to Green, has benefited more than 3,000 micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) across six countries-Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa and Uganda.

US-China Trade War Hurts at Home

March 15, 2019//-A study claims that the US-China trade war has negatively affected consumers and importers through added tax costs and losses in welfare.

President Gnassingbé to Meet Investors at Africa CEO Forum

March 15, 2019//-Faure Gnassingbé, President of the Republic of Togo, will participate in the 7th edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM on March 25 and 26 in Kigali, Rwanda.

Africa CEO Forum: President of DR of Congo to Unveil his Economic Recovery Plan

March 15, 2019//-Félix Tshisekedi’s assumption of the presidency of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the end of January 2019 marks the beginning of a new era for the country.

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