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Seasonal fog enshrouds buildings in the city centre of Cape Town, South Africa, March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX33FU8

 

Negotiations for a single continental market for goods and services on track: Continental Free Trade Area negotiations are expected to conclude at the end of 2017 with a firm policy in place to benefit all countries in Africa and reduce poverty. Read more

Applications open for SA Digital Innovation programme: Applications have opened for the Digital Innovation programme at the annual Leaderex show in Johannesburg, South Africa, offering entrepreneurs and startups the chance to compete for a total of ZAR60,000 (US$4,500) in prize money. Read more

Nigeria’s Growth Insufficient to Cut Unemployment, Poverty – IMF: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) yesterday affirmed that Nigeria’s economy will be out of recession this year, growing by 0.8 per cent but it said the growth will not be enough to address its challenges of unemployment and poverty. Read more

Burundi opts for solar power to reach masses: Over 95% of Burundi’s 11 million people lack access to electricity – this week solar-powered ‘light islands’ began appearing in the heavily-trafficked central bus station and nearby marketplace, extending commercial hours and personal safety. Read more

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