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Facebook opens first African office in Johannesburg

Facebook announced this week that it’s opening its first office in Africa and has hired Ogilvy and Nike veteran, Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke to head it.  Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, the company hopes to build on 20% growth experienced between September of 2014 and June of 2015.  

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Israeli Delegation on Eight Day Official Tour of Five African Countries

The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Avigdor Liberman is expected in Accra on Monday, as part of an eight-day official tour of 5 African countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. A statement issued and signed by Mr William Anani-Abotsi, Assistant Director of Information and Public Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional […]

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Privatization of Nigeria’s State Telecoms Company NITEL Underway

According to Reuters, there are now 13 investors interested in the purchase of at least 75% of Nitel, the state telecoms company which has been undergoing this privatization process for several years. The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) is evaluating both local and international bids from as far away as Spain and India. Nigeria is […]

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Hillary Clinton’s 7 Country Africa Tour

The Obama Administration is sending strong signals to African stakeholders that it will engage Africa and African Governments with more fervor than ever before and as equal partners. In a briefing today, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who is the Administration’s lead man on Africa policy, said “I hope the United States is not lecturing anyone but […]

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