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Year 2 of The Innovate Accelerator in Somalia Seeks Signups

The Innovate Accelerator, a successful tech start-up accelerator created and run by Somalia-based Innovate Ventures, is launching its second year of operation and is currently looking for companies interested in being a part of this year's program.

Radio France Journalist Sentenced to 10 Years in Cameroon -- For Reporting

Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service, was just sentenced in a court in Cameroon to 10 years in prison for charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts". His conviction has been labeled a travesty of justice by Amnesty International.

Angola Cables Begins Work on SACS Africa-Americas 40 Tbps Undersea Data Cable

Angola Cables (www.AngolasCables.co.ao) has just completed a marine planning survey to support the development of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS). When complete, SACS will interconnect between WACS, the West Africa Cable System, and the Monet cable system which connects the United States and Brazil.

Pakistani Team to Investigate Sexual Harassment on Public Transit Systems

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group recently announced a major funding grant to a Pakistani team to investigate the environment that leads to harassment of women on public transit systems. This was one of many similar grants just awarded principally in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Awatkeer Law Chambers of South Sudan Partners with Centurion Law Group

Centurion Law Group, a pan-African legal services provider with headquarters in South Africa, and South Sudanese law firm Awatkeer Law Chambers have recently signed a strategic alliance agreement. It represents a real 'coming of age' for Sudan as part of the continental legal community.

Cote d'Ivoire Named Host City for 2017 African Green Revolution Forum

This year's African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF, www.AGRF.org) will be held in Côte d’Ivoire from September 4-8, 2017. This interactive forum will be a major opportunity for Governments across Africa, private sector partners, donors and development partners to help plan the future of agriculture on the continent.

Bechtel Wins Petrochemicals Project in Egypt

Houston, Texas-based Bechtel, one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies, has been awarded two contracts by Carbon Holdings of Egypt.

AFC Issues $500M Eurobond

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a Lagos, Nigeria based pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer, just issued a US $500 million, 7 year maturity Eurobond.

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