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Nairobi Hosts TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa

TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa took place this past week, bringing 12 technology startups together to compete for a US $25,000 prize. Lori Systems of Nairobi, a platform supporting logistics and cargo management for African businesses, was named the overall winner.

Ghana Works Hard to Stay Number One in Cocoa Production

Cocoa is one of Ghana's most important exports. Tough competition and diseases have unfortunately eroded its former contribution of 45 percent of the country's total foreign exchange earnings, now down to around 25 percent.

Ghana Converts Nuclear Research Reactor to Low Enriched Uranium Fuel

With help from the IAEA, Ghana recently completed converting its only nuclear research reactor from the use of high enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel. A major objective of the project was to help decrease the proliferation risks associated with HEU fuel.

USAID Launches National Seed Trade Association of Ghana

The National Seed Trade Association of Ghana (NASTAG) was launched by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on August 24, in collaboration with the Ministry of Food and Agriculture and other development partners.

First Harvard Africa Alumni Forum Opens In Ghana with 'A Call to Action'

The first Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum (HAAAF), currently underway in Accra, Ghana, and running from August 24-26, is bringing together global thought leaders, politicians, business and public leaders, Alumni and friends of Harvard and Africa will gather to address the challenges, successes and discuss the way forward for Africa.

African Development Bank To Help Cocoa Producers Grow

The African Development Bank is taking action to help protect and stimulate the valuable cocoa production market in Africa. Part of this could be in the form of financial support to Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to reduce the volatility of the international prices of cocoa.

2nd Japan-Africa Biz Forum Yields 118 Business Matchups and One Telecom Deal

The 2nd Japan-Africa-Business Forum, with the theme "Investment and Business Opportunities with Africa", was held in Tokyo on July 25-26. Among the many connections made there, one key announcement emerged, as Burkina Faso's ZIL Telecom and Japan's Lequio Power Technology Corporation signed a West Africa distribution contract there.

Kenya Election Draws Commonwealth Observer Group as Monitor

Kenya's upcoming national elections on August 8 represent perhaps one of the most pivotal ones in recent history. To help facilitate the elections and monitor what happens during the process, The Commonwealth Observer group is sending a monitoring team of 15 individuals to the country.

Ghana's Economic Programs Paying Off, Per Minister of Finance

According to Ghana's Minister for Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, his country's government's economic policies and programmes are yielding the expected results, with macro-indicators showing a 6.6 per cent growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for first quarter of 2017 as against a 4.4 per cent for the same period in 2016.

Shortlist Announced for First Ever Africa Architecture Awards

The shortlist of potential winners for the first ever Africa Architecture Awards have just been announced by , which are intended to recognize and reward worthy projects from around the continent and to create a broader awareness of the issues and opportunities inherent in the built environment through dialogue, analysis and critique

African Innovation Foundation Award Winners Announced

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF, www.AfricanInnovation.org) just announced the prize winners for the 6th edition of the coveted Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA, http://InnovationPrizeForAfrica.org). Innovators from Egypt, Uganda and Liberia won the top three awards.

First Edition of Africa Data Revolution Report Published in Accra

The first edition of the Africa Data Revolution Report (ADDR), jointly published bythe Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Wide Web Foundation and the Open Data for Development Network (OD4D), was just launched on July 19.

New Plan Rolling Out to Halt Spread of Fall Army Worm in Southern Africa

The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.

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