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Mercury-Free Dentistry Movement Takes On Africa As Its Next Target

Mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin, has been known for a long time as one of the most toxic of chemicals used in medical care and in dentistry in particular. The international movement which led its banning in many developed countries has now moved to its latest frontier -- the developing world.

Nigerian Citizen in Missouri Convicted for $12M in Tax Refund Fraud Case

Kevin Kunlay Williams, a Nigerian citizen who had lived in St. Louis, Missouri, was just sentenced to over 6 years in prison for charges related to mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, $12 million in tax refund fraud, voter fraud and re-entering the United States after having been removed.

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.

Off-Grid Solar Capacity in Africa to Triple within 5 Years

The International Energy Agency's 2017 report (APO.af/inLXNs) on renewable energy forecasts that Africa's off-grid solar capacity is expected to triple in the next five years. Lumos, a company with offices in the Netherlands and Nigeria focusing on this market, could be a major beneficiary of that growth.

Smithsonian Brings Permanent African Art Exhibit to Nigeria

The Smithsonian Institutions' National Museum of African Art announced that it will be opening the exhibition, “Chief S.O. Alonge: Photographer to the Royal Court of Benin, Nigeria” in Nigeria starting Friday, September 29. It is the first time this museum will be bringing any exhibition to the continent of Africa.

Shell to Explore Sales of Natural Gas in New Regions in Nigeria

Shoreline Energy Limited, based in Nigeria and the parent company of Gasland Company Ltd.) and The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), part of the Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell Corporation, have signed new distribution rights for natural gas sales in Nigeria.

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