KIGALI, Rwanda -- It is an awfully hot Friday. The nauseating dry haze has arrested the rolling hills of Gisozi, a suburban neighborhood of Rwanda's Capital City, Kigali. "Please... please teacher," calls Magnifique Uwase of Gisozi Public School requesting the teacher to explain a computerized mathematical task. Each student has a laptop. They are learning how to solve mathematical tasks, such as geometry, using computers.

Read more: How Rwanda is Breeding Tech Geeks

After nearly a week of wheeling and dealing inWashington D.C., business leaders and policy makers from the United States and Africa are calling the first ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit an enormous success.

Read more: Washington summit considered major boost to U.S-Africa relations

By: Robert Bernstein

With the current websites devoted to career and networking providing a minimum of services at no charge, the conventional wisdom that “you don’t get anything for free” applies. These sites provide a place to put a biography, curriculum vitae or a resume and provide an option for a potential employer to review your history and perhaps leave a message.  What they do not provide is an opportunity to truly network and develop your product or service. As a result there is sense of dissatisfaction that is not truly mollified with a “premium” level service that requires a monthly payment.

Read more: Introducing WAFEO Business Networking Platform

Smaller businesses, especially those in developing and transition economies, are losing out on the benefits of the information economy, UNCTAD 's annual update of its dataset on the enterprise use of information and communication technology (ICT) shows.

Read more: Small enterprises are missing out on gains of the information economy - UNCTAD

Climate change threatens to undo decades of earnest effort to develop Africa unless sufficient investment can be mobilized to spur sustainable development and make the continent more resilient.

Read more: Climate change puts decades of development at risk in Africa: Continent needs market and financial...

 
I was born in Nigeria, in Edo State while my mother was enrolled in law school, obtaining her second degree. She describes a difficult birth (something she reminds me of constantly, especially when I sass her), in part secondary to an ongoing strike at the local teaching hospital. This was made especially more dramatic as my father, who was on an oil rig as a young engineer, was not contactable. But the drama passed and, thank God, we are all here today. But that is the backdrop of my life, lawyer and engineer parents. And what did I choose as my profession? That’s right, medicine. 

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TUNIS-BELVEDERE, Tunisia - Africa's pharmaceutical industry has great potential for boosting economic growth and creating jobs. Given current sustained and rapid economic growth, the African pharmaceutical industry, like that of other emerging markets, is expected to grow tremendously in the coming years. “Pharmerging markets” across the world show the potential for rapid growth in the industry. In the past five years China's pharmaceutical industry grew 20%, Russia's 14%, India's 11% and Brazil's 7%.

Read more: Revitalizing Africa's pharmaceutical industry

When he arrived in the USA in the 1990’s, Papa K. Diagne had no idea that he would become a popular chef or a well-known restaurateur. His focus was earning a living and at the beginning this plan included work in a shoe store.

Read more: JOLLOF RESTAURANT – A DESIRE TO HELP LED TO A "TASTY" NEW CAREER

NAIROBI, Kenya and JOHANNESBURGMay 16, 2014/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced the opening of two new Mainframe Cloud Innovation Centers as it seeks to extend its commitment to delivering high capacity technology solutions to Africa.

Read more: IBM Promotes Cloud Delivery in Africa with New Mainframe Innovation Hubs

By Alhassan Y. Babalwaiz

Ghana would soon become the first in Sub-Saharan Africa to explore the international waters for natural resources by extending the limits of her continental shelf beyond the 200 nautical miles— after her application gets approved by the UN General Assembly on the margins of the annual meeting of world leaders in September this year.

Read more: Ghana to Venture Deeper Out to High Seas for Hydrocarbon and Research, Following UN Approval Due...

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