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    Google has opened its first Africa Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana

      By Aanu Adeoye (CNN)A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to boost her production. The farmer used an app on her phonebased on TensorFlow, Google’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that the company […]

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    Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein probe ‘labor abuses’ in Ethiopian factories

    By Amy Woodyatt LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fashion giant PVH, which owns Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, said it will investigate reports that Ethiopian workers who make clothes for their high-street stores routinely face verbal abuse and discrimination and earn as little as 12 cents per hour. Workers in PVH supplier factories in Ethiopia are […]

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    Research shows  that 77 percent of Ethiopian garment workers quit their jobs within a year

    Unfortunately for the country’s garment workers, there is a yawning gap between the brands’ ethical pretentions and the workplace reality for the people sewing their clothes Penelope Kyritsis is research associate at the Worker Rights Consortium. Scott Nova is the executive director of the Worker Rights Consortium.  As global brands continue their relentless quest for cheaper places […]

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    Ethiopia eyes strong boost to industrial development through AfCFTA

    Xinhua When the Ethiopian Parliament ratified the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) last March, the decades-old dream of integrating the continent economically moved one big step forward. On April 2, the small West African nation of Gambia became the 22nd nation to ratify the free trade pact, the minimum threshold needed to approve the […]

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    The next big thing in global tourism By

    Enchanting tourist attractions, unique diplomatic stature and a thriving airliner have placed Ethiopia, Land of Origins, on top of the world when it comes to tourism growth. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual review, the country saw the highest tourism growth in the world (48.6%), surpassing the global average growth rate […]

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    Between the moribund Nigeria Airways and the domineering Ethiopian airlines

    The Sun, by Folu Olamiti, FNGE To say Nigeria-the supposed Giant of Africa-is without a national airline, befuddles right thinking Nigerians. Once buoyant Nigeria Airways came to into limelight in 1958 after the dissolution of West African Corporation, WAAC. It began operation on October 1, 1958; and in 1971, it was rebranded to the name it had […]

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    Facebook is using AI to map exactly where Africa’s fast-growing population lives

    Quartz, By Oluwatosin Adeshokan The population of Africa is growing rapidly. Today, one out of every six people on Earth live in Africa. In 2050, the United Nations “medium scenario” projections predicts one in four humans will live in Africa and in 2100, more than one in three. But in conversations about Africa especially about development, there are a […]

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    African Union The Chairperson received the instruments of ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) from the representatives of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia today in Addis Abeba. Flanked by HE Albert Muchanga, the Commissioner of Trade and Industry whose department is spearheading the flagship AfCFTA process, the Chairperson noted that the ratification […]

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  • Uganda: Court Orders Uganda Railways to Pay Former Workers Shs2.5b April 18, 2019
    [Monitor] Kampala -A total of 5,104 former employees of Uganda Railways Corporation can now afford a smile after the Court of Appeal yesterday upheld the High Court decision awarding them Shs2.6 billion in damages for unlawful termination of their employment between 1986 and 2004.
  • Uganda: Government Hunting for New Utl Investor April 18, 2019
    [Monitor] Kampala -Government is searching for a fresh investor to take up Uganda Telecom's (UTL) operations after parting ways with Taleology, a Nigerian telecom company.
  • Uganda: Janet Museveni Orders Closure of Teacher Colleges With Low Enrolment April 18, 2019
    [Monitor] Kampala -The Minister of Education and Sports, Ms Janet Museveni, has ordered the closure of teacher training colleges whose enrolment is less than 100 students.
  • Uganda: What Is At Stake in Age Limit Judgment April 18, 2019
    [Monitor] Kampala -The Supreme Court will today decide President Museveni's fate on whether he will be eligible or not to run for presidency again in 2021 and also make decisions that may determine the conduct of the next elections.
  • Uganda: How Minors Are Exploited, Abused On Nwoya Farms April 18, 2019
    [Monitor] Nwoya -After nearly one and a half hours of driving on a dusty murram road from Nwoya District headquarters, we arrive at Rigil Agro Tech Uganda Ltd Union Farm, one of the many Indian owned commercial farms in Leb Ngec, Lungulu Sub-county.

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  • Lions Have Respect, Not Fear, for the Titans April 18, 2019
    [News24Wire] Cape Town -Highveld Lions assistant Wandile Gwavu admits that the Titans have hit form at the right time of the season but says the Johannesburg-based side do not fear their Jukskei rivals ahead of the CSA T20 Challenge derby at the Wanderers Stadium on Thursday.
  • Emfuleni Mayor Blames Political Battles for Rus-Ter-Vaal Unrest April 18, 2019
    [News24Wire] Angry residents of Rus-Ter-Vaal outside Vereeniging that has been plagued by violent protests heard that internal political battles are causing unrest in the area.
  • Rain Strikes As Dolphins, Warriors Clash Washed Out April 18, 2019
    [News24Wire] Cape Town -A late afternoon downpour meant that the Dolphins and the Warriors were unable to take to the field as their latest CSA T20 Challenge encounter was abandoned without a ball being bowled in Durban on Wednesday.
  • The 2010 Soccer World Cup Led to Massive Fraud and Corruption Within Law Enforcement Agencies - Johan Booysen April 18, 2019
    [Daily Maverick] Former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen has told the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture that elements within law enforcement, including the NPA, had been captured to protect people in 'political power' and who were directly involved in defrauding the state of about R60-million in inflated costs relating to the 2010 Fifa […]
  • Five-Month Strike At Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Mines Has Ended After AMCU Decided to Cut Its Losses April 18, 2019
    [Daily Maverick] The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's strike at Sibanye-Stillwater gold mines, the biggest remaining mines in the country, was meant to solidify its place in the industry in opposition to the National Union of Mineworkers. In fact, it has weakened the union, and handed its competitors a peculiar kind of victory.

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