Thursday, 18 April 2019 11:24

Will AI kill developing world growth?

Artificial intelligence (AI) could displace millions of jobs in the future, damaging growth in developing regions such as Africa, says Ian Goldin, professor of globalisation and development at Oxford University.

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As the world watches the peaceful revolution that is changing Sudan in awe and amazement, it is clear that in Egypt, Sudan’s neighbour to the north, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is getting nervous. On the same day as the protests in Khartoum reached a head, several of us who oppose

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Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote grabbed headlines all over the world when he revealed over the weekend that he one time withdrew $10 million in cash, and took it to his home, just to be sure of his wealth.

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A merchant ship has been hijacked by refugees and migrants that it had rescued off the coast of Libya, and is now heading towards Malta, the Italian deputy prime minister and Maltese authorities have said.

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Kenya plans hero’s welcome for million-dollar Global Teachers laureate. Kenya is planning a hero’s welcome for a prodigal monk who made history on Sunday by becoming the first African to win the best teacher in the world prize worth one million dollars.

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West and Central Africa faces “disruptive and destabilising” new trends regarding drug trafficking, drug use and other crimes, according to Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), who briefed the UN Security Council on Wednesday.

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Thursday, 08 November 2018 13:21

African press review 8 November 2018

A government committee has approved the new minimum wage in Nigeria but that doesn't mean the battle for more money is over. Two journalists are missing in Tanzania. The prosecutor in the Rwandan trial of opposition figure Diane Rwigara calls for her to serve 22 years in prison.
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The best time to invest in Africa is now. However, foreign investors have not moved into the continent as quickly as expected because foreign investment decisions are often methodically overstructured. One of the major factors cited is too much risk. But risks and profits are inseparable twins: high-risk ventures are frequently associated with higher profits.
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