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Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger

Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger

  PRESS RELEASE   Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger   Developers, in teams of up to three people, are invited to create bots in three categories: gaming and entertainment; productivity and utility; and social good   JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, February 15, 2017/ — Facebook (www.Facebook.com) […]

Morocco replaces South Africa as leading investment destination for renewable energy

Morocco replaces South Africa as leading investment destination for renewable energy

    Morocco replaces South Africa as leading investment destination for renewable energy projects in Africa with Uganda taking second place     Johannesburg 16 November 2016: Fieldstone Africa, the leading independent investment bank in the energy and infrastructure sector, issued the October edition of the Fieldstone Africa Renewables Index (FARI).   FARI, which is released three […]

South Sudan: Salva Kiir removes Riek Machar as deputy leader

South Sudan: Salva Kiir removes Riek Machar as deputy leader

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has removed Riek Machar as first vice president, two weeks after the rival leaders' forces clashed in the capital. Mr Machar has not been seen since the clashes, which left 300 people dead and threatened to revive a civil war that has killed tens of thousands.Mr Machar was replaced by Taban […]

Nigeria Boko Haram: Scores of Refugees Starved to Death – MSF

Nigeria Boko Haram: Scores of Refugees Starved to Death – MSF

Nearly 200 refugees fleeing Boko Haram militants have starved to death over the past month in Bama, Nigeria, the medical charity MSF says. A "catastrophic humanitarian emergency" is unfolding at a camp it visited where 24,000 people have taken refuge. Many  are traumatised and one in five children is suffering from acute malnutrition, MSF says. The Islamist […]

DR Congo warlord Bemba jailed over war crimes

DR Congo warlord Bemba jailed over war crimes

international Congolese ex-rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba has been jailed for 18 years following a landmark conviction at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes and sexual violence. Bemba, a former vice-president of DR Congo, was convicted in March of crimes committed in the neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) in 2002-2003. He was accused of […]

Boko Haram Attack – 30 Terrorists Killed, 24 Soldiers Wounded in Borno

Boko Haram Attack – 30 Terrorists Killed, 24 Soldiers Wounded in Borno

 Following Monday's attack on troops of the 113 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Borno, which were successfully repelled, military sources have told Vanguard that over 30 Boko Haram terrorists were killed while scores escaped with gunshot injuries. The terrorists' who were said to have numbered almost a hundred, reportedly started the attack by launching […]

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