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African entrepreneurs eye digital platforms to expand footprint – Xinhua

NAIROBI, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) — The new generation of African entrepreneurs are keen to harness opportunities provided by mushrooming digital platforms to expand their operations across the continent and beyond, executives said on Tuesday during the inaugural Africa e-commerce week underway in Nairobi.

Speaking at a high-level dialogue on trade and the digital economy in Africa, the founders of leading start-ups in the continent said that online trading will unlock the potential of indigenous enterprises.

Anna Ekeledo, executive director of Afrilabs, a Nigeria-based Pan African network of technology and innovation hubs, said that targeted use of digital platforms will enable local enterprises to explore new markets and expand their revenue streams.

“The digital commerce space has not been fully…

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Five Players That Caught the Eye in the Caribbean

WWT20: Five Players That Caught the Eye in the Caribbean

The Women’s World T20 is done and dusted and it was a memorable three weeks of action in the Caribbean. With 270 wickets falling over the course of 22 games, the bowlers took full advantage of the slow and low tracks on offer. The tournament economy rate of 5.90 is clear evidence of the primacy the ball enjoyed over the bat. However, there were some standout moments with the bat too, none more so than the Harmanpreet Kaur’s 51-ball 103 in the opener. Let’s take a look at five players that stamped themselves on the tournament, producing some memorable efforts along the way:

Alyssa Healy – Australia (225 runs)


The Player of the Tournament was instrumental in her team’s charge to the title, scoring 225 runs with an…

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African local leaders eye ‘sustainable development’ to cope with urban boom

A leader of an umbrella group of local governments from across Africa insisted on Friday that “sustainable development” is needed to cope with the challenges of rapid urbanisation on the continent.

Thousands of delegates are meeting for the Africities Summit that brings together local leaders, civil society, governments and international donors every three years.

This year’s gathering in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh is focusing on the “transition to sustainable cities and territories” and the role of local governments in Africa.

“Sustainable development is the only alternative for African cities,” said Jean Pierre Elong Mbassi, the secretary general of umbrella group United Cities and Local Governments of Africa.

He called for African local authorities to learn…

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Forecasters eye disturbance in western Caribbean – Story

– Forecasters are keeping an eye on a disturbance in the western Caribbean that has some potential of developing into a tropical storm or even a hurricane, which could form in the Gulf of Mexico next week.

The disturbance continues to battle moderate to high wind shear. As this area drifts slowly north through the weekend into early next week, shear will begin to lessen, and it’s possible a tropical depression or weak tropical storm will form. TRACK THE STORM:…

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Talking the Tropics With Mike: Eye on the SW Atlantic & Caribbean through next week

Oct. 2, 2018The “Buresh Bottom Line”: Always be prepared!…..First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide… City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide… Georgia Hurricane Guide.  

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Leslie continues to spend…

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Calm in the eye of a development storm: Historic Lake Helen cemetery is near Automall, prime real …

Nestled against Interstate 4 at Orange Camp Road — across the street from the proposed Automall — is an African-American cemetery more than 100 …
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