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From carrier pigeons to Tracer, Reuters innovates in Africa

Heading up Reuters’ Africa service is Simon Robinson, regional editor for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He has hundreds of reporters, editors and correspondents reporting to him and is responsible for directing dozens of bureaus across the regions he controls. The news agency was founded in 1851. Forced to flee …

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Politics critical to economic stability, says Reserve Bank chief

 SA fell into recession in a year of corruption scandals, infighting between would-be successors to scandal-plagued President Jacob Zuma and the controversy over central bank independence. He said politics remained the key to economic improvement, especially as noise got louder in the run-up to the ANC’s leadership contest in December. …

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Market Now: IT stocks gain as Accenture results beat estimates

Shares of IT companies were trading higher in early trade after Accenture’s quarterly revenue beat estimates and their forecast for growth in fiscal 2018 was in line with analysts’ expectations. The Nifty IT index was up 0.26 per cent at 10,549 around 09:30 AM (IST) on Friday. Accenture’s net revenue …

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US stocks end higher after Trump reveals tax plan

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Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony? – MIT Technology Review

Is AI Riding a One-Trick Pony?MIT Technology ReviewThe Vector Institute, this monument to the ascent of Hinton’s ideas, is a research center where companies from around the U.S. and Canada—like Google, and Uber, and Nvidia—will sponsor efforts to commercialize AI technologies. Money has poured in …

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UCP leadership candidates promise health-care reform in Alberta

Two of the leadership candidates for Alberta’s United Conservatives say they will pursue more private-care options to fix a broken health-care system. Jason Kenney says his father died waiting for care, adding that access to a long waiting list is not access to care. Kenney, speaking at a leadership debate, …

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Impact investing will help to solve education crisis

In terms of governance, we have introduced and annually require an independent audit of the overall quality of education, benchmarked against initial baseline systemic tests, followed up by annual systemic tests to monitor quality of education per school. We piggybacked on the Annual National Assessment concept – each year the …

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