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AfricaOracle's Weekly - 16/01/15

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Below is this week's round up of recent events - news, sports, stories and conversations on Africa - for the Week Ending 17th January 2015

Features: Launch of the Third Edition of the Africa CEO Forum Awards. African entrepreneurs reveal their resolutions for 2015. David Oyelowo & Lupita Nyong'o in talks to star in 'Queen Of Katwe' for Disney. Funke Opeke launches West Africa’s largest data center In Lagos. Helios raises Africa’s first $1 billion + private equity fund.

Events: Liberian Girl, 7 January - 31 January, London, United Kingdom.

Offshore West Africa, 20 January - 22 January, Lagos, Nigeria

Powering Africa: Summit, 28 January - 30 January, Washington D.C.

It wasn't all bad: Leading vaccines for Ebola show real promise. 2015 Nations Cup: Eq Guinea president buys tickets for fans.

News: Malawi floods kill 170 and leave thousands homeless. LRA commander Dominic Ongwen 'in Ugandan custody'. Nigeria 'needs same support as France'.

Insights: China denies building empire in Africa. Palm oil risk to Africa as prospectors eye swaths of land. Wikileaks for Africa? Introducing Afrileaks. Dear 'Annie' Remake Creators: Thank You.

Sports: Wilfried Bony: Ivory Coast's history-making striker. Nations Cup 2015: Tournament to begin after build-up concerns. Nigerian becomes first African to win the Male Star Award for table tennis.

Business: Nigerian entrepreneur appointed to the East African Business Network Board. These four sectors will determine Uganda’s growth in 2015. With crude oil prices falling rapidly, Ghana could lose over 50% of revenue. Juicy fruit: South Africa's plums blossom into big business.

Science & Technology: Kenya: New Mobile Payment platform rises. ICT to shape Africa’s economic landscape in 2015. What will it take to empower South Africa's future ICT leaders?

Development: Research network to boost development in Africa planned. Ghana: MTN invests in education and health projects. New plant breeders trained to transform ‘orphan’ crops.

Arts & Culture: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair to make its US debut during New York’s Frieze Week. Invoking the women in early African writing. Cape Town's Picasso-inspired ceramic artist. Why dumping local diet for foreign cuisine is dangerous for Africa.

Travel: 8 luxury treetop stays to experience. Tanzania’s top 7 diving sites. Ghana gets Africa’s first canopy walkway on the sea. Walking in Morocco: in the footsteps of giants.

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