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E-commerce in Africa is set to receive a boost as United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has introduced an online payments and collections platform tagged U-bills. The online payment platform has been enabled in all the 19 countries where UBA has operations.

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The Yabelo-Mega road that connects Ethiopia and Kenya has been inaugurated and is open for traffic.

Speaking at the inauguration, Ethiopian Minister for Transport, Workneh Gebeyhu, said the road is one of several many projects underway in the country aimed at linking Ethiopia with its neighbors through infrastructure. Read more

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In Concourse Village in the Bronx, Sylvester Donkor, left, and Ataa Serwaa, immigrants from Ghana, waiting for a cab to church. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times

Threatened with arrest in 2009, Lamin F. Bojang fled Gambia after publicly contradicting its president’s claims that he could cure AIDS. Now 31, Mr. Bojang lives in Concourse Village in the Bronx with his wife and 2-year-old son and works as a receptionist at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, while working toward a bachelor’s degree in political science at City College.

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