Buhari administration engages national assembly, chief justice in new ease of doing business action plan

In furtherance of the Buhari administration’s ease of doing business reforms, the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, will, on Tuesday, consider new and specific initiatives to be implemented over a 60-day period in the National Action Plan 2.0. read more

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World Bank report on PPPs in power transmission in Africa presented at Future Energy Central Africa in Yaoundé next week

Regional energy ministers to debate energy reforms in opening session

 “The Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa’ report has a very simple message: the private sector is already actively involved in power generation in Africa, and the same could happen in the transmission sector as has happened in other parts of the world under what we are calling the independent power transmission (IPT) model.” read more

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How is AI changing healthcare in South Africa?

South Africa has long been trying to figure their healthcare system. With many challenges in trying to provide equal healthcare for all, it is no surprise that South Africa is looking to other solutions to resolve this issue. Could artificial intelligence be it though? read more

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Arno Smets, EU PVSEC 2017 General Chairman: “The PV Revolution is only getting started!”

PV Electricity Prices in Middle East well below 0.03 €/kWh read more

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The future of banks: customer service bots or multipurpose terminals?

The rapidly changing finance market, affected by the emergence of FinTech startups such as Revolut and others, forces banks and financial institutions to optimize their operations and look for ways to retain their customers, since customized services are no longer enough for that. read more

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Gearing up for the World Tourism Day: A look at Diani as a top sustainable destination

Gearing up for the World Tourism Day: A look at Diani as a top sustainable destination read more

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Leading Innovators at Region’s Largest Glass Event Next Week In Dubai

  • Gulf Glass (25-27 September 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre) will play host to a number of key industry experts/players.
  • Over 140 participating brands will showcase glass production machinery, tools, glass processing, finishing solutions and products.

The demand for innovative and green solutions for the built landscape is surging in the region and glass, a sustainable and fully recyclable material, is fast becoming the perfect solution to today’s environment based challenges. In the lead up to Expo 2020 and Dubai Smart City Vision 2021, Gulf Glass 2017 brings this optimum material to the forefront of trading. read more

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New Pricing Agreement will offer Antiretrovirals at $75/person/year

Through a strong collaboration and joint efforts, South African Government together with the Government of Kenya, and other key players including USAID, UNITAID, UK DFID, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, CHAI, among others, have agreed to a new price which offers antiretrovirals at $75/person/year. Announced by South Africa’s Minister of Health, the move is to enable low and middle income nations to provide antiretroviral therapy to patients. The new affordable price is expected to increase the accessibility of the treatment while increasing the global task to provide for the known 36.7million people living with HIV. read more

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Hungary To Supports Poultry Farming in Ghana

A shipment of chicken layers from Hungary arrived in Ghana via an anticipated long term partnership that has begun between Ghana and Hungary. Since the existence of the Hungarian embassy in Ghana following its operations last year, this is noted to be the largest and admirable transaction between the two nations. The first shipment was 22,000 day-old parent stock chickens to local poultry farmers. The Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana highlighted that there are a whopping expectation of supporting local agriculture with about 6 million chicken layers each year from notable Hungarian agricultural companies. The ambassador also identifies this development as one that will open new doors for greater partnerships and support for agricultural developments in Ghana. read more

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Doing Trade and Promoting Entrepreneurship: The QNET Startegy

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Having established firmly in West Africa with agents across three countries, QNET is set to shake the entrepreneurship environment in East Africa –starting with Tanzania. The company which is flourishing in a midst of a larger global direct selling sector and providing a range of products cutting across home care, jewellery, cosmetics, and personal care, is aimed at synergizing with a local agent in Tanzania. The agent will serve as the mediator between QNET, its Independent Representatives (IRs). The agent will aid customers with their enquiries, delivery of products, and offer the opportunity for customers to see online products in person and assess it prior to purchase. While engaging in that trade to provide quality customer care to clients, QNET will also be focusing on providing entrepreneurship opportunities for many young people through direct selling and providing online education courses. The company’s Board of Director’s advisor, Mr. David K Sharma, reemphasized that QNET is keen to collaborate with the local government in achieving this goal. read more

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USTDA Connects U.S. Energy Industry to Projects in Madagascar

Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Henri Fraise Fils & Cie, a Malagasy energy company, for the development and implementation of minigrids in Madagascar, where only 15 percent of the population has electricity access. The grant supports the technical and economic study of solar photovoltaic (PV) powered minigrids with integrated battery storage technology at up to 100 sites, as well as a pilot to demonstrate the minigrid solution. read more

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Development of an African mineral resource classification system now underway

A pioneering initiative to set up an African Mineral Resource Classification (AMREC) system based on the United Nations Frameworks Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources (UNFC) is now underway. Spearheaded by the African Minerals Development Centre (AMDC), AMREC is the continental framework that will harmonize, adapt, and develop the UNFC according to the principles of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV). read more

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“Africa’s best-kept secret is Namibia. I personally welcome you.”

Many African nations aspire to attract foreign investment and hope to create environments to facilitate the flow of people and capital. Namibia has the great advantage of being one of the most attractive destinations for investors and offering stability, social justice, a government focused on good governance and transparency, gender equality, respect for the environment, improved quality of life, and one of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoiled coastlines in the world. read more

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Aliko Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: “Africa will become the food basket of the world”

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors “Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world.” read more

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