Building on legality to deliver sustainable timber and palm oil markets

Buyers and producers of forest and agricultural commodities, including timber, palm oil and cocoa, will meet with government and civil society representatives from Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon this month to discuss how legal compliance can support sustainable commodity markets.

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Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists lead the way with innovative design concepts​

/INS.Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilization of high-strength steels to the limits characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11.

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Innotribe reveals the secrets to success for innovation in financial services

New research from Innotribe examines the inner workings of innovation within financial institutions, revealing the essentials for high performing innovation teams

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Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds

Mercer’s study shares insights from over 7,500 perspectives globally, 462 of these in South Africa, and compares the views of senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from organizations around the world

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Algeria continues to face important challenges posed by lower oil prices

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Algeria

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Business Pivotal to Addressing Structural Inefficiencies in the Continent

Currently intra-Africa trade stands at a mere 12% compared with about 40% in North America and about 60% in Western Europe

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Africa Celebrates World Water Day 2017 – Wastewater as a Resource.

World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. This year’s theme: Why waste water? in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.

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An Option for Energy Efficiency and Water Production at Cape Town

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The thermal capacity of seawater off Cape Town’s coast can be applied to reduce the energy consumption of commercial scale refrigerators and air-conditioners as well as sustain the energy efficient operation of refrigeration-based technology that extracts potable water from humid air.

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Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa

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Gene Editing, New Mental Health, The Year Of Giving, And Halal Tourism – New Trends In MENA for 2017

WALTER THOMPSON MENA’S FUTURE 100 REPORT UNCOVERS DRIVERS OF CHANGE AND BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE REGION, VITAL KNOWLEDGE FOR BRANDS KEEPING PACE WITH CONSUMER ATTITUDES

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Kenya: KCB Foundation Launches Hydroponic Agriculture Project; Donates Food Aid in Marsabit County

The KCB Foundation has launched a long-term project to grow livestock fodder using hydroponic technology in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid counties in a bid to drive up agricultural production in the regions.

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Mikono Expo Group will Host the Dar Construction Trade Expo and the East Africa Smart Building Summit 2017 in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania!!

Tanzanian based company Mikono Speakers under her sister company Mikono Expo Group, which operates in Tanzania, South Africa and other African nations, is hosting the Dar Construction Trade Expo 2017. This esteemed event will take place along with the East Africa Smart Building Conference. More than 200 exhibitors from Africa and all over the world will participate and the conference is expected to attract more than 1000 Industry stake holders in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC), from 17th-18th August 2017.

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Tony Elumelu Starts UBA Tour of Africa in Ghana

As part of the UBA Tour of Africa, Tony Elumelu – the Group Chairman UBA Plc, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, visited Ghana and spoke to hundreds of Ghanaian youths, academics and entrepreneurs at the University of Ghana. His tour is also to strengthen his vision of engineering a robust economic and business relationship across the continent through Africapitalism as a necessary tool for the socio economic development of Africa. During his talk, he highlighted on the importance of preparedness and what makes a successful entrepreneur. “The first is dedication, then vison, focus, ambition, and our ability to do things when we want to do them. We must always remain laser focused and aim to execute to perfection,” Elumelu said.

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Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017

Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017

The Dubai-Africa Partnership for Better Health Roadshow 2017 is the first initiative of its kind and is held under the patronage of Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in association with Dubai Health Experience (DXH). Organized by SEGMA, the show will bring together health and medical organizations from across Dubai to visit destinations representing fast growing African countries with good potential to improve relations and cooperation between the two sides.

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Teraco raises R1.2 billion in debt funding for further investment into South African data centres

South Africa, Teraco, Africa’s largest carrier & cloud neutral colocation data centre and home to NAPAfrica, Africa’s largest Internet exchange point (IXP), today announced that it has raised a medium term funding facility from Absa amounting to R1.2 billion.

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Africa’s oil and gas industry set to meet at the 16th Africa Independents Forum in May

The 16th Africa Independents Forum, a key event on the international oil and gas calendar, will get underway in London on the 24th and 25th of May.

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Tanzania: Report by Exotix and IMF reassures brighter economic outlook

Report from UK-based Exotix Partners in collaboration with the Kenya-based Equity Investment Bank have it that Tanzania has a bright economic outlook – adding up to IMF economic forecast for Tanzania. The report highlights that the current anti-corruption and anti-tax evasion drive by the President, HE John Magufuli, might look disruptive in the short term but will do the country a greater favour in the long term. The report said “this reformist agenda has proved painful but should these policy actions be sustained they could act as a long-term positive catalyst for the efficiency of Tanzania’s public sector institutions.”

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