Daily Archives: September 13, 2013

Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, September 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ms. Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi visited Freetown during September 3–12 to carry out follow-up discussions on Sierra Leone’s economic and financial program for 2013–16 that could be supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The mission met with Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kaifala Marah; Central Bank Governor, Sheku Sesay; and other senior officials.
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Leading Oil & Gas Corporations BP, Shell, Engen and Aggreko sponsor the 1st Women in Energy Africa Forum & Awards by IDEANOMICS Global

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Sierra Leone President Koroma Hosts Lukoil Overseas Sierra Leone BV

During the brief but productive meeting between President Koroma and the Russian delegation forming part of Lukoil, President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma said, Sierra Leone's relations with the Federation of Russia have spanned many years including the USSR period. He noted that Sierra Leone has particularly benefitted in terms of awards for education in various fields of study. "Much of our …

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Eskom wants priority access to SA coal as shortages loom

Warns it may face coal shortages from 2018.

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Wits scientist wins Ig Nobel Prize

Dung beetles sporting custom made caps and boots entered the annals of the Ig Nobel Prize when South Africa’s second ever winner was announced during the 23rd Annual Ig Nobel Prize ceremony at Harvard University on Thursday, 12 September 2013 …

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US retail sales miss expectations

Point to slow growth.

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SKA – a local sci-tech opportunity

The multibillion-rand SKA, to be hosted in SA and Australia, will extend into eight African countries and will be the…

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BGC promotes women in IT

Even though more girls are consuming technology in grassroots communities, very few of them are actually thinking about creating it…

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UK recovery may be kiss of death for 'zombie' firms

Competition threatens the corporate undead.

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App Seenth.is Helps Music Fans Wrangle Their Favorite Artists' Multiple Social Media Feeds

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Seenth.is lets music fans hone their obsession by making it easy for them to track the most interesting social media updates about their favorite performers. The iOS app (an Android version will be released by the end of this year) aggregates and filters content from sources including Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and SoundCloud accounts of musicians and fans and presents items based on relevancy rather than chronological order, so you can see which items are likely to go viral before they do. read more

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Central Joburg becomes a water feature

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How to succeed with mobile solutions – useful advice from industry expert Mikael Nilebacke

Mobile solutions have a huge potential to drastically increase the efficiency of field workers and save big money for companies in a range of industries. However, the implementation of mobile solutions is filled with pitfalls. Industry veteran Mikael Nilebacke, Managing Director of Erisma Technologies, gives his best advice on how to succeed. read more

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Chris Kemp Steps Down As CEO Of Nebula, The OpenStack Startup

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Chris Kemp, a former NASA CTO is stepping down as CEO of Nebula, the company he founded to provide hardware and software systems for building OpenStack cloud services. Kemp will become the company’s chief strategy officer and continue to serve as a member of the Nebula board of directors. read more

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Info Bill report-back set for October

Committee can invite submissions and call hearings.

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