Daily Archives: October 15, 2013
MASERU-First National Bank Lesotho will today (Tuesday) introduce new banking software for smartphones in an effort to support its mobile banking service.
The Department of Home Affairs in South Africa says that the new identity card dubbed smart identification cards will go a long way in solving identity problems in South Africa, Minister of Home Affairs Naledi Pandor has disclosed.
Commissioner Piebalgs’ statement ahead of World Food Day and his statement following the publication of the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Commissioner Andris Piebalgs made a statement following the publication of the 2013 Ibrahim Index of African Governance:
BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, October 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Subcommittee on human rights held on Monday afternoon a hearing on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in the Sahel region. The invited speakers were: Biram Dah Abeid, Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement in Mauritania (IRA), Jean-Marie Kagabo, Programme officer, International Labour Organization (ILO) and Sarah Mathewson, Coordinator, Africa Programme, Anti-Slavery International.
WorldVentures Foundation Partners with Good Shepherd Trust for Children in Zimbabwe; Marks First International Service Day in Region
Launched in 2010, the WorldVentures Foundation (http://www.worldventuresfoundation.org) became the philanthropic arm of WorldVentures (http://www.worldventures.com) with a focus on positive global change for children. WorldVentures Independent Representatives and DreamTrips Members are inspired, serving and implementing sustainable economic and environmental solutions within communities around the world. WorldVentures Independent Representatives and DreamTrips Members are the volunteers and driving force behind the WorldVentures Foundation’s Service Days and global initiatives.
Bulgaria has the highest levels of two kinds of particulate matter that can lead to health problems from asthma to cancer, the European Union says in an environmental study.
If the government shutdown stymies Antarctic research planned for this year, it could jeopardize scientific studies built on decades of work.
The treatment of Holli, a female gorilla with a stomach abscess, offers an inside look at how the Bronx Zoo cares for animals who fall ill.
While social networks copy each other’s features all the time, is it time for Twitter to adopt Facebook and Instagram’s “like” button?
TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Amazon.com will open an office in Tel Aviv to support its cloud computing offering called Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s chief technology officer said on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian internet group Yandex said on Tuesday it had acquired KinoPoisk, the largest Russian-language website dedicated to movies, in a move to further enhance its search.
LONDON (Reuters) – Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts rebuilt the brand after over-exposure of its trademark pattern alienated wealthy clientele. Her approach: to embrace digital innovation, build a strong online business and tap Chinese and Latin American markets.
MADRID (Reuters) – The number of mobile phone connections in Spain increased for a fourth straight month in August, data published on Tuesday showed, marking a tentative recovery after two years of client losses.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government said on Monday it had reached a deal with concession-holders, including MVS Multivision, to recover 68 percent of available space in the country’s disputed 2.5 GHz spectrum, which could boost competition in the telecoms sector.