Daily Archives: October 22, 2013

Zebra Technologies launches Zebra Link-OS™ in the Middle East to support the ‘Internet of Things’

Gitex 2013, 20-24 October 2013, Dubai read more

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Intergence announces global launch of Appflare, a unique global internet monitoring and reporting system, at Gitex 2013

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New Big Data Conference has widespread impact at GITEX Technology Week

The Rt. Hon. Francis Maude, Minister for the UK Cabinet Office and Paymaster General read more

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African leaders, top scholars look at regional integration as key to Africa’s continuing growth and development

TUNIS, Tunisia, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The eighth African Economic Conference will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, from October 28-30, 2013 under the theme “Regional Integration in Africa”. The conference is organized each year by the African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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Democratic Republic of the Congo: Aid for 33,000 people in Katanga

GENEVA, Switzerland, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Armed violence has resulted in the displacement of tens of thousands of people who fled their villages in north-central Katanga province. The ICRC and the Red Cross Society of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have started a major distribution of emergency aid.
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Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia: Quarterly Update

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Fact Sheet
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Gitex 2013: The biggest challenge to deterring, defending against, or retaliating for cyber attacks is the problem of correctly identifying the perpetrator.

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Harper Government supports economic growth in Morocco

OTTAWA, Canada, October 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, the Honourable Gerry Ritz, announced today, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Harper Government’s support for stimulating sustainable economic growth in Morocco’s agricultural sector. Minister Ritz recognized the Canadian International Grains Institute for their role in the new project, which will provide customized training programs and specialized technical support to Moroccans.
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Improving access to sustainable energy for a harmonious development

Players in the energy sector in Togo said Tuesday, the urgent need for them to contribute to the improvement of access to energy must still this is a clean, sustainable and optimal energy terms of cost to all the people of both urban and rural country.
It is the occasion of the World Day of sustainable energy, the first of which has been chaired by the Togolese Minister of Mines and Energy, Mr. Dammipi Noupokou.

For this first celebration, it is the site of the company’s gas distribution «SODIGAZ SA “, which was chosen to host the event, whose theme was «universal access to sustainable energy for a harmonious development “.

Addressing the theme, the CEO of the company in his welcoming announced for the year 2014, an investment forecast for improving access to energy Togolese people.
These investments amounted to about 2 billion FCFA will according to him, ” also strengthen and harmonize national coverage logistics.” In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 600 million people have no access to modern energy services and rely largely on traditional biomass.

Paradoxically, the African continent has immense resources hydropower, solar, wind, biomass and geothermal. In Togo, the finding revealed that households are major consumers of energy after industry. More than 60 % of the population lives in rural areas where they essentially use oil to 22% (for electrification), and wood to over 76 %. This reflects a high use rate of biomass, which is a blow to forests scarce in Togo where the forest heritage is only 6 % today.

It should be remembered that the first commemoration of World Energy Day in Togo, comes a year after its proclamation at the World Energy Forum held in Dubai in October 2012.

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Améliorer l’accès à l’énergie durable, pour un développement harmonieux

Les acteurs du secteur de l’énergie au Togo ont affirmé mardi, l’impérieuse nécessité pour eux de contribuer à l’amélioration de l’accès à l’énergie ; encore faut-il que ce soit une énergie propre, durable et optimale en termes de coût pour toutes les populations du pays tant urbaines et rurales. C’est à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de l’énergie durable, dont la première édition vient d’être présidée  par le ministre togolais des mines et de l’énergie, M. Dammipi NOUPOKOU. Pour cette première célébration, c’est le site de la société  de distribution de gaz « SODIGAZ S.A. », qui a été retenu pour abriter l’événement dont le thème était : « accès pour tous à l’énergie durable, pour un développement harmonieux ». Abordant la thématique, le Président directeur général  de cette société a dans son mot de bienvenue annoncé au titre de l’année 2014, une prévision d’investissements  aux fins d’améliorer l’accès des populations togolaises à l’énergie. Ces investissements qui se chiffrent  dans l’ordre de 2 milliards de FCFA devront selon lui,’’ permettre également de renforcer la couverture nationale et harmoniser la logistique’’. En Afrique subsaharienne, plus de 600 millions de personnes n’ont pas accès aux services énergétiques modernes et dépendent en grande partie de la biomasse traditionnelle. Paradoxalement, le continent africain dispose d’immenses ressources en énergie hydroélectrique, solaire, éolienne, biomasse et géothermale. Au Togo, le constat a révélé que les ménages  sont de gros consommateurs d’énergie après les industries. Plus de 60 % de la population du pays vit en milieu rural où l’on fait essentiellement usage du pétrole à 22 % (pour l’électrification), et du bois à plus de 76%. Ce qui traduit un usage à fort taux de biomasse, qui porte un coup dur aux forêts déjà peu abondantes au Togo où le patrimoine forestier n’est que de 6% à ce jour. Il faut rappeler que cette première commémoration de la journée mondiale de l’énergie au Togo, intervient une année après sa proclamation lors du Forum mondial de l’énergie tenu à Dubaï en octobre 2012.

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