Daily Archives: March 18, 2014

Thames Card Technology Inks EMV Migration Deal With Ghana Commercial Bank

Thames to handle manufacture, personalisation and fulfilment of 1m EMV chip cards for Ghana’s largest commercial bank read more

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Need to introduce environmental tax in Zimbabwe highlighted

A Zimbabwe representative for the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Institute for Sustainability Africa has expressed the need for Zimbabwe to introduce an environmental tax on companies involved in environmental degradation. read more

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GSMA and operators work to improve mobile access and affordability across Africa and the Middle East

Further to a high-level meeting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, senior leaders from seven major mobile operator groups, serving 506 million customers across Africa and the Middle East, plan to cooperate on network infrastructure sharing initiatives that recognise the profound impact of mobile broadband and Internet services on the citizens of both regions. read more

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“What’s happening right now in southern Chad is unacceptable,” – MSF head of Mission in Chad, Sarah Chateau.

NDJAMENA, Chad, March 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ MSF has been in Bitoye for the past three weeks, setting up a primary health facility in the small town of 10,000 which has seen its population double due to the influx of refugees. With approximately one hundred consultations per day – mostly women and children – MSF’s waiting room is never empty.
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BUSINESS LEADERS FROM ALL OVER AFRICA GATHER IN GENEVA

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Lack of enforcement jeopardises South Africa’s fight against foreign bribery; OECD concerned that political and economic considerations may be an influence

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ South Africa must take urgent steps to proactively investigate and prosecute foreign bribery. No foreign bribery cases have been prosecuted since South Africa joined the Convention in 2007. The 4 on-going investigations – out of only 10 allegations that have surfaced to date – are also far from reaching the prosecution stage, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
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Africa Forex Expo = Johannesburg, South Africa Host The World On 30 – 31 May 2014

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EnergyNet and NAPTIN collaborate to support Engineering and Law students at this year’s ‘Power Investors Summit: Nigeria’ in Lagos

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 18, 2014/ There is currently a significant opportunity for Nigerians as a result of the massive investments being made in the power sector, and that is human-capacity building within the sector itself.  Engineers head many of the major public and private sector organisations across Africa, and in Nigeria it is no different. read more

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Mining and commodities: Africa to speak and act as one

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, March 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ The African continent must strive to have one voice, and act as one on issues around mining and commodities. This was a clear point of convergence between the African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary, in the Ministry of Mining, who doubles as the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Southern and Eastern African Mineral Centre (SEAMIC), H.E. NajobBalalaEch.
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Ministerial Working Group on Tourism meets in Seychelles to brainstorm on making Africa the preferred destination for tourism in the context of AU Agenda 2063

VICTORIA, Mahé, March 17, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ The African Union Ministerial Working Group on tourism sector development strategy have concluded a two-day brainstorming meeting on 14 March 2014 in Seychelles in view to strategise on how to make an African brand through tourism while attracting visitors to chose Africa as major destination.
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28th Session of FAO Regional Conference for Africa in Tunis from 24 to 28 March 2014

ROME, Italy, March 18, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Theme: African youth in agriculture and rural development
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Saudi Pharmaceutical Company Holds Convention on Cardiovascular Diseases and related Health Problems

Riyadh, March 18, 2014: The second version of Tabuk Cardiovascular Convention (2ndTCC) created a think tank for discussing the current scenario of cardiovascular diseases that are prevalent in the MENA region. The Convention peeped into the challenges being faced by modern cardiologists and the latest advancements in the field of cardiology. read more

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