Daily Archives: March 27, 2014

New EU support to increase security in the Central African region

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Today, the EU announced that it would provide close to €2 million to support the fight to eliminate the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a militant movement in the Central African region. The new contribution will support the “Regional Cooperation Initiative for the elimination of the Lord’s Resistance Army” (RCI-LRA), led by the African Union, in Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, for a period of 17 months. It will cover, among other things, staff allowances, communication equipment and operational costs of this initiative.
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South Africans have shown that they have the power during Earth Hour

“Solar geyser could reduce electricity bill by up to 50%” read more

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African Grey Insurance Selects Agilis Core General Insurance Solution To Bolster Growth

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Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Côte d’Ivoire

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Abidjan during March 11-26, 2014, to conduct discussions on the fifth review of Côte d’Ivoire’s economic and financial program supported by an arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF).1
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MTN Uganda ensures that Businesses are never offline with its ‘Guaranteed Connectivity’

MTN Uganda is the only service provider that offers Internet geographical redundancy by providing three Internet Uplinks that guarantee business continuity for its customers. This means that whether there is a Local Fiber cut within Uganda or a Fiber cut in Kenya or Rwanda, or an undersea cable cut, MTN can use an alternative route to still provide its customers with World-class Internet. read more

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La jeunesse africaine, facteur clé pour relancer l’économie agricole / Le Directeur général à la Conférence régionale pour l’Afrique: plus d’investissements pour créer de nouveaux débouchés pour les jeunes

TUNIS, Tunisie, 27 mars 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Il est fondamental d’insérer davantage de jeunes Africains dans l’agriculture et de renforcer le soutien aux agriculteurs familiaux vulnérables de la région pour améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et le bien-être économique dans les années à venir, a déclaré le Directeur général José Graziano da Silva, en s’adressant aux participants de la Conférence régionale de la FAO pour l’Afrique.
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Africa’s youth key to strengthening agricultural economy / More investment needed to create new opportunities for young people in the sector, FAO Director-General tells Regional Conference

TUNIS, Tunisia, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region’s vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being in the years to come, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told participants at the Organization’s Regional Conference for Africa.
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Gemalto lance une solution intégrée de gestion des visas pour un contrôle rapide, fiable et sécurisé de l’immigration

La solution comprend des plateformes, un logiciel et des services pour renforcer la sécurité aux postes de contrôle frontalier et diminuer significativement le temps d’attente grâce à une vérification automatique des documents et des systèmes de contrôle de la frontière
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Gemalto launches integrated Border and Visa Management solution for fast, reliable and secure immigration control

Solution integrates platforms, software and services to enhance security of border check points and significantly reduce waiting times through automated document verification and border control systems
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IMF Concludes Staff Mission to Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Laure Redifer visited Ouagadougou from March 14-26 to carry out discussions with the Burkinabè authorities on the first review of their economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) and a surveillance review required every two years. The mission met with Mr. Luc-Adolphe Tiao, Prime Minister; Mr. Lucien Bembamba, Minister of Economy and Finance; Mr. Salif Kaboré, Minister of Mines; Ms. Clotilde Ki-Nikiéma, Minister of the Budget; and Mr. Charles Ki-Zerbo, National Director of the Central Bank of West African States, as well as other senior officials, parliamentarians, private sector and civil society representatives, and development partners.
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Expert keynote speakers on board at the 2014 CEM Africa Summit

This year’s CEM Africa Summit will provide a platform for the region’s CX leaders to interact and bring together experts from leading organisations to address topical industry challenges. Dr Pieter Steyn the VP of Customer Research for Barclays Africa will share his insights in a keynote on The Service Value Chain and its Measures. Dr Steyn will also be joined by Klaus Lombardozzi, Customer Service Excellence Manager for Shell SA and Johan Etsebeth the National Head of Solution Delivery for Santam to take part in a panel that will discuss the practical means toMeasure your organisation’s performance from your customer’s perspective, not your competitor’s. read more

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Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission on Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, March 27, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission, led by Mr. Alfredo Cuevas, met with the Zimbabwean authorities in Harare during March 12-26, 2014, to hold discussions on the 2014 Article IV Consultation and the combined first and second reviews under the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP).1 The program was approved by IMF Management in June 2013 and extended in December 2013 (see Press Releases No. 13/174 and No. 14/09). Ann-Marie Gulde-Wolf, Deputy Director and Domenico Fanizza, Assistant Director of the African Department also participated in the mission discussions.
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Shell, Statoil and Chevron are amongst the candidates selected by the Ministry of Energy Myanmar to begin exploration activity in Myanmar’s offshore blocks

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