Monthly Archives: May 2014
KIGALI, Rwanda, 30 mai 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – La TMB (http://www.trustmerchantbank.com) a gagné le prix de la Meilleure Banque en Afrique Centrale lors de la cérémonie qui décerne les prestigieux African Banker Awards. La remise de prix a eu lieu à Kigali, au Rwanda, en marge du 50e anniversaire des Assemblées annuelles de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD).
KIGALI, Rwanda, May 30, 2014/ — TMB (http://www.trustmerchantbank.com) has been announced as the Best Bank in Central Africa at the prestigious African Banker Awards. The awards ceremony was held in Kigali, Rwanda, during the African Development Bank’s 50th anniversary Annual Meetings.
While markets like India, Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia and Russia have failed to deliver as emerging markets; Africa is seemingly more buoyant in relative comparison. Forbes, in its report on ‘Africa’s emerging market boom’, says that Africa is currently home to five of the world’s dozen fastest-growing economies. While this is quickly cautioned for optimism, mostly due to underdeveloped infrastructure, there is a bright light over Africa, most especially from a communications perspective.
MTN Uganda launches the MTN Internet Bus worth Ushs. 600 Million to boost ICT literacy in Rural Uganda
MTN Uganda through the MTN Uganda Foundation has unveiled a fully kitted state of the art bus dubbed the MTN Internet Bus. The Bus which is the first of its kind in Uganda, will be a vital tool for MTN Uganda’s vision of enhancing ICT Education across the country.
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Ebola virus disease, West Africa (Situation as of 27 May 2014)
NEC and Tanzania Telecommunications double mobile network capacity in key rural and island locations
New high speed, high capacity NEC microwave backhaul links connect six key locations to support rising mobile broadband usage and sustainable development in Tanzania
IMF: The Republic of Congo’s macroeconomic performance continues to be broadly satisfactory. Growth averaged around 3.5 percent in the last three years, in the context of declining oil production due to aging oil fields. The economy is projected to expand by about 6 percent per annum between 2014 and 2019
IMF Mission Statement at the Conclusion of the 2014 Article IV Discussions with the Republic of Congo
Minister Fast to Lead Third Trade Mission to Africa / Announces coming into force of Canada-Benin FIPA
OTTAWA, Canada, May 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today participated in Africa Day celebrations in Ottawa and invited Canadian business representatives, especially from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) looking to expand, to join a trade mission to South Africa and Tanzania from June 22 to 27, 2014.
MAPUTO, Mozambique, May 28, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Government of Mozambique will host a high-level conference on Africa Rising: Building to the Future in Maputo, Mozambique, on May 29-30 that will bring together policymakers, the private sector, and civil society from sub-Saharan Africa and beyond to discuss the challenges facing the region as it builds upon the strong economic gains made since the 2008 global economic crisis.