Monthly Archives: June 2014

Virtual SIM for the ‘Unphoned’

Millions of Africans who cannot afford mobile handsets will now be able to access telecoms services following the launch of a group-wide sharing system. read more

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GSK et l’organisation Save the Children récompensent les innovations qui permettront de réduire la mortalité infantile dans les pays en voie de développement par un prix d’un million de dollars

Sir Andrew Witty, PDG de GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) read more

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GSK and Save the Children offer $1 million award for healthcare innovations in developing countries that reduce child deaths

The Healthcare Innovation Award contributes to an ambitious partnership between GSK and Save the Children, which aims to save the lives of a million of the world’s poorest children read more

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President Obiang Asks for Greater Investment in Agricultural Sector

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(L-R) Alexandre Alcantra, GM of Kirene, Mohamed Fares, Owner and President of Siagro Group and Olivier Fraisse, Regional Commercial Director for Sidel in Africa, during signing ceremony read more

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Afribank – Mainstreet Bank: “Nigerian Bad Bank, Amcon, must comply with the rules.”

LONDON, United Kingdom, 30 June 2014 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Created in 2010 to deal with non performing loans held by Nigerian banks directly affected by the 2008 international financial crisis, the Nigerian Bad Bank structure Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (Amcon) has broadened its mandate to the detriment of transparency and governance requirements that are essential in a global business world. Having referred the Mainstreet Bank (formerly Afribank) case to the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) in Paris, Intangis Holdings is contemplating legal action against Amcon. read more

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Sierra Leone Minister of Finance and Economic Development signs loan agreement for Solar Park Freetown (6MW) as part of International Renewable Energy Agency

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Kenya’s Energy Ministry partners with the upcoming East African Power Industry Convention

Nairobi to welcome back region’s power experts in September read more

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IdeemaTec concludes delivery of safeTrack Horizon tracking system for 8.5 MW PV project in Rwanda

Wallerfing, Germany, 30 June 2014 – East Africa’s first megawatt class photovoltaic project will be equipped with horizontal single axis tracking systems by IdeemaTec Deutschland. At the site very close to the equator, the solar power plant with the safeTrack Horizon is forecast to increase the total power generation capacity of Rwanda by 8%. read more

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Nigeria growing market for vendors

Nigeria has been cited as a key growth frontier market for electronic test equipment vendors as traditional market South Africa continues to experience economic slowdown. read more

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88mph expands into Nigeria

Technology start-up firms in Nigeria will from August benefit from funding and incubation services offered by seed fund 88mph. read more

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WACEE ’14 in Accra, Ghana

3-5 November 2014 read more

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RESCON 2014 – The Red Sea Bunkering Conference

28 September – 1 October2014 read more

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Statement by an IMF Staff Mission on the 2014 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, June 26, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by S. Kal Wajid visited Addis Ababa June 11-25 to conduct discussions for the 2014 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia.1 read more

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