Daily Archives: July 10, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent sets new world record broadband speed of 10 Gbps for transmission of data over traditional copper telephone lines

Bell Labs prototype technology also demonstrates potential for 1 Gbps symmetrical services, paving the way for fibre-speed services where fibre cannot be deployed all the way to the premises read more

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What does the data centre of the future look like?

Six years since opening its doors, Teraco Data Environments – sub Saharan Africa’s first provider of resilient, vendor neutral data environments says the path to 2020 will provide an equivalent amount of innovation and evolution as the data centre becomes an even more vital cog in the wheel of business. read more

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EU imposes sanctions on South Sudanese military leaders

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Council today imposed sanctions against individuals obstructing the South Sudanese peace process and responsible for atrocities, as part of wider EU efforts to stop violence and avoid further instability in the region. read more

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Into the MENA: Entering the African and Middle Eastern Economies

Atsu Okeke is an African-based business and financial writer and has previously been a business consultant for a number of small- and medium-sized enterprises. read more

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Fish drying method changes lives in Burundi

FAO project to introduce simple raised drying racks improves livelihoods and nutrition for communities along the shores of Lake Tanganyika and beyond read more

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Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Kenya for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Mauro Mecagni visited Nairobi from June 25 to July 9 to conduct the 2014 Article IV Consultation discussions1. The mission met with Hon. Henry Rotich, Cabinet Secretary of the National Treasury, Professor Njuguna Ndungu, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya, the Speakers of the Senate and the National Assembly, senior government officials, and representatives of civil society, the private sector and development partners. The mission team wishes to thank the authorities for their warm hospitality, the excellent collaboration, and the high quality discussions. read more

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, July 10, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — On June 30, 2014, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Cameroon1 and considered and endorsed the staff appraisal without a meeting.2 read more

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Ebola virus disease, West Africa – update

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 8, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Disease outbreak news read more

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Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai gifts eye surgery to 2-year old baby from Nigeria

(L-R) Gwen (mother), Adetutu (patient), and Dr Darakhshanda Khurram, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai read more

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Zain launches state of the art, one-click Visual Voicemail with Tecnotree solution

Intuitive user interfaces and high functionality give end users the ability to easily access and personalise their voicemail accounts and greetings. read more

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