Daily Archives: July 16, 2014
A group of private impact angel investors named chapter chairs in Wilmington, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte
Orange to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa through launch of first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence
LILONGWE, Malawi, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mr. Tsidi Tsikata, visited Lilongwe from July 7 to 15, 2014 to review recent economic developments, discuss the Government’s policy priorities, and assist with the development of the broad parameters of the Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget. The mission also took stock of program implementation under Malawi’s current Extended Credit Facility arrangement.1 At the end of the mission, Mr. Tsikata issued the following statement:
KHARTOUM, Sudan, July 16, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A significant increase in humanitarian needs in Sudan during the first six months of 2014 has necessitated a revision of the Sudan Response Plan. Aid agencies in Sudan now urgently require $982 million to assist 6.9 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (roughly 20% of Sudan’s population). Humanitarian needs vary to include shelter, protection, nutrition, health, and potable water.
The 3rd Customer Experience Management Africa Summit kicked off last week on the 9th of July 2014. Over 150 senior CX professionals, representing some of the region’s top organisations gathered for the only Customer Experience event that takes place in Cape Town. In his opening keynote, Dr. Pieter Steyn, VP of Customer Research for Barclays Africa discussed The Service Value Chain and its Measures and reflected on the importance of the event in stating that ‘customer satisfaction is a lead indicator in revenue growth’.
A coalition of civil society organizations in Zimbabwe has launched the Zimbabwe Network Against Illicit Financial Flows (ZINAIFF) to improve the legal and institutional governance of national resources for sustainable development, according to a Jonathan Zinyandu representative of African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD).
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