Monthly Archives: January 2015

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of a Visit to Rwanda

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement in Kigali today at the conclusion of her visit to Rwanda: read more

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ASUS Launches Classy 7 inch HD Memo Pad 7 Tablet

ASUS, Saudi based company, has lately announced the launch of brand new MeMO Pad 7 (ME572C/CL), a 7-inch Android 4.4 (KitKat) tablet featuring a Full HD IPS display,64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor (up to 1.83GHz), and optional 4G LTE connectivity in a thin, lightweight and stylish design. Inspired by clutch bags and wallets, MeMO Pad 7 has a unique, elegant look that, combined with its powerful functionality, makes it the perfect everyday companion and fashion essential. read more

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MENA Deploys Infinera Intelligent Transport Network for Multi-Terabit Capacity in Egypt

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) provides Intelligent Transport Networks for network operators, enabling reliable, easy to operate, high-capacity optical networks. Infinera leverages its unique large scale photonic integrated circuits to deliver innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding network environments. Intelligent Transport Networks help enable carriers, Cloud network operators, governments and enterprises to automate, converge and scale their data center, metro, long-haul and subsea optical networks. read more

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Angolan Venture Capital Fund FACRA to organise investment forum in Luanda

The event “FACRA Day” aims to guide entrepreneurs and enterprises to develop and expand their businesses successfully. read more

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Security in Africa: Structural challenges are reaching crisis point

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Personal Decisions Can Truly Make a Change in Climate Change

Energy consumption is an ongoing issue we face as a society. It readily makes itself known in all facets of our lives from general use, such as lighting and basic electrical use to oversized companies and drilling rigs. While these are large components that lie at the heart of any polished and developed society, this can of course bring about serious complications. read more

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Africa Outlook 2015 – Presentations

Interesting reading https://www.dropbox.com/s/l84cvo3nvvx7now/2015%20Outlook%20ppt%20MD.pdf?dl=0 and note today IMF release the January 2015 Update for Sub Saharan, https://www.dropbox.com/s/ read more

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Leading African and global mining executives and investors announced for the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba™

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Hollard extends its global reach into West Africa

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Nomanini takes Africa by storm thanks to Google Cloud Platform

Nomanini, a Cape Town-based mobile point of sale service that specialises in facilitating cash payments in emerging markets, has successfully scaled into six countries across Africa in just four years, using Google’s Cloud Platform. It currently processes over a million transactions per month. read more

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SWIFT announces expansion plans to support vibrant business growth in sub-Saharan Africa

Following steady growth across the continent, SWIFT will open offices in West and East Africa to ensure closer collaboration with its customers and the SWIFT community read more

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IMF Staff Concludes Mission to The Gambia

A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, visited Banjul from January 8-14, 2015. Though The Gambia remains completely free of Ebola, the crisis has caused a deep decline in tourism related activities, the economy’s principal foreign currency earner. The mission assessed the effects of this shock to the Gambian economy and explored the possibility of agreeing on a Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) arrangement with the IMF. 1 The mission also discussed the Gambian authorities’ plans to address policy slippages over the past two years and the possibility of establishing a program monitored by the IMF (SMP). 2 While the discussions have been fruitful, additional time is needed to reach a final agreement. read more

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Irregular Migration by Sea from Horn of Africa to Arabian Peninsula Increases

Reduced conflict in Somalia and an improving economy in Ethiopia are not deterring irregular migration from the Horn of Africa into the Arabian Peninsula, according to the Nairobi-based Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS). read more

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World CSR Day

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