Monthly Archives: May 2015

From Abidjan to Addis: Delivering in 2015 for Africa

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A.M.BestTV: Whale Phishing: Insurers Challenged by Digital Con Game

In this episode of A.M.BestTV, Christopher Giovino, director, forensic services, AON Global Risk Consulting, states insurers are rewriting crime policies in response to “whale phishing,” in which criminals fraudulently lure organizations into transferring money or surrendering important information. read more

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Panalpina acquires its long-time Egyptian agent Afifi

The move is an important step in Panalpina’s continued strategic expansion in growth economies, in particular in the Middle East and Africa read more

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African Development Bank Presidential Election: Statement by Cristina Duarte, Minister of Finance and Planning, Republic of Cabo Verde

Cristina Duarte, Minister of Finances and Planning, Republic of Cabo Verde read more

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The internet migration of the South African loan market

Their online marketplace may not be as advanced as Europe and the USA but South Africa is experiencing an increased move to a digital lifestyle due to a surge in smartphone and tablet adoption. As people become more digitally aware, opportunities are opening up for many companies to transact online with their customers. read more

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Canada – Guinea: Agreement protects Canadian investments abroad, creating jobs and economic growth across Canada

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Canada and Guinea have signed a foreign investment promotion and protection agreement (FIPA). The agreement was signed by Philippe Beaulne, Canada’s Ambassador to Guinea, and Marc Youmbouno, Guinea’s Minister of Trade, in Conakry, Guinea. read more

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Frost & Sullivan Applauds PCCW Global for Addressing Connectivity Demands of Sub-Saharan Africa with its IP Exchange Network

PCCW Global (, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has been recognised by Frost & Sullivan with the 2015 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) Connectivity Solutions Customer Value Leadership Award. This prestigious recognition follows Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis of the connectivity solutions market. read more

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2 juin 2015, Accra / Présentation du nouveau rapport de la FAO ‘Vue d’ensemble régionale de l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique subsaharienne – Des perspectives plus favorables que jamais’.

Publié simultanément avec l’édition 2015 de l’État de l’insécurité alimentaire dans le monde (SOFI 2015), le premier rapport de la FAO sur l’Afrique intitulé « ‘Vue d’ensemble régionale de l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique subsaharienne – Des perspectives plus favorables que jamais » présente les résultats clés sur l’évolution des chiffres de la sous-alimentation en Afrique subsaharienne. read more

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Solving the energy crisis in West Africa; crucial months ahead for the Power industry

The frequent power shortages currently happening in West Africa are causing a significant human and economic development slow-down and have forced ECOWAS’ Governments to initiate several measures to remedy the energy crisis. read more

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Email marketers no longer need shoot in the dark

Leading South African email and digital communications solution provider Everlytic has revealed the results of two intensive studies into the way that South Africans interact with marketing emails. This new data will provide vital strategic weight to email marketing campaigns, eliminating much of the guess work from the process. read more

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Payment data shows mobility and loyalty unlocks SA consumer spend

Loyalty payments are holding a steady ground when it comes to chosen methods of purchasing items over the internet. This is according to a research study by payment provider, PayU. The study reveals that South African consumers have put loyalty payments in the top three methods of payment used online at an impressive 5% of all transactions. read more

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Le gouvernement Harper signe un accord sur l’investissement avec la Guinée / L’accord protège les investissements canadiens à l’étranger, tout en créant des emplois et en favorisant la croissance économique au Canada

Le ministre du Commerce international, l’honorable Ed Fast, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le Canada et la Guinée ont signé un accord sur la promotion et la protection des investissements étrangers (APIE). Cet accord a été signé par l’ambassadeur du Canada en Guinée, M. Philippe Beaulne, et par le ministre du Commerce de la Guinée, M. Marc Youmbouno, à Conakry, en Guinée. read more

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Sudan: UN human rights expert deeply concerned about an uncertain future for IDPs in the Darfur

The newly appointed UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, called on the Government of the Sudan and the international community to create and maintain a safe and secure environment for the internally displaced communities in North and South Darfur. read more

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Bayer and AGCO join forces to drive the Future Farm in Zambia

Signed memorandum brings two agricultural players together for regional development read more

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