Daily Archives: September 11, 2015
Frost & Sullivan Recognises MainOne for Providing Advanced Data Centre Infrastructure in West Africa
Many mid-sized South African organisations continue to rely on manual business processes and legacy systems to run their operations. This approach is out of step with a world in which customers are empowered with a range of mobile and digital technologies.
The HR Summit and Expo Africa 2015 will be staged from 28 September to 1 October at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Johannesburg. This event will feature insights from key international and regional thought leaders and examine the global environment, business trends impacting HR, and winning practices to attract, engage and retain talent in Africa.
Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa.
Une action coordonnée est urgente pour éradiquer le commerce de bois illégal dans le Bassin du Congo
Les gouvernements des pays du Bassin du Congo et leurs principaux partenaires commerciaux du bois doivent prendre des mesures concrètes pour lutter contre l’exploitation forestière illégale selon Greenpeace Afrique.
Statement at the End of an IMF Staff Visit to Conduct the Second Review of Zimbabwe’s Staff-Monitored Program
An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Domenico Fanizza visited Harare from August 31 to September 11, 2015 to conduct the second review under the 15-month Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) approved by Management in November 2014 (see Press Release No. 14/504). The mission reached a staff level agreement on policies for completion of the second review.
Illicit Financial Flows: Major Hurdle to Achieving Sustainable Development Goal #4 — Ensuring Quality Education
Analysis of illicit financial flows (IFFs) in the poorest nations shows that from 2008-2012 IFFs swamped national education spending in many countries. The IFF/Education Spending ratios (see below) give an indication of the problem some countries will face in achieving Sustainable Development Goals #4. GFI President Raymond Baker said that the UN commitment to “substantially reduce” IFFs in target 16.4 “is a welcome advance in the fight to curtail the damage illicit flows inflict on children around the globe.”