Daily Archives: October 6, 2015

Ghana becomes the 50th member of the OECD Development Centre

Ghana’s entry today into the OECD Development Centre marks a significant stride in support of the country’s inclusive growth and development strategy. It also deepens the Centre’s global representativeness and institutional cooperation with pan-African arenas as it welcomes its 9th African member country. read more

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South Africa retains ranking in 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

South Africa has retained its position in the 2015 Ibrahim Index on Africa Governance. In the 2015 Index, South Africa has retained its rank of 4 of 54 countries assessed in the Index. read more

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IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Uganda

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Ana Lucía Coronel, IMF Mission Chief and Senior Resident Representative in Uganda, visited Kampala from September 24 to October 5, 2015, to conduct the fifth review of Uganda’s economic program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI).[1] read more

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The Republic of Congo, Gabon and Madagascar sign the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

During the 2015 Treaty Event, “Seventy Years of Multilateral Treaty Making at the United Nations,” held at United Nations Headquarters in New York (28 September – 1 October 2015), Gabon, the Republic of Congo and Madagascar signed the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the “Mauritius Convention on Transparency”), respectively on 29, 30 September and 1 October. read more

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Equatorial Guinea invests $31.5 million in agricultural development

The Government of Equatorial Guinea and FAO signed today a $31.5 million partnership agreement to promote agricultural development in Equatorial Guinea, over the next seven years. read more

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La Guinée équatoriale investit 31, 5 millions de dollars dans le développement agricole

La Guinée équatoriale et la FAO ont signé aujourd’hui un accord pour la mise en œuvre d’un Programme de partenariat de 31,5 millions de dollars visant à promouvoir le développement agricole en Guinée équatoriale pour les sept années à venir. read more

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Infinera Unifies End-to-End Product Portfolio and Introduces New Platforms for Surging Metro 100G Market

Sunnyvale, Calif., – Oct. 6, 2015 – Infinera introduced a new unified Intelligent Transport Network product portfolio to address the surge in demand forecast for metro 100 gigabit per second (Gb/s) packet-optical networking solutions in 2016. Mobile, video and cloud-based services are driving a transformation of metro packet-optical networks from 10 Gb/s to 100 Gb/s, and industry analysts forecast a surge in demand for metro 100 Gb/s in 2016. The new portfolio unifies Infinera’s long-haul DTN-X platforms with metro packet-optical solutions obtained through the acquisition of Transmode and introduces three new platforms to the DTN-X Family, enabling the company to address the entire wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) market from long-haul to metro access. IHS Research forecasts the end-to-end WDM market will top $15 billion by 2019. read more

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XIUS Awarded NFC Patent by USPTO

Strengthens XIUS Mobile Payments Portfolio in Middle East and Africa read more

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Hotel Real Estate Sector in Africa Set for Strong Growth

JLL expects a significant evolution in the hotel real estate sector as global investors increasingly scrutinise the continent’s potential read more

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