Daily Archives: October 21, 2015

2nd Cassava World Africa 2016

Organizing Company: Centre for Management Technology read more

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Madagascar signs new financing agreement to boost food security, nutrition and incomes of smallholder farmers

The Republic of Madagascar and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Project to Support Development in the Menabe and Melaky Regions – Phase II (AD2M-II). The total cost of the project is US$56.7 million. The funding is comprised of a $34.4 million IFAD loan, a grant of $6.0 million from the IFAD Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) Trust Fund, a contribution of $7.7 million from the government of Madagascar and $1.2 million from the beneficiaries. read more

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Africa: A Hub for Innovation in Medical Diagnostic Solutions

By Best Practices Research Analyst, Ilk-nür Hendricks, at Frost & Sullivan read more

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Digital Entertainment Industry gets Top Billing at AfricaCom 2015

Cape Town, 21 October 2015 – The demand for digital entertainment – online videos, music and now gaming – is growing exponentially in Africa, with the business environment continuously developing and improving. read more

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UK-Ethiopia Trade And Investment Forum

LONDON, United Kingdom, October 21, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ –Huge pleasure to see so many of you here for the UK-Ethiopia Trade and Investment Forum 2015.

I’d particularly like to welcome my colleague and friend, His Excellency the Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr Tedros Adhanom, to his second home in London. He came to office 3 years ago and has been a highly constructive partner throughout my time in Ethiopia as well as a self-confessed “salesman” for his country,a role he’s taken to as if born to it. Delighted he is leading this delegation, accompanied by numerous Ethiopian dignitaries and businesspeople. May I also welcome our Minister for Africa, Grant Shapps, who is also the first Minister to hold the portfolio jointly between the Foreign Office and DFID; which has made sense given the joint nature of much of our work in the African Continent. read more

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Johannesburg: 3MW In-Pipe Hydropower Scheme

The City of Johannesburg is set to release a tender for a 3 MW in-pipe hydropower scheme, specifically the installation of hydroelectric turbines in its bulk water reticulation system. These turbines could generate up to ten percent of the energy required to power Johannesburg’s city water utility.  The preliminary work on the in-pipe hydropower project has reportedly been completed and the city expects to introduce the first 3 MW of in-pipe power during the first quarter of 2016. read more

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Africa’s leading hotel booking website released an analysis of Ethiopian tourism industry

A report carried out by Jovago.com on a massive spectrum of factors that make up the tourism industry in Ethiopia has revealed key trends in the sector as well as distinctive opportunities in the industry. read more

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On African Skills. Building African Institutional Capacity to Deliver Agenda 2063

The Skills Not to Miss

By Dr Dumisani Magadlela read more

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LTE Africa 2015: Accelerating the Growth of Africa’s 4G LTE Future

Boom in 4G LTE deployments high on agenda as broadband services explode across Africa in epic proportions read more

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New Book Provides a Bell Labs Perspective into the Future of Communications

CRC Press is pleased to announce the publication of The Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective writtenby Dr. Marcus K. Weldon, CTO of Alcatel-Lucent and President of Bell Labs, together with his Bell Labs team. read more

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OPIC Partners with Solar Reserve and ACWA Power to Develop Landmark South African Solar Energy Facility

As part of Secretary John Kerry’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) today signed an agreement with U.S. based energy developer SolarReserve and Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power, recognizing OPIC’s $400 million commitment of debt financing to support the development of the Redstone Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) project in Northern Cape, South Africa. read more

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Lake Bogoria; of Healing Geysers and Flightless Flamingoes

 

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Lake Bogoria is one of the hyper saline lakes in the Rift Valley region, and lies between the more popular Lake Nakuru and Lake Baringo. Although mostly overlooked in short span itineraries due to its challenged presence of wildlife in comparison to her rivals, Lake Bogoria offers something unique and breathtaking. The geysers and hot water springs unique to the banks and shores of these Lake undoubtedly give it an edge as does its ability to offer solitude and exclusivity to those pursuing the same.  The locals believe in the healing and medicinal powers of the geysers, while visitors have a good time viewing the lesser flamingoes, spotting giant kudus or simply taking a drive around Lake Bogoria Conservancy. Here are a few tips from Jovago.com on how to explore another of Kenya’s magical destinations. read more

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U.S. backs FAO efforts to combat global animal disease threats with $87 million

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is backing FAO’s efforts to combat pandemic animal disease threats in Asia, Africa and the Middle East with an additional $87 million in funding covering the 2015-19 period. read more

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Infrastructure Africa 2015. Access to business opportunities in Infrastructure

Focus Sectors: Water – Energy – ICT & Telecoms – Transport – Finance read more

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