Daily Archives: December 3, 2015
Real estate sector mobilised to play a significant role in limiting global temperature increase below 2°C
Leading financial institutions support a sustainable and energy efficient real estate sector and commit to considerably increase their investments in energy efficiency.
New contract awarded to UK non-governmental organisation MAG (Mines Advisory Group) will help more than 7,500 people at risk from landmines
WeChat Africa plans to invest 50 million South African Rand in tech startups in Africa, to support local entrepreneurs and technology innovations.
THEnergy sees mining companies prepare action plans against carbon measures at the Paris climate conference
Significant carbon charges would speed up solar-diesel and wind-diesel hybrid projects at mines and might boost storage applications.
Food security worsening in areas suffering from civil conflict and adverse weather conditions
La sécurité alimentaire s’aggrave dans les zones victimes de troubles civils et de conditions météorologiques défavorables
Tigo (Tigo.co.tz) subscribers in Tanzania can now enjoy the fastest internet connection following the unveiling of the company’s 4G LTE service in the country. The 4G LTE technology is about five times faster than the 3G technology currently available in the Tanzanian market.
European Agenda on Security: Commission takes action to combat terrorism and illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives
The European Commission adopted today a package of measures to step up the fight against terrorism and the illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives. The package includes two main elements: a proposal for a Directive on Terrorism, which will strengthen the EU’s arsenal in preventing terrorist attacks by criminalising preparatory acts such as training and travel abroad for terrorist purposes as well as aiding or abetting, inciting and attempting terrorist acts; an Action Plan to step up the fight against criminals and terrorists accessing and using weapons and explosives through a reinforced control of illicit possession and import to the EU. The atrocious terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November showed once more that Europe needs to scale up its common response to terrorism and take concrete actions in the fight against terrorism and the illegal trafficking of firearms and explosives.
New innovations in virtual navigation and smart tracking powered by WayRay and Orange Business Services
Mining Indaba (www.MiningIndaba.com) has assembled an outstanding array of global and regional industry leaders and experts for the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba (APO.af/1iD6fs)– 8-11 February, Cape Town, South Africa. The speaker line-up is set to reflect investment opportunities currently available as well as those beyond the current mining cycle. The four-day conference programme will provide extensive insight on how investors, governments, and corporates can come together to take a close look at how they can improve operational efficiencies, evaluate how to best mitigate risks associated with investing in the sector, and to identify the critical partnerships for ensuring the development and future sustainability of mining in the years to come.
WTO members discussed the trade policies in the cotton sector that may have contributed to falling prices and shifting market shares, when they met on 26 and 27 November. African cotton-producing countries welcomed the increased disbursement of financial assistance and called for swift reforms in cotton trade policies.