Daily Archives: December 8, 2015

Powerful strategies for retaining your top-performing talent

By Anton van Heerden (@Anton_vHeerden), Executive Vice-President and Managing Director: Sage South & Southern Africa read more

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Management of Cross-Border Movements of Frontier Communities in Mauritania: IOM Study

As part of its European Union (EU)-funded project “Strengthening border management in Mauritania – the involvement of the Gendarmerie,” IOM this week organized a workshop in Nouakchott presenting a feasibility study on how to manage the cross-border movement of border communities. read more

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«Anglo Leasing affair»: Meeting of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland with Kenyan authorities

Representatives of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland have travelled to Nairobi in order to meet the Kenyan Attorney General and discuss a criminal proceeding pending in Switzerland and Kenyan mutual legal assistance requests in the context of an international corruption case known as the «Anglo-Leasing affair». read more

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UNCTAD – Madagascar seeks to improve its attractiveness to foreign investors

Specific policies, targeted sectoral strategies and effective institutions to implement them are instrumental to meeting Madagascar’s development objectives, according to the Investment Policy Review (unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1384) (IPR) of the country which was discussed at an intergovernmental meeting at the United Nations in Geneva on 3 December. The event brought together high-level representatives from the Government of Madagascar, the international community and local and foreign investors. read more

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Artificial fish habitats along Somali coast to benefit coastal communities

FAO, working with the European Union, has just completed the deployment of 25 “fish magnets” along Somalia’s 3,300-km coastline, a move that will boost the nation’s small-scale artisanal fisheries. read more

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Power Africa Launches New Partnerships and Tools at Paris Climate Change Conference

As part of the U.S. Government’s approach to addressing the threat of climate change, Power Africa will forge several new partnerships and launch new tools during the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP 21) to support the development of renewable energy across sub-Saharan Africa. Scaling up access to cleaner electricity helps mitigate climate change and enhance resilience to climate shocks. read more

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The IMF’s Regional Technical Assistance Center South Supports Strengthening the Administration of Large Taxpayers in the Southern Africa region

On October 5-9, 2015, AFRITAC South organized a seminar that brought together senior Tax Administration Officials in charge of designing, leading, and implementing tax administration systems for large taxpayers from Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The event was hosted by the African Training Institute (ATI) in Mauritius. read more

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