Daily Archives: December 16, 2015

SWIFT to host Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa

SWIFT’s annual African Regional Conference will take place 17-19 May 2016 in Mauritius. For the second consecutive year, SWIFT will also host an African round of its financial technology Startup Challenge alongside the conference read more

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New Study: Illicit Financial Flows Hit US$1.1 Trillion in 2013

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Nigerian Army Clash with Islamic Movement of Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, December 16, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ –The United States is deeply concerned by reports of violent clashes between members of the Nigerian Army and the Shiite group Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Zaria, Kaduna State over the past several days.  While many details of the incidents that reportedly began on December 12 remain unclear, we are dismayed to learn of multiple civilian deaths.  It is essential that all sides refrain from actions that further destabilize the situation.

The United States calls on the Government of Nigeria to quickly, credibly, and transparently investigate these events in Zaria and hold to account any individuals found to have committed crimes. read more

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DR Congo: Kidnappings Skyrocket in East

Create Special Police Unit to Address Threat read more

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RD Congo : Hausse alarmante du nombre d’enlèvements dans l’est du pays

Les autorités devraient créer une unité de police spéciale chargée de lutter contre cette menace read more

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November Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea and East Africa cement and clinker prices fall, Med Basin prices stabilize

CW Research’s Med Basin, Persian Gulf–Arabian Sea and East Africa clinker November monthly bulk FOB, prompt delivery cargo price assessment shows a significant deterioration. On a monthly basis, FOB prices for ordinary grade bulk clinker contracted again in November, dropping about one percent MoM for Med Basin exporters and falling by almost 10 percent MoM for Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea countries. read more

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Refreshing Weekend Getaway at Sodere

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little treats, and there’s nothing quite like the restorative dip in the healing hot springs at Sodere. This stunning spa complex is so trendy that people come to bathe in its therapeutic pools from all over the country. It’s found at 110 km from Addis Ababa near Adama (Nazareth). It is a resort which is a combination of natural hot springs, a waterfall bath (abadir) and a swimming pool. The hot springs resort is popular for its therapeutic effects. With a whopping Olympic-size swimming pool filled with volcanic spring and sauna chambers, Sodere offers idyllic escape. read more

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Mobile Money Making its way in Ethiopia

Mobile money started to make its way in Ethiopia allowing banks and micro finance institutions to provide customers to opportunity to  make and receive payments through mobile devices. Mobile money providers operate as agents taking deposits and handing out cash through the mobile system. read more

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World Micromanipulators Market to Grow at a CAGR of 25.8%

According to a new report by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Micromanipulators Market – Opportunities and Forecast, 2014 – 2020,” the global sales of micromanipulators is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.8% between 2015 and 2020. In 2014, cell micromanipulation application segment dominated the world micromanipulators market in terms of both, revenue and volume, and is expected to retain its lead position during the forecast period. read more

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Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge

Orange announces winners of 2015 AMEA Developers Challenge read more

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Orange annonce les lauréats du Challenge Développeurs AMEA 2015

Orange annonce les lauréats du Challenge Développeurs AMEA 2015 read more

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IMF Staff Completes 2015 Article IV Mission to Mauritius

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mauro Mecagni visited Port Louis on December 2–16, 2015 to conduct the discussions for the 2015 Article IV consultation with Mauritius. read more

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Canada announces funding to provide training to small-business owners in Kenya

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, together with the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced funding that will help Kenya’s poorest and most vulnerable people benefit from the country’s growing resource-based economy. Canada is contributing $19.5 million to the project over seven years, until 2021. read more

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Le Canada annonce un financement qui permettra de donner de la formation à des propriétaires de petites entreprises au Kenya

La ministre du Commerce international, l’honorable Chrystia Freeland, a annoncé aujourd’hui, en collaboration avec la ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, un financement qui permettra aux personnes les plus pauvres et les plus vulnérables du Kenya de tirer profit de l’économie fondée sur les ressources en pleine croissance dans ce pays. La contribution du Canada à ce projet s’élève à 19,5 millions de dollars sur sept ans, soit jusqu’en 2021. read more

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