Monthly Archives: July 2016

The tech revolution: Sage sets out the vision for African businesses

Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software used its global Sage Summit 2016, held this week in Chicago, to outline its strong commitment to future technologies, with a focus on new and existing initiatives that power business growth. read more

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Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report Predicts Next Generation of Ransomware; New Tactics Emerging to Maximize Profit

Closing Attackers’ “Window of Opportunity” Is Top Priority for Organizations; Cisco Leads Industry in Reducing Time to Detection with New 13-Hour Low read more

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Le Conseil d’administration du FMI approuve un accord au titre de la facilité élargie de crédit d’un montant de 304,7 millions de dollars en faveur de Madagascar

La décision du Conseil d’administration ouvre la voie au décaissement immédiat de 31,428 millions de DTS (environ 43,5 millions de dollars) read more

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IMF Executive Board Approves US$304.7 million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar

On July 27, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the equivalent of SDR 220 million (about US$304.7 million, or 180 percent of current quota) under a 40-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement for Madagascar, to help reinforce macroeconomic stability and boost sustainable and inclusive growth. read more

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World Hepatitis Day 2016: Exploring Eritrea

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day (WHD), one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHD aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis and encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Viral hepatitis – a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E – affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide, causing acute and chronic disease and killing close to 1.4 million people every year. read more

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Nigeria to Construct 75 MW Solar Plant in Katsina State

There have been few developments with regards to solar energy in west-Africa while other parts of the Africa region explores solar alternatives against thermal and hydro power generation. Morocco’s Ouarzazate in North Africa is expecting to launch the Africa’s largest solar infrastructure by 2020 and possibly the world’s largest solar plant generating a whopping 580 Megawatts larger than California’s operational 390 Megawatts of power. However, Nigeria is about to set pace in West-Africa through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a first implementing phase expecting to power over 1 million homes. read more

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Singapore bets on Africa’s Agricultural Sector

Otavio Veras, Research Associate of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies read more

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SEZs and the Industrialisation Drive in Africa

Dr. Adefolake Adeyeye

Research Fellow of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies read more

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Africa Hotel Investment Forum

#AHIF16 #Rwanda will unpick the major challenges and opportunities facing the hospitality industry in Africa http://ow.ly/uNXh302E2Rn read more

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How to professionally specify your IP camera network

The past decade has seen camera surveillance technology rapidly evolving. Of significance was the much-anticipated shift from analogue closed circuit television (CCTV) to Internet protocol (IP)-based systems. It is now widely accepted that the benefits of IP far outweigh analogue, but the selection and specify of an IP surveillance system now presents new challenges. read more

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KBA Africa launches Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs in Harare, Zimbabwe

KBA Africa has established a unique Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Capacity Building Model that will result in entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe being empowered to play a key role in impacting and improving their communities through the creation of sustainable businesses. This innovative developmental model seeks to establish an effective Business Incubator as a tool for SME development and enhancement in Zimbabwe, which enables establishment of new enterprises, allows access to new markets, creates new jobs, and the development of innovative ideas and technologies. read more

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Global Consultancy Turner & Townsend Beats Tough Market Conditions to Increase Profit in Africa by almost Six Percent

Global professional services consultancy Turner & Townsend has increased its turnover in Africa to £14.3 million – reflecting an increase in revenue of 0.95 percent, and grown its operating profit by 5.7 percent in the year ended 30 April 2016. read more

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South Africa’s Hotel and Tourism Sector Set for Steady Growth as Visitor Numbers Continue to Grow

South Africa’s hotel industry is set for steady growth in the next five years driven by an increase in the number of foreign visitors into the African continent. read more

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Here’s What You Need to Know about Importing Products from India

Africa and India share distinguished trade relations which go back thousands of years. A large number of Indian labor moved to East Africa to work in the railway sector during the colonial period. The Indian diaspora that you see in the African continent today consists of many descendants. As the diaspora increased, Indians became critical links in African exports of oil, coffee and other commodities and Indian imports into their new found homeland such as electronic equipment and precious metals. read more

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