Monthly Archives: November 2016

Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability, says OECD

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The world has grown more violent over the last decade, interrupting a long-term trend of increasing peace and disproportionately impacting civilians. This is despite rising financial flows to the most vulnerable places, according to a new OECD report. read more

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Solar and renewable energy trends in 2017

Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer
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The solar and renewable energy industries are constantly evolving – and sometimes changing abruptly – and this will continue in the new year that is soon upon us. Sven Lindström, CEO of Swedish solar energy expert Midsummer, outlines what can we expect from 2017: read more

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Cabo Verde

On November 18, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2016 Article IV consultation[1] with Cabo Verde. read more

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Great Prospect for Dairy Products Market in Kenya

Most sub Saharan countries depends largely on Agriculture for the rise of their economy. In Kenya, it is more vital as Agriculture contributes substantially to the country’s GDP. A study conducted by Ken Research shows that Kenya’s dairy sector is on the rise as dairy farmers keeps increasing which has led to a regional recognition as the country’s dairy sector has evolved to become very functional in dairy product trade in the continent. read more

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RAKFIF to disclose the reason for the recent investment growth in RAK

Mr. Wassim Moukhhal, Senior Vice President, Samena Capital Investments.

Mr. Wassim Moukhhal, Senior Vice President, Samena Capital Investments. read more

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Support for demarcating the borders around the Congo: a project to be concluded on November 30th 2016

In July 2015, the Congolese Ministry of the Interior and Decentralisation called on IGN FI to support the country in its exchanges with bordering countries. This project is now drawing to a close and will be concluded on November 30th when Congolese experts and experts from IGN FI will present the project’s results as well as its key lessons. read more

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Aide à la délimitation des frontières du Congo : le projet s’achèvera le 30 novembre 2016

En juillet 2015, le Ministère de l’intérieur et de la décentralisation du Congo a fait appel à IGN FI pour l’accompagner dans ses échanges avec les pays frontaliers limitrophes. Ce projet d’assistance technique prend fin. A cette occasion, le 30 novembre, les résultats du projet et ses principaux enseignements seront présentés par les experts congolais et les experts d’IGN FI. read more

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Namibia comes out top of all African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index

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  • The Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index of 85 countries ranks Singapore as the best environment for entrepreneurs
  • Of the African nations, Namibia scores highest and comes 42nd overall – ahead of other prominent African markets, such as Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa
  • The research, conducted by Mara Foundation and Opinium Research, examines the state of entrepreneurship around the world
  • Inaugural index features special ‘Focus on Africa’ section, with a deeper look at ‘women in the workplace’ and ‘youth unemployment’

Singapore has topped an in-depth study of the world’s nations as offering the best environment for entrepreneurs, according to an Index developed by Mara Foundation (Mara-Foundation.org) and Opinium Research. read more

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Central Bank of Kenya: Monetary Policy Committee met to review the Outcome of its Previous Policy Decisions and the Recent Economic Developments

Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge

Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge read more

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Tips On How To Get Approved For A Payday Loan – Kulutusluototlainaa

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African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018

Dino Gelmetti, Vice President EMEA Airline Solutions Sabre

Dino Gelmetti, Vice President EMEA Airline Solutions Sabre read more

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Hedge Fund Myths Busted

Despite the misconception that hedge funds are risky investments, South African-based funds are in fact relatively conservative. Interestingly, many South African investors still perceive hedge funds as the riskier investment when compared to other more traditional and more familiar investment vehicles/ strategies. read more

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AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs

Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner  read more

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International and local support bodes well for Zambia dispute resolution centre

Zambia is a step closer to seeing a much needed international dispute resolution centre after a funding workshop in Lusaka last week. Overwhelming support for the initiative came from local and international governments, civil society organisations, as well as business representatives. read more

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