Monthly Archives: March 2017

IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Malawi

A second consecutive year of the El Niño-induced drought created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis that placed an estimated 6.7 million people—or 40 percent of the population—at risk of food insecurity read more

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Building on legality to deliver sustainable timber and palm oil markets

Buyers and producers of forest and agricultural commodities, including timber, palm oil and cocoa, will meet with government and civil society representatives from Ghana, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and Cameroon this month to discuss how legal compliance can support sustainable commodity markets. read more

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Swedish Steel Prize 2017 finalists lead the way with innovative design concepts​

/INS.Truly innovative design concepts pushing utilization of high-strength steels to the limits characterize this year’s four finalists for the Swedish Steel Prize. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Stockholm on May 11. read more

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Innotribe reveals the secrets to success for innovation in financial services

New research from Innotribe examines the inner workings of innovation within financial institutions, revealing the essentials for high performing innovation teams read more

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Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds

Mercer’s study shares insights from over 7,500 perspectives globally, 462 of these in South Africa, and compares the views of senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from organizations around the world read more

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Algeria continues to face important challenges posed by lower oil prices

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Mission to Algeria read more

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Business Pivotal to Addressing Structural Inefficiencies in the Continent

Currently intra-Africa trade stands at a mere 12% compared with about 40% in North America and about 60% in Western Europe read more

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Africa Celebrates World Water Day 2017 – Wastewater as a Resource.

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An Option for Energy Efficiency and Water Production at Cape Town

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Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa read more

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Gene Editing, New Mental Health, The Year Of Giving, And Halal Tourism – New Trends In MENA for 2017

WALTER THOMPSON MENA’S FUTURE 100 REPORT UNCOVERS DRIVERS OF CHANGE AND BEHAVIOUR ACROSS THE REGION, VITAL KNOWLEDGE FOR BRANDS KEEPING PACE WITH CONSUMER ATTITUDES read more

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Kenya: KCB Foundation Launches Hydroponic Agriculture Project; Donates Food Aid in Marsabit County

The KCB Foundation has launched a long-term project to grow livestock fodder using hydroponic technology in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid counties in a bid to drive up agricultural production in the regions. read more

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Mikono Expo Group will Host the Dar Construction Trade Expo and the East Africa Smart Building Summit 2017 in Dar es Salaam,Tanzania!!

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Tony Elumelu Starts UBA Tour of Africa in Ghana

As part of the UBA Tour of Africa, Tony Elumelu – the Group Chairman UBA Plc, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, visited Ghana and spoke to hundreds of Ghanaian youths, academics and entrepreneurs at the University of Ghana. His tour is also to strengthen his vision of engineering a robust economic and business relationship across the continent through Africapitalism as a necessary tool for the socio economic development of Africa. During his talk, he highlighted on the importance of preparedness and what makes a successful entrepreneur. “The first is dedication, then vison, focus, ambition, and our ability to do things when we want to do them. We must always remain laser focused and aim to execute to perfection,” Elumelu said. read more

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