ECOWAS set up new network for early detection and control of infectious diseases.

The network, West African Network for Infectious Disease Surveillance (WANIDS), is to foster cooperation among member countries for the early detection and control of infectious diseases. WANIDS has committed in setting up a structure to aid in identifying swift detection and control of infectious diseases. It will be an integrated regional platform for the collection and sharing of health information for early infectious disease detection, response and control and focus on building the capacity of member countries in that regard. The network was launched at the end of a three-day stakeholder capacity-building workshop in Accra to ensure greater co-operation for the implementation of the tenets of WANIDS.

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Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white), one of the winners of the Tigo Digital Change-makers’ awards in Dar es Salaam last Thursday. Looking on are, Tigo Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Halima Okash, (center) and Reach for Change Country Manager, Josephine Msambichaka (Photo Courtesy: Tigo)

Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz), in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change (http://Africa.ReachForChange.org), has given an award of USD 20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition. The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology to improve communities and impact future generations. In addition to a substantial financial grant, winners are provided with access to Tigo and Reach for Change Incubator Program, which provides them with advice, expertise and access to global networks, enabling them to build financially sustainable social enterprises that create lasting, large scale change to the community.

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Leading exhibitions merge to create formidable trade platform

Organisers announce the co-hosting of CAMINEX 2017 and CBM-TEC 2017 to deliver the largest agricultural, mining and industrial exhibition in Kitwe on the Copperbelt.

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Lagos To Host Thousands Of Industry Professionals At The Multimodal West Africa Expo In Lagos In March

The city of Lagos will witness a huge invasion of Logistics and Transport professionals this month with the historic maiden edition of Multimodal West Africa 2017 (MMWA) exhibition and conference, which will take place from 14-16 March at the Landmark Event Centre on Victoria Island.

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GE Lagos Garage to Train 25 entrepreneurs from Tony Elumelu Foundation

Lagos Garage, a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and collaboration will be accepting 25 Tony Elumelu EF Entrepreneurs every year to participate in a dedicated 4-week advanced manufacturing training program.

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AGI Rejoice Over Tax Reduction

Association of Ghana Industries (AGI)

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has expressed sentiment on the new government’s announcement on the reduction of taxes in the 2017 budget for financial services. The tax cut included reduction and relief on taxes in sectors such as real estate, pharmaceuticals, and airline tickets.

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African Challenges to African Development

The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated.

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Five Technologies that Have Majorly Shaped Modern Meetings and Conferences

Since the invention of world wide web, and the coining of the term ‘internet of things’, the rate of growth in this field has grown and accelerated remarkably; touching on basically every facet of life. This article by Jumia Travel team examines different innovations that have bolstered great convenience and efficiency in the meetings and conferences frontier.

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Oranto Launches $500-Million Oil Exploration Campaign in South Sudan

  • EPSA contract signed today in Juba for South Sudan acreage.
  • Oranto Petroleum is the 90% shareholder and operator of large Block B3, plans to invest $500 million for exploration and development.
  • Government looks to new entrants to boost oil production.

Oranto Petroleum will invest $500 million to develop South Sudan’s Block B3, launching a comprehensive exploration campaign starting immediately. The Ministry of Petroleum and Oranto Petroleum Company, South Sudan signed the exploration and production sharing agreement for the block today in Juba.

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Big Names On Board For The Property Buyer Show In Cape Town

The Property Buyer Show, a first of its kind exhibition taking place in April at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, has attracted big names as sponsors giving first-time home buyers and property investors a comprehensive understanding of everything involved in purchasing a property.

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African Leaders Discuss Digital Transformation in Public Sector

Microsoft is confirming its commitment to digital transformation in the public sector in Africa, by bringing together government decision makers from across the continent, at an event in Nairobi, Kenya.

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