Connectivity and collaboration in the ICT industry: the key to socio-economic development

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Why is it so important to ensure that as many people in the world as possible have access to information and communication technologies? And why does collaboration within and across the ICT industry matter so much in driving socio-economic development?

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IMF Staff Completes Mission to Niger

Niger’s overall macroeconomic performance has remained satisfactory in 2016, despite the security and humanitarian shocks, the unfavorable commodity prices, and the reduction of trade flows to neighboring countries

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Shoprite Urged to Show Love to Renewable Energy

Photo credits to Greenpeace/ Shayne Robinson; Greenpeace activists  displaying shopping on sunshine placards at Spar.

Photo credits to Greenpeace/ Shayne Robinson; Greenpeace activists
displaying shopping on sunshine placards at Spar.

With the increasing knowledge and quest for a sustainable future for all, environmental activists across the globe have been pushing industries and other business sectors to go green. In April, Greenpeace launched the ‘Renewable Energy Champions’ campaign in a report tagged ‘Shopping Clean: Retailers and Renewable Energy’. The campaign looks at pushing companies to reinforce their operations and switching to renewables as South Africa has quiet an enormous renewable energy potential.

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Huge Prospect For South Africa’s Agricultural and Automotive Export Sector

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Globalization is aiding trade and exchange of goods and services among countries. Progressively, the world is gradually accepting interdependency among nations and regions. In view, trade associations and organizations develop prominent procedures and platform to enhance the trade of goods among countries while ensuring to some degree a level of equity for all trade zones.

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Orange Business Services accelerates “Network as a Service” for businesses with international launch of Easy Go Network

  • 100% digital, software defined networking (SDN) offer in 75 countries

Businesses are looking for smarter and more flexible networks to support their digital transformation initiatives, stimulated by the trend for cloud, mobile, big data and the internet of things (IoT). The network needs to evolve to a Network as a Service (NaaS) mode to answer these needs with efficiency, flexibility and security.

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Mobile Industry to Add $1 Trillion in Value to North American Economy by 2020, Finds New GSMA Study

North American Mobile Ecosystem Unlocking Value in IoT, M2M and 5G

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“Tesla’s and SolarCity’s launch of multiple styled solar roof tiles is great news”: Midsummer CEO Sven Lindström

Sven Lindström, CEO of solar tech company Midsummer, today says that he finds Tesla’s and SolarCity’s launch of multiple styled solar roof tiles replicating original tile aesthetics very encouraging: “This is great news and exactly what the solar energy, roofing and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) industries need! As Musk points out, it’s not that complicated. Tiles with integrated PV have been around for years and may now finally take off in a big way”, comments Mr. Lindström. Midsummer is the leading technology provider of equipment for cost-effective manufacturing of flexible CIGS thin film solar cells.

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The evolution of accounting software: putting more power in entrepreneurs’ hands

By Anton van Heerden, Executive Vice-President, Africa & Middle East at Sage

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LTE base station technology goes long range with ETELM global breakthrough

ETELM’s e-LBS base station set for international launch at next week’s AfricaCom

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Zambia Chamber of Commerce & Industry engages with Zambian business to launch a national mediation and arbitration centre

The Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI) will be engaging with senior Zambian business, government and civil society leaders on 10 November in order to take the next step in establishing a Zambian Dispute Resolution Centre.

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Eyes of The World Focus on Egypt’s Oil And Gas Sector Next February

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‘The Egypt Petroleum Show’ held under the high patronage of the President, His Excellency Abdel Fattah El Sisi, and support of the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources promises to be the largest oil & gas industry gathering North Africa has ever seen taking place in Cairo from the 14-16 February at the Cairo International Convention Centre.

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Oikocredit supports expansion of home solar in West Africa with PEG Ghana

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Financing from Oikocredit, responsAbility and SunFunder will support PEG’s goal of supplying 500,000 households with off-grid energy by 2020

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The International Islamic Banking Summit Africa Djibouti 2016 opened today with more than 250 Islamic finance leaders seeking to harness the driving forces for the successful development of Islamic finance in Africa

 H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti and Head of Government

H.E. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of the Republic of Djibouti and Head of Government

The Islamic finance industry offers a number of key value propositions to markets in Africa as government agencies, international Islamic financial institutions, as well as emerging local players and central banks seek to tap into the opportunities that will drive vital economic development priorities on the continent

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Poor Sanitation and River Pollution, the Most Threatening Environmental Problems in Ghana

Photo credit: Ronny Yeboah at Anyinam Brim river (polluted) in the Eastern region of Ghana.

Photo credit: Ronny Yeboah at Anyinam Brim river (polluted) in the Eastern region of Ghana.

Poor sanitation and river body pollution are the most threatening environmental problems in the Ghanaian society, a new study has found.

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Trading USDZAR with Binary Options

The South African Rand (ZAR) is one of the most volatile emerging market currencies. Combined with extensive international hedge fund carry trade participants and the uncertain nature of the political landscape, you have a perfect currency to trade Binary Options with.

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Debate on Zambia’s copper equity rages on

By Hicks Sikazwe

The debate on who benefits from Zambia’s copper proceeds heightened in 2014 when Canada’s Barrick Gold suspended operations at Lumwana in Solwezi threatening to pull out of the country over a new mineral tax.

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Zambian mining town stalks Angola DRC business

By Hicks Sikazwe

The mining town of Solwezi, 633 Kilometres North West of   Zambia’s capital Lusaka, has been transformed  into an active centre of business eying markets beyond  borders.

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