Webinar analyzes Chile’s plans to lower Concentrated Solar Power costs to US$ 50 per MWh

Chile has the best solar resources on Earth, making it an ideal spot for Concentrated Solar Power. Yet, the country remains highly dependent on fossil fuels, 90% of which must be imported. This situation leaves Chile dangerously exposed to oil and gas price fluctuations, and subject to the whims of energy rich neighbors, which are not always reliable. read more

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Wannacry: An Analysis of Competing Hypotheses

By Digital Shadows Analyst Team

On 12 May 2017, as the WannaCry ransomware spread across computer networks across the world, a variety of explanations also began to worm their way through the information security community. Who was responsible for the WannaCry campaign? And what was the objective? Ransomware suggested it was the work of cybercriminals, although, given the sheer scale of infections and disruption, some commentators suspected the hand of a nation state. Despite relentless analysis from the security research community that has brought fragments of new information to the fore, no consensus has yet been reached on an attribution for the campaign. read more

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Bioko Oil Terminal Project Attracts New Interest; Aims to Transform African Oil Industry

Equatorial Guinea’s Bioko Oil Terminal (BOT) project continues to gain important new partners as Nigeria’s Oranto Petroleum submits its interest in investing in the crude oil and petroleum products storage facility. The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea believes the BOT project will be a “revolutionary” regional development, bringing new efficiencies to western Africa’s petroleum industry and positioning a world-class facility between the North Atlantic, West and Central African, and Asian markets. read more

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Top Real Estate Developments to be recognised at the Africa Property Investment Awards

Africa’s premier real estate competition, the African Property Investment Awards (API Awards) will be launched at this year’s API Summit & Expo 2017 (www.APIsummit.co.za), taking place on the 24th August 2017, at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The awards will recognise innovation and outstanding achievement across the entire property industry whilst providing distinguished developers, suppliers and owners working in Sub-Saharan Africa (Excl South Africa) with a platform to showcase their best projects and services. read more

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Irofit Technologies, Sokowatch & Vugapay win Innotribe’s 2017 Startup Challenge for Africa

Winning startups receive a 10,000 EUR cash prize each and will share their insights about FinTech innovation in Africa with the global financial community during Sibos read more

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Enjeux stratégiques et priorités 2017 du Directeur Financier en Afrique francophone :

Le Directeur Financier renforce son rôle de Business Partner au sein de l’entreprise read more

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Harnessing smart mobile security to drive innovation in financial services

South African consumers are becoming increasingly dependent on their mobile devices for daily banking activities. As such, there is pressure on financial service providers to adapt quickly to a mobile-first environment. Looming large among the challenges that these providers will face in transitioning to mobile is the issue of security, particularly given the growing sophistication of phishing attacks and fraud. But investing in a mobile security solution need not be a grudge purchase. The right security architecture can also be a powerful enabler – an important step towards differentiating your financial service brand. read more

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IMF: Togo’s economy has shown solid performance in recent years, with sustained growth and low inflation

Togo’s poverty rate declined from 61.7 percent in 2006 to 55.1 percent in 2015, though it remains geographically concentrated read more

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Rwanda’s economy continues to perform well

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV Consultation and Review Mission to Rwanda read more

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