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Global Trade Partners in the 21st Century

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks

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AFRICA ATTRACTIVENESS: CONTINENT’S SHARE OF GLOBAL FDI INCREASES

Africa’s share of global foreign direct investment (FDI) has grown over the past five years highlighting the growing interest from foreign investors, according to Ernst & Young’s third Africa Attractiveness Survey , released yesterday.

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Branding Africa and debunking the myths about its potential

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Africa cannot continue to be marketed as a country, when it is a continent of 54 countries, which, by 2040 will have the largest workforce in the world. The statement was made by the Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Carlos Lopes at the World Economic Forum on Africa this week during a session aptly titled:Myth Busting; investing in Africa.

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Africa Attractiveness Survey: Africa’s Share of Global FDI Increases Over the Last Five Years

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 6, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/

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19th Western Africa Oil, Gas & Energy 2013

22 – 24 April 2013, Hilton Windhoek, Namibia
Hosted & Organised: Global Pacific & Partners

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ICANN to expand in Africa

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

An initiative aimed at increasing ICANN’s presence and participation
across Africa was recently unveiled.

It was also announced that the plan has received enthusiastic support
of the CEO and Board Chair.

News coming from Toronto, Canada say that leaders of Africa’s Internet
community have also unveiled a comprehensive plan designed to
dramatically increase African involvement in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder
model.

The initiative was presented to ICANN during the organization’s 45th
public meeting in Toronto, Canada by the Africa Strategy Working Group
(ASWG). It was formed after ICANN’s new President and Chief Executive
Officer, Fadi Chehadé encouraged a stronger voice from the African
continent in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model.

“When we met three months ago at the ICANN meeting in Prague, I felt a
sense of frustration at our inability to come together and move the
Africa agenda forward,” said Chehadé. “It’s incredible what this
working group has achieved in such a short period of time by engaging
with many concerned groups and individuals through the
multi-stakeholder process.”

“We employed a bottom-up, open and public process in developing this
initiative,” said Nii Quaynor of Ghana, a well-respected Internet
leader in Africa and Chair of the ASWG. “We think this plan will lead
to dramatically increased African participation in ICANN and greater
presence for the organization on the African continent.”

Also, the plan was written with the input and broad support of ICANN’s
African community, Africa's Regional Registry for Internet Number
Resources (AFRINIC) and other influential African organizations
involved in the Internet ecosystem.

“We are taking a new approach to Africa,” said Tarek Kamel, a Senior
Advisor to the ICANN President. “This plan is based on capacity
building, business development, specifically developing the Domain
Name System (DNS) business in Africa and insuring inclusion.”

Furthermore, the three year initiative, entitled ICANN's New Approach
to Africa, lays out clear goals and milestones and an action plan for
the first 12 months.  It is a collaborative effort by AFRINIC,
Africa's Regional Registry for Internet Number Resources and the ICANN
community.  The initiative will now be posted for public comment.

Currently, African internet users represent only 6 per cent of
Internet users worldwide. This initiative is designed to dramatically
increase that number.

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Standard Bank Group collects eight Global Finance awards at SIBOS

 

Standard Bank Group scooped eight awards at the Global Finance Magazine awards ceremony for Global Finance Transaction Processing, at the annual SIBOS conference being held in Osaka, Japan.

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The Government of Senegal to officially host this year’s AgriBusiness Forum

 

The Government of Senegal and EMRC International partner to spotlight Africa’s agricultural and Agri-Food sector potential.

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NEW UK ROAD REPAIR COMPANY TARGETS AFRICA

 

Newly-formed road remediation company, Quikfix Holdings Limited, is targeting Africa with its instant road repair service.

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Amazon is doing it right

 

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

Amazon the American multinational electronic commerce company is developing and is also creating opportunities for many others.

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Productivity assessment of African seaports with biased technological change

 

Transportation Planning and Technology
Volume 35, Issue 6, 2012

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