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By Simon Tesfamariam
LONDON, Jan., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Leading emerging markets fund LeapFrog Investments announced a strategic partnership with Nigeria’s largest non-bank financial company, Asset and Resource Management Company Limited (ARM). Further to ARM’s recent acquisition of a majority stake in CrystaLife Assurance Plc, the partnership’s ambitious aim is to make CrystaLife, currently the sixth largest life insurer in Nigeria, the industry leader in Africa’s most populous nation.
Spine Africa Project appoints Dr. Denis Mukwege as Vice President and Dr. Roger Luhiriri as Executive Director
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Spine Africa Project (SAP) has appointed Dr. Denis Mukwege , MD, as Vice President, and Dr. Roger Luhiriri , MD, as Executive Director. Drs. Mukwege and Luhiriri have been influential in raising international awareness of health issues and human rights violations in the regions of the eastern Congo. Their advocacy will bolster the efforts of the Project to raise funds to provide medical outreach and training and to build education infrastructure in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), important components of the larger mission to bring lasting social change to the country.
Move to certify entire product line seen as significant step to eradicate trafficking and forced child labor on cocoa farms and plantations
World Vision Highlighted at Clinton Global Initiative for Providing Clean Drinking Water in West Africa with P&G Water Purification Packets
SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — At the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative, President Clinton highlighted a new partnership between World Vision and the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program to provide clean drinking water to 2.3 million people impacted by the drought and famine in West Africa.
A woman returns from working in her farm field in Chisatha, a village in southern Malawi. Her community has been hard hit by drought in recent years, leading to chronic food insecurity, especially during the “hunger season,” when farmers are waiting for the harvest.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 18, 2012) /PRNewswire/ — FBSciences, Inc., a global life science leader in natural plant health technologies, is pleased to announce the findings of a two-year agricultural research and trial program in Malawi as part of the Clinton Foundation and Salida Capital Foundation Partnership for Sustainable Development in Africa. Over the two-year average, the soybean seed treatment trials saw a 30% average yield increase (+US$418 per hectare), the maize seed treatment a 30% average yield increase (+US$189 per hectare), and the maize fertilizer enhancement trials yielded an average increase of 37% (+US$187 per hectare)i. The results were significant in their implications for Malawi, one of the 20 poorest nations where 40 percent of the population lives on less than one dollar per day (US$350/year). For local farmers and their families, these yields translate to double the average annual income of the average Malawi farmer.
Ex-Im Bank Approves Record $1.5 Billion in Financing of U.S. Exports to Sub-Saharan Africa in First Three Quarters of FY 2012
Ex-Im Bank Expands Cover Policy in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Tanzania and Angola
The Chinese leadership held its latest summit with African countries last week, attended by six heads of state and ministers from 50 countries. In a bid to boost its influence across the continent, China agreed to provide $US20 billion in credit, doubling the amount it offered at the previous Forum on China-Africa Cooperation three years ago.