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Lithium Market Becoming More Reliant on Batteries for Continued Strong Demand Growth

Rise in Consumption and Future Demand Driven by Lithium-ion Batteries read more

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Wanted: Young African Entrepreneurs

Enter or Nominate Young Businesspeople for Africa’s Richest Youth Entrepreneur Awards – the Anzisha Prize read more

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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. read more

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Radio station ransacked, equipment seized in DRC

NEW YORK, December 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ All sides of the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo should halt attacks on journalists and media outlets, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today after a radio station was attacked and taken off the air. read more

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Kagame opens African Economic Conference, calls for models that respond to local needs

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, October 31, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Rwandese leader, President Paul Kagame today in Kigali opened the 7th African Economic Conference, calling it an opportunity for leading African economists to look beyond purely economic factors for solutions to Africa’s developmental problems. read more

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Crisis in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo / The European Union and its member states should withhold their budget support to Rwanda

 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, August 24, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Eurac welcomes the decision of several EU member states to temporary freeze their budget support to Rwanda. This decision comes following the publication by the Security Council of the interim report of the Group of Experts on the DR Congo (S/2012/348) as well as an addendum to the report addressing Rwanda support to armed groups in DR Congo . The freeze of budget support was temporary while awaiting the response of the government of Rwanda to the allegations contained in the Addendum. On July 27th the Government of Rwanda published its response[1]. read more

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Airtel Pan-African Youth Tourney Kicks off

 

The largest youth Soccer initiative in Africa read more

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Business in Africa is booming. But are the commercial laws strong enough to sustain long-term growth ?

 

An authoritative introduction to the commercial laws being instituted in West and Central Africa through the OHADA harmonization process is published in London this week. Source: IEDP read more

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KEMET Highlighted in GAO Report on Conflict Minerals

 

 

Per Loof, KEMET Chief Executive Officer. (PRNewsFoto/KEMET Corporation)

GREENVILLE, S.C., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced that it is positively cited in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report Conflict Mineral Disclosure Rule: SEC’s Actions and Stakeholder-Developed Initiatives (GAO-12-763). This report highlights KEMET’s “Making Africa Work” initiative of establishing a “closed-pipe” supply chain for responsible sourcing of tantalum from Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). read more

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