Tag Archives: disaster
MTN Foundation hands over 10 houses worth UShs. 135 million in Kiryandongo to beneficiary families that were displaced by the Bududa landslides in 2010
Yesterday, the President of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Michael Toscano told U.S. News: “Whether it is in response to a natural disaster or a tragedy like we saw in Boston, [unmanned aerial systems] can be quickly deployed to provide first responders with critical situational awareness in areas too dangerous or difficult for manned aircraft to reach.”
Civil society organisations from the SADC region, and around the world have condemned the SADC draft Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Plant Breeders’ Rights) as spelling disaster for small farmers and food security in the region. These groups, representing millions of farmers in Africa and around the world have submitted their concerns to the SADC Secretariat. They are calling for the rejection of the Protocol and urgent consultations with farmers, farmer movements and civil society before it’s too late.
Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague / Half of the country infested by locusts – food production seriously at risk
ROME, Italy, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country’s next cropping seasons and the food security of more than half the country’s population, FAO said today. The agency underlined, however, that a three-year strategy is needed – requiring an additional $19 million.
King Mohammed VI Deepens Morocco’s Economic, Security Ties with African Countries, Gains Support for W. Sahara Initiative
Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire praise Morocco’s reforms under King Mohammed ‘s leadership;
Back Morocco autonomy plan for W. Sahara, cite Mali, stability threat in Sahel
Support economic growth, job creation and poverty reduction
Small & Medium African Companies engaged in International Markets are prospering in the ‘Global Village’, according to a new study.
Small & Medium African Companies Engaged in International Markets Prosper in ‘Global Village’ – Study
Financial Services Companies Will Spend $1 Trillion on Telecommunications Services and Equipment Over The Next Five Years, Says Insight Research
MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Jan., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The global financial services industry is expected to spend just over one trillion dollars over the next five years on telecommunications services and equipment, says a new market analysis report from The Insight Research Corporation. According to the new market study, spending on telecommunications by Wall Street companies, banks, insurance companies and others in the global financial sector is expected increase at compounded rate of 9.9 percent, growing from $135 billion in 2012 to $217 billion in 2017.