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CHINA, AFRICA EXPLORE NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO COOPERATE ON HEALTH CHALLENGES, STRENGTHEN INNOVATIONS

Chinese and African leaders will come together at the 4th International Roundtable on China-Africa Health Cooperation to explore new partnerships to address some of the most pressing health challenges facing Africa and strengthen an innovative health partnership based on south-south cooperation. This year’s roundtable is the first to take place on the African continent. It will focus on promoting sustainable health solutions that meet the needs and priorities of African countries and draw on China’s unique expertise.

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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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Donner un label à l’Afrique et briser les mythes à propos de son potentiel

LE CAP, Afrique du Sud, 13 mai 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ L’Afrique ne peut continuer d’être commercialisée en tant que pays, alors que c’est un continent de 54 pays qui, en 2040, aura le plus gros effectif de travailleurs dans le monde. Cette déclaration a été faite cette semaine par le Secrétaire exécutifde la Commission économique pour l’Afrique, M. Carlos Lopes,à l’occasion du Forum économique mondial sur l’Afrique lors d’une séance judicieusement intitulée: « Á bas les mythes, investissons en Afrique ».

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“Creating business and market opportunities for Africa’s poor is key to advancing sustainable development in the region.” UNDP Report

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today.

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Business Opportunities and Franchise Expo Offers Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

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Year of the Artisan: Artisans needed to help grow the economy

African Education Week to gather experts in Johannesburg in June

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Le Prix de l’innovation pour l’Afrique annonce les finalistes de l’édition 2013

 

Des spécialistes de toute l’Afrique développent des solutions orientées vers le marché pour répondre aux enjeux liés à l’assainissement, au paludisme, à l’énergie, et bien d’autres, tout en stimulant la croissance économique sur le continent

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Innovation Prize for Africa Announces 2013 Finalists

Experts from across Africa develop market-oriented solutions to address sanitation, malaria, energy and other challenges while driving economic growth on the continent

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Property players in for a great ride 2013

It looks as if 2013 is set to provide opportunities for commercial investors, that is if experts are to be believed.

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Regional Manager Gulf, Google: “Mobile search is becoming increasingly crucial”

Mohamad Mourad, Regional Manager Gulf, Google is delivering a keynote of the opening day of the Broadband MEA conference, taking place on the 19th-20th March 2013 at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, UAE. Ahead of the show we speak to him about his role and what opportunities he sees for Google in the region.

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SEFA and Partners Launch Competition for Clean Energy Entrepreneurs in West Africa

About the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA): SEFA is a joint initiative between the African Development Bank and the Government of Denmark comprising of resources of up to US $56 million to unlock investments in small and medium scale sustainable energy projects on the African continent. It operates through two components: (i) project preparation grants to bring renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects to bankability and (ii) equity investments to bridge the financing gap and infuse the managerial capacity needed for successful project implementation. SEFA is structured to be used as a flexible multi-donor facility to support the access to sustainable energy agenda in Africa, and is one of Africa’s instruments under the UN-championed Sustainable Energy for All initiative.

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Un concours pour sélectionner le meilleur business plan de projet à base d’énergies propres en Afrique de l’Ouest

TUNIS, Tunisie, 29 mars 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Le Fonds des énergies durables pour l’Afrique (dit “SEFA” en anglais) a conclu un partenariat pour lancer un concours, sous l’égide du Forum ouest-africain pour le financement des énergies propres (dit le Forum ou “WAFCEF” en anglais), afin d’identifier et d’assister les entrepreneurs d’Afrique de l’Ouest les plus prometteurs dans le secteur des énergies renouvelables et de l’efficacité énergétique. Cette initiative a été parrainée par le Programme d’investissement régional des énergies renouvelables de l’Agence américaine pour le développement international (USAID), le Centre pour les énergies renouvelables et l’efficacité énergétique de la CEDEAO (CEREEC) et le Réseau de conseil pour le financement privé de l’Initiative pour les technologies climatiques. La Banque ouest-africaine pour le développement (BOAD) et la Société africaine de biocarburants et d’énergies renouvelables (ABREC), filiale de la Banque d’investissement et de développement de la CEDEAO (BIDC), complètent le cercle des partenaires stratégiques.

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IFC Makes First Islamic Finance Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa

About IFC

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY12, our investments reached an all-time high of more than $20 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges.

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VIRIDIS AFRICA – Clean technology investment summit, 15 – 16 October 2013, Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg

On the 15th & 16th October 2013 the third Clean Technology business and investment matchmaking conference for the African continent is to be held at the Killarney Country Club, Lower Houghton South Africa. The Viridis Africa clean technology investment summit is an event is designed to bring about innovators, inventors, technology partners, academia, project promoters, investors, and government agencies to investigate, evaluate, and elucidate commercial opportunities relating to clean technologies.

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MTN UGANDA CELEBRATES WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Launched in 1998, MTN Uganda is the leading telecommunications firm in country with more than 7.7 million customers as of 31 December 2012. Visit us at www.mtn.co.ug;www.youtube.com/mtnug;www.facebook.com/mtnugand www.twitter.com/mtnugandacare. Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a leading emerging market operator, connecting subscribers in 22 countries in Africa and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN.” As of 31 December 2012, MTN recorded almost 190 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. Visit us at www.mtn.comand www.mtnfootball.com.

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Togo /économie : Des entrepreneurs se familiarisent aux innovations majeures de la loi de finance 2013

« Les innovations majeures de la loi de finance 2013 », c’est le thème de la 2ème édition du mercredi des entrepreneurs tenue le 21 mars 2013 à Lomé.

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Viridis Africa showcasing cleantech technologies appropriate for Africa

Clarity about African Cleantech

Viridis Africa 2013, 15 & 16 October, Killarney Country Club, Johannesburg

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