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Living the FATCA life in Africa: New U.S. tax regulations add to burden of compliance on financial institutions across Africa
In a move that is angering Diaspora Gambians and their families back home, The Gambia government on Thursday announced the banning of all local and long distance Skype and Viber free calls in The Gambia–citing what it calls “the major financial loss that government is accruing due to Skype and Viber free calls,” the Freedomnewspaper reports.
The launch of Africa’s Information Highway is long over-due – with the African Development Bank embarking on an Ambitious Program to Revolutionize Data Management and Dissemination in Africa.
Join the Sustainability, Policy and ILUC Conference at the World Biofuels Markets Congress and Exhibition
Report: Reducing Supply Chain Barriers Could Increase Global GDP Up To 6 Times More Than Removing All Import Tariffs
- New report finds that improvements in border administration and transport & telecommunications infrastructure and services could result in an up to 4.7% increase in global GDP, far outweighing potential income gains from complete elimination of import tariffs.
- Governments should take a holistic approach that considers the entire supply chain, focusing on all policies that impact supply chain efficiency to improve national competitiveness.
- SME sector would witness increased trade with solutions to specific constraints that disproportionately affect smaller companies.
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 23 January 2013 – Reducing supply chain barriers could increase global GDP and world trade much more than reducing all import tariffs, according to a new report released today by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Bain & Company and the World Bank.
Equatorial Guinea Urges Developing Countries To Develop Intelligent Strategies For Sustainable Development
Obiang Nguema Mbasogo Opens 7th ACP Summit
AFRICAN GREAT GREEN WALL: A FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME REPRESENTING AFRICA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF NEUTRAL LAND DEGRADATION
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – What are the achievements reached so far to operationalize the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel (GGWSSI) and what are the best ways and means to attract more donors and boost the implementation of the initiative? These two major questions and some others were at the heart of a side event on the GGWSSI, organised at the margins of CoP18, on Tuesday 5 December 2012, in Doha, Qatar.