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South Africa’s Professor Jonathan Jansen To Be Honored At Awards Gala In New York City, June 3, 2013

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Professor Jonathan Jansen , the Vice-Chancellor and Rector of the University of the Free State in South Africa who helped turn the university away from its apartheid legacy into an institution that is truly representative of what South Africa stands for, is set to receive the Education Africa Lifetime Achievement Award for Africa at a gala by the same name on Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City. read more

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 3)

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 2)

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Human Trafficking and the Human Rights Agenda Against Eritrea (Part 1)

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Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2013 finalists

Edited by Thandisizwe Mgudlwa and Contributed by Design Indaba
Here they are! The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa finalists for 2013. Who will get your vote?
It’s our great pleasure to present the much-anticipated Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2013 finalists.

Featuring a diverse selection of objects, the MBOISA finalists were nominated by a mix of design journalists and cultural commentators in South Africa. read more

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Scorto Announces New Platform Designed Specifically for Online Lending

Scorto Corp. is a globally recognized provider of decision management and risk mitigation solutions and services. Scorto’s business intelligence tools allow accurate decisioning and improve operational efficiency. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in California with seven international representative offices. Scorto was included into FinTech 100 ranking of the top global technology providers to the financial services industry in 2011 and 2012. read more

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March, 2013

Name:2nd Annual Investment in Africa 2013
Dates:5 – 6 March 2013
Location:Johannesburg – South Africa
Event url: www.fleminggulf.com/investafrica
Description:

2ndAnnualInvestmentsinAfrica2013, will aim to brainstorm solutions to existing limitations that is faced by investors and identify opportunities to encourage investments in African region. Exponent industry leaders and experts will involve in over 20 knowledge-sharing sessions, intriguing panel discussions and relevant case-studies along with networking sessions to explore growth opportunities and establishing beneficial business relations.

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Simply email atmohor.mukherjee@fleminggulf.com to receive the agenda in your inbox

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Conference details (MS Word)

Conference details

Event:The 3rdFPSO Vessel Conference
Dates & Location: 6th& 7thMarch 2013, London, UK
Contact Name:  Cheryl Williams
Contact Telephone:  +44 (0) 207 981 2503
Contact E-mail:cwilliams@acieu.net
Agenda link:http://v11.vuturevx.com/exchange-sites/Whitmore%20Group/59/events-pdfs-eu/mfp3-mkt-agenda.pdf


ACI is proud to announce its 3rd FPSO Vessel Conference taking place in London on the 6th & 7th of March 2013. During an interactive 2-day program, the summit will bring together the major stakeholders of the industry to discuss, evaluate and determine the direction of their field.With expert analysis of upcoming projects and business opportunities, particular attention will be paid on developments in West Africa, Brazil and the Asia Pacific regions. Presenting thought-provoking case studies, delegates will have the opportunity to scrutinise contractual challenges, operational strategies and asset integrity management issues.

Special Discount for member/subscribers:

20% off for the registrations before the 7th of December 2012
Quote discount code: MFP3 MKT7

15% off for the registrations before the 11th of January 2013
Quote discount code: MFP3 MKT11

07-09 March, 2013

3rd Rolling Stock, Infrastructure & Logistics Exhibition

Istanbul Expo Center, Istanbul / TURKEY

Click here: POST SHOW REPORT (.pdf)

Oil & Gas Mini Management & Business Administration read more

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World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition

World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition
12 – 14 March 2013
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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37,7 millions de dollars alloués à la gouvernance et à la croissance économique

Le Fonds pour la transition dans la région du Moyen-Orient et de l’Afrique du Nord (MENA) vient de recevoir une dotation de 37,7 millions de dollars du Canada, de la France et du Royaume-Uni en appui à la gouvernance, à une croissance durable et à la création d’emplois pour la jeunesse. read more

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$37.7 Million in Contributions to Strengthen Governance and Economic Growth

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund recently received $37.7 million from Canada, the United Kingdom, and France to support good governance, sustainable growth, and greater employment opportunities for youth. read more

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Scorto’s Updated Decision Automation Platform Empowers Businesses to Make Informed Decisions and Quickly Act on Them

Extended data integration capabilities and custom elements of automated decisioning software enable sound decision making and execution read more

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Nigeria’s Constitution Review: Nigerians reject rotating the presidency between North and South

By Hussaini Umar Nigerians yesterday rejected single term presidency, which is being canvassed by President Goodluck Jonathan, during the House of Representatives Public Hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution at the 360 Federal Constituencies in the country. Also, in most states, the call for the creation of additional states and the recognition of the six geopolitical zones in the constitution were rejected. So, also, the people rejected the idea of rotating the presidency between North and South, as most of them voted for leadership by merit. At the various venues of  the public hearing, delegates were asked to tick ‘yes’ or ‘no’ against each of the 43 aspects of the 1999 Constitution which is being amended by the National Assembly. However, delegates overwhelmingly voted against Items 1, 2,  and 3, which sought for the creation of additional states in Nigeria. Item 3 states thus: “should a state be created in order to bring parity to the number of states among the geo-political zones?”  While Item 2, which sought to know how many states should be created in Nigeria was not supported by the delegates. In the same vein, Items 4 and 5, which sought to include the six geo-political zones structure in the constitution and make them another tier of government was rejected unanimously. The proposal for granting of financial autonomy to the 36 state Houses of Assembly was also adopted, together with the one seeking to abolish the “state joint local government account,” so that allocations due to the local governments may be paid to them directly. The delegates further voted in favour of Item 13, which would deny revenue allocation to unelected local government councils. However, Item 11, seeking to give states powers to create local government areas and assume responsibility for their funding was equally rejected. This was in addition to voting to define tenure for the councils in the constitution. Similarly, the stakeholders unanimously adopted item 16 which is calling for the abolition of State Electoral Commission and vest the powers of conducting all elections in the Independent National  Electoral Commission. In addition, Item 17, which calls for the removal of the immunity clause for president, vice president, governors and their deputies contained in Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution, was overwhelmingly rejected. They further unanimously rejected Item 19 which sought to amend Section 214 subsection 1 to enable the establishment of state police. Item 22 of the voting template which states thus: “should a provision be inserted in the constitution for the rotation of the office of the President between the northern and southern parts of Nigeria?” was unanimously rejected by both a resounding nays and show of hand. The same fate befell the proposal for  a single tenure of 5, 6, and 7 years for the office of governors and the President, which many believe is an attempt to extend the tenure of President Goodluck Jonathan and the 36 state governors. More so, Items 35 and 36, which sought to allow states keeps 50 percent of revenues from natural resources and increasing oil derivation from the present 13 percent to 20 percent of oil revenues in the Niger Delta, or resource control, was also rejected. The proposal to allow each state determine its minimum wage, state prison service, abolition of the National Youth Service Corps, Land Use Act, lowering qualification age for contesting various elective offices and reserving certain percentage of elective offices for women were all voted against. However, Item 37, which is advocating for constitutional role for traditional rulers scaled through without any hurdle. Same with issue of independent candidacy, time limit for election cases, separation of the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and that of the federal government, Attorney General of the Federation and the Minister of Justice were all adopted. They, however, adopted item 27, which is proposing rotation of the office of the governor of a state between the three senatorial districts. “This is the first time we are witnessing this kind of situation whereby people at the grassroots are engaged in determining their future and existence as one people and one nation,” said Mohammed Arzika, a former minister.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after the event, Speaker Aminu Tambuwal described it as peaceful and transparent, and promised to transmit what the people had voted on to the National Assembly. read more

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AFRICA ENERGY INDABA A CUT ABOVE THE REST THANKS TO A STELLAR STEERING COMMITTEE

 

Africa is a continent of contrasts. It is the fastest urbanising continent in the world, is endowed with rich energy resources, but it is struggling to provide energy solutions for 50% of the world’s impoverished that live here. It is impossible to address Africa’s growth challenges without addressing its energy needs as central to the solutions being planned and proposed. read more

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ENERGY INDABA A CUT ABOVE THE REST THANKS TO A STELLAR STEERING COMMITTEE

 

Africa is a continent of contrasts. It is the fastest urbanising continent in the world, is endowed with rich energy resources,but it is struggling to provide energy solutions for 50% of the world’s impoverished that live here. It is impossible to address Africa’s growth challenges without addressing its energy needs as central to the solutions being planned and proposed. read more

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