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PLATINUM SPONSOR INTERVIEW: “Symbion and many other companies from the United States are ready to invest in Africa.”

Exclusive interview with Paul Hinks, CEO of Symbion Power, platinum sponsors at the upcoming African Utility Week (http://www.african-utility-week.com).

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COSAFA CUP BREAKING NEWS

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“The challenge in South Africa is ensuring that we have the technical skills to match the strong drive to invest in renewable energy.”

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IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Malawi and Approves US$19.6 Million Disbursement

 

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the second review of Malawi’s economic performance under a program supported by the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s decision enables the immediate disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 13.02 million (about US$19.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to an amount equivalent to SDR39.06 million (about US$58.7 million).

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Regional Seminar on the Implementation and Promotion of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Discrimination in the context of the Right to Food in Southern Africa

LILONGWE, Malawi /African Press Organization (APO)/ Around 60 experts from governments, civil society, national human rights institutions, as well as the agricultural sector will meet from 3 to 4 April 2013 in Lilongwe, Malawi, to discuss concrete measures to respect, protect and fulfil the right to food in the sub-region. Experts from Belgium, Norway, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and other UN agencies will also attend.

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AfDB Grants Malawi US $3.04 Million for Kholombidzo Power Feasibility Studies

LILONGWE, Malawi, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (http://www.afdb.org) approved, on March 25, 2013, a grant amounting to US $3.04 million to finance the Kholombidzo Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) Feasibility Studies in Malawi. The Government of Malawi will contribute US $0.23 million (7%) of the total study cost of US $3.27 million.

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SATH initiative to focus on minimizing groundnut aflatoxin contamination

by Wallace Mawire

 

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The Southern Africa Trade Hub (SATH) is planning to partner with organizations in need of technical assistance along the groundnut value chain to minimize risk of aflatoxin contamination, according to a SATH spokesperson.
According to SATH, groundnuts are one of Southern Africa’s most important crops, but contamination by the carcinogenic fungus aflatoxin has become a public health issue and a significant barrier to trade. Risks associated with the fungus include liver cancer, impaired growth for children under five and suppression of the immune system.

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AfDB Approves US $73 Million for Irrigation and Road Projects in Malawi

LILONGWE, Malawi, March 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group (http://www.afdb.org) approved, on March 13, 2013, grants and loans amounting to US $73 million to finance irrigation and road rehabilitation projects in Malawi.

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Airtel déploie les services téléphoniques Haute-définition en Afrique

Bharti Airtel Limited (http://www.airtel.com) est l’une des plus grandes sociétés de télécommunications dans le monde avec des opérations dans 20 pays en Afrique et en Asie. Basée à New Delhi, en Inde, la société fait partie des quatre plus grands opérateurs de téléphonie mobile au monde en termes du nombre d’abonnés. En Inde, elle offre des services variés, notamment des services mobiles 2G et 3G, des offres lignes fixes et du haut débit ADSL, l’IPTV et le DTH, des solutions pour entreprises et services nationaux et internationaux de longue distance aux opérateurs de téléphonie. Sur les autres marchés, elle fournit des services mobiles 2G et 3G. Bharti Airtel comptait plus de 262 millions d’abonnés sur l’ensemble de ses marchés à la fin du mois de Janvier 2012. 

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Airtel rolls out mobile HD voice service in Africa

Bharti Airtel Limited (http://www.airtel.com) is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 262 million customers across its operations at the end of January 2013.

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Commissioner Piebalgs and FAO Director-General underline support for nutrition and food security in Malawi

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, March 5, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ During a high level visit to Malawi, EU Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, and José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), will meet today President Joyce Banda to discuss the country’s challenges on nutrition and food security and underline ongoing EU and FAO support in this area.

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Andris Piebalgs et le directeur général de la FAO mettent en exergue le soutien à la nutrition et à la sécurité alimentaire au Malawi

BRUXELLES, Royaume de Belgique, 5 mars 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Au cours d’une visite de haut niveau au Malawi, Andris Piebalgs, commissaire européen chargé du développement, et José Graziano da Silva, directeur général de l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO), rencontreront aujourd’hui Joyce Banda, présidente du Malawi, afin d’examiner avec elle les défis auxquels son pays est confronté dans le domaine de la nutrition et de la sécurité alimentaire et de mettre l’accent sur l’aide en cours de l’UE et de la FAO dans ce domaine.

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World Bank Unveils New Country Assistance Strategy to Support Malawi’s Economic Growth and Transformation

The World Bank Group has released its new Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) to support Malawi’s effort to diversify the economy and make it more competitive and resilient to shocks. The four-year CAS, which was discussed by the Bank Board of Executive Directors today, will cover the 2013 to 2017 financial years, and proposes an indicative envelop of US$ 695 million.

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Nearly Half of the World’s Entrepreneurs Are Between The Ages Of 25-44 According To Global Entrepreneurship Report

Babson sponsored research finds increased demand for entrepreneurial training

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Fourteen subscribers win in Airtel Malawi Timaitha SMS Promotion

By Chancy  Namadzunda

Fourteen Airtel Malawi subscribers have won in the first draw of Timaitha SMS promotion in a draw conducted in Lilongwe.

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Airtel Malawi Facilitates Business Growth through Office In A Box

By Chancy Namadzunda

A few weeks ago after launching its umbrella campaign; Timaitha, Airtel has launched Office in a Box, a communication solution for small to medium sized businesses, home offices and aspiring businesses.

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First winners get prizes in Airtel Malawi new promotion

By Chancy Namadzunda

Two lucky winners in the newly launched Airtel Malawi Timaitha Fiesta Promotion received their prizes on Tuesday at the company’s head offices in Lilongwe.

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